Possessing his father's durable good looks, vigor and charm, this tall, strapping, exceedingly handsome second son of John Wayne had huge boots to fill in trying to escape his legendary father's shadow and corral Hollywood fame on his own terms. But attempt he did and, looking back, he may not have achieved the outright stardom of his father but certainly did quite admirably, making over 40 films in his career -- nine of them with his dad. Patrick made his debut film bit at age 11 in his father classic western Rio Grande and proceeded to apprentice in The Quiet Man , The Sun Shines Bright , The Long Gray Line , Mister Roberts , and The Searchers , some with and some without his father's name above the title credits.
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He made over 40 films, including eleven with his father. He adopted his father's stage surname, Wayne. Patrick made his film debut at age 11 in his father's film Rio Grande. Other television work included the baseball teleplay Rookie of the Year , directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, and Flashing Spikes , a baseball television anthology installment directed by Ford and starring James Stewart , with John Wayne in an extended cameo role. Patrick Wayne played similar roles in both shows as baseball players.
Watch the video. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Up 1, this week. Possessing his father's durable good looks, vigor and charm, this tall, strapping, exceedingly handsome second son of John Wayne had huge boots to fill in trying to escape his legendary father's shadow and corral Hollywood fame on his own terms.