Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best known for his tough-guy roles and as a romantic leading men in the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and in the North and South television miniseries.
In "The Story on Page One", Peter Griffin is a Ghostbuster in a flashback and interrupts the famous potter wheel scene in the film Ghost and sucks up Swayze. "Baby Not On Board" also reenacts the potters wheel scene while Peter is getting a massage.
He also appears in "Padre de Familia" with a more realistic ending to the film Dirty Dancing.
Peter falls asleep after watching a Patrick Swayze Christmas movie and dreams he is visited by Patrick's ghost in "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas". Here, Patrick is voiced by Swayze's younger brother, Don Swayze.