Who is Patrick Swayze’s Son? Everything We Know So Far

Patrick Swayze’s son is alleged to be Jason Whittle Swayze, who was said to have been conceived following a one-night stand between his father, Patrick Swayze, who was 20 years old at the time, and his mother, Bonnie Kay. Jason was born on March 7, 1975, and is currently 49 years old. He is a successful businessman and a former athlete who played professional football in the NFL for eleven years as a guard and a center.

Jason Whittle had a modest NFL career which means that he understands how to be in the spotlight, but his stock in the public eye essentially rose when news started floating around that he is the only child of the late American actor, dancer, and singer/songwriter Patrick Swayze. However, until his demise in 2009, Patrick never biologically fathered or adopted any children with his wife of over three decades, a fact that further puts his alleged son, Jason Whittle, under the spotlight. Here is what we know about him.

Summary of Patrick Swayze’s Son, Jason Whittle’s Bio

  • Full name: Jason Whittle
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: March 7, 1975
  • Place of birth: Springfield, Missouri, United States
  • Jason Whittle’s Age: 49 years old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Jason Whittle’s Wife: Natalie Whittle
  • Jason Whittle’s Children: 6; four daughters and two sons
  • Jason Whittle’s Parents: Bonnie Kay (mother), Patrick Swayze (alleged father)
  • Jason Whittle’s Height in Inches: 6 feet 5 inches
  • Jason Whittle’s Height in Centimeters: 196 cm
  • Jason Whittle’s Weight: 134 pkg (295 lb)
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Occupation: Real Estate Broker, former NFL player
  • Jason Whittle’s Net Worth: Est. $1-2 million
  • Famous for: Allegedly being Patrick Swayze’s son
  • Jason Whittle’s Instagram: @jasonwhittle

How Old Is Jason Whittle Now?

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Jason Whittle is presently 49 years old. He was born in Springfield, Missouri, United States on March 7, 1975, under the zodiac sign of Pisces. He is also an American citizen by birth and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.

For the most, there is not enough detail about members of his birth family except for his mother, a woman named Bonnie Kay who reportedly died in 2012. By all accounts, Jason is an only child. The former NFL star only found out that Patrick Swayze is allegedly his father in 2012 from his mom on her deathbed.

According to Jason, she admitted as much to him before she died but also revealed that the late American actor had no idea that he existed. Jason said his mom told him that he was a product of a one-night stand between her and Patrick in Houston Texas, several years before the singer married his wife, Lisa Niemi.

Patrick Swayze’s Son Never Met His Father

As previously stated, Patrick Swayze’s son, Jason Whittle only came about the knowledge that Patrick Swayze was allegedly his father in 2012, around three years after the actor’s demise in 2009. It means that the pair never met and never had any relationship as father and son.

Jason Whittle

Patrick Swayze also never had children of his own during the 34 years he spent married to his wife, Lisa Niemi, whom he met in 1970, and married on June 12, 1975, after five years of dating. Certain unverified sources have also reported that Jason took a DNA test to ascertain if he was indeed Patrick’s son.

However, the results of the said DNA test have yet to be published for public consumption, making it a challenge to confirm Jason’s assertions that he is the late singer’s son. Further musings on the matter at the time also led to speculations that Jason was only claiming to be Patrick’s son because he wanted a slice of the fortune he left behind.

Certain quarters purported that he even came out to claim a share of the late singer’s inheritance but that he was steadfastly rebuffed by Patrick’s widow, Lisa. Neither Jason nor Lisa ever came out to deny or confirm the rumors. The fact that Jason, who does not come across as an overly ambitious person, has a thriving business further nullifies that assertion even though we have all borne witness to the effects greed could have on even the best of us.

Jason Whittle Is A Former NFL Player Turned Real Estate Broker

Jason Whittle currently earns a living as a real estate broker. The Springfield, Missouri-born businessman has, however, come quite a long way from his high school years at Camdenton High School in Missouri where he played football for the Camdenton Lakers.

Patrick Swayze's Son

After he graduated high school, he enrolled at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). Over the next four years at the university, he advanced his football career by playing for the Bears, and his distinguished efforts saw him earn the 1995 Arthur Briggs Award, an annual award handed out to the most outstanding scholar-athlete as Jason proved himself to be that year. He was also a Second-team All-GFC in 1997.

He entered the 1998 draft but emerged undrafted. Fortunately, that setback did not derail his NFL career as he was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 1998. His contribution to the team during his two spells at the franchise helped the team win two NFC East titles, in 2000 and 2005, and the NFC Championship in 2000.

Sandwiched between the two spells he spent as a New York Giant, is the solitary year, 2003, he spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played for the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 before joining the Buffalo Bills in 2007. He spent a couple of years with the Bills before hanging up his cleats in 2008, bringing an end to a respectable 11-year NFL career which includes 137 games played, 44 of which he started.

His real estate career is reflected in the fact that he is currently a co-owner/broker of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks, one of the top RE/MAX brokerages in the mid-state region. With a net worth reported to be an estimated $1-2 million, one would find it difficult to argue against the fact that Jason has done well for himself financially.

Jason Whittle Is Married With Kids

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Jason Whittle currently leads a family of his own, and it’s not a small one. Even though the former NFL star rarely talks about his wife or the six children- four girls and two boys- that they have together, he is a happily married man.

His wife is a woman named Natalie, and very little information is available about her. Even less is known about their six children who have continued to exist away from the glare of the spotlight, but the family of eight, Jason included, currently make their home at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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