Padraic Terrence Duffy Is a Playwright a Theater Managing Director

After growing up with a ballerina for a mother and an actor for a father, Padraic Terrence Duffy proved he had inherited the creative gene and ventured into the performing arts. Patrick Duffy’s son has since spent two decades in theatre and balances work and fatherhood.


Padraic Terrence Duffy knew from a young age that he had a passion for theater, and after fully immersing himself in the theatre culture in college, Patrick Duffy’s son has since written and appeared in multiple plays.

Padraic Terrence Duffy is also married to a performer, and the couple has welcomed two children. And while trying to find a routine as two creatives with kids can be “maddening,” Patrick Duffy’s son revealed he hopes his children grow up seeing how important creative expression is to their mom and dad.

Patrick and Padraic Terrence Duffy at the Buzzfeed WHCD party on May 3, 2014. | Source: Getty Images


Padraic Terrence Duffy Grew up in an Artistic Family

Padraic was born on December 30, 1974, to his father, commonly known for playing Bobby Ewing in “Dallas,” and a mother who spent over two decades as a ballet dancer. “I grew up with the idea that the most romantic thing you could be was a starving artist,” Patrick’s son said.

In 1996, Padraic graduated from Princeton University with a major in English and a theatre certificate, and the Los Angeles native spent some time working on plays across his home city. He shared:

“Studying the arts and specifically theatre at Princeton, what I think was so valuable is that it was a true immersion.”


Padraic has since co-written a book and multiple short films and plays. His acting career has also seen him appear on three episodes of “Dallas” in the early 1990s. Patrick’s son has also served as a playwright and Managing Director of Sacred Fools Theater Company.

Patrick Duffy, Emily Kosloski, and Padraic Duffy at the premiere of “You Again” om September 22, 2010, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


Patrick Duffy Went into Business with His Son and Daughter-in-Law

In 2018, Padraic, his wife, Emily Kosloski, and his famous dad — who has attended multiple public events with his son — opened The Broadwater Plunge, a theater bar.

After the Sacred Fools Theater Company was founded in 1997, the company relocated to a larger space in 2016, and Padraic and his wife felt the establishment needed a space for people to mingle.

“We really needed a place where people could go before a show and meet their friends or where casts could come out and see their friends who saw the show,” Padraic said.


Patrick and Padraic Duffy at the 29th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon by The Hollywood Arts Council on May 1, 2015, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

At the time of writing, Emily — whose career in acting saw her appear in a few episodes of the popular series “The Fosters” — and her husband had two children. And according to the playwright, trying to establish a routine in their household was both necessary and “maddening.” However, Padraic revealed:


“I think our kids will see that we don’t have a choice — we both have to do our art. And then we’ll figure it out, you know, we’re a family.”

Padraic Duffy, Patrick Duffy and Carlyn Rosser Duffy at the 2006 TV Land Awards. | Source: Getty Images


Reports Claimed Padraic Terrence Duffy Lost His Mother to Cancer

In June 2017, Patrick Duffy took to Instagram to mourn the loss of his wife of over forty years, Carlyn Rosser, and wrote, “On this day 6 months ago my heart stopped yet I live on as she wishes We will be together eternally Thank you for the love and concern.”

Reports alleged that Padraic’s mother had passed away following a battle with cancer. However, the true cause of her death is yet to be confirmed.

Nearly three years after she had died, during an interview, the “Dallas” actor revealed that he still considered himself a married man and could still hear and see his late wife.


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