David Wayne

Actor, Statistician
American actor David Wayne got his start on Broadway in the late 1940s, starring in hits like "Finian's Rainbow" and "Mister Roberts. " Although he was a leading man on stage, in Hollywood he was more often cast in ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1914 in Traverse City, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Survivalist 1986 (Movie)

Dub Daniels (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finders Keepers 1984 (Movie)

Stapleton (Actor)

An American Christmas Carol 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift of Love 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Christmas Carol 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prize Fighter 1978 (Movie)

Pop Morgan (Actor)

In the Glitter Palace 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellery Queen 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 (Movie)

Colonel T R Clydesdale (Actor)

The Front Page 1974 (Movie)

Bensinger (Actor)

Huckleberry Finn 1973 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

The Good Life 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Andromeda Strain 1971 (Movie)

Dr Charles Dutton (Actor)

The Good Life 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The African Elephant 1970 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Arsenic and Old Lace 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Gamble 1961 (Movie)

Samuel Brennan (Actor)

Do Not Disturb 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Spark 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil and Daniel Webster 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Angry Man 1958 (Movie)

Woodrow Wilson Thrasher (Actor)

Ruggles of Red Gap 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

Dolan (Actor)

The Three Faces of Eve 1957 (Movie)

Ralph White (Actor)

The Judy Garland Show 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tender Trap 1955 (Movie)

Joe McCall (Actor)

Hell and High Water 1954 (Movie)

Dugboat Walker (Actor)

Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1953 (Movie)

Lt. Carl G. Schmidt (Actor)

How to Marry a Millionaire 1952 (Movie)

Freddie Denmark (Actor)

O. Henry's Full House 1952 (Movie)

Horace (Actor)

We're Not Married 1952 (Movie)

Jeff Norris (Actor)

M 1951 (Movie)

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As Young As You Feel 1950 (Movie)

Joe Elliott (Actor)

Adam's Rib 1949 (Movie)

Kip Lurie (Actor)

Portrait of Jennie 1947 (Movie)

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Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Ellery Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Family (TV Show)

Actor

House Calls (TV Show)

Actor

Lassie: The New Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Loose Change (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Houston (TV Show)

Actor

Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Show)

Actor

Once an Eagle (TV Show)

Actor

Poker Alice (TV Show)

Actor

Ruggles of Red Gap (Movie)

Egbert Floud (Performance)

The Catcher (TV Show)

Actor

The Girls in the Office (TV Show)

Actor

The Reformer and the Redhead (Movie)

Arthur Colner Maxwell (Actor)

The Statesman (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Tonight We Sing (Movie)

Sol Hurok (Actor)

Up Front (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

With a Song in My Heart (Movie)

Don Ross (Actor)

Biography

American actor David Wayne got his start on Broadway in the late 1940s, starring in hits like "Finian's Rainbow" and "Mister Roberts. " Although he was a leading man on stage, in Hollywood he was more often cast in supporting roles than as the romantic lead. Some of his more memorable roles include Kip Lurie, the sly charmer attempting to woo Katharine Hepburn's Amanda Bonner from her estranged husband Adam (Spencer Tracy) in the classic romantic comedy "Adam's Rib," and as the dashing Freddie Denmark, landlord and eventual paramour of Marilyn Monroe's Pola Debevoise in the glamorous "How To Marry A Millionaire." Wayne also worked with Monroe on two of her lesser-known early films, "We're Not Married!" and the family-business farce "As Young As You Feel." By the 1960s, Wayne was supplementing his film and stage work with regular guest roles on television, including a recurring stint as the villain the Mad Hatter on the campy "Batman" series. While Wayne continued making films in the 1970s, including a memorable lead role in the Michael Crichton sci-fi thriller "The Andromeda Strain," he began working primarily as a character actor on TV, specializing in mature authority figures. He co-starred in the series "Ellery Queen," "Dallas" (where he originated the role of Digger Barnes, family patriarch Jock Ewing's business rival), and the romantic comedy "House Calls." Wayne retired in 1987 and died February 9, 1995.

Relationships

Jane Gordon

Wife
married 1941 died 1993

Susan Kearney

Daughter
twin

Melinda Wayne

Daughter
twin

EDUCATION

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
attended for two years

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