Dwayne Hickman

Actor, Director, Publicist
Among the first teen idols spawned by the increasing influence of television on American culture during the 1950s, Dwayne Hickman followed older brother Darryl into show business and ended up eclipsing him. Hickman's ... Read more »
Born: 05/18/1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Clueless 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

Fred Sanderson (Actor)

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tube Test 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

My Dog, the Thief 1968 (Movie)

Jack Crandall (Actor)

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding 1966 (Movie)

Hank Judson (Actor)

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 (Movie)

Ricky (Actor)

Cat Ballou 1964 (Movie)

Jed (Actor)

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1964 (Movie)

Todd Armstrong (Actor)

Ski Party 1964 (Movie)

Craig Camble/Nora (Actor)

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

1001 Arabian Nights 1959 (Movie)

of Aladdin (Voice)

The Bob Cummings Show 1954 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 (Movie)

Grady Metcalf (Actor)

The Boy With Green Hair 1948 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Captain Eddie (Movie)

Louis Rickenbacker (Actor)

Her Husband's Affairs (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

My Dog Rusty (Movie)

Nip Worden (Actor)

Rusty Leads the Way (Movie)

Nip (Actor)

Rusty Saves a Life (Movie)

Nip (Actor)

Rusty's Birthday (Movie)

Nip Worden (Actor)

The Hoodlum Saint (Movie)

Johnny Ryan (Actor)

The Secret Heart (Movie)

Chase as a Child (Actor)

The Sun Comes Up (Movie)

Hank Winter (Actor)
Director (4)

Designing Women 1988 - 1991, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Open House 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Sister, Sister 1989 - 1991, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Among the first teen idols spawned by the increasing influence of television on American culture during the 1950s, Dwayne Hickman followed older brother Darryl into show business and ended up eclipsing him. Hickman's initial film roles were unmemorable and it seemed like he would not gain enough traction to develop a motion picture career. However, upon being cast in the situation comedy "The Bob Cummings Show" (NBC/CBS, 1955-59), he quickly developed a fan following and displayed an increasing degree of comedic talent. When that program ended, Hickman moved into his own series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS, 1959-1963). As the title teenager who spent his days yearning for the love, popularity and privilege enjoyed by the rich students at his high school, Hickman's unforced charm and polished timing went over well with viewers, particularly teenage girls, resulting in a huge fan following. When the show ran its course, however, Hickman found it increasingly difficult to find worthwhile parts and enjoyed a second vocation as a CBS programming executive and sitcom director. In later life, he accepted occasional movie and television assignments, while concentrating on lucrative freelance work as a painter and paid speaker. Hickman remained beloved by the Baby Boomer generation decades after his television fame and displayed a remarkable ability to reinvent himself over the course of an over 60-year career.

Relationships

Albert Hickman

Son
born November 23, 1992

Darryl Hickman

Brother

Joan Roberts

Wife

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