John Wayne

Actor, Producer, Director
John Wayne, one of the cinema's greatest stars, is also one of the cinema's greatest problems. His image as an icon of American individualism and the frontier spirit has overshadowed his career to such an extent that it ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1907 in Winterset, Iowa, USA


Actor (177)

30, Still Single: Contemplating Suicide 1998 (Movie)

William--Cafe Patron (Actor)

Blue Steel 1991 (Movie)


Going Hollywood: The War Years 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Dick Cavett's Backlot USA 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

J B Books (Actor)

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope on Campus 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


Brannigan 1975 (Movie)

Detective Jim Brannigan (Actor)

Chesty 1975 (Movie)

Host (Actor)

It's Showtime 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rooster Cogburn 1975 (Movie)

Rooster Cogburn (Actor)

The Don Rickles Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


The Glen Campbell Special: The Musical West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)


McQ 1973 (Movie)

McQ (Actor)

Cahill, United States Marshal 1972 (Movie)

J D Cahill (Actor)

The Train Robbers 1972 (Movie)

Lane (Actor)

Big Jake 1971 (Movie)

Jacob McCandles (Actor)

Directed By John Ford 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Plimpton! Showdown at Rio Lobo 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


Super Comedy Bowl 1 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


Chisum 1970 (Movie)

John Simpson Chisum (Actor)

Raquel 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)


Rio Lobo 1970 (Movie)

Colonel Cord McNally (Actor)

The Cowboys 1970 (Movie)

Wil Anderson (Actor)

The Undefeated 1969 (Movie)

Colonel John Henry Thomas (Actor)

True Grit 1969 (Movie)

"Rooster" Cogburn (Actor)

The Green Berets 1968 (Movie)

Colonel Mike Kirby (Actor)

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

Cole Thornton (Actor)

The War Wagon 1966 (Movie)

Taw Jackson (Actor)

In Harm's Way 1965 (Movie)

Capt Rockwell Torrey (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Centurion (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

John Elder (Actor)

Circus World 1964 (Movie)

Matt Masters (Actor)

Donovan's Reef 1963 (Movie)

Guns Donovan (Actor)

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

General William T Sherman (Actor)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

George Washington McLintock (Actor)

Hatari! 1961 (Movie)

Sean Mercer (Actor)

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

Cutter (Actor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

Colonel Vandervoort (Actor)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

Tom Doniphon (Actor)

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

Sam McCord (Actor)

The Alamo 1960 (Movie)

Colonel David Crockett (Actor)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

John T Chance (Actor)

The Horse Soldiers 1959 (Movie)

Colonel Marlowe (Actor)

I Married a Woman 1958 (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

The Barbarian and the Geisha 1958 (Movie)

Townsend Harris (Actor)

Jet Pilot 1957 (Movie)

Colonel Shannon (Actor)

Legend of the Lost 1957 (Movie)

Joe January (Actor)

The Wings of Eagles 1957 (Movie)

Frank W "Spig" Wead (Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)


The Conqueror 1956 (Movie)

Temujin (Actor)

The Searchers 1956 (Movie)

Ethan Edwards (Actor)

Blood Alley 1955 (Movie)

Wilder (Actor)

The Sea Chase 1955 (Movie)

Karl Ehrlich (Actor)

The High and the Mighty 1954 (Movie)

Dan Roman (Actor)

Hondo 1953 (Movie)

Hondo (Actor)

Island in the Sky 1953 (Movie)

Captain Dooley (Actor)

Trouble Along the Way 1953 (Movie)

Steve Williams (Actor)

The Quiet Man 1952 (Movie)

Sean Thornton (Actor)

Big Jim McLain 1951 (Movie)


Flying Leathernecks 1951 (Movie)

Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby (Actor)

Operation Pacific 1951 (Movie)

Lt Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford (Actor)

Rio Grande 1950 (Movie)


Sands of Iwo Jima 1950 (Movie)

Sgt. John M. Stryker (Actor)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 (Movie)

Captain Nathan Brittles (Actor)

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 (Movie)

John Breen (Actor)

Fort Apache 1948 (Movie)

Captain York (Actor)

Red River 1948 (Movie)

Tom Dunson (Actor)

Three Godfathers 1948 (Movie)


Wake of the Red Witch 1948 (Movie)


Angel and the Badman 1947 (Movie)

Quirt Evans (Actor)

Tycoon 1947 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Without Reservations 1946 (Movie)


Back to Bataan 1945 (Movie)


Dakota 1945 (Movie)


Flame of the Barbary Coast 1945 (Movie)


They Were Expendable 1945 (Movie)


The Fighting Seabees 1944 (Movie)

Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan (Actor)

A Lady Takes a Chance 1943 (Movie)

Duke Hudkins (Actor)

Tall in the Saddle 1943 (Movie)


In Old Oklahoma 1942 (Movie)

Daniel F. Somers (Actor)

Flying Tigers 1941 (Movie)


In Old California 1941 (Movie)

Tom Craig (Actor)

Pittsburgh 1941 (Movie)

Pittsburgh Markham (Actor)

Reap the Wild Wind 1941 (Movie)


Reunion in France 1941 (Movie)


The Spoilers 1941 (Movie)


Lady For a Night 1940 (Movie)


Lady From Louisiana 1940 (Movie)


The Long Voyage Home 1940 (Movie)

Ole Olson (Actor)

The Shepherd of the Hills 1940 (Movie)


Dark Command 1939 (Movie)

Bob Seton (Actor)

Seven Sinners 1939 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Stagecoach 1939 (Movie)

Ringo Kid (Actor)

Three Faces West 1939 (Movie)


Allegheny Uprising 1938 (Movie)


The New Frontier 1938 (Movie)

Stony Brooke (Actor)

The Night Riders 1938 (Movie)


Three Texas Steers 1938 (Movie)


Wyoming Outlaw 1938 (Movie)


Born to the West 1937 (Movie)


Overland Stage Raiders 1937 (Movie)


Pals of the Saddle 1937 (Movie)

Stony Brooke (Actor)

Red River Range 1937 (Movie)


Santa Fe Stampede 1937 (Movie)


Adventure's End 1936 (Movie)

Duke Slade (Actor)

California Straight Ahead 1936 (Movie)


I Cover the War 1936 (Movie)

Bob Adams (Actor)

Idol of the Crowds 1936 (Movie)

Johnny Hanson (Actor)

Conflict 1935 (Movie)


King of the Pecos 1935 (Movie)


Sea Spoilers 1935 (Movie)


The Lawless Nineties 1935 (Movie)

John Tipton (Actor)

The Lonely Trail 1935 (Movie)

Captain John Ashley (Actor)

The Oregon Trail 1935 (Movie)

Capt John Delmont (Actor)

Winds of the Wasteland 1935 (Movie)


Lawless Range 1934 (Movie)

John Middleton (Actor)

Paradise Canyon 1934 (Movie)


Rainbow Valley 1934 (Movie)


Texas Terror 1934 (Movie)

John Higgins (Actor)

The Dawn Rider 1934 (Movie)


The Desert Trail 1934 (Movie)


The Lawless Frontier 1934 (Movie)


The New Frontier 1934 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Westward Ho 1934 (Movie)


'Neath the Arizona Skies 1933 (Movie)


Randy Rides Alone 1933 (Movie)


The Lucky Texan 1933 (Movie)


The Man From Utah 1933 (Movie)


The Star Packer 1933 (Movie)


The Trail Beyond 1933 (Movie)


West of the Divide 1933 (Movie)


Baby Face 1932 (Movie)


His Private Secretary 1932 (Movie)

Dick Wallace (Actor)

Riders of Destiny 1932 (Movie)


Sagebrush Trail 1932 (Movie)


Somewhere in Sonora 1932 (Movie)


The Life of Jimmy Dolan 1932 (Movie)


The Man From Monterey 1932 (Movie)


The Telegraph Trail 1932 (Movie)


The Three Musketeers 1932 (Movie)


Haunted Gold 1931 (Movie)


Lady and Gent 1931 (Movie)


Ride Him Cowboy 1931 (Movie)


Texas Cyclone 1931 (Movie)

Steve Pickett (Actor)

The Big Stampede 1931 (Movie)


The Hurricane Express 1931 (Movie)


The Shadow of the Eagle 1931 (Movie)


Two Fisted Law 1931 (Movie)


Arizona 1930 (Movie)


Girls Demand Excitement 1930 (Movie)

Peter Brooks (Actor)

Maker of Men 1930 (Movie)


Men Are Like That 1930 (Movie)


The Range Feud 1930 (Movie)

Clint Turner (Actor)

Three Girls Lost 1930 (Movie)


Men Without Women 1929 (Movie)

Radioman on Surface (Actor)

The Big Trail 1929 (Movie)

Breck Coleman (Actor)

Salute 1928 (Movie)

Midshipman Bill (Actor)

A Man Betrayed (Movie)

Lynn Hollister (Actor)

Central Airport (Movie)

Co-pilot in wreck (Actor)

College Coach (Movie)

Football Player (Actor)

Directed by John Ford (TV Show)


Four Sons (Movie)

Extra (Actor)

Hangman's House (Movie)

Spectator at Horse Race (Actor)

Mother Machree (Movie)

Extra (Actor)

Noah's Ark (Movie)

Extra (Actor)

The Black Watch (Movie)

Extra (Actor)

The Deceiver (Movie)

Richard Thorpe as a corpse (Actor)

The Great K & A Train Robbery (Movie)

Extra (Actor)
Producer (6)

The Alamo 1960 (Movie)


China Doll 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The High and the Mighty 1954 (Movie)


Bullfighter and the Lady 1950 (Movie)


The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 (Movie)


Angel and the Badman 1947 (Movie)

Director (2)

The Green Berets 1968 (Movie)


The Alamo 1960 (Movie)



John Wayne, one of the cinema's greatest stars, is also one of the cinema's greatest problems. His image as an icon of American individualism and the frontier spirit has overshadowed his career to such an extent that it is almost impossible for viewers and writers to separate Wayne the legend from Wayne the actor and Wayne the man.


Mary Brown


Esperanza Bauer

married in 1946 divorced in 1953

Marlene Dietrich Actor


Clyde Morrison


Mary Morrison

born on February 25, 1936

Melinda Morrison

born on December 3, 1940

Robert Morrison


Pilar Palette

married in 1954 daughter of a Peruvian senator after five years of marriage, the stresses of motherhood and Hollywood social life drove her to attempted suicide lived apart amicably 1973-79

Josephine Saenz

married in 1932 divorced in 1944 daughter of Panamanian diplomat

Pat Stacey

longtime assistant/mistress of Wayne's wrote book, "Duke: A Love Story" died 1995 of lung cancer

Patrick Wayne Actor

Born on July 15, 1939

Aissa Wayne

born on March 31, 1956 mother Pilar Palette

Marisa Wayne

born on February 22, 1966 mother, Pilar Palette

Ethan Wayne

born on February 22, 1962 mother, Pilar Palette appeared on the CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"

Michael Wayne

born on November 23, 1934 owned production company produced father's last films died on April 2, 2003 of heart failure and complications from lupus


University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
attended on football scholarship



Stomach removed


Open heart surgery


Operation to remove cancerous lung


Directing debut (also actor), "The Alamo"


Formed Batjac Film Production Co


First film as producer (also actor), "Angel and the Badman"


Became major star after playing the Ringo Kid in John Ford's "Stagecoach"


Played lead in numerous minor films (mostly westerns)


First lead role in "The Big Trail"


First credited bit appearance (as Duke Morrison) in "Words and Music"


First film appearance (uncredited as member of USC football team) in "The Drop Kick"

Co-founded, and was president of, Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals

Moved to, and raised in, California; worked on Fox lot during summer vacations; met John Ford

Bonus Trivia


Received the Congressional Medal created in his honor.