David Wayne

David Wayne

Highest Rated: 96% Adam's Rib (1949)

Lowest Rated: 56% The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1914

Birthplace: Traverse City, Michigan, USA

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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 25% Finders Keepers Stapleton (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 69% The Prize Fighter Pop Morgan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet John F. Kennedy: 1917-1963 Narrator - 1979
No Score Yet 59% An American Christmas Carol Merrivale (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 80% The Gift of Love O'Henry and Narrator (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tubby the Tuba Pee-Wee the Piccolo (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Accused Nate Redstone (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellery Queen Inspector Richard Queen (Character) - 1975
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Col. T.R. Clydesdale (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Suspects Inspector Richard Queen (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 24% Huckleberry Finn The Duke (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy No. 1 Maynard Richards (Character) - 1974
64% 74% The Front Page Bensinger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catcher Armand Faber (Character) - 1972
67% 72% The Andromeda Strain Dr. Charles Dutton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Who Stole the Elephant Colonel Rufus Ryder (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Gamble Samuel Brennan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% The Last Angry Man Woodrow Wilson Thrasher (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sad Sack Corporal Larry Dolan (Character) - 1957
93% 77% The Three Faces of Eve Ralph White (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Hills Tracy Powell (Character) - 1956
67% 56% The Tender Trap Joe McCall (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 38% Hell and High Water Tugboat Walker (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight We Sing Sol Hurok (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Don't Care Girl Ed McCoy (Character) - 1953
84% 78% How to Marry a Millionaire Freddie Denmark (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Among the Sheltering Palms Lt. Carl G. Schmidt (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie Ben Halper (Character) - 1952
67% 62% With a Song in My Heart Don Ross (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 49% We're Not Married Jeff Norris (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 48% As Young as You Feel Joe Elliott (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Front Joe (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% M Martin W. Harrow (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 22% The Reformer and the Redhead Arthur "Artie" Colner Maxwell (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 62% My Blue Heaven Walter Pringle (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stella Carl Granger (Character) - 1950
96% 86% Adam's Rib Kip Lurie (Character) - 1949
83% 85% Portrait of Jennie Gus O'Toole (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Big Daddy Hollingsworth (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellery Queen Inspector Richard Queen (Character) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller E.J. Heiss (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Judge Warfield (Guest Star) 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Boston (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Wally Sensibaugh (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1972 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Charles Dutton (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Colonel Rufus Ryder (Character) 1970
72% 80% Batman Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Walter Bedeker (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Homer Bolton (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950

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