Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman

Highest Rated: 88% Cat Ballou (1965)

Lowest Rated: 11% A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Birthday: May 18, 1934

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
11% 69% A Night at the Roxbury Fred Sanderson (Character) $30.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis Dobie Gillis (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready Sgt. Ed Hutchins (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 53% My Dog the Thief Jack Crandall (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 20% Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Pat Murad (Character) - 1967
29% 43% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Todd Armstrong (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 33% How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Ricky (Character) - 1965
88% 74% Cat Ballou Jed (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 39% Ski Party Craig Gamble (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1001 Arabian Nights Aladdin (Voice) - 1959
30% 49% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Grady Metcalf (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 57% The Sun Comes Up Hank Winter (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
78% 56% The Boy With Green Hair Joey (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head of the Class Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Director 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Russ Pardee (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Dobie Gillis (Character) 1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Cummings Show Unknown (Character) 1955-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955 1951

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