Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman

  • Highest Rated: 100% Cat Ballou (1965)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
  • Birthday: May 18, 1934
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The younger brother of former child star Darryl Hickman, Dwayne Hickman was himself a professional actor from the age of 10. Dwayne's early film roles were essentially bits; one of his first worthwhile assignments was a 1950 episode of TV's The Lone Ranger, in which he played a young orphan who grew up to be a character played by his older brother. After guesting on such series as The Stu Erwin Show, Hickman was cast as Bob Cummings' girl-happy nephew Chuck on the popular sitcom Love That Bob (1954-58). Claiming to have no natural talent, Hickman has insisted that he learned everything he knows about comic acting from Cummings, whom he admired to the point of idolatry. In 1958, he landed his first major screen role, playing a small-town Brando wannabe in Rally Round the Flag Boys. Max Shulman, author of the novel upon which the film was based, was impressed by Hickman, and recommended that the actor be starred in another Shulman adaptation, the weekly TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. During the Dobie run, Hickman briefly enjoyed Top-40 radio airplay with his recording of the folk-song parody "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter." When Dobie Gillis folded in 1963, Hickman returned to feature films, offering comedy support to Jane Fonda in Cat Ballou (1965) and Frankie Avalon in The Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1966). Temporarily retiring from acting in 1970, Hickman worked as a publicist, and later as entertainment director of Las Vegas' Landmark Hotel. In 1977, he followed brother Darryl's lead by joining the production staff at CBS television. Hickman served as CBS' executive in charge of daytime programming, and as supervisor of the network's comedy series. Every so often, he'd accept an acting role, and on two occasions revived his Dobie Gillis characterization for a brace of "retro" TV movies. In 1994, Dwayne Hickman and his wife Joan collaborated on his autobiography, Forever Dobie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

11% A Night at the Roxbury Fred Sanderson 1998
No Score Yet High School U.S.A. Mr. Plaza 1983
No Score Yet My Dog the Thief Actor 1969
No Score Yet Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Hank Judson 1967
No Score Yet Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs Todd Armstrong 1966
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Actor 1966
No Score Yet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Ricky 1965
No Score Yet Ski Party Craig Gamble 1965
100% Cat Ballou Jed Beaumont 1965
29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Todd Armstrong 1965
22% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Grady Metcalf 1958
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Hank Winter 1949
No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday Nip Worden 1949
78% The Boy with Green Hair Joey 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Boy 1947
No Score Yet The Son of Rusty Nip Worden 1947
No Score Yet The Secret Heart Chase as a Child 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Johnny Ryan 1946

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Clueless
1996-1999
Tripp
  • 1998
No Score Yet Sister, Sister
1994-1999
Director
  • 1996
No Score Yet Harry and the Hendersons
1991-1993
Director
  • 1992
77% Get a Life
1990-1992
Director
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
Director
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Brian Thursday
  • 1990
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Director
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
Director
  • 1989
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Archie Bass
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Chuck
  • 1956

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