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Dwayne Hickman

Highest Rated:   100% Cat Ballou (1965)
Lowest Rated:   11% A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
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



11% A Night at the Roxbury
  • Fred Sanderson
No Score Yet High School U.S.A.
  • Mr. Plaza
No Score Yet My Dog the Thief
  • Actor
No Score Yet Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
  • Hank Judson
No Score Yet Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
  • Todd Armstrong
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
  • Actor
No Score Yet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
  • Ricky
No Score Yet Ski Party
  • Craig Gamble
100% Cat Ballou
  • Jed Beaumont
29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
  • Todd Armstrong
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
  • Grady Metcalf
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up
  • Hank Winter
No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday
  • Nip Worden
75% The Boy with Green Hair
  • Joey
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Boy
No Score Yet The Son of Rusty
  • Nip Worden
No Score Yet The Secret Heart
  • Chase as a Child
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Johnny Ryan
No Score Yet Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis
  • Actor

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