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Wayne Newton

Highest Rated:   82% Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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Aptly nicknamed "Mr. Vegas" for his constant presence in Glitter Gulch, master showman Wayne Newton swept audiences off their feet for many a decade with a slick crooning style modeled upon such influences as Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin (one of Newton's personal mentors). Newton distinguished himself, however -- at least in the early years -- via his unusually high vocal register and his choice of material; he took such numbers as "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and the seminal "Danke Schoen" and made them synonymous with himself. In his prime, Newton reportedly commandeered up to a million dollars per month for his live shows (to say nothing of his recordings), and bought up a healthy amount of property in Las Vegas, including the Aladdin Casino. Cinematically, Newton debuted on an absurd note, with the lead role in the critically reviled Gerd Oswald musical 80 Steps to Jonah (1969) -- playing a convict on the lam who flees from the law and ends up at a camp for blind children. That picture bombed, effectively convincing Newton to place a greater emphasis on singing than acting, but by the early '90s, he began cropping up in Hollywood films once again, this time with more respectable cameo roles in such films as The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Vegas Vacation (1997), and Ocean's Eleven (2001). In the fall of 2007, the ABC network tapped Newton to perform as one of the celebrity dancers on the fifth season of its competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars, opposite dancer Cheryl Burke.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
17% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
  • Himself
2016
No Score Yet Getting Back To Zero
  • Actor
2013
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
  • Johnny 10-Strings
$10.2M 2011
No Score Yet 40 West
  • Sankey
2011
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Himself
$35.6M 2007
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building
  • Himself
2004
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Himself
$183.4M 2001
No Score Yet Elvis Is Alive
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Elvis Meets Nixon
  • Himself
1998
13% Vegas Vacation
  • Himself
1997
No Score Yet Night of the Running Man
  • August Gurino
1995
11% Best of the Best 2
  • Weldon
1993
45% The Dark Backward
  • Jackie Chrome
1991
29% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Julian
1990
77% Licence To Kill
  • Joe Butcher
1989
No Score Yet Rock & Roll Call
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Wayne Newton at the London Palladium
  • Actor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital'
2004
  • Handlemann
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Himself
  • 2000
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Actor
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Casino Manager
  • 1995
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
  • Himself
  • 1990

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