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David Wayne

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   David Wayne (January 30, 1914 – February 9, 1995) was an American actor with a career spanning nearly 50 years. Early life and career Wayne was born Wayne James McMeekan in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of Helen Matilda (née Mason) and John David McMeekan. He grew up in Bloomingdale, Michigan. Wayne's first major Broadway role was Og the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow, for which he won the Theatre World Award and the first ever Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. While appearing in the play, he and co-star Albert Sharpe were recruited by producer David O. Selznick to play Irish characters in the film Portrait of Jennie (1948). It was in 1948 as well that Wayne became one of those fortunate 50 applicants (out of approximately 700) granted membership in New York's newly formed Actors Studio. He was awarded a second Tony for Best Actor in a Play for The Teahouse of the August Moon and was nominated as Best Actor in a Musical for The Happy Time. He originated the role of Ensign Pulver in the classic stage comedy Mister Roberts and also appeared in Say, Darling, After the Fall, and Incident at Vichy.

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Jan 30, 1914 In Traverse City - Michigan - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series XPM
Latest Project:
Series Daddy Good Deeds 2012-03-19
Known For
Poster of Relative Strangers
Poster of Carter Country
Poster of The Andromeda Strain
Poster of XPM
Series XPM Stapleton 2019
Series Daddy Good Deeds Joe McCall 2012-03-19
Series Miami Medical Unknown 2010-04-02
Movie Hallettsville 2009-03-05
Movie The Lookout Unknown 2007-03-09
Movie Poker Alice Amos 1987-05-21
Series Relative Strangers Tugboat Walker 1985-01-14
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Movie The Prize Fighter Pop Morgan 1979-11-02
Movie The Girls in the Office Ben Nayfack 1979-02-01
Movie The Gift of Love O'Henry and Narrator 1978-12-08
Movie Murder at the Mardi Gras 1978-05-10
Movie Emanuelle in America Unknown 1977-01-05
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series Carter Country Freddie Denmark 1977-09-15
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Series Big Hawaii Unknown 1977-09-21
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II 1976-05-17
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman! Dr. Abner Sedgwick 1975-02-21
Series Ellery Queen Inspector Richard Queen 1975-09-11
Movie Huckleberry Finn The Duke 1974-05-24
Series The Brian Keith Show Unknown 1972-09-15
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Movie The Andromeda Strain Dr. Charles Dutton 1971-03-12
Series The Good Life Charles Dutton 1971-09-18
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series General Hospital Roy Bensinger of the Tribune 1963-04-01
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Marilyn 1963-04-18
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Movie The Big Gamble Samuel Brennan 1961-07-25
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie The Last Angry Man Woodrow Thrasher 1959-10-22
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The Sad Sack Corporal Larry Dolan 1957-11-27
Movie The Three Faces of Eve Ralph White 1957-12-23
Movie The Naked Hills Tracy Powell 1956-06-17
Series Norby Preston Norby 1955-01-05
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Tonight We Sing Sol Hurok 1953-01-26
Movie The I Don't Care Girl Ed McCoy 1953-01-14
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Down Among the Sheltering Palms Lt. Carl G. Schmidt 1953-03-01
Movie Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie Ben Halper 1952-06-27
Movie With a Song in My Heart Don Ross 1952-04-03
Movie We're Not Married! Jeff Norris 1952-07-11
Movie O. Henry's Full House The Cop and the Anthem: Horace 1952-08-07
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie M Martin W. Harrow 1951-03-01
Movie Up Front Joe 1951-03-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie As Young as You Feel Joe Elliott 1951-06-15
Movie The Reformer and the Redhead Arthur Maxwell 1950-05-05
Movie Stella Carl Granger 1950-07-20
Movie My Blue Heaven Walter Pringle 1950-09-15
Movie Adam's Rib Kip Lurie 1949-11-18
Movie Portrait of Jennie Gus O'Toole 1948-12-25
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07