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Born Dwyane Bernard Hickman on the 18th March 1934 in Los Angeles, California USA, he is a retired actor, probably still best known to the world as Chuck MacDonald in the TV series “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955-1959), and as Dobbie Gillis in the TV series “The Namy Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1959-1963), among many other differing appearances. His career was active from the mid- ‘40s until the mid- 2000s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dwayne Hickman is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Hickman’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned largely through his successful career as an actor. Aside from acting, Dwayne worked as executive for CBC and director, which also increased his wealth.

Dwayne Hickman Net Worth $500,000

Dwayne is the younger brother of child star Darryl Hickman; he went to Cathedral High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Loyola University. Although he wanted to become a Passionist priest he opted out from his own realisation.

Dwyane’s professional career began in 1942 with a role in the short comedy film “Melodies Old and New”, while three years later he featured in the Academy Award- nominated drama “Captain Eddie”, starring Fred MacMurray. He started building a name for himself during the ‘40s with roles in such productions as “The Secret Heart” (1946), and “The Boy with Green Hair” (1948), while in 1951 he appeared with his brother in the TV series “The Lone Ranger”; the two also featured together in an episode of the TV series “Men of Anapolis” in 1957. Two years prior, Dwayne was selected for the role of Chuck MacDonald in the TV series “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955-1959), which gained him national attention, and increased his wealth to a large degree.

Soon afterwards, he was cast in the lead role of Dobie Gillis in the TV series “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, which lasted from 1959 until 1963, and further increased his net worth. During the ‘60s, Dwayne portrayed several protagonists, mostly in comedies, such as “Ski Party” (1965), “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” (1965), and “We’ll Take Manhattan” (1967). From the end of the ‘60s, Dwayne’s interest in acting began to fade, and in the next decade he portrayed Dobie Gillis in the made-for-television film “Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis” in 1977, and also played Sgt. Ed Hutchins in the made-for-television film “Don’t Push, I’ll Charge When I’m Ready”. In the ‘80s he again played Dobie Gillis, this time in another TV movie “Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis”, released in 1988, and before his retirement in 2005, he played Brian Thursday in the film “Cops n Roberts” in 1995, then Tripp Mariens in the TV series “Clueless” (1996-1999), and a minor role of hotel receptionist in the film “Angels with Angels”.

Alongside his acting career, Dwayne also worked as a director, and has signed his name to episodes of such TV series as “Designing Women” (1989-1990), “Get a Life” (1990-1991), and “Sister, Sister” (1996), among others, which also added to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Dwayne has been married to actress Joan Roberts since 1983; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Carol Christensen from 1963 to 1972, with whom he has one child as well. Also, he was married to Joanne Purtle Papile from 1977 to 1981.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 18, 1934
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack, Director
Education:Loyola Marymount University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Joan Roberts (m. 1983), Joanne Papile (m. 1977–1981), Carol Christensen (m. 1963–1972)
Children:John Christensen Hickman, Albert Thomas Hickman
Siblings:Darryl Hickman
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is a critically acclaimed artist; has had many gallery showings. His paintings are represented in galleries across the country and held in many corporate and private collections.
2Best known by the public for his roles as Chuck MacDonald on The Bob Cummings Show (1955) and for his starring role as the title character on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959).
3His acting mentor was the late Robert Cummings.
4His wife, actress Joan Roberts, is a successful voice over performer.
5Attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, but did not graduate.
6Attended and graduated from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California (1952).
7Ex-brother-in-law of actress Pamela Lincoln. Brother-in-law of Lynda Farmer Hickman.
8Younger brother of actor Darryl Hickman (The two appeared together in Captain Eddie (1945)).


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Robert Cummings]: I was very green and I learned a great deal from him. He was like a mentor. He taught me everything and a lot of people say, "I acted like him," which I probably did because he was telling me how to do it, and I was kind of imitating somewhat. But no, I learned a great deal and I probably never gotten Dobie without Cummings. He was a very talented man, a big star, a big movie star!
2[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Robert Cummings, who played Bob Collins]: I loved Bob, he was wonderful, he took me aside, and he said, "You know, Chuck" [he always called me Chuck], I don't think he knew my name. But anyway, he called me Chuck, and he said, "You have a wonderful opportunity here to go to school, and learn comedy from me." But he was right, "You're getting paid to go to school, on comedy." And you know, we had run-ins every year.
3[on Warren Beatty]: Warren Beatty has always acted like a Movie Star even when no one knew who he was. I think that he denies being on the show because he didn't want anyone to think he began on television, If he ever decides to run for President of the United States, that would be interesting. In a Dobie episode, we ran against one another for class president -- I don't remember now who won!
4[on Dobie Gillis as the "original yuppie"]: His only ambition was to have a girlfriend, a car and money. He represents the morality of the 50's.
5[on his best-known character]: Dobie was so well written and so ahead of its time. The spinning frames, the short clipped scenes, the rapid-fire delivery - it was the MTV of its time. Breaking the fourth wall and having Dobie talk to the audience was ground-breaking.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Male4th place.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angels with Angles2005Maynard G Gillis
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV MovieNetwork Executive #1
Clueless1996-1999TV SeriesTripp Mariens
A Night at the Roxbury1998Fred Sanderson
Cops n Roberts1995Brian Thursday
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesBrian Thursdan
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis1988TV MovieDobie Gillis
High School U.S.A.1983TV MovieMr. Plaza
Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready1977TV MovieSgt. Ed Hutchins
Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis?1977TV ShortDobie Gillis
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesLinville Hagen
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV SeriesSergeant Orkin
Karen1975TV SeriesDon
Love, American Style1969-1973TV Series segment "Love and the Persistent Assistant" / Ira segment "Love and the Topless Policy" / Ray segment "Love and the Phone Booth"
- Love and the Clinical Problem/Love and the Eat's Cafe/Love and the Last Joke/Love and the Persistent Assistant/Love and the Unsteady Steady 1973 ... segment "Love and the Persistent Assistant"
Mod Squad1969TV SeriesRuss Pardee
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1969TV SeriesJack Crandall
My Friend Tony1969TV Series
The Flying Nun1969TV SeriesRandy Putnam
Missy's Men1968TV Movie
Insight1968TV SeriesLee
Ironside1968TV SeriesArchie Bass
Vacation Playhouse1964-1967TV SeriesLennie / Joe Hannon
We'll Take Manhattan1967TV MovieLucas Greystone
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!1967Hank Judson
Combat!1966TV SeriesCorey
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine1965Todd Armstrong
Sergeant Dead Head1965Dwayne
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965Ricky
Ski Party1965Craig Gamble
Cat Ballou1965Jed
Wagon Train1964TV SeriesClay Shelby
The Greatest Show on Earth1964TV SeriesDr. Gregg Blakeley
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1959-1963TV SeriesDobie Gillis
1001 Arabian Nights1959Aladdin (voice)
The Bob Cummings Show1955-1959TV SeriesChuck MacDonald / Chuck Collins / Chujck MacDonald
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!1958Grady Metcalf
Men of Annapolis1957TV SeriesDavid
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1956TV SeriesChuck
The Lone Ranger1951-1955TV SeriesJohnny Barton / Young Don Lindon
Waterfront1955TV SeriesDavie Bender
Lux Video Theatre1954TV SeriesCharlie
The Loretta Young Show1954TV SeriesCollege Boy
Public Defender1954TV SeriesKenny Higgins
The Happy Years1950Fred 'Happy' Mather (uncredited)
Rusty's Birthday1949Nip Worden (uncredited)
Mighty Joe Young1949Boy (uncredited)
Rusty Saves a Life1949Nip Worden (uncredited)
The Sun Comes Up1949Hank Winter (uncredited)
The Boy with Green Hair1948Joey
Rusty Leads the Way1948Nip Worden (uncredited)
My Dog Rusty1948Nip Worden (uncredited)
Her Husband's Affairs1947Boy (uncredited)
Heaven Only Knows1947Heavenly Pageboy (uncredited)
The Son of Rusty1947Nip Worden (uncredited)
For the Love of Rusty1947Doc Levy Jr. (uncredited)
The Secret Heart1946Chase as a Child
Faithful in My Fashion1946Eddie - Boy Musician (uncredited)
The Return of Rusty1946Bobby
The Hoodlum Saint1946Johnny Ryan (uncredited)
Captain Eddie1945Louis Rickenbacker
Melodies Old and New1942Short unconfirmed

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965performer: "If It's Gonna Happen" - uncredited
Ski Party1965performer: "Paintin' the Town"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1959-1963TV Series performer - 22 episodes
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sister, Sister1996TV Series 1 episode
Harry and the Hendersons1992TV Series 2 episodes
Head of the Class1991TV Series 1 episode
Get a Life1990-1991TV Series 3 episodes
Designing Women1989-1990TV Series 3 episodes
Open House1989TV Series 2 episodes
Charles in Charge1989TV Series 1 episode
Duet1989TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis1988TV Movie producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unstoppable2015DocumentaryDwayne HIckman
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Paul Henning & The Hillbillies2005Video documentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself / Interviewee
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marilu1994TV SeriesHimself
King B: A Life in the Movies1993Himself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
You Don't Say1966TV SeriesHimself
I'll Bet1965TV SeriesHimself
The Celebrity Game1964TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Singer
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHimself

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