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William Wayne McMillan Rogers III was born on 7 April 1933, in Birmingham, Alabama USA, and was one of the multi-millionaires in the entertainment industry largely as an actor, director and screenwriter, including as Trapper John from the highly popular long-running television series “M*A*S*H”. He also had success later in business and finance. Rogers passed away in 2015.

So just how rich was Wayne Rogers? Authoritative sources have been estimated that the net worth of Wayne  was as high as $80 million, accumulated though his careers as an actor and in the world of finance, which began in the late 1950s.

Wayne Rogers Net Worth $80 Million

Wayne was educated firstly at Ramsay High School in Birmingham, then matriculated from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He subsequently graduated with a degree in history from Princeton University in 1954. Wayne began his acting career and the accumulation of the net worth as a television actor from the late ’50s, appearing in supporting roles in such television series as ‘The Fugitive’,  ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.’, ‘Gunsmoke’, ‘The F.B.I.’, ‘The Invaders’ and ‘Search for Tomorrow’ .

Moreover, he appeared in a noir film ‘Odds against Tomorrow’ (1959) directed and produced by Robert Wise, a role which brought him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. In the supporting role of Gambler Wayne, he appeared in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful  drama film ‘Cool Hand Luke’ (1967) starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy, who won an Oscar.

Rogers added much to his net worth appearing in the television series ‘M*A*S*H’ developed by Larry Gelbart, in the leading role alongside Alan Alda from 1972 to 1975. Moreover, in 1975 Wayne appeared in the main cast of the television film ‘Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan’ directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. He took the supportive role in a drama film ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’ (1996) directed by Rob Reiner.

Later, on the Fox Channel Wayne Rogers worked as a screenwriter, producer and director,  also adding to his net worth. Concurrently, Wayne made a career for himself as an investor and advisor on the above-mentioned channel, yet continued to appeared in films which included ‘The Hot Touch’ (1981) directed by Roger Vadim, ‘The Gig’ (1985) directed by Frank D. Gilroy, and ‘I Dream of Jeannie… Fifteen Years Later’ (1985) directed by William Asher.  In 2005 Wayne was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In the world of finance, he developed into a successful investor and money manager, in the late ’80 even appearing as an expert witness before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, supporting retention of long-standing banking laws from an act of 1933. He was a regular panel member on Fox  TV stocks investment/stocks news program “Cashin’ In”, and also worked as a host of ‘High Risk’. In 2006, Rogers was elected to the board of directors of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., and also headed investment corporation Wayne Rogers & Co., largely trading shares. In 2012, Rogers became the spokesman for Senior Home Loans, a direct reverse mortgage lender.

As for his personal life, Wayne Rogers married twice, firstly to Mitzi McWhorter, in 1960, but the couple divorced after twenty-three years of marriage and three children. He married his second wife, Amy Hirsh, in 1988. Wayne passed away on 31 December 2015 from pneumonia, at his home in Los Angeles, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 7, 1933, in Birmingham, Alabama USA
Death date: December 31, 2015, Los Angeles, California, United States (at the age of 82)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Profession:Actor, Director Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer, Screenwriter
Education:Princeton University, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York City
Nationality:American
Spouse:Amy Hirsh (m. 1988–2015), Mitzi McWhorter (m. 1960–1983)
Children:Luigi Calabrese, William Rogers IV, Laura Rogers
Nominations:Hollywood Walk of Fame (2005), Golden Globe Award (1981), TV Land Award (2003),
Movies:Once in Paris (1974), The Glory Guys (1965), Search for Tomorrow (1959), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Astro-Zombies (1968), Wind River (2017)
TV shows:Cashin' In (Fox News Channel), M*A*S*H. (1972-1975), Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Gunsmoke, Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975), City of Angels (1976), The Fugitive (1993), House Calls (1979-1982), Murder, She Wrote (1984)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
2Wayne Rogers' role as Trapper John McIntyre on "MASH" was among the most beloved characters on one of the most popular TV shows of all time. He died on a New Year's eve, Thursday, December 31, 2015, at age 82. The actor was surrounded by family when he died in Los Angeles, CA, of complications from pneumonia, his publicist and longtime friend Rona Menace reported. Rogers' U.S.Army surgeon Trapper John was one of the most beloved characters, and half of one of the most beloved duos, in TV history, despite the actor's appearing in only the first three of the series eleven seasons on CBS-TV. The two skilled doctors blew off steam between surgeries by pulling pranks, romancing nurses and tormenting their tentmate, Frank Burns, always with an endless supply of booze and one-liners at the ready. In one classic moment, Trapper reaches out as though he's checking for rain and says, "Hmm, feels like it's going to martini," as Hawkeye promptly passes him a drink. And in another line that typified the show's ethos, Trapper answers a question with "How should I know? I dropped out of school to become a doctor." Rogers was on "MASH" from 1972 to 1975, becoming one of many original cast members to leave the wildly popular show that lasted until 1983. He was initially considered for Alda's character, but he preferred Trapper's sunnier disposition to Hawkeye's darkly acerbic personality. The characters were essentially equals when the show began, but the series increasingly focused on Alda, which was a factor in Rogers' departure. Two other actors played Trapper in other incarnations. Elliot Gould was the same character in the "MASH" feature film that preceded the TV show, and Pernell Roberts played the title character in the 1980s spinoff television drama "Trapper John, M.D." An Alabama native and Princeton graduate, Rogers had parts on many short-lived shows before "MASH," specializing in westerns such as "Law of the Plainsman" and "Stagecoach West." He had a bit part in the 1967 feature film "Cool Hand Luke" with Paul Newman. In years after "MASH", he returned to TV regularly with a recurring role in the early 1990s on CBS's mystery series "Murder, She Wrote." Rogers moved beyond acting to see success later in life as a money manager and investor. In 1988 and 1990, he appeared as an expert witness before the House Judiciary Committee to speak in favor of maintaining the Glass-Steagall banking act of the 1930s. In recent years he was a regular panelist on the Fox Business News stock investment show "Cashin' In." Rogers is survived by his wife, Amy; two children, Bill and Laura; and four grandchildren..
3Good friends with Alan Alda.
4Survived by his wife Amy Hirsh Rogers, two children Bill and Laura by his first marriage, and four grandchildren Alexander, Daniel, William and Anais.
5Owns three homes: in Los Angeles, California, Destin, Florida, and Deer Valley, Utah.
6Authored the book "Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success" (2001). This is a business book on how to succeed in business peppered with personal anecdotes.
7Has been the managing director of the Stop-N-Save convenience food chains in Tallahasse, Florida, for almost 10 years. [August 2003]
8Was one of three investors in the Kleinfeld bridal store in New York City and created a chain of bridal stores with initial outlets in Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California.
9Chairman and president of Wayne Rogers & Co., a stock trading investment company.
10Chairman of the Board and co-owner, with Ronnie Rothstein, of "Kleinfeld Bridal".
11He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on December 13, 2005.
12After leaving M*A*S*H (1972), he turned down the lead role on the television series Trapper John, M.D. (1979) because he did not want to be typecast as a doctor on television. Ironically, he accepted a role as a doctor shortly thereafter on another television series, House Calls (1979).
13Described M*A*S*H (1972) co-star McLean Stevenson as being "one of the funniest men I had ever met", fondly recalling in an interview one day on the set wherein Stevenson had been goofing around with a fly swatter.
14In addition to the disputes about contracts, he says he also left M*A*S*H (1972) because he felt the writers were not giving Trapper John any character development. Specifically, he did not like how the Trapper John character began and ended the movie with the same role significance as Hawkeye (e.g., Trapper John was brought into the movie because the unit needed a "chest cutter") but deteriorated in role significance as the TV show progressed.
15Was the second actor to play the "M*A*S*H" character Trapper John McIntyre, the first one being Elliott Gould in the film MASH (1970) and the third one being Pernell Roberts on the television series Trapper John, M.D. (1979).
16Graduated with a history degree in 1954 from Princeton University, where he was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club, and served in the United States Navy before becoming an actor.
17Attended Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
18When he left M*A*S*H (1972) in 1975, he was sued for breach of contract, but the case was thrown out because he had no contract. Producers wanted him to sign a morality clause, in which he could be suspended or fired at any time, and he refused because he wanted the same privilege regarding the producers.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the pilot for Stagecoach West (1960)] As soon as I saw it, I thought: "This is really bad" and caught the next plane back to New York.
2[discussing his contract dispute, after leaving M*A*S*H (1972)] They sue, you countersue. It's business.
3[on leaving the sitcom M*A*S*H (1972) in retrospect] If I had known that the show was gonna run that long, I probably would have kept my mouth shut and stayed put.
4Somebody once told me I shouldn't try to change Hollywood. That isn't my point at all. I don't want Hollywood to change me.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAwarded on December 13, 2005 at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsClassic TV Doctor of the YearM*A*S*H (1972)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalHouse Calls (1979)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody Knows Anything!2003Gun Schnook
Miracle Dogs2003TV MovieDr. Marchant
Three Days of Rain2002Business Man
Frozen with Fear2001Charles Sullivan
Coo Coo Cafe2000
Love Lies Bleeding1999Inspector Abberline
Diagnosis Murder1997TV SeriesDr. Ken Morrisay
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Morris Dees
Murder, She Wrote1993-1995TV SeriesCharlie Garrett
The Larry Sanders Show1994TV SeriesWayne Rogers
The Goodbye Bird1993Ray Whitney
Miracle Landing1990TV MovieBob Schornstheimer
Passion and Paradise1989TV MovieRaymond Schindler
High Risk1988TV SeriesHost
Bluegrass1988TV MovieLowell Shipleigh
Drop-Out Mother1988TV MovieJack Cromwell
The Killing Time1987Jake Winslow
American Harvest1987TV MovieWalter Duncan
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesGeorge Thrash
One Terrific Guy1986TV MovieMr. Brennan
The Gig1985Marty Flynn
I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later1985TV MovieTony Nelson
The Lady from Yesterday1985TV MovieCraig Weston
He's Fired, She's Hired1984TV MovieAlex Grier
Chiefs1983TV Mini-SeriesWill Henry Lee
House Calls1979-1982TV SeriesDr. Charley Michaels
The Hot Touch1981Danny Fairchild
Top of the Hill1980TV MovieMichael Stone
Once in Paris...1978Michael Moore
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery1978TV MovieVic Tannehill
It Happened One Christmas1977TV MovieGeorge Hatch
Having Babies II1977TV MovieLou Plotkin
The November Plan1977TV MovieJake Axminster
City of Angels1976TV SeriesJake Axminster
M*A*S*H1972-1975TV SeriesCapt. 'Trapper John' McIntyre / Man on P.A. in Kimpo
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan1975TV MovieDan Foster
Barnaby Jones1973TV SeriesGil Atkens
Pocket Money1972Stretch Russell
Doomsday Machine1972Press man
The F.B.I.1966-1971TV SeriesJim Wade / Bryan Carlson / Ronnie Brimlow / ...
Cannon1971TV SeriesSteve
Men at Law1971TV SeriesDA Tom Yorba
WUSA1970Minter
Lancer1968TV SeriesJed Lewis
The Big Valley1968TV SeriesDon Jarvis
Cool Hand Luke1967Gambler
The Invaders1967TV SeriesPolice Lt. John Mattson
Shane1966TV SeriesJim Greevey
Chamber of Horrors1966Police Sgt. Jim Albertson
12 O'Clock High1966TV SeriesLieutenant Fredricks
Combat!1966TV SeriesReiser
The Fugitive1966TV SeriesSgt. Fred Bragin
The Long, Hot Summer1965-1966TV SeriesCurley Beeman
Honey West1965TV SeriesJerry, the Photographer
My Brother the Angel1965TV Series
Gunsmoke1959-1965TV SeriesStretch Morgan / Brack / Tom
The Glory Guys1965Lt. Mike Moran
Death Valley Days1965TV SeriesLt. Richard H. Pratt
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964TV SeriesCaptain
Dr. Sex1964Raincoat Man (uncredited)
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesHarold Waggner
The Great Adventure1963TV SeriesTombs
Have Gun - Will Travel1963TV SeriesDaniel Powers
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1962TV SeriesKenneth
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesJohn Bowers
Stagecoach West1960-1961TV SeriesLuke Perry
Johnny Ringo1960TV SeriesCharlie Hanford
Law of the Plainsman1959-1960TV SeriesDeputy Billy Lordan / Frank Anderson
The Millionaire1960TV SeriesAllan Merrick
Wanted: Dead or Alive1960TV SeriesAsh Langford
Zane Grey Theater1959TV SeriesFrank Sanders
Odds Against Tomorrow1959Soldier in Bar
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesSlim Davis (1959)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M*A*S*HTV Series 2 episodes, 1974 performer - 6 episodes, 1972 - 1975
Stagecoach West1960TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody Knows Anything!2003producer
Money Play$1998TV Movie executive producer / producer
The Charlie Rose Special1997TV Movie executive producer
Night of the Twisters1996TV Movie executive producer - as Wayne M. Rogers
Perfect Witness1989TV Movie executive producer
The Astro-Zombies1968executive producer
Dr. Sex1964producer - as Juan Rogero

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House Calls1981-1982TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Astro-Zombies1968screenplay
Dr. Sex1964as Juan Rogero

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House Calls1981-1982TV Series 3 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M*A*S*H1978TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cashin' In2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Willis Report2015TV SeriesHimself - Chairman, Wayne Rogers & Company
Cavuto on Business2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Biz Blitz") / Himself (segment " Biz Blitz") / ...
Justice w/Judge Jeanine2013TV SeriesHimself - CEO, Wayne Rogers & Co.
The View2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Interviewee
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2007TV SeriesHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1997-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself / Trapper John McIntyre
M*A*S*H: TV Tales2002TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 32000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Trapper John McIntyre
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHimself (1989)
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
Fame, Fortune and Romance1986TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Famous Lives1983TV MovieHimself - Host
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture Drama
Making 'M*A*S*H'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Circus of the Stars #51980TV Special documentary
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1976-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
The Hollywood Squares1974-1978TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Dinah!1974-1977TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi... Zings Into Spring1977TV SpecialHimself
Circus of the Stars1977TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Gala de l'union1976TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Cher1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Password All-Stars1973TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
KWHY-TV 22 Business News: Executive Summary1964TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Cashin' In2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
M*A*S*H1978TV SeriesCapt. 'Trapper John' McIntyre

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