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David Wayne (I) (1914–1995)

His father was an insurance executive; his mother died when he was four. He attended Western Michigan University then worked as a statistician in Cleveland where he joined a Shakespeare repertory company. Two years later he had a minor role in "The American Way" in New York. He was rejected by the army in World War II but volunteered as an ... See full bio »

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 1987 Poker Alice (TV Movie)
 1987 The Survivalist
Dub Daniels
 1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Stanley Riverside Sr.
- Self-Diagnosis (1986) ... Stanley Riverside Sr.
 1983-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
M. Marshall / Dwight Scoffield
- Fountain of Youth/Bad Luck Cabin/Uncle Daddy (1983) ... Dwight Scoffield
 1985 Newhart (TV Series)
Mr. Pittman
- Pirate Pete (1985) ... Mr. Pittman
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
Jennings Hyde
- The Man Who Cried Fox (1985) ... Jennings Hyde
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Cyrus Leffingwell
- Murder Takes the Bus (1985) ... Cyrus Leffingwell
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Professor Wheeler
- White Lies (1984) ... Professor Wheeler
 1984 Finders Keepers
 1983-1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Bill Houston
- Blood Ties (1984) ... Bill Houston
- Heritage (1983) ... Bill Houston
 1979-1982 House Calls (TV Series)
Dr. Amos Weatherby
- Bone of My Bone (1982) ... Dr. Amos Weatherby
- In Norman We Trust (1982) ... Dr. Amos Weatherby
- Ducks of Hazzard (1982) ... Dr. Amos Weatherby
- The Weatherbys Ride Again (1982) ... Dr. Amos Weatherby
- Deafenwolf (1982) ... Dr. Amos Weatherby
 1979 An American Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
 1979 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
 1979 The Prize Fighter
Pop Morgan
 1979 The Girls in the Office (TV Movie)
Ben Nayfack
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
O'Henry and Narrator
 1978 Lassie: A New Beginning (TV Movie)
Amos Rheams
 1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Movie)
Mickey Mills
 1978 Loose Change (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Moe Sinden
 1978 Family (TV Series)
James Lawrence
- The Covenant (1978) ... James Lawrence
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dowling / Narrator
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
- Dancer (1977) ... Dancer
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
Derby O'Brian
- You Can't Lose 'Em All (1977) ... Derby O'Brian
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
John Addams
- The Mystery of the Ghostwriters' Cruise (1977) ... John Addams
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
Nate Redstone
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Jack Henderson
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Terwilliger
 1975 Phyllis (TV Series)
Andrew Drake
- Paging Dr. Lindstrom (1975) ... Andrew Drake
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Col. T.R. Clydesdale
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
Pee-Wee the Piccolo (voice)
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
E.J. Heiss
- Bureaucrat (1975) ... E.J. Heiss
 1973-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Reverend Byrne / Judge Warfield
- I Have Promises to Keep (1975) ... Reverend Byrne
- Lynch Town (1973) ... Judge Warfield
 1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (TV Series)
Captain Leighton
- Treasure Chest Murder (1975) ... Captain Leighton
 1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie)
Dr. Abner Sedgwick
 1970-1974 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Grandpa Jubal / Colonel Rufus Ryder
- Return of the Big Cat: Part 2 (1974) ... Grandpa Jubal
- Return of the Big Cat: Part 1 (1974) ... Grandpa Jubal
- The Boy Who Stole the Elephant: Part 2 (1970) ... Colonel Rufus Ryder
- The Boy Who Stole the Elephant: Part 1 (1970) ... Colonel Rufus Ryder
 1974 Return of the Big Cat (TV Movie)
Grandpa Jubal
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Raymond Lennox / 'Steele'
- Dark Legacy (1974) ... Raymond Lennox / 'Steele'
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- 30,000 Rooms and I Have the Key (1974) ... Horus
 1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Uncle Timothy
- Uncle Timothy (1973) ... Uncle Timothy
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Dr. Ian Rice
- Downhill All the Way (1973) ... Dr. Ian Rice
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
- Say Hello to a Dead Man (1973) ... Branigan
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
- To Quote a Dead Man (1973) ... Boston
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Walter Tyson
- Ten Thousand Dollars a Page (1973) ... Walter Tyson
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Wally Sensibaugh
- In the Midst of Strangers (1972) ... Wally Sensibaugh
 1972 The Catcher (TV Movie)
Armand Faber
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
- One Small, Acceptable Death (1972) ... Harley
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Dr. Mill (segment "The Diary")
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Quentin Thayer
- The Shattered Man (1971) ... Quentin Thayer
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Emory Ward
- A Sister from Napoli (1971) ... Emory Ward
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Doc (1970) ... Doc
 1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV Movie)
Colonel Rufus Ryder
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
George Spears
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
George Holloway
- Holloway's Daughters (1966) ... George Holloway
 1966 Lamp at Midnight (TV Movie)
Father Firenzuola
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
John Zeck
- Pay Now, Die Later (1964) ... John Zeck
 1964 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Oscar Stengster
- Janice and Me on a Saturday (1964) ... Oscar Stengster
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Al 'The Bomber' Devlin
- Who Killed the Horne of Plenty? (1964) ... Al 'The Bomber' Devlin
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Dr. James Crown
- The Last Testament of Buddy Crown (1963) ... Dr. James Crown
 1963 Cowboy and the Tiger (TV Movie)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Martin Reese
- The Small Parade (1963) ... Martin Reese
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Alex Johnson
- Apples Don't Fall Far (1963) ... Alex Johnson
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Eddie Jerome
- The Boiling Point (1963) ... Eddie Jerome
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Andrew Anderson
- The Thirty-First of February (1963) ... Andrew Anderson
 1962 Kings of Broadway (TV Movie)
 1962 Teahouse of the August Moon (TV Movie)
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The White Lie (1962)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Herbert Konish
- The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish (1962) ... Herbert Konish
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
- Aren't You Surprised to See Me? (1962) ... Caine
 1961 Anatomy of an Accident (Short)
John Avery
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Frank Willoughby
- Delbert, Texas (1961) ... Frank Willoughby
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Roly McDonough / Darius Woodley
- Roly (1961) ... Roly McDonough
- No More Pencils - No More Books (1961) ... Darius Woodley
 1961 The Big Gamble
Samuel Brennan
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Shadrack Bennington
- The Shad Bennington Story (1960) ... Shadrack Bennington
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Lt. Adam King
- Escort Detail (1960) ... Lt. Adam King
 1957-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Arthur Martin / David Vincent
- Do Not Disturb (1960) ... Arthur Martin
- Mr. Kensington's Finest Hour (1957) ... David Vincent
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Walter Bedeker
- Escape Clause (1959) ... Walter Bedeker
 1959 The Last Angry Man
Woodrow 'Woody' Thrasher
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Joe Hearn
- The Feeling Is Mutual (1957) ... Joe Hearn
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Willis Reynolds
- Junior Miss (1957) ... Willis Reynolds
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk Allen
- The Jet-Propelled Couch (1957) ... Dr. Kirk Allen
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
James Mennick
- Heartbeat (1957) ... James Mennick
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve
Ralph White
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sam Jacoby
- One More Mile to Go (1957) ... Sam Jacoby
 1955-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Egbert Floud
- Darkness at Noon (1955)
 1956 The Naked Hills
Tracy Powell
 1955 The Tender Trap
Joe McCall
 1954 Hell and High Water
Tugboat Walker
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
John Ferris
- The Sojourner (1953) ... John Ferris
 1953 Tonight We Sing
Sol Hurok
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Lt. Carl G. Schmidt
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Ed McCoy
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Horace (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
 1952 We're Not Married!
Jeff Norris
 1952 With a Song in My Heart
Don Ross
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Joe Elliott
 1951 Up Front
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Walter Pringle
 1950 Stella
Carl Granger
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Arthur Colner Maxwell
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jasper Hornby
- The Dreams of Jasper Hornby (1950) ... Jasper Hornby
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Macbeth (1949) ... Banquo
 1948 Portrait of Jennie
Gus O'Toole
 1948 Great Catherine (TV Movie)
 1944 Ditch and Live (Short)
Pilot of ditching B-17 (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Under his real name, early in his career, he was a puppeteer for the Tatterman Marionettes,particularly in their elaborate "Peer Gynt". See more »

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Rejected by the United States Army, he volunteered as an ambulance driver for the British in North Africa; after the United States joined the war, he served in the United States Army. See more »



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