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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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Born:
Jan 30, 1914 In Traverse City - Michigan - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
73
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Poker Alice 1987-05-21
Known For
Poster of House Calls
Poster of The African Elephant
Poster of The Good Life
Poster of Norby
Filmography
Movie Poker Alice Amos 1987-05-21
Series Les craquantes Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Cash-Cash Stapleton 1984-05-18
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 Mr. Pittman 1982-10-02
Movie The Prize Fighter Pop Morgan 1979-11-02
Series House Calls 1979-12-17
Movie Murder at the Mardi Gras 1978-05-10
Movie The Gift of Love O'Henry and Narrator 1978-12-08
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series Hunter Unknown 1977-02-18
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Series Big Hawaii Unknown 1977-09-21
Movie In the Glitter Palace Nate Redstone 1977-02-23
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Movie Tubby the Tuba Pee-Wee the Piccolo 1975-04-30
Movie Le gang des chaussons aux pommes Colonel T.R. Clydesdale 1975-07-01
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Ellery Queen Inspector Richard Queen 1975-09-11
Movie Huckleberry Finn The Duke 1974-05-24
Movie Spéciale première Roy Bensinger of the Tribune 1974-12-01
Series The Brian Keith Show Unknown 1972-09-15
Series les rue de san-francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Series The Good Life Charles Dutton 1971-09-18
Movie Le Mystère Andromède Dr. Charles Dutton 1971-03-12
Movie The African Elephant Narrator 1971-10-01
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series Hawaï police d'État Unknown 1968-09-20
Series L'Homme de fer Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Le Grand Risque Samuel Brennan 1961-07-25
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series La 4ème Dimension Walter Bedeker 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 Présente Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Tender Trap Joe McCall 1955-11-04
Movie Le démon des eaux troubles Tugboat Walker 1954-02-06
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The I Don't Care Girl Ed McCoy 1953-01-14
Movie Tonight We Sing Sol Hurok 1953-01-26
Movie Down Among the Sheltering Palms Lt. Carl G. Schmidt 1953-03-01
Movie Comment épouser un millionnaire Freddie Denmark 1953-10-29
Movie With a Song in My Heart Don Ross 1952-04-03
Movie Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie Ben Halper 1952-06-27
Movie Cinq Mariages a l'essai Jeff Norris 1952-07-11
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie O. Henry's Full House The Cop and the Anthem: Horace 1952-08-07
Movie Up Front Joe 1951-03-05
Movie M Martin W. Harrow 1951-03-01
Movie As Young as You Feel Joe Elliott 1951-06-15
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Stella Carl Granger 1950-07-20
Movie The Reformer and the Redhead Arthur Maxwell 1950-05-05
Movie My Blue Heaven Walter Pringle 1950-09-15
Movie Madame porte la culotte Kip Lurie 1949-11-18
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Le portrait de Jenny Gus O'Toole 1948-12-25
Series Westinghouse Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07