Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers

Birth
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 31 Dec 2015 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 156573437 · View Source
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Actor. He is best remembered for playing the role of 'Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre on the CBS situation comedy television series "M*A*S*H" that aired from September 1972 until February 1983. He appeared in the first three seasons of the show and after quitting the series in 1974, he was replaced by actor Mike Farrell in the role of 'B.J. Hunnicutt' for the remaining seven seasons. After attending Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama, he graduated from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He then attended Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated in 1954 with a history degree. After serving a 3-year stint in the US Navy, he decided to pursue an acting career. In 1959 he broke into television in the role of 'Slim Davis' in the CBS daytime soap opera "Search for Tomorrow." In 1972 he auditioned for the part of 'Trapper John' on the new television series "M*A*S*H" that was adapted from the 1970 film "MASH," based on the 1968 Richard Hooker novel "MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors." After leaving the show, he starred as an FBI agent in the critically acclaimed 1975 NBC television movie "Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan." In 1976 he starred as police detective 'Jake Axminster' in in the NBC television drama series "City of Angels" that lasted for only one season, followed by the role of 'Dr. Charley Michaels' the CBS sitcom "House Calls" that aired from December 1979 until May 1982. Among his other numerous television appearances include "Law of the Plainsman," "Death Valley Days," "Johnny Ringo," "Stagecoach West," "The Invaders," "The F.B.I.," "Gunsmoke," "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," "The Long, Hot Summer," "The Fugitive," and "Murder, She Wrote." His other film credits include "Odds Against Tomorrow" (1959), "The Glory Guys" (1965), "Cool Hand Luke" (1967), "The Hot Touch" (1981), "The Gig" (1985), "I Dream of Jeannie...Fifteen Years Later" (1985 television reunion movie), "Race Against the Harvest" (1987), and "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996). His final appearance was in the comedy film "Nobody Knows Anything!" (2003). A successful stock and real estate investor, he made regular appearances as a panel member on the Fox Business Network program "Cashin' In" and established a stock trading investment company called Wayne Rogers and Company. In 2001 he penned the business book "Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success." In April 2012 he became a spokesman for Senior Home Loans, a direct reverse mortgage lender. He died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 82. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to television.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2015
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayne Rogers (7 Apr 1933–31 Dec 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 156573437, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .