Wayne Rogers

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Actor
Birthday
Age
82 year
Date of death
December 31, 2015
Height
6 Feet 4 Inches
Net worth
$75 million
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    Biography

    William Wayne McMillan Rogers III was an actor in American television and film. He is most known as Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre in the television series M*A*S*H on CBS. Wayne Rogers Mash career paved the way towards his successful acting profession.

    Wayne Rogers
    Wayne Rogers

    Quick Bio

    Rogers was born on April 7, 1933, in Birmingham Alabama to William Wayne McMillan Rogers Jr. and Lydia Eustis Rogers. He went to Ramsay High School in Birmingham and The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He went to Princeton University to study history.

    Wayne Rogers
    Wayne Rogers

    In Princeton, he was a member of the eating club Tiger Inn, as well as the Princeton Triangle Club. He graduated in 1954. Prior to becoming an actor, Rogers served in the United States Navy. Wayne Rogers death was on December 31, 2015.

    Wayne Rogers as Trapper John and Alan Alda as Hawkeye from the television program
    Wayne Rogers as Trapper John and Alan Alda as Hawkeye from the television program

    Movie Career

    In 1975, Rogers appeared in the NBC-TV movie “Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. The Ku Klux Klan” as an FBI agent. In 1980, he played Michael Stone in Top of the Hill. He also appeared in the miniseries Chiefs which aired in the 1980s.

    Actor Wayne Rogers and Alan Alda
    Actor Wayne Rogers and Alan Alda

    From 1979 to 1982, Rogers starred in House Calls, a series on CBS, He played Dr. Charley Michaels and starred together with Lynn Redgrave. In the latter part of the series, he starred with Sharon Gless. In 1996, Rogers appeared in “Ghosts of Mississippi” as civil rights attorney Morris Dees.

    Wayne Rogers with Sharon Gless
    Wayne Rogers with Sharon Gless

    M*A*S*H

    In his audition for M*A*S*H, Rogers’ original plan was to audition for Hawkeye Pierce. The character proved to be too cynical for him. He would later ask to screen test for the lighter character Trapper John.

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit
    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit

    Trapper and Hawkeye were to have equal importance as characters. However, Alan Alda, who played Hawkeye, was growing more popular with the show’s audience. Alda’s acting career and résumé already exceeded Rogers’ at this point.

    Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers
    Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers

    Financial Career

    During Wayne Rogers Mash, he was trying out the real estate and stock markets. He would eventually find success as an investor and money manager. He had regular appearances on the Fox Business Network cable TV news program Cashin’ In. The show was hosted by Fox News anchor Eric Bolling and features news regarding stocks investment.

    Wayne Rogers
    Wayne Rogers

    In August 2006, Rogers became part of Vishay Intertechcnology, Inc.’s board of directors. Vishay Intertechcnology, Inc. was a manufacturer of electronic components and semiconductors. He also served as the head of stock trading investment corporation Wayne Rogers & Co.

    Wayne Rogers
    Wayne Rogers

    Personal life

    In the late 1950s, Wayne Rogers wife Mitzi McWhorter tied the knot in 1960. They had two children, separated in 1979, and divorced in 1983.

    Wayne Rogers with Mitzi McWhorter and their children
    Wayne Rogers with Mitzi McWhorter and their children

    In 1988, Rogers married Amy Hirsh. Rogers made a home in Destin Florida in 2001. Rogers died on December 31, 2015. At the age of 82, he died due to complications of pneumonia. He followed fellow M*A*S*H cast member William Christopher, who died exactly one year before.

    Wayne Rogers with Amy Hirsh
    Wayne Rogers with Amy Hirsh

    Net Worth

    Wayne Rogers’s net worth is $75 million.