Went to college at Princeton University, where he acted with the Triangle Club.
After serving in the Navy, he was inspired to get back into acting by his roommate, Peter Falk.
Studied acting with Sanford Meisner and dance with Martha Graham.
Was the second of three actors to play the character "Trapper John." Elliott Gould played him first in the 1970 film M*A*S*H, and Pernell Roberts had the title role in the 1979-86 CBS series Trapper John, M.D.
Founded the investment firm Wayne Rogers & Company and has made numerous appearances on financial programs.
Was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
Amy Hirsh — Wife
Billy Rogers — Son
Laura Rogers — Daughter
Mitzi Rogers — Ex-wife
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States (BA in History, 1954)