Wayne Rogers

  • Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Died: December 31, 2015
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Writer, Director
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  • 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)