Wayne Rogers was a well-known American actor. He is best known for appearing as Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre in the TV series ‘M*A*S*H’ on CBS. Rogers was also a regular panel in ‘Cashin’ In’ on the Fox News Channel. He died in December 2015 with a career span of over four decades. Now let’s have a close look on Wayne Rogers’s net worth.
Wayne Rogers Early Life
William Wayne McMillan Rogers III was born on April 7, 1933, in Birmingham, Alabama.
He completed his schooling from The Webb School located in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. In 1954, he graduated with a degree in history from Princeton University. In there, he was a member of the eating club Tiger Inn and the Princeton Triangle Club. He has also studied acting in New York City’s The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.
In 1960, Wayne Rogers got married to Mitzi McWhorter, who was an actress. The couple divorced in 1983. In 1988, he got married to Amy Hirsh. They were together until his death in 2015. He has three children named Luigi Calabrese, Laura Rogers, and William Rogers IV.
Wayne Rogers died in December 2015, at the age of 84 after having complications from pneumonia. He died in Los Angeles, California.
Wayne Rogers Career
Wayne Rogers began his career by serving in U. S. Navy. He has appeared in many television series and films. He made his film debut by appearing in ‘Odds Against Tomorrow’ in 1959. In 1964, he was seen in ‘Dr. Sex’. A year later, he appeared in ‘The Glory Guys.’ This was followed by appearing in ‘Chamber of Horrors’ and ‘Cool Hand Luke.’
In the 1970s, he was seen in ‘WUSA’ and ‘Pocket Money.’ His big break came in 1975 when he became a cast member of the television series ‘M*A*S*H.’ He successfully went on to appear in the show for a total of 192 episodes.
In 1978, Rogers was seen in ‘Once in Paris…’. He was then seen as Danny Fairchild in ‘The Hot Touch.’ In 1985, he starred in the film ‘The Gig’ as Marty Flynn. He was then seen in ‘The Killing Time,’ ‘The Goodbye Bird,’ ‘Ghosts of Mississippi,’ and ‘Love Lies Bleeding.’
In the 2000s, he was seen in ‘Frozen with Fear’ and ‘Three Days of Rain.’ His last role in a film was in the 2003 movie ‘Nobody Knows Anything!’.
Awards & Achievements
In 1981, Wayne Rogers was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for his role in ‘House Calls.’ He was also nominated in the 2003 TV Land Awards for ‘M*A*S*H.’ In 2005, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth of Wayne Rogers
Wayne Rogers has an estimated net worth of more than $75 million. He made his fortune by appearing in various films and television shows in his career. He has also been a successful investor and money manager. In 2012, he became the spokesperson of a direct reverse mortgage lender called ‘Senior Home Loans’ based in Long Island, New York. He was also the board of directors of the Fortune 1000 manufacturer Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Wayne Rogers is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. During his career span of almost 45 years, he became one of Hollywood’s leading stars. He has also ventured into real estate and found considerable success in it. He was the principal owner of the barge company ‘Delta Pacific Transportation Co..’ After his death, he was entombed in Los Angeles’s Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Exactly a year after his death, his fellow co-star of ‘M*A*S*H’ died on the same date.