Wayne Rogers

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William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (born April 7, 1933 in Birmingham , Alabama - † December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American actor . In German-speaking countries, he was as a performer of 'Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre' in the television series M * A * S * H known.


Rogers attended the Webb School at Bell Buckle , Bedford County , Tennessee . He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history in 1954 . He then served in the United States Navy and worked as a waiter and bouncer in New York in the 1960s before deciding to become an actor. He was influenced by his friend Peter Falk , who would later become the star of the Columbo series , with whom he shared an apartment.

He had his first leading role in the television series Stagecoach West, in which he played the cowboy 'Luke Perry'. Several movies followed before he was cast as 'Captain McIntyre' for M * A * S * H in 1972 . He assumed that he would be the star of the series. When it turned out in the episode that his colleague Alan Alda as 'Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce' moved more and more into the focus of the series, Rogers left the series after three seasons at his own request. According to reports from his M * A * S * H colleague Larry Linville , it also played a role in the fact that Rogers already made a lot more money doing financial business than working as an actor. He turned down the lead role in the spin-off Trapper John, MD .

Financial advice

When some of his acquaintances lost a lot of money to financial speculation in the 1970s, Rogers began to take an increasing interest in investment strategies. He founded the financial advisory firm "Wayne Rogers & Co.", with which he advised Peter Falk and James Caan , among others . He was very successful as a businessman and, among other things, was vice president of "Swifty Serve", a supermarket chain with more than 500 branches, produced several successful films and plays and owned his own winery . He was a regular at Cashin 'in on Fox News , where he gave investment advice.

Private life

From 1960 to 1983 Wayne Rogers was married to actress Mitzi Mcwhorter , with whom he had two children. In 1988 he married the television producer Amy Hirsh .



  • 1959: Odds Against Tomorrow (Odds Against Tomorrow)
  • 1960: Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV series)
  • 1965: The Glory Guys (The Glory Guys)
  • 1966: The Chamber of Horrors
  • 1967: The Indomitable (Cool Hand Luke)
  • 1972: Hydra Lost in Galaxy 4 (Doomsday Machine)
  • 1972–1975: M * A * S * H (TV series)
  • 1973: Two warriors on the move (Pocket Money)
  • 1976: Labyrinth of Death (The Murder Maze)
  • 1976: City of Angels (TV series)
  • 1976: November Plan (November Plan)
  • 1978: A man, a woman and a film in Paris (Once in Paris)
  • 1978: FBI: Attack on the Terror: The FBI vs. Ku Klux Klan
  • 1980: Reaching for the Stars (Top of the Hill) (TV split)
  • 1983: The Police Chiefs of Delano (Chiefs) (TV split)
  • 1984: He's fired, she's hired
  • 1985: The return of the enchanting Jeannie (I dream of Jeannie, 15 years later)
  • 1985: The Lady from Yesterday (Movie made for TV)
  • 1985: Killing Ocean
  • 1985: Six jazz musicians in three-four time (The Gig)
  • 1986: Hing, the girl from Cambodia (The Girl Who Spelled Freedom) (TV movie)
  • 1986: With the courage of despair (Race against the Harvest)
  • 1987: The Killing Time
  • 1988: Mother can't turn (Drop-out Mother)
  • 1988: Storms of the Heart ( Bluegrass , TV movie)
  • 1990: Disaster Flight 243 (Miracle Landing)
  • 1993: The Goodbye Bird
  • 1993–1995: Murder is Her Hobby (Murder, She Wrote) (TV series)
  • 1996: The assassination (Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • 1998: Jack the Ripper Lives (Love Lies Bleeding)
  • 1999: Diagnosis: Murder (Diagnosis Murder) (TV Series)
  • 2000: In the Labyrinth of Fear (Frozen with Fear)


  • 1964: Dr. sex
  • 1996: Happiness Has Seven Eyes (Money Plays)
  • 2003: Nobody Knows Anything!

Web links

Commons : Wayne Rogers  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Andrew Dalton: Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'MASH,' Dies at 82. In: ABC News. December 31, 2015, accessed January 1, 2016 .
  2. WalletPop interviews Wayne Rogers, M * A * S * H ​​* star, now a financial guru. January 13, 2010 (English).