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Wayne Rogers Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much was Wayne Rogers worth? $75 million

How did Wayne Rogers earn his money and wealth?

Rogers performed on television in both dramas and sitcoms like Gomer Pyle, The Invaders, Gunsmoke, The F.B.I., Combat!,  Have Gun Will Travel, The Fugitive, U.S.M.C., and had a short supporting role in the movie Cool Hand Luke released in 1967. He played the role of Slim Davis on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow premiered in 1959. Rogers also portrayed a role in Odds Against Tomorrow, which won the nomination for a Golden Globe Award in 1960. The show was nominated for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. He did a cameo on an episode of the western Johnny Ringo.

Rogers featured along with Robert Bray and Richard Eyer in the Stagecoach West, a western series, which was aired on ABC for 1 year, from 1960-61. Rogers was appointed as Army Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt of United States in 1965, later of the Carlisle Indian School. In the series, Death Valley Days, in the episode “The Journey”. Robert J. Wilke played the role of Sergeant Wilks, who advocates a more strict treatment of Indian inmates than does Pratt. When Rogers was contacted for M*A*S*H, he planned to audition for the role of Hawkeye Pierce. He found the character too pessimistic, however, and asked to give audition for Trapper John, whose character was brighter. Rogers was informed that the characters of Trapper and Hawkeye have equal weightage.

This altered after Alan Alda, whose acting career and résumé was better and appealing than that of Rogers, was cast as Hawkeye and proved to be more popular with the viewers. Rogers liked working with Alda and the rest of the cast as a whole, but ultimately rubbed that the writers were devoting the show’s best challenging and cherishing moments to Alda. On the 30th Anniversary of M*A*S*H* in 2002, Rogers spoke on the conflicts between the Hawkeye and Trapper characters, saying, “Alan and I both used to discuss ways on how to differentiate the dissimilarities between the two characters as to where there would be an alteration. My character was a little more unwary than Hawkeye.”

Rogers also starred in several notable movies. In 1981 he starred in The Hot Touch. Rogers also did the role of Major Tony Nelson in the television series. In 1986, Rogers was appointed as a host for the CBS television series High Risk. He also featured as Walter Duncan in the movie Race Against the Harvest, released in 1987.

In 2005, Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rogers married actress Mitzi McWhorter in 1950 and divorced in 1983. Both had two children. Rogers later married Amy Hirsh in 1988. Rogers died in 2015 at the Age of 82 due to pneumonia.

What are the highest grossing movies of Wayne Rogers?

  1.     Ghosts of Mississippi (1996): $13,323,144
  2.     Dr. Sex (1964) The Glory Guys (1965)
  3.     Chamber of Horrors (1966)
  4.     Cool Hand Luke (1967) – $16.2 million
  5.     WUSA (1970)
  6.     Pocket Money (1972)

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