Who is Patrick Wayne?
Patrick is an American actor known for his work in Western films and his association with his father, legendary actor John Wayne, having appeared in notable films such as “The Searchers” (1956), “The Alamo” (1960), and “Big Jake” (1971) in addition to numerous other projects on which he has worked in his career.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, Siblings, and Education
Patrick John Morrison was born on 15 July 1939, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Patrick is one of John Wayne’s four children from his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz, who was the daughter of Panama’s Consul General to the US. After completing high school, Patrick enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, from where he graduated in 1961, having been a member of the Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity.
Where is Patrick Wayne now?
Patrick has been away from the show business spotlight since the late ’90s. According to sources, he lives in Arizona.
Patrick embarked on his acting career at the age of 11, with his debut appearance as a boy in his father’s film “Rio Grande” (1950).
During the early stages of his career, Patrick took on minor roles in several films alongside notable stars. In “The Quiet Man” (1952), starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, he appeared as the uncredited “Boy on Wagon at Horse Race”. In “The Sun Shines Bright” (1953), directed by John Ford, he portrayed the uncredited role of a cadet. In “The Long Grey Line” (1955), featuring Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara, he played Abner ‘Cherub’ Overton. In “Mister Roberts” (1955), which starred Henry Fonda and James Cagney, he portrayed Booker.
Patrick also had an uncredited role in “The Conqueror” (1956), starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan, and appeared as Lt. Greenhill in the renowned film “The Searchers” (1956), once again directed by John Ford and featuring John Wayne in the lead role.
Continuing his career, Patrick collaborated closely with his father and other renowned actors of the period, further expanding his portfolio. In “The Alamo” (1960), he portrayed Captain James Butler Bonham alongside John Wayne. In “The Comancheros” (1961), credited as Pat Wayne, he played the role of Tobe, sharing the screen with John Wayne once again. In “Donovan’s Reef” (1963), he appeared as an uncredited Australian Navy Lieutenant. In “McLintock!” (1963), he starred as Devlin Warren alongside John Wayne. Other notable films in which Patrick appeared include “Cheyenne Autumn” (1964) as 2nd Lt. Scott, “Shenandoah” (1965) as James Anderson, “An Eye for an Eye” (1966) as Benny Wallace, and “The Green Berets” (1968) as LT Jamison, CEC, USN. He also had a recurring role as Howdy Lewis in the TV series “The Rounders”, for 17 episodes from 1966 to 1967.
Continuing his career, Patrick Wayne collaborated with renowned actors, and took on diverse roles in notable films. In “The Deserter” (1971), he portrayed Captain Bill Robinson in a story set during the American Civil War, with the film featuring Bekim Fehmiu and Richard Crenna. In “The Gatling Gun” (1971), he played Jim Boland, the story revolving around the invention of the famous weapon, starring Guy Stockwell and Woody Strode. In “Big Jake” (1971), he starred as James McCandles, a kidnapped boy’s father, alongside his father, John Wayne, in an action-packed Western adventure.
Rise to Stardom
Wayne continued to enjoy success throughout the 1970s, appearing in a number of popular films alongside notable stars. In “Beyond Atlantis” (1973), an adventure film directed by Eddie Romero, Patrick Wayne portrayed Vic Mathias, co-starring John Ashley, Leigh Christian and Sid Haig. Set in the Philippines, the story revolves around a group of explorers who stumble upon an ancient underwater city. As they search for hidden treasures, they encounter various dangers and face off against menacing creatures.
Moving on to “The Bears and I” (1974), a heartwarming family movie directed by Bernard McEveety, Patrick Wayne took on the role of Bob Leslie. In this endearing tale, Wayne’s character befriends a group of bears in the wilderness. As their bond grows, he becomes their protector, defending them from hunters who pose a threat to their lives.
In “The New Spartans” (1975), a comedic war film, Patrick Wayne played the memorable character Bigdick McCracken. Directed by Bob Kellett, the movie takes a satirical approach to the traditional war genre, following a group of eccentric soldiers stationed on a remote island during World War II, showcasing their unconventional antics and comedic misadventures. Alongside Wayne, the film stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin, renowned members of the British comedy group Monty Python.
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Next was “Mustang Country” (1976), a Western drama in which Patrick portrayed Tee Jay. Directed by John Champion, the film tells the story of a group of wild mustangs running free on the American plains. Wayne’s character becomes involved in a conflict between ranchers and conservationists, highlighting the struggle to protect these magnificent creatures.
In the TV movie “Yesterday’s Child” (1977), Patrick played the role of Sanford Grant, in the film directed by Ivan Dixon, which delves into a supernatural mystery. It follows a couple who, after losing their child in a tragic accident, encounters a young girl who claims to be their deceased daughter reincarnated. As they unravel the truth behind this inexplicable phenomenon, they confront their grief and search for solace.
Continuing with roles in television movies, Patrick appeared in “Flight to Holocaust” (1977, a dramatic TV movie directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, Wayne Les Taggart. The story revolves around a group of Holocaust survivors who, in their search for justice, plan a daring mission to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal.
In “The People That Time Forgot” (1977), a thrilling science fiction adventure film directed by Kevin Connor, Patrick starred as Ben McBride. Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the movie takes the audience on a journey to a lost world filled with prehistoric creatures and hostile tribes. Wayne’s character, along with a group of explorers, becomes trapped in this dangerous land and must fight for their survival.
Continuing his adventurous streak, Patrick Wayne took on the iconic role of Sinbad in “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” (1977). Directed by Sam Wanamaker, this fantasy film follows Sinbad’s quest to break an evil spell placed upon a prince who has been transformed into a baboon. Accompanied by his loyal crew, Sinbad faces formidable challenges and encounters mystical creatures in his journey to restore the prince to his human form.
In “The Last Hurrah” (1977), another TV movie, Patrick Wayne portrayed Robert “Bobby” Skeffington. Directed by Vincent Sherman, this political drama tells the story of a seasoned politician’s final campaign for re-election. Wayne’s character serves as a vital part of the campaign team, navigating the complex world of politics and dealing with personal conflicts along the way. The film, adapted from the novel by Edwin O’Connor, explores the power of charisma, the challenges of political life, and the changing dynamics of a community.
The ’80s and Later Work
Throughout the 1980s, Patrick Wayne made guest appearances in several prominent films and television series. In the 1985 Western comedy film “Rustlers’ Rhapsody”. Directed by Hugh Wilson, the movie parodied classic Westerns and the archetypal cowboy hero. Wayne’s Bob Barber is a singing cowboy who finds himself in a fictional Western town called Oakwood Estates.
One of his notable roles was in the beloved mystery series “Murder, She Wrote” (1987), starring Angela Lansbury. In an episode entitled “Murder, She Spoke”, portraying Randy Whitworth, a character connected to a murder investigation in a small town.
In the action-adventure series “MacGyver” (1988), Wayne appeared in the episode entitled “Collision Course” – alongside Richard Dean Anderson, Wayne portrayed Jeff Stone, who finds himself entangled in a dangerous situation.
Wayne also made a comedic appearance in the series “Sledge Hammer!” (1987) as Myles.
Before retiring, Patrick worked on a number of projects that complemented his legacy in Hollywood. From September to December 1990, Patrick Wayne served as the host of the television game show “Tic-Tac-Dough”. Patrick then made an appearance in the television series “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” in 1995, in the episode entitled “Manhunt”, he played Garrison, which revolved around the ongoing adventures of the Kwai Chang Caine lineage, combining action, martial arts, and philosophical themes.
In 1997 he appeared in the drama series “High Tide”, and made a guest appearance in the crime drama series “Silk Stalkings”. His last on-screen role was that year in the action-adventure film “Deep Cover”.
According to authoritative sources, Patrick Wayne’s net worth is estimated at $12 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Patrick Wayne was married to Margaret Ann Hunt from 1965 to 1978. They had three children before divorcing.
He married his second wife, Misha Anderson, in 1999; they met at a friend’s daughter’s wedding at the Sherwood Country Club, and are together to this day.