MICHAEL WAYNE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Michael Wayne was born on November 23rd, 1934 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Michael Anthony Morrison. His was born to parents, John Wayne an actor and Josephine Alicia Saenz. He had three siblings, Patrick, Toni and Melinda.
Wayne graduated from Loyola University of California in 1956 earning a business degree and served in the United States Air Force Reserves. He first developed an interest in the performing industry when he served as a production assistant during the filming of a John Ford film in 1951 called, "The Quiet Man" (1952) in which his father starred in.
This lead him to a career in the industry working with his father on, "The Alamo" (1960) followed by being a producer on, "McLintock" (1963). As his career progressed he produced a number more films such as, "Brannigan" (1975), "The Green Berets" (1968), "Big Jake" (1971) and "The Train Robbers" (1973).
Along with working as a producer he did act in a total of four films, "The Quiet Man" (1952), "The Conqueror" (1956), "Rapid Fire" (1989) and "The Lost Platoo" (1991).
When he lost his father to cancer in 1979, he took over a lot of his fathers business handlings such as movie distribution, merchandising his fathers image as well as real estate and a number of other investments.
Wayne also served as chairman of the board of the John Wayne cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center. Michael Wayne married only one time to Gretchen Wayne in 1958 and they had five children together, Christopher, Alicia, Josephine, Maria and Teresa, before he passed away on April 2nd, 2003 in Burbank, California from heart failure which was a result of suffering from lupus at the age of sixty eight.
1991 The Lost Platoo
1989 Rapid Fire
1956 The Conqueror
1952 The Quiet Man