• Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA
• Net worth estimated to be over $15 million
• Second son of four children born to John Wayne and Josephine Alicia Saenz
• Appeared in numerous films and television shows, often collaborating with his father
• Married twice, has four children, and is active in supporting cancer research through the John Wayne Cancer Foundation

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Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1939
SpouseMisha Anderson, Peggy Hunt
FactWas offered the role of Superman in the Superman (1978) film but declined because of his father's cancer.
PaymentsEarned $10 from Rio Grande (1950)

Who is Patrick Wayne?

Patrick John Morrison was born on 15 July 1939, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is a retired actor, also known for being the son of famous actor John Wayne – real name Michael Morrison. Patrick was very active from the 1950s up to the 1990s, appearing in numerous films, in some of which he collaborated with his father.

The Wealth of Patrick Wayne

As of early-2020, Patrick Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be over $15 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry, working consistently for decades. He probably benefitted from the success of his father as well, including an inheritance as John had a net worth estimated to be over $50 million at the time of his passing.

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Early Life and Career Beginnings

Patrick grew up in Los Angeles, the second son of four children from John Wayne and his first wife Josephine Alicia Saenz. His mother was the daughter of the Consul General to the US in Panama. At a young age, he aspired to follow in the footsteps of his father, being one of the most successful actors during his time. He made his first collaboration with his father in “Rio Grande” when he was 11 years old, a western film which his father became known for, is a part of the cavalry trilogy by director John Ford.

A few years later he appeared in “The Quiet Man”, a romantic comedy film starring his father, Maureen O’Hara and Ward Bond.

The film is known for its depiction of the Irish countryside and was highly successful, winning two Academy Awards. Eventually, Patrick began working on other projects thanks to the help of John Ford, who had become a family friend of the Waynes. He appeared in “The Sun Shines Bright”, and then worked with his father once more in “The Searchers”.

Continued Acting Success

In 1955, Patrick worked on the television movie “Rookie of the Year”, which was another collaborative effort between him and his father. The film features Patrick as a talented prospect for professional baseball, but is the son of a former professional who was banned from Major League Baseball (MLB).

His father played the role of a sports journalist. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, and took a few years off from acting.

On his return, he appeared in another John Ford movie – “Flashing Spikes” – which follows the life of a former professional baseball player. In 1959 he started to build on his own identity, establishing himself as a star in “The Young Land”, which featured him alongside Yvonne Craig and Dennis Hopper. This was one of the few attempts he made at a leading role separate from his father. In the years after, he enlisted with the US Coast Guard and stopped his momentum in leading rules.

He eventually returned to films to support his father, including in “The Deserter”, “An Eye for an Eye” and “Cheyenne Autumn. He was also cast as the main star in “The Bears and I”.

Later Career

In the 1970s, Patrick became an established star in his own right, often appearing in science fiction films that established him as a mainstay of the genre. He also had other projects, starring in “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”, before working on “The People That Time Forgot”, which is based on the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. In 1979, he played the love interest of Shirley Jones’ character in the show “Shirley”, before venturing into hosting work.

Patrick Wayne

While doing these projects, he also took on guest roles – some of the popular programs he appeared in include “The Love Boat”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Fantasy Island”, and “Sledge Hammer!” In 1990, he became the host of the revival of the game show “Tic-Tac-Dough”, and remained active in acting as well as hosting up to his retirement in 1997. He was awarded the Almeria Tierra de Cine in Spain for his achievements in film, receiving the award due to his Spanish lineage from his mother’s side.

While he no longer takes acting projects due to his age, he is still a philanthropist.

Father – John Wayne

John Wayne grew up in Southern California, and was intent on pursuing a career in professional American Football at a young age. He was set to play college football with the University of Southern California, but his scholarship was withdrawn after he suffered an accident while bodysurfing. Dismayed, he discontinued his college education and then found a new passion in acting. He first began working for the Fox Film Corporation, mainly in support roles.

In 1930, he got his first lead role in “The Big Trail” which didn’t fare well in the box office, and the string of B-movies continued. Eventually, he established himself as a regular in Western films, elevating to stardom in “Stagecoach” which began his collaboration with John Ford. He ultimately appeared in over 140 films as the lead, with many of them set during the time of the wild west or the frontier. Some of his most notable projects include “Red River”, “True Grit”, “Rio Bravo”, and “The Longest Day”. For three decades, he remained a mainstay in top box office hits, and his achievements led to him being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Personal Life

Patrick married Peggy Hunt in 1965 after a few years in a relationship, and they stayed together for 13 years before divorcing. He remained single until 1999, when he married Misha Anderson. He has four children across his marriages. He is very active in supporting various efforts towards treating cancer, and is the chairman of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. This was because his father suffered from stomach cancer, and passed away from the disease at the peak of Patrick’s career. Before his death, his father was active in looking for possible cures for cancer.

General Info

Full NamePatrick Wayne
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1939
Height1.87 m
EducationBeverly Hills Playhouse Acting School, San Jacinto College, Joffrey Ballet, Waltrip High School, Harkness Ballet


SpouseMisha Anderson, Peggy Hunt
ChildrenMelanie Wayne, Michael Wayne, Anthony Wayne
ParentsJosephine Wayne, John Wayne
SiblingsEthan Wayne, Michael Wayne, Aissa Wayne, Mary Antonia Wayne LaCava, Marisa Wayne, Melinda Wayne Munoz


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
MoviesMcLintock!, Big Jake, The Searchers, The Alamo, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, The Comancheros, The Green Berets, The People That Time Forgot, The Young Land, Shenandoah, The Long Gray Line, Cheyenne Autumn, Rustlers' Rhapsody, Beyond Atlantis, An Eye for an Eye, The Bears and I, Her Alibi, The Ga...
TV ShowsThe Monte Carlo Show, Tic-Tac-Dough, Mr. Adams and Eve, Shirley, The Rounders, The New Tic Tac Dough, Tic Tac Dough (1990)

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Rio Grande (1950)$10


1[on his acting debut in "Rio Grande" in a 1985 interview] I was visiting my father on location. It was the first time I was able to do that, and my father asked if I'd like to be in the picture.. He told me, "You come in, put the water on, and they give you $10." There followed other films, and he considers his work in them as being comparable to a summer job. If my father had worked in a paint store, I might have been stocking the shelves.
2I don't know what it's like to be anyone else's son; it's the only life I have known.
3[In a 1985 interview] There were incredible privileges and experiences in my life that obviously other children did not enjoy. I mean traveling around the world and meeting not only people within the industry, but others who gravitated to him; Presidents, politicians, royalty. When I was with him, I was treated differently - just because I was John Wayne's son... When I was very young, I didn't understand that being his son was like an extension of meeting John Wayne. I was very suspicious of people, very confused. It was on reflection later that I realized what was going on.
4[In 1985] In acting, there is no perfect performance. To me, if you can do a perfect performance, then there is no reason to continue. There's always working to do better. I haven't accomplished everything I've wanted to,
5[In 1974] I don't think I'll ever be any more than a personality, but that's all right with me.


1Currently living in Arizonia [September 2016].
2Among the summer stock and dinner theater productions Wayne starred in included 'My Three Angels," "Angel on my Shoulder," "Romantic Comedy," "Come Blow Your Horn," and "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Burt Reynolds Theatre in Florida, which reunited him with Henry Brandon, his co-star in "The Searchers.".
3"Big Jake" was the ninth and last of his co-starring roles with his father.
4Fifteen year-old Wayne was big for his age and able to pass as a cadet in John Ford's "The Long Grey Line.".
5Met his second wife, Misha Anderson, at a mutual friend's daughter's wedding at the Sherwood Country Club.
6Stepson of Pilar Wayne.
7Nephew of Robert E. Morrison.
8Uncle of Brendan Wayne.
9Was offered the role of Superman in the Superman (1978) film but declined because of his father's cancer.
10Brother of Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne and Melinda Wayne
11Half-brother of Ethan Wayne, Aissa Wayne, and Marisa Wayne.
12Son of John Wayne and Josephine Alicia Saenz.




Shirley1979-1980TV SeriesLew Armitage
Texas Detour1978Clay McCarthy
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams1978TV Series
Three on a Date1978TV MovieRoger Powell
The Last Hurrah1977TV MovieRobert 'Bobby' Skeffington
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger1977Sinbad
The People That Time Forgot1977Ben McBride
Flight to Holocaust1977TV MovieLes Taggart
Yesterday's Child1977TV MovieSanford Grant
Mustang Country1976Tee Jay
The New Spartans1975Bigdick McCracken
Police Woman1974TV SeriesKevin Duffy
Marcus Welby, M.D.1974TV SeriesSergeant Buchanan
The Bears and I1974Bob Leslie
McCloud1974TV SeriesDeputy Morris Knowles
Beyond Atlantis1973Vic Mathias
The F.B.I.1968-1972TV SeriesAl Linden / Fred Bruno
Movin' On1972TV MovieClint Daniels
Big Jake1971James McCandles
The Gatling Gun1971Jim Boland
The Devil's Backbone1971Capt. Bill Robinson
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970TV MovieJames Caldwell (uncredited)
Love, American Style1970TV SeriesOliver (segment "Love and Grandma")
Sole Survivor1970TV MovieMac (as Pat Wayne)
All My Children1970TV SeriesCapt. Nils Lindstrom (1990)
The Green Berets1968Lt. Jamison
The Rounders1966-1967TV Series'Howdy' Lewis
An Eye for an Eye1966Benny Wallace (as Pat Wayne)
12 O'Clock High1966TV SeriesLieutenant Gabriel
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1966TV SeriesFraser
Branded1965TV SeriesCpl. Dewey
Cheyenne Autumn19642nd Lt. Scott
McLintock!1963Devlin Warren
Donovan's Reef1963Australian Navy Lieutenant (uncredited)
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesBill Riley
The Comancheros1961Tobe (as Pat Wayne)
The Alamo1960Capt. James Butler Bonham
Have Gun - Will Travel1960TV SeriesBen Huttner
The Young Land1959Sheriff Jim Ellison (as Pat Wayne)
Teenage Idol1958TV Movie
Mr. Adams and Eve1957TV SeriesWalter
The Searchers1956Lt. Greenhill (as Pat Wayne)
The Conqueror1956uncredited
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV SeriesLyn Goodhue
Mister Roberts1955Bookser (as Pat Wayne)
The Long Gray Line1955Abner 'Cherub' Overton
The Sun Shines Bright1953Cadet (uncredited)
The Quiet Man1952Boy on Wagon at Horse Race (uncredited)
Rio Grande1950Boy (uncredited)
Deep Cover1997Ray
Silk Stalkings1997TV SeriesHarmon Lange
High Tide1997TV Series
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1995TV SeriesGarrison
They Came from Outer Space1991TV SeriesLester Kerwick
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1989TV SeriesMichael Roberts
Her Alibi1989Gary Blackwood
Chill Factor1989Jerry Rivers
MacGyver1988TV SeriesJeff Stone
Out of This World1988TV SeriesRobby Jamison
Young Guns1988Patrick Floyd 'Pat' Garrett
Frank's Place1988TV SeriesBrandman Carr
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesRandy Witworth
Danger Bay1987TV SeriesMr. Cormier
Sledge Hammer!1987TV SeriesMyles
The Love Boat1979-1986TV SeriesJim Stanton / Mike Morel / Jeff Peterson / ...
Revenge1986VideoMichael Hogan
New Love, American Style1985TV Series
Rustlers' Rhapsody1985Bob Barber
Matt Houston1984TV SeriesJack Wolcott
Lottery!1983TV Series
Fantasy Island1981-1983TV SeriesFrancois / Major Wood / John Apensdale
Charlie's Angels1981TV SeriesSteve Walters
The Monte Carlo Show1980TV SeriesHost (1980)

Art Department

The High and the Mighty1954props assistant - uncredited


The Personal Property of John Wayne2011Video documentaryHimself
Machete Maidens Unleashed!2010DocumentaryHimself
Tournament of Roses Parade2009TV MovieHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Son of John Wayne
100 Years of John Wayne2007TV Short documentaryHimself
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Quiet Man: The Joy of Ireland2002Video documentary shortHimself
A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and the Searchers1998Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Tic Tac Dough1990TV SeriesHost
Super Password1985TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Body Language1984-1985TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Greats1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Password Plus1981TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1977-1980TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VII1979TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team (as Pat Wayne)
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651965TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Spirit of the Alamo1960TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Harryhausen Chronicles1998TV Movie documentarySinbad (uncredited)
John Wayne: On Board with the Duke1997Video documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976TV SeriesBob Leslie
Broken Sabre1965Corporal Dewey


Won Awards

1998Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1958Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleThe Searchers (1956)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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