Wayne Rogers was an American actor and investor who amassed an estimated net worth of $75 Million during his lifetime. Best known for playing Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H from 1972-1975, Wayne Rogers amassed his fortune from acting and investing.
After retiring from acting, he turned his skills to real estate and the stock market as an investor and money manager, becoming an adept investor and money manager. Additionally, he provided expert testimony before the United States House Committee on Judiciary as an expert witness and often appeared as a guest expert witness on Fox TV stocks investment news program Cashin’ In.
Early Life and Education
Wayne Rogers was born in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Ramsay High School before enrolling at Princeton University to study history. At Princeton he became involved with Tiger Inn eating club and Theater Troupe known as Princeton Triangle.
He worked as a waiter, taxi driver and lifeguard before turning to acting. He studied acting tutor Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse as well as dance instructor Martha Graham.
After appearing in various films and television shows, he earned the role of Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H from 1972 to 1975. Additionally, he appeared as civil rights attorney Morris Dees in 1996’s Ghosts of Mississippi.
After his time on M*A*S*H, he played various other roles such as Angela Lansbury on Murder She Wrote; astronaut Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie… Fifteen Years Later (1985); anchoring CBS show High Risk as well as acting in various movies including 2014 crime drama Jamesy Boy.
Wayne Rogers has made appearances in many acclaimed movies and TV series, such as M*A*S*H, Pocket Money, Cool Luke Hand and The Invaders. Additionally, he appeared in City of Angels and House Calls TV series.
He has also performed other works such as voiceover for Ookla from Thundercats on TV. An excellent actor, he can play various types of roles.
Apart from acting, he has also dabbled in production work; producing movies such as Jamesy Boy. Furthermore, he was involved with investment ventures during the late ’80s; testing both real estate and stock markets while becoming an experienced money manager and investor. In this capacity, he testified before the US House Committee on the Judiciary in favor of keeping banking laws under the Glass-Steagall Legislation Act of 1933 intact.
Achievement and Honors
Wayne Rogers died on New Year’s Eve 2015 at age 82 in Los Angeles, California. Known best for his iconic role on M*A*S*H, Wayne Rogers also managed his own portfolio as an active stock and real estate investor and panel member on Fox News Channel’s Cashin’ In.
Rogers had many notable roles on various TV shows prior to being cast as Trapper John on M*A*S*H, including movies such as City of Angels and House Calls as well as regular appearances in Murder She Wrote recurring roles.
After leaving M*A*S*H, he worked as a financial manager. He was widely respected as an experienced investor in stocks and real estate markets; furthermore he actively donated much of his earnings to charities.
Wayne Rogers was an accomplished businessman who managed investments in real estate, restaurants, and convenience stores as well as earning substantial income through acting roles on television shows and movies.
He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and studied history before serving three years in the U.S. Navy. Later he took acting lessons with Sanford Meisner of Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater.
After appearing in several television sitcoms, Rogers achieved fame through his role as Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H from 1972-1975. The series ran until 1975.
Rogers was married for 23 years to Mitzi McWhorter and shared two children together before later marrying Amy Hirsh in 1988; unfortunately he passed away from complications of pneumonia on 31 December 2015.
Wayne Rogers amassed a fortune as both an actor and an entrepreneur. He owned and managed multiple businesses – such as his production company and investment advisory firm – while often making appearances on lecture circuits to share his expertise and strategies with fellow entrepreneurs and investors.
Rogers became widely recognized for his performance as Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H from 1972-1975; other popular shows he appeared in included Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C and Gunsmoke.
Rogers was born and educated at Ramsay High School before attending Princeton University to earn a degree in history. Following graduation, he joined the United States Navy before embarking upon his acting career.