Beloved actor and entrepreneur Wayne Rogers, best known for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre from 1972-1975 on the long-running CBS dramedy M.A.S.H. has died today following complications from pneumonia. His publicist confirmed the star’s death.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1933, he was a graduate of The Webb School in Tennessee and earned a history degree from Princeton, then served in the US Navy before embarking on his career as an actor. Acting on both television and film, among his early roles he played Slim Davis on the soap Search for Tomorrow in 1959, appeared on Odds Against Tomorrow in 1960, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
He also had recurring roles in City of Angels, House Calls, and Murder, She Wrote.
Aside from his work in television, Rogers was also a regular panel member on the Fox News Channel stock investment television program Cashin’ In, thanks to a hugely successful career as an investor, real estate developer, and money manager. He was also the head of Wayne Rogers & Co., a stock trading investment corporation.
Prior to becoming an actor, Rogers served in the United Stated Navy. He also had a history degree from Princeton University.
Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
The actor is survived by his wife, Amy, and his children Bill and Laura from his first marriage to actress Mitzi McWhorter. He is also survived by his four grandchildren: Alexander, Daniel, William and Anais.
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