May. 9th, 1918
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Mike Wallace's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2012 - Argo
2011 - Bill Cunningham New York
2011 - Reagan
2009 - Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
2008 - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
1992 - Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time
1972 - The Candidate
1957 - A Face in the Crowd
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Correspondent (segment "Classic: The Trashing of Clayton Hartwig")
Himself - Announcer
- Is portrayed by 'Mark Harelik' (qv) in _Hefner: Unauthorized (1999) (TV)_ (qv)
- He really wanted to be a radio broadcaster and applied for a position in Muskegon, Michigan upon graduation from University of Michigan. He was turned down. He then applied to WOOD in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was hired and so started his broadcasting career.
- In the early days of television, Mike Wallace appeared in TV commercials for Golden Fluffo Shortening.
- His oldest son, Peter, died in a mountain climbing accident in 1961; his second son, 'Chris Wallace (IV)' (qv), is also a news broadcaster.
- Longtime friend of 'Nancy Davis (I)' (qv), having known her well before she married 'Ronald Reagan (I)' (qv).
- Announcer on ABC and Mutual Radio's "Sky King" (1946-1954).