Apr. 3rd, 1942
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Wayne Newton's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil
1997 - Vegas Vacation
1995 - Night of the Running Man
1991 - The Dark Backward
1990 - The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
1989 - Licence to Kill
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Presented a prestigious award at the July 2006 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress in Washington DC for his work with the USO.
- Met 'Elvis Presley' (qv) while the two were working at Paramount. They became close friends.
- His role as "Professor Joe Butcher" in _Licence to Kill (1989)_ (qv) was the fulfillment of an old ambition: to participate in a "James Bond - 007" movie.
- He had #1 hit song on the American pop charts called "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast".
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6909 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- Because he had a high pitched voice, many joked (wrongly) that he was effeminate or even gay. Newton once threatened 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv) over jokes Carson told attacking his manhood. Carson stopped telling the jokes.
- His signature song is "Danke Schoen" (German for "Thank You").
- daughter Lauren Ashley born on April 29th 2002.