Apr. 3rd, 1942
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Wayne Newton's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil
2006 - Smokin' Aces
2001 - Ocean's Eleven
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
- Has been diagnosed with a viral infection to the heart, known as cardiomyopathy. Doctors told him that he should be recovered in two months' time [November 15, 2007].
- Newton and attorney wife Kathleen announced in April 2002 they are expecting a girl in May, and that they are using a surrogate mother to have this, their first child.
- His first daughter's name is Erin, with his first wife Elaine and a daughter Lauren Ashley with second wife Kathleen. His wife, Kathleen, is an attorney. They met following one of his performances.
- 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.
- Declared bankruptcy in 1992, yet was once listed in the Guiness Book as the world's highest paid entertainer.
- He had #1 hit song on the American pop charts called "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast".
- One of only four people to ever be made an honorary Green Beret.
- 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.