Apr. 3rd, 1942
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Wayne Newton's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Smokin' Aces
2001 - Ocean's Eleven
1997 - Vegas Vacation
1993 - Best of the Best 2
1990 - The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
1989 - Licence to Kill
Guest TV Roles
Himself - The Singing Waiter
- The street leading to the front of Las Vegas' McCarran Airport has been called "Wyane Newton Boulevard" for over 20 years.
- 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].
- Was discovered by 'Jackie Gleason (I)' (qv).
- His signature song is "Danke Schoen" (German for "Thank You").
- One of only four people to ever be made an honorary Green Beret.
- He had #1 hit song on the American pop charts called "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast".
- 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.
- Met 'Elvis Presley' (qv) while the two were working at Paramount. They became close friends.