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
- Met 'Elvis Presley' (qv) while the two were working at Paramount. They became close friends.
- 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.
- Declared bankruptcy in 1992, yet was once listed in the Guiness Book as the world's highest paid entertainer.
- 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.
- (28 April 1999) Singer 'Tony Orlando (I)' (qv) sued him for locking him out of the Branson, Missouri night club that the two co-owned.
- 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 mother was of German/Cherokee Indian and father of Irish/Powahatan Indian background.
- The street leading to the front of Las Vegas' McCarran Airport has been called "Wyane Newton Boulevard" for over 20 years.