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
- 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.
- Declared bankruptcy in 1992, yet was once listed in the Guiness Book as the world's highest paid entertainer.
- 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 was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6909 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- Was discovered by 'Jackie Gleason (I)' (qv).
- 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").
- 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.