Patrick Wayne: All About John Wayne’s Son

Patrick Wayne

When your name is mentioned alongside your father’s name and your father is terrific at what he does, then you have struck more than a chord in your chosen career. Patrick Wayne has made a name in the acting industry, just like his father John Wayne. He has also made headlines in other areas of his life. Here is a look back to his career and personal life.

Patrick Wayne:  Age and father

Patrick Wayne was born in Los Angeles on July 15, 1939, to actor and filmmaker John Wayne who was a box office magnet for three decades when he was alive. His mother Josephine Alicia Saenz was the daughter of Panama’s Consul General to the U.S. Patrick has three siblings excluding his half-siblings from his father’s other marriages. His brother Michael Wayne is a film producer while his half-brother Ethan Wayne is an actor.

After he completed his high school, he attended Loyola Marymount University, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity until his graduation in 1961. However, before he embarked on his educational journey, he had already started making movies at the age of 11 years, registering his debut in his father’s film “Rio Grande”. He made a total of eleven films with his father’s death snatched John Wayne at the age of 72 years on June 11, 1979, in Los Angeles, California.

Patrick Wayne is 80 years old

Patrick Wayne: Career

After making his acting debut when he was 11 years of age, he got more acting chances to appear in some films in the 1950s like the romantic comedy film “The Quiet Man” directed by a family friend John Ford who knew his job very well. Patrick also appeared in the drama film “The Sun Shines Bright” and “The Searchers”.

Between 1957 to 1958, Patrick Wayne played the role of Walter on the CBS sitcom “Mr. Adams and Eve”, starring Howard Duff and Ida Lupino as a fictitious acting couple living in Beverly Hills. While his acting career was just kicking up, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1961, later serving as a tour of duty.

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In 1966, he appeared alongside Ron Hayes and Chill Wills in the 17-episode ABC comedy-western series “The Rounders”. The series is based on the 1965 Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda film of the same name. Patrick has a busy ‘70s and ‘80s as he made so many movies.

He appeared in an episode of ABC crime drama television series “Charlies Angels” as Steve Walters. Patrick also played a role in the crime drama television series “Murder, She Wrote” on CBS Network. Later in his acting career, he became a show host as he hosted the game show “The Monte Carlo Show”.

He was also used to revamp the dead game show “Tic-Tac-Dough” on NBC. In December 2015, he was awarded the prize “Almeria Tierra de Cine” in Almeria, Andalucia for his long career in the cinema, during which he announced that he is half-Spanish because his maternal grandparents were born in Madrid.

Patrick Wayne is the chairman of the John Wayne Cancer Institute.


Glamorous marriages and messy divorce are not new in entertainment. People fall out of love just the same way they fell in, and it normal. For Patrick, his first marriage was on December 11, 1965, to a lady named Peggy Hunt after one year of courting her. Their marriage lasted for 12 years as they divorced in 1978. There were no children from this marriage.

Patrick remained single for more than one decade before he decided to give marriage a second try. This time, he married Misha Anderson on 8th May 1999 after they dated for a year. The union was strong as they stayed married for 20 years. In 2015, the marriage ended in a divorce. There are no reports about the couple welcoming kids in the marriage.

Patrick has not since remarried after his last divorce. Considering the long time it took him before he decided to marry for the second time, fans might have to wait a bit longer as no one knows for sure if he is thinking about getting married again.

Net worth

Patrick Wayne was born to make movies. His father John Wayne might have flirted with different career sets like playing professional football before injury forced him to become an actor; Patrick was born to make movies.

He has appeared in many films and television series for five decades. According to celebritynetworth, Patrick Wayne has a net worth of 12 million dollars. He’s old and rich.

Where is Patrick Wayne Now?

So many actors retire and move into a nursing home while some retire to go enjoy the money they made during their active career. Patrick Wayne pulled down his acting curtains since 1997 and moved to his home in Arizona where he could be watching the news about what is happening at the White House.

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