Wayne Newton Biography (1942-)

Full name, Carson Wayne Newton; born April 3, 1942, in Roanoke, VA; son of Patrick (an auto mechanic) and Evelyn (maiden name, Smith) Newton; brother of Jerry Newton (a musician); married Elaine Okamura (an airline flight attendant), June 2, 1968 (divorced, July, 1985); married Kathleen McCrone (an attorney), April 9, 1994; children: Erin (a daughter). Politics: Republican. Addresses: Contact: c/o Flying Eagle, Inc., WNIFC, 290 Akron Rd., Lake Worth,FL 33467.; Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Singer, actor, entertainer
Birth Details
April 3, 1942
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Mark John Winters, 80 Steps to Jonah, Warner Bros., 1969
  • Voice, C'mon Babe (also known as Danke Schoen), 1988
  • Professor Joe Butcher, License to Kill (also known as License Revoked), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Julian Grendel, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Jackie Chrome, The Dark Backward, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991
  • Weldon, Best of the Best II, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Himself, Vegas Vacation (also known as National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation and National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation), Warner Bros., 1997
  • Elvis Is Alive! I Swear I Saw Him Eating Ding Dongs Outside the PigglyWiggly's, 1998
  • Boxing spectator, Ocean's Eleven (also known as 11 and O11), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Peter Mack, Who's Your Daddy? (video), Screen, 2003
  • Elvis Has Left the Building, Capitol, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Guest, The Wonderful World of Burlesque II, NBC, 1966
  • Host, One More Time, ABC, 1968
  • Host, Opryland U.S.A., NBC, 1973
  • Host, The Wayne Newton Special, NBC, 1974
  • Joys (also known as Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys"),1976
  • Happy Birthday, Las Vegas, ABC, 1977
  • Host, The Wayne Newton Special, ABC, 1982
  • Celebrities Offstage, The Nashville Network, 1990
  • Children's Miracle Network Telethon, syndicated, 1991
  • Spy Magazine's Hit List: The 100 Most Annoying and Alarming People andEvents of 1992 (also known as Spy Magazine 1992 and The Spy 100), NBC, 1992
  • A Branson Country Christmas, The Family Channel, 1993
  • Robert Schimmel: Guilty as Charged, Showtime, 1994
  • "Addicted to Fame," First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1994
  • A Night to Die For, 1995
  • Las Vegas, Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • "Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey," HBO Comedy Hour,HBO, 1997
  • Las Vegas on Ice, 1997
  • Feed the Children, 1997
  • Himself (cameo), Elvis Meets Nixon, Showtime, 1997
  • Diff'rent Strokes: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Andrew Dice Clay: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • ABC 2000: The Millennium, ABC, 1999
  • Wayne Newton: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Jenny Jones (documentary), Lifetime, 2000
  • Dana Plato: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment, 2000
  • Las Vegas-The American Fantasy (documentary), NBC, 2000
  • Burt Reynolds: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Jenny Jones: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Guest announcer, VH1 Divas Las Vegas, VH1, 2002
  • Appeared as a host in Red, White, and Wow! and A Christmas Card.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1990
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • The 1996 Billboard Music Awards, 1996
  • The 1997 Billboard Music Awards, 1997
  • The 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Speaker, The 38th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2003
  • Series
  • The Entertainer, E! Entertainment, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine, CBS, 1962
  • Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine, CBS, 1964
  • "Lucy Discovers Wayne Newton," The Lucille Ball Show, CBS, 1965
  • The Danny Kaye Show, CBS, 1965, 1966
  • The Benny Goodman Show, 1966
  • Andy, "The Unwritten Commandment," Bonanza, NBC, 1966
  • "A Christmas Story," Bonanza, NBC, 1966
  • "Lucy Sells Craig To Wayne Newton," Here's Lucy, 1968
  • Bonanza, NBC, 1968
  • "Lucy and Wayne Newton," Here's Lucy, 1970
  • Celebrities Offstage, The Nashville Network, 1990
  • Himself, "Viva Las Joey," Full House, ABC, 1990
  • Lawyer Brian Byrd, "The Gods Must Be Lawyers," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, "Vegas, Vegas," Roseanne, ABC, 1991
  • Country Music Spotlight, The Family Channel, 1994
  • Wink Barnum, "The Pit," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1994
  • Casino manager, "Viva Lost Wages," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1995
  • Doctor, "Secrets and Ellen," Ellen, ABC, 1996
  • The Real Las Vegas, 1996
  • Going Places, PBS, 1997
  • "Wayne Newton: The King of Las Vegas," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Harold Wicks, "They Eat Horses, Don't They?," Ally McBeal, 1998
  • Voice, Disney's Hercules, ABC/syndicated, 1998
  • Himself, The Pretender, NBC, 1999
  • "Vegas Baby," According to Jim, ABC, 2003
  • Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment, 2003
  • "Pros and Cons," Las Vegas, NBC, 2003
  • "A Salute to the USO!," War Stories with Oliver North, 2003
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004
  • "Fantasy Camp: Part 1 and 2," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2004
  • Larry King Live, CNN, 2004
  • "Waynes World," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2004
  • Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2005
  • Appeared in "Jack Discovers Wayne," The Jack Benny Program (also known as The Jack Benny Show), CBS and NBC; also appeared in The EdSullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS.
  • Miniseries
  • Major Thomas Turner, "North and South: Book Two," ABC Novels for Television, ABC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Opryland, 1973
  • August Gurino, Night of the Running Man, HBO, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Producer of Presidential Inaugural Celebration, CBS.
  • Series
  • Executive producer, The Entertainer, E! Entertainment, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Wayne Newton, Capitol, 1963
  • Danke Schoen, Capitol, 1963
  • Wayne Newton Sings Hit Songs, Capitol, 1964
  • Wayne Newton in Person!, Capitol, 1964
  • Summer Wind, Capitol, 1965
  • Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Capitol, 1965
  • The Old Rugged Cross, Capitol, 1966
  • Wayne Newton: Now!, Capitol, 1966
  • It's Only the Good Times, Capitol, 1967
  • The Best of Wayne Newton (compilation), Capitol, 1967
  • Song of the Year: Wayne Newton Style, Capitol, 1967
  • God Is Alive, Capitol, 1967
  • Walking on New Grass, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Records, 1967
  • Wayne Newton: The Greatest, Capitol, 1968
  • One More Time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Records, 1968
  • Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast, Chelsea, 1972
  • Can't You Hear the Song?, Chelsea, 1972
  • Pour Me a Little More Wine, Chelsea, 1973
  • While We're Still Young, Chelsea, 1973
  • Just a Closer Walk, Word Records, 1973
  • The Best of Wayne Newton Live (compilation), Chelsea, 1974
  • Everybody Knows Wayne Newton, RCA, 1974
  • Tomorrow, Chelsea, 1976
  • Christmas Everywhere, Chelsea, 1976
  • Change of Heart, Twentieth Century-Fox Records, 1978
  • Wayne Newton Live!, Musicor, 1978
  • The Best of Wayne Newton Now (compilation), Curb, 1985
  • Coming Home, Curb, 1989
  • Capitol Collectors Series (compilation), Capitol, 1989
  • Merry Christmas from Wayne Newton, Curb, 1990
  • God Is Alive, 1991
  • Rock of Ages, CEMA, 1992
  • Moods and Moments, Curb, 1992
  • A Merry Little Christmas, CEMA, 1992
  • Showstoppers, CEMA, 1992
  • Greatest Hits (compilation), Capitol, 1993
  • Christmas Songs, PSM, 1995
  • Ultimate (compilation), Bransounds, 1995
  • Danke Schoen & Other Hits, EMI-Capitol, 1996
  • Branson City Limits, Unison, 1998
  • Wild, Cool & Swingin', Capitol/EMI, 1999
  • Sings the Hits of the 70's, Varese Vintage, 1999
  • Danke Schoen/Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Collectables, 2003
  • Best Of, CEMA, 2003
  • In Person!, DRG, 2004
  • The Real Thing, Bear Family, 2004
  • Mr. Las Vegas!, Capitol, 2005
  • Other albums include Somewhere My Love and Songs for a Merry Christmas, both Capitol. Popular songs performed by Newton include "Danke Schoen," "Hearts," "Summer Wind," "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," "Dreams of an Everyday Housewife," and "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast."
  • WRITINGS
  • Autobiography
  • (With Dick Maurice) Once Before I Go, Morrow (New York City), 1989
  • Film Music
  • 80 Steps to Jonah, 1969

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Esquire, August, 1982
    • Insight, May 6, 1991, pp. 42-45
    • Interview, September, 1986, p. 241; June, 1990, p. 80
    • Newsweek, January 12, 1976; June 2, 1980
    • People Weekly, April 30, 1979; November 17, 1986; July 31, 1989, p. 74; April 25, 1994, pp. 108-111

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