Patrick John Morrison
July 15, 1939
(m. 1965; div. 1978)
Josephine Alicia Saenz
|Relatives||Michael Wayne (brother)|
Ethan Wayne (half-brother)
Jennifer Wayne (niece)
Patrick John Morrison (born July 15, 1939), better known by his stage name Patrick Wayne, is an American actor. He is the second son of movie star John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz. He made over 40 films, including eleven with his father.
Later in his career, Wayne became a television host with the 1980 variety program The Monte Carlo Show and the 1990 revival of Tic-Tac-Dough.
Born in Los Angeles, he is one of John Wayne's four children by his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz, daughter of Panama's Consul General to the U.S. He adopted his father's stage surname, Wayne. He made eleven movies with his father: Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The High and the Mighty (1954) - as a props assistant, The Conqueror (1956), The Searchers (1956), The Alamo (1960), The Comancheros (1961), Donovan's Reef (1963), McLintock! (1963), The Green Berets (1968) and Big Jake (1971).
Patrick made his film debut at age 11 in his father's film Rio Grande. He followed that with films directed by John Ford: The Quiet Man (1952), The Sun Shines Bright (1953), The Long Gray Line (1955), Mister Roberts (1955) and The Searchers (1956).
Other television work included the baseball teleplay Rookie of the Year (1955), directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, and Flashing Spikes (1962), a baseball television anthology installment directed by Ford and starring James Stewart, with John Wayne in an extended cameo role. Patrick Wayne played similar roles in both shows as baseball players.
Following high school, Patrick attended Loyola Marymount University, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity; he graduated in 1961. During this time, he struck out on his own to star in his own film The Young Land (1959). He supported his father in The Alamo, Donovan's Reef, McLintock! and The Green Berets. He also appeared in Ford's sprawling epic Cheyenne Autumn (1964), as James Stewart's son in Shenandoah (1965), in An Eye for an Eye (1966), The Deserter (1971), and in a lead role in The Bears and I for Walt Disney (1974). Patrick also served a tour of duty with the United States Coast Guard from 1961 to 1965.
Following work on his father's 1971 film Big Jake, Wayne earned recognition in the sci-fi genre. His career peaked in the late 1970s in the popular matinee fantasy Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), then in The People That Time Forgot (1977). Wayne also screen-tested for the title role of Superman. He co-starred as a romantic love interest to Shirley Jones in the brief TV series Shirley (1979). He was the host of The Monte Carlo Show in 1980 and occasionally worked on game shows and syndicated variety series.
Wayne had many appearances on popular television series of the 1970s and 1980s, including Fantasy Island (1978), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Charlie's Angels (1976), Sledge Hammer! (1986), and The Love Boat. Wayne appeared in the movie Young Guns (1988) as Pat Garrett. He also did a comic turn in the Western spoof Rustler's Rhapsody (1985).
Wayne served as the host of the 1990 revival of the game show Tic-Tac-Dough.
In 2003, Wayne became chairman of the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
In December 2015, Wayne travelled to Spain to receive the prize Almeria Tierra de Cine in Almeria, Andalucia for his long career in the cinema, and in his acceptance speech he noted that his maternal grandparents were born in Madrid and that he is half Spanish.
Wayne is retired from acting and lives in Arizona.