How To Use FameChain

Click on any name and see the family move.

Click any + signs to reveal more details.

Explore and click on any underlined fact.

Use search above to find other famous names.

Or Start a FameChain .

Wayne Rogers
Partners of 
Wayne Rogers

Trapper John McIntyre in the TV series M*A*S*H
Wayne Rogers

William Wayne McMillan Rogers III




7 Apr 1933


31 Dec 2015

Wayne Rogers Bio Details

Full name

William Wayne McMillan Rogers III





Date of birth

7 Apr 1933

Birth place

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA

Date of death:

31 Dec 2015

Place of death

Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA

Cause of death





Taxi Driver


US Navy (1954 - 1957)

Actor (1959)


Ramsay High School, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, United States

Princeton University, New Jersey, United States (Finished 1954)

Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, United States

When Rogers was studying acting he shared an apartment with Peter Falk, of Columbo fame.
After three years of playing Trapper John in M*A*S*H, Rogers left and was replaced by Mike Farrel playing B.J. Hunnicutt.  Roger's reason for leaving was that his contract had an 'old fashioned morals clause'.  However, this term wasn't fully defined and Rogers wasn't happy with his career being at the whim of whoever was running the studio.
Even after his death, a paternity suit filed by an actress who claims Rogers is the father of her son, Luigi Calabrese, continues.

Wayne Rogers Siblings

Loula Rogers


Partners of 
Wayne Rogers

Amy Rogers


1988 - 2015

Melinda Naud


1 child together

dated from 1978
until 1985

Mitzi McWhorter


2 children together

married 1960
divorce 1983

Wayne Rogers Children

Wayne Rogers Partner(s) Other Children

Bill Rogers

with Mitzi McWhorter

Laura Rogers

with Mitzi McWhorter

Luigi Calabrese

born 1985, age 32 (approx.)
with Melinda Naud

Wayne Rogers Family

Wayne Rogers's parents:

Wayne Rogers's father was William Rogers Jr. Wayne Rogers's mother was Lydia Rogers

Wayne Rogers's children:

Wayne Rogers's son is Bill Rogers Wayne Rogers's daughter is Laura Rogers Wayne Rogers's son is Luigi Calabrese

Wayne Rogers's former partners:

Wayne Rogers's former wife is Amy Rogers Wayne Rogers dated Melinda Naud Wayne Rogers's former wife is Mitzi McWhorter

Wayne Rogers's siblings:

Wayne Rogers's sister is Loula Rogers

Wayne Rogers FameChain Links

Hollywood Walk of Fame


Other people in this association:

Frank Sinatra 1960

Elizabeth Taylor 1960

Zsa Zsa Gabor 1960