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|Born||John Ethan Wayne
February 22, 1962
Encino, California USA
John Ethan Wayne, better known by his stage name Ethan Wayne (born February 22, 1962 in Encino, California, also billed under his given name) is an American actor, son of actor John Wayne and his third wife Pilar Pallete Wayne. Ethan grew up in Newport Beach where he shared his father's love of the ocean and outdoors. His name was chosen in direct relation to John Wayne's character in The Searchers, Ethan Edwards.
Ethan started doing stunt work after the death of his father in 1979, his first film was The Blues Brothers, then went on to work as an actor. His first two major film appearances were in 1981, in the comedy Longshot, and the slasher film Scream. He played Little Jake in his father's film Big Jake, in the NBC TV movie The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, as Edward Taylor in 1986, Storm Logan on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (with Robert Mitchum's granddaughter Carrie Mitchum, whom he had met on the Big Jake set), 1987 through 1988 which led to a lot of work overseas, and his role as Officer Matt Doyle on The New Adam-12 (Universal Studios) 1989 through 1991.
He now manages John Wayne Enterprises (www.johnwayne.com) and serves as the Director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and created its Team DUKE fundraising program (www.teamduke.org).
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