Ethan Wayne

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Ethan Wayne
John Ethan Wayne Jr.

(1962-02-22) February 22, 1962 (age 57)
Years active1970–2003
Gina Rivadenegry
(m. 1989; div. 1990)
Parent(s)John Wayne
Pilar Pallete
RelativesMichael Wayne (half-brother)
Patrick Wayne (half-brother)

John Ethan Wayne Jr. (born February 22, 1962) is an American actor. The son of actor John Wayne and his third wife, Pilar Pallete, he grew up in Newport Beach, California, 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").

He played Little Jake, the grandson of his father's title character in Big Jake. Ethan started doing stunt work after the death of his father in 1979. His first film was The Blues Brothers. He then went back to work as an actor. His next two major film appearances were both in 1981, in the comedy Longshot, and the slasher film Scream.

Later works included a role, 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), 1987-88 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 appeared as an expert on John Wayne memorabilia on History Channel's Pawn Stars in the episode "Dog Day Afternoon" which aired January 14, 2014.[citation needed]


He now manages John Wayne Enterprises and serves as the director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and created its Team DUKE fundraising program.[citation needed]



  • B.J. and the Bear (1981) – episode – "S.T.U.N.T." – Eric Jeffery
  • Hollywood Greats (1984) – episode – "John Wayne" – himself
  • Knight Rider (1984) – episode – "Speed Demons" – Danny Duvall
  • The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1987) – five episodes – himself
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (1987–2003) – 41 episodes – Storm Logan
  • Jesse Hawkes (1989) – episode – "The Centurians"
  • The New Adam-12 (1989–1991) – episodes – Officer Matt Doyle
  • Missione d'amore (1992) – TV mini series – Giorgio
  • Piazza di Spagna (1993) – TV miniseries – Arnaldo
  • Beyond the Horizon (1994) – episode – "Más allá del horizonte" – Juan Pedraza
  • Suddenly Susan (1996) – episode – "The Me Nobody Nose" – Dr. Bryon Glaser
  • John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) – video documentary – himself
  • 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) – TV movie/documentary short – himself
  • The Personal Property of John Wayne (2011) – video documentary – himself
  • The Duke at Fox (2011) – documentary short – himself
  • Pawn Stars (2013) – episode – "Dog Day Afternoon" – himself
  • To Tell the Truth (2018) - Himself

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