Wayne Rogers

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Wayne Rogers

Rogers as Trapper John in M*A*S*H, 1972
Born William Wayne McMillan Rogers III
April 7, 1933(1933-04-07)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Died December 31, 2015(2015-12-31) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, investor, television personality
Years active 1959–2015
Spouse Mitzi McWhorter (1960–1983)
Amy Hirsh (1988–2015)

William Wayne McMillan Rogers III[1] (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American television and movie actor. He played the role of "Trapper" John McIntrye on the TV series M*A*S*H. (The role was played by Elliott Gould in the 1970 movie version and Pernell Roberts on the 1979-1986 TV show, Trapper John MD). He left the show in 1975 and was replaced by Mike Farrell as BJ Hunnicutt. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history and served in the Navy before becoming an actor.

Since retiring from acting, Rogers works as an investor and appears on many financial news shows.

Rogers died from complications of pneumonia in Los Angeles, California on December 31, 2015 at the age of 82.[2][3]

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