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Ethan Wayne

Ethan Wayne
Born John Ethan Wayne
(1962-02-22) February 22, 1962
Encino, California USA
Years active 1970–2003
Spouse(s) Divorced
Parents John Wayne
Pilar Pallete
Relatives Patrick Wayne
Michael Wayne

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.

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. Subsequently, he went back to work as an actor. His next two major film appearances were in 1981, in the comedy Longshot, and the slasher film Scream. , 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 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.

He now manages John Wayne Enterprises ( and serves as the director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and created its Team DUKE fundraising program (

He is the brother of Aissa and Marisa, and the half-brother of Patrick, Toni, Melinda, and Michael Wayne.



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

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