Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton

  • Highest Rated: 82% Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Best of the Best 2 (1993)
  • Birthday: Apr 3, 1942
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Aptly nicknamed "Mr. Vegas" for his constant presence in Glitter Gulch, master showman Wayne Newton swept audiences off their feet for many a decade with a slick crooning style modeled upon such influences as Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin (one of Newton's personal mentors). Newton distinguished himself, however -- at least in the early years -- via his unusually high vocal register and his choice of material; he took such numbers as "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and the seminal "Danke Schoen" and made them synonymous with himself. In his prime, Newton reportedly commandeered up to a million dollars per month for his live shows (to say nothing of his recordings), and bought up a healthy amount of property in Las Vegas, including the Aladdin Casino. Cinematically, Newton debuted on an absurd note, with the lead role in the critically reviled Gerd Oswald musical 80 Steps to Jonah (1969) -- playing a convict on the lam who flees from the law and ends up at a camp for blind children. That picture bombed, effectively convincing Newton to place a greater emphasis on singing than acting, but by the early '90s, he began cropping up in Hollywood films once again, this time with more respectable cameo roles in such films as The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Vegas Vacation (1997), and Ocean's Eleven (2001). In the fall of 2007, the ABC network tapped Newton to perform as one of the celebrity dancers on the fifth season of its competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars, opposite dancer Cheryl Burke.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

15% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Himself 2016
No Score Yet Getting Back To Zero Actor 2013
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Johnny 10-Strings $10.2M 2011
No Score Yet 40 West Sankey 2011
30% Smokin' Aces Himself $35.7M 2007
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building Himself 2004
82% Ocean's Eleven Himself $183.4M 2001
No Score Yet Elvis Is Alive Actor 2001
No Score Yet Elvis Meets Nixon Himself 1998
13% Vegas Vacation Himself 1997
No Score Yet Night of the Running Man August Gurino 1995
10% Best of the Best 2 Weldon 1993
45% The Dark Backward Jackie Chrome 1991
29% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Julian 1990
76% Licence To Kill Joe Butcher 1989
No Score Yet Rock & Roll Call Actor 1984
No Score Yet Wayne Newton at the London Palladium Actor 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2013
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing Performer
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Himself
  • 2006
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Himself
  • 2004
No Score Yet My Wife and Kids
2001-2005
Himself
  • 2004
80% Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital'
2004
Handlemann
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2004
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Himself
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
Doctor
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Casino Manager
  • 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1994
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Himself
  • 1991
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
Himself
  • 1990
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Andy Walker Andy
  • 1966

QUOTES FROM Wayne Newton CHARACTERS

Prof. Joe Butcher
Bless your heart!