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Born Dwyane Bernard Hickman on the 18th March 1934 in Los Angeles, California USA, he is a retired actor, probably still best known to the world as Chuck MacDonald in the TV series “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955-1959), and as Dobbie Gillis in the TV series “The Namy Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1959-1963), among many other differing appearances. His career was active from the mid- ‘40s until the mid- 2000s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dwayne Hickman is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Hickman’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned largely through his successful career as an actor. Aside from acting, Dwayne worked as executive for CBC and director, which also increased his wealth.

Dwayne Hickman Net Worth $500,000

Dwayne is the younger brother of child star Darryl Hickman; he went to Cathedral High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Loyola University. Although he wanted to become a Passionist priest he opted out from his own realisation.

Dwyane’s professional career began in 1942 with a role in the short comedy film “Melodies Old and New”, while three years later he featured in the Academy Award- nominated drama “Captain Eddie”, starring Fred MacMurray. He started building a name for himself during the ‘40s with roles in such productions as “The Secret Heart” (1946), and “The Boy with Green Hair” (1948), while in 1951 he appeared with his brother in the TV series “The Lone Ranger”; the two also featured together in an episode of the TV series “Men of Anapolis” in 1957. Two years prior, Dwayne was selected for the role of Chuck MacDonald in the TV series “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955-1959), which gained him national attention, and increased his wealth to a large degree.

Soon afterwards, he was cast in the lead role of Dobie Gillis in the TV series “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, which lasted from 1959 until 1963, and further increased his net worth. During the ‘60s, Dwayne portrayed several protagonists, mostly in comedies, such as “Ski Party” (1965), “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” (1965), and “We’ll Take Manhattan” (1967). From the end of the ‘60s, Dwayne’s interest in acting began to fade, and in the next decade he portrayed Dobie Gillis in the made-for-television film “Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis” in 1977, and also played Sgt. Ed Hutchins in the made-for-television film “Don’t Push, I’ll Charge When I’m Ready”. In the ‘80s he again played Dobie Gillis, this time in another TV movie “Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis”, released in 1988, and before his retirement in 2005, he played Brian Thursday in the film “Cops n Roberts” in 1995, then Tripp Mariens in the TV series “Clueless” (1996-1999), and a minor role of hotel receptionist in the film “Angels with Angels”.

Alongside his acting career, Dwayne also worked as a director, and has signed his name to episodes of such TV series as “Designing Women” (1989-1990), “Get a Life” (1990-1991), and “Sister, Sister” (1996), among others, which also added to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Dwayne has been married to actress Joan Roberts since 1983; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Carol Christensen from 1963 to 1972, with whom he has one child as well. Also, he was married to Joanne Purtle Papile from 1977 to 1981.

Net Worth $500,000
Date Of Birth May 18, 1934
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Profession Actor, Soundtrack, Director
Education Loyola Marymount University
Nationality American
Spouse Joan Roberts (m. 1983), Joanne Papile (m. 1977–1981), Carol Christensen (m. 1963–1972)
Children John Christensen Hickman, Albert Thomas Hickman
Siblings Darryl Hickman
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382722/
# Quote
1 [on Robert Cummings]: I was very green and I learned a great deal from him. He was like a mentor. He taught me everything and a lot of people say, “I acted like him,” which I probably did because he was telling me how to do it, and I was kind of imitating somewhat. But no, I learned a great deal and I probably never gotten Dobie without Cummings. He was a very talented man, a big star, a big movie star!
2 [on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Robert Cummings, who played Bob Collins]: I loved Bob, he was wonderful, he took me aside, and he said, “You know, Chuck” [he always called me Chuck], I don’t think he knew my name. But anyway, he called me Chuck, and he said, “You have a wonderful opportunity here to go to school, and learn comedy from me.” But he was right, “You’re getting paid to go to school, on comedy.” And you know, we had run-ins every year.
3 [on Warren Beatty]: Warren Beatty has always acted like a Movie Star even when no one knew who he was. I think that he denies being on the show because he didn’t want anyone to think he began on television, If he ever decides to run for President of the United States, that would be interesting. In a Dobie episode, we ran against one another for class president — I don’t remember now who won!
4 [on Dobie Gillis as the “original yuppie”]: His only ambition was to have a girlfriend, a car and money. He represents the morality of the 50’s.
5 [on his best-known character]: Dobie was so well written and so ahead of its time. The spinning frames, the short clipped scenes, the rapid-fire delivery – it was the MTV of its time. Breaking the fourth wall and having Dobie talk to the audience was ground-breaking.
# Fact
1 Is a critically acclaimed artist; has had many gallery showings. His paintings are represented in galleries across the country and held in many corporate and private collections.
2 Best known by the public for his roles as Chuck MacDonald on The Bob Cummings Show (1955) and for his starring role as the title character on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959).
3 His acting mentor was the late Robert Cummings.
4 His wife, actress Joan Roberts, is a successful voice over performer.
5 Attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, but did not graduate.
6 Attended and graduated from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California (1952).
7 Ex-brother-in-law of actress Pamela Lincoln. Brother-in-law of Lynda Farmer Hickman.
8 Younger brother of actor Darryl Hickman (The two appeared together in Captain Eddie (1945)).


Title Year Status Character
Angels with Angles 2005 Maynard G Gillis
Surviving Gilligan’s Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History 2001 TV Movie Network Executive #1
Clueless 1996-1999 TV Series Tripp Mariens
A Night at the Roxbury 1998 Fred Sanderson
Cops n Roberts 1995 Brian Thursday
Murder, She Wrote 1990 TV Series Brian Thursdan
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis 1988 TV Movie Dobie Gillis
High School U.S.A. 1983 TV Movie Mr. Plaza
Don’t Push, I’ll Charge When I’m Ready 1977 TV Movie Sgt. Ed Hutchins
Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? 1977 TV Short Dobie Gillis
Ellery Queen 1976 TV Series Linville Hagen
Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1975 TV Series Sergeant Orkin
Karen 1975 TV Series Don
Love, American Style 1969-1973 TV Series segment “Love and the Persistent Assistant” / Ira segment “Love and the Topless Policy” / Ray segment “Love and the Phone Booth”

– Love and the Clinical Problem/Love and the Eat’s Cafe/Love and the Last Joke/Love and the Persistent Assistant/Love and the Unsteady Steady 1973 … segment “Love and the Persistent Assistant”

Mod Squad 1969 TV Series Russ Pardee
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1969 TV Series Jack Crandall
My Friend Tony 1969 TV Series
The Flying Nun 1969 TV Series Randy Putnam
Missy’s Men 1968 TV Movie
Insight 1968 TV Series Lee
Ironside 1968 TV Series Archie Bass
Vacation Playhouse 1964-1967 TV Series Lennie / Joe Hannon
We’ll Take Manhattan 1967 TV Movie Lucas Greystone
Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding! 1967 Hank Judson
Combat! 1966 TV Series Corey
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1965 Todd Armstrong
Sergeant Dead Head 1965 Dwayne
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 Ricky
Ski Party 1965 Craig Gamble
Cat Ballou 1965 Jed
Wagon Train 1964 TV Series Clay Shelby
The Greatest Show on Earth 1964 TV Series Dr. Gregg Blakeley
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1959-1963 TV Series Dobie Gillis
1001 Arabian Nights 1959 Aladdin (voice)
The Bob Cummings Show 1955-1959 TV Series Chuck MacDonald / Chuck Collins / Chujck MacDonald
Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 Grady Metcalf
Men of Annapolis 1957 TV Series David
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1956 TV Series Chuck
The Lone Ranger 1951-1955 TV Series Johnny Barton / Young Don Lindon
Waterfront 1955 TV Series Davie Bender
Lux Video Theatre 1954 TV Series Charlie
The Loretta Young Show 1954 TV Series College Boy
Public Defender 1954 TV Series Kenny Higgins
The Happy Years 1950 Fred ‘Happy’ Mather (uncredited)
Rusty’s Birthday 1949 Nip Worden (uncredited)
Mighty Joe Young 1949 Boy (uncredited)
Rusty Saves a Life 1949 Nip Worden (uncredited)
The Sun Comes Up 1949 Hank Winter (uncredited)
The Boy with Green Hair 1948 Joey
Rusty Leads the Way 1948 Nip Worden (uncredited)
My Dog Rusty 1948 Nip Worden (uncredited)
Her Husband’s Affairs 1947 Boy (uncredited)
Heaven Only Knows 1947 Heavenly Pageboy (uncredited)
The Son of Rusty 1947 Nip Worden (uncredited)
For the Love of Rusty 1947 Doc Levy Jr. (uncredited)
The Secret Heart 1946 Chase as a Child
Faithful in My Fashion 1946 Eddie – Boy Musician (uncredited)
The Return of Rusty 1946 Bobby
The Hoodlum Saint 1946 Johnny Ryan (uncredited)
Captain Eddie 1945 Louis Rickenbacker
Melodies Old and New 1942 Short unconfirmed


Title Year Status Character
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 performer: “If It’s Gonna Happen” – uncredited
Ski Party 1965 performer: “Paintin’ the Town”
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1959-1963 TV Series performer – 22 episodes
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Sister, Sister 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Harry and the Hendersons 1992 TV Series 2 episodes
Head of the Class 1991 TV Series 1 episode
Get a Life 1990-1991 TV Series 3 episodes
Designing Women 1989-1990 TV Series 3 episodes
Open House 1989 TV Series 2 episodes
Charles in Charge 1989 TV Series 1 episode
Duet 1989 TV Series 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis 1988 TV Movie producer


Title Year Status Character
Unstoppable 2015 Documentary Dwayne HIckman
TV Land Confidential 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Himself – Interviewee / Himself
Paul Henning & The Hillbillies 2005 Video documentary Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself / Interviewee
CBS: The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Marilu 1994 TV Series Himself
King B: A Life in the Movies 1993 Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself
Match Game 73 1975 TV Series Himself – Panelist
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself
You Don’t Say 1966 TV Series Himself
I’ll Bet 1965 TV Series Himself
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Himself
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself – Guest Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
Here’s Hollywood 1960 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series Himself – Actor / Singer
About Faces 1960 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The Juke Box Jury 1959 TV Series Himself

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards New Faces, Male 4th place.

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