Dwayne Hickman (Actor) as Dobie - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
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Updated: 6/24/2007

Name: Dwayne Hickman

Born: May 18 1934 ins Angeles, California

Claim To Fame: While his first role was on 'The Bob Cummings' show, Dwayne is known to all of us as Dobie Gillis from the TV series, 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.'

Family Life: Joan Roberts (April 1983 - present) 1 child
Joanne Papile (March 1977 - 1981) (divorced)
Carol Christensen (March 1963 - 1972) (divorced) 1 son

Info: Dwayne is the younger brother of child actor Darryl Hickman, followed in his sibling's footsteps into acting appearing in such features as Captain Eddie (with Darryl) and playing the role of Nip Worden in The Return of Rusty.

Trivia: One of his earliest roles was an appearance in a 1942 'Our Gang' comedy.

Although at the show's debut his Dobie character was still a teenager in high school, Dwayne was already 25.

One of his co-stars in 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis' was Bob Denver (yes that's Gilligan) who was his sidekick, Maynard. Interestingly enough, Dwayne and Bob knew each other before this as they attended college (Loyola) together.

Worked for Howard Hughes in 1970 when he went to work for Hughes Tool Co. His job was not at the tool company but instead as a booking agent in Las Vegas for the Landmark Hotel.

Accomplished artist; has had many art gallery showings.

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Where Are They Now: After Dobie Gillis, Dwayne found himself stereotyped as a "youngster" just at the time of his life when he was too old to play any further such roles. He appeared in some minor
"beach" films and made an unsuccessful TV pilot for a program in which he was to play a young schoolteacher.

He did still work in the entertainment business but behind-the-scenes. As mentioned above as a booking agent in Vegas. He too became involved in several projects in production roles.

Later he became a programming executive at CBS, a role which he has since spoofed by appearing as such in several on-camera roles. He also worked as a director on various episodes of television series, and also portrayed Dobie in two TV reunions, 'Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis' and 'Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis.'

He wrote a book in the 1990's an autobiography is entitled "Forever Dobie."

While Dwayne does still act, there are just not many roles. He was last seen on the screen in 2005. Nowadays he is busy promoting his paintings at Gallery showings all around the country.

Upcoming Gallery Shows:
Friday and Saturday - August 10 and 11, 2007
Wildwood Gallery
40794 Village Drive
Big Bear, CA 92315

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Write To Dwayne Hickman:
Dwayne Hickman
PO Box 17226
Encino, CA 91416

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Official Website: www.dwaynehickman.com/


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