Where Is He Now: Dwayne Hickman (Actor) as Dobie - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
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
Trivia: One of his earliest roles was an appearance in a 1942 'Our Gang'
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.
Where Is He 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
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
40794 Village Drive
Big Bear, CA 92315