The 82 year old actor died of complications from pneumonia.
Though his acting career actually started back in the 50s with a role on the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, many of us were first introduced to Wayne Rodgers as “Trapper” John McIntyre in TV’s M*A*S*H. He played the character from 1972 to 1975. In 1976, he appeared in another TV series City of Angels as Jake Axminster. In 1979 to 1982 he was once again a “doctor” taking on the role of Dr. Charley Michaels in House Calls. A role which garnered him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Musical/Comedy in 1979. In fact his acting career was full through 2003 with a variety of parts in both TV and flim, according to IMDB.
What you may not know is the actor Rogers became a successful businessman — founding an investment strategy firm, a production company, and evena financial commentator for Fox News Channel. He graduated from Pinceton with a degree in History, was in the Navy before his acting carrer and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005
Rogers is survived by his wife, Amy, and his children Bill and Laura from his first marriage, and his four grandchildren: Alexander, Daniel, William and Anais.