Wayne Rogers (born in Birmingham, Alabama on 7 April 1933) is an American film and television actor, best known for playing the role of 'Trapper John' McIntyre in the long-running U.S. television series, M*A*S*H. He succeeded Elliott Gould, who'd played the character in the movie, and was succeeded later by Pernell Roberts on the M*A*S*H spin-off Trapper John, M.D..
Rogers is a graduate of the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He also graduated from Princeton University with a history degree in 1954, and served in the U.S. Navy before becoming an actor. He has been married twice; first from 1960 to 1979 (fathering two children), then to Amy Hirsh, from 1988 to the present.
Prior to the role of Trapper John, Rogers appeared on television in The F.B.I., Gunsmoke, and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and had a small role in the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke. Later he appeared as a Federal agent in the 1975 television movie Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan, and as civil rights attorney Morris Dees in 1996's Ghosts of Mississippi. He also starred in the 1979-1982 series House Calls with Lynn Redgrave, and guest-starred five times on Murder, She Wrote. He has served as an executive producer and producer in both television and film, a screenwriter, and a director.