About Michael Anthony Morrison
Michael Anthony Morrison, known professionally as Michael Wayne, was an American film producer and actor, and the eldest son of legendary Hollywood actor John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz. Wayne began his film career as a production assistant on the set of the John Ford film The Quiet Man in 1951. He joined his father’s film production company, Batjac Productions, for Alamo (1960) and became line producer for McLintock! (1963) and producer on many other John Wayne vehicles including Big Jake (1971) and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973).
Wayne, who developed the reputation of being a good businessman, served on the board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and was The John Wayne Foundation's president and chairman of the board. Following the death of his father in 1979, Wayne worked to retain control of his father's estate and film legacy as the head of Wayne Enterprises. He also was founder and chairman of the board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center.
Along with his wife Gretchen, Wayne raised five children, son Christopher and daughters Alicia, Josephine, Maria, and Teresa. He died at the age of 68 of heart failure as the result of complications from lupus.
The Quiet Man (1952) (uncredited) .... Teenage boy at races
The Conqueror (1956) (uncredited) .... Mongol guard
The Alamo (1960) Associate Producer
McLintock! (1963) Producer
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Co-Producer
The Green Berets (1968) Producer
Chisum (1970) Executive Producer
Big Jake (1971) Producer
The Train Robbers (1973) Producer
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) Producer
McQ (1974) Executive Producer
Brannigan (1975) Executive Producer
Rapid Fire (1989) .... Eddy Williams