John Ethan Wayne
- Category : 1962-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (6,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
American actor from a noted family, he is the son of actor John Wayne and his third wife, Peruvian-born Pilar Pallete. He grew up in Newport Beach, California, where he shared his father's love of the ocean and outdoors. His name was chosen in direct relation to John Wayne's character in The Searchers ("Ethan Edwards").
He played Little Jake, the grandson of his father's title character in the 1971 film Big Jake. Ethan started doing stunt work after the death of his father in 1979. His first film was The Blues Brothers. He then went back to work as an actor. His next two major film appearances were both in 1981, in the comedy Longshot, and the slasher film Scream.
His later works included a role in the 1986 NBC TV movie The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, Storm Logan on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (1987-1988) which led to much work overseas, and his role as Officer Matt Doyle on The New Adam-12 (1989-1991). He appeared as an expert on John Wayne memorabilia on History Channel's Pawn Stars in the episode "Dog Day Afternoon" which aired on 14 January 2014.
He now manages John Wayne Enterprises and serves as the director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and created its Team DUKE fundraising program.