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Wayne Maunder

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B: December 19, 1937 in Four Falls, New Brunswick
D: November 11, 2018 in Brattleboro, Vermont

Although he was born in New Brunswick, Wayne Maunder always thought of Bangor, Maine as his hometown. He had moved to the state when he was just four-years-old and grew up there. Maunder graduated in 1957 from Bangor High School, where he played football and baseball. He hoped to have a career in professional baseball but despite tryouts with the Milwaukee Braves, San Francisco Giants, and Pittsburgh Pirates, he was never signed. In California he enrolled at what would become El Camino College Compton Center, studying English literature and drama. Like all drama students he ended up on stage in an amateur production and realized that this is what he really wanted to do. In 1961 he moved back east, to New York City and studied with the legendary Stella Adler. His career began to take shape when he was cast to be in productions of Hamlet, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing with the American Shakespeare Company on Long Island. He is pictured above from his starring role in the TV series, Custer, one of only a small handful of television and film appearances.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Seven Minutes (1971)
Kung Fu (TV-1972)

Porky`s (1982)

TV Series – Cast:
The Legend of Custer (1968)
Lancer (1968-1970)
Chase (1973-1974)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The F.B.I (1970, 1972)
The Rookies (1973)
Police Story (1975)
The Streets of San Francisco (1975)
Barnaby Jones (1977)

This poster for Porky's was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection
This poster for Porky’s was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection