After playing Dobie for four years (with fellow former Loyola student Bob Denver as his sidekick, Maynard), Hickman found himself stereotyped as a youngster just at the time of his life in which he was too old to play any further such roles. He appeared in some minor beach films and made a TV pilot for a program in which he was to play a young schoolteacher, which was not picked up.
Hickman found his future in entertainment to be behind the scenes, and became involved in several projects in production roles. Later he became a programming executive at CBS, a role which he has since spoofed by appearing as such in several on-camera roles. He also worked as a director on various episodes of television series, and also potrayed Dobie in two TV reunions, Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis and Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis. His autobiography is entitled Forever Dobie.
Dwayne Hickman Facts
|Birthday||May 18, 1934 (83)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|