Born in 1950 in Oklahoma, C. Wayne Owens can’t remember a time when he wasn’t a storyteller. When the family moved to L.A. later the same year it opened many doors. By age five Wayne was working as an extra in movies and on TV. Shows he did include: “My Three Sons,” “Leave It To Beaver,” & “Circus Boy.”
When he left home in 1963 he worked full time, went to school and found time to do community theatre all around the country. He studied Theatre as Southwest Missouri State and UMKC and has performed in several landmark shows. He co-wrote and performed in the longest running live show in Kansas City history “King Henry’s Feast” (3 years) he also took the character (“Seymoure”) from that show and toured Renaissance festivals around the country for a decade.
He has appeared in films like “The Day After,” and “Linda Lovelace For President.” He had been in TV Mini-series like “Gone In The Night” and “A Matter of Justice.” He can also be seen as “The Maniac” in the U-2 video “The Last Night on Earth.”
His four Comedy and Music albums have been sold around the world & his Science Fiction/Comedy Radio series “Rip Jarvis of the Space Cadets” is being made into a Cartoon Show at this moment.
“Promises To Keep” was Wayne’s first attempt at a film on his own, although he did co-write and appear in Todd Norris’ Award Winning Feature “The Paranormal.” Other award winning films of his include “A Natural Exchange,” “Love Tears/No Free Escape,” & “1st.”
C. Wayne Owens lives in Kansas City with his lovely wife of 30 years (Pamela) and has an incredible daughter named Robin of whom he is constantly proud.
Biography provided by the author, May 2002