Real Name: Jimmy Wayne Barber

Jimmy Wayne didn't just drop his last name because he thought "Barber" wasn't a good stage name. That last name came from his mother's first husband, not his biological father. He never knew Barber, so dropping the name was a relatively logical decision for him to make. He never picked up the last name of his biological father (Stewart), who also left the family early. It was a difficult childhood for Wayne, to say the least.