Robert Wagner Biography (1930-)

Full name, Robert James Wagner; born February 10, 1930, in Detroit, MI; son of a steel executive; married Natalie Wood (an actress), 1957 (divorced, 1962); married Marion Marshall Donnen, July 22, 1963 (divorced, 1970); remarried Natalie Wood, June 16, 1972 (died, 1981); married Jill St. John (an actress),1991; children: (second marriage) Katie (a television personality); (third marriage) Courtney Brooke, Natasha (stepdaughter; an actress). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.;Manager: Binder & Associates, 1465 Lindacrest Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
February 10, 1930
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Alexander Mundy, It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1968-1970
  • Lieutenant Phil Carringon, Colditz, 1972-1973
  • Pete Ryan, Switch (also known as Las Vegas Roundabout), CBS, 1975-1978
  • Jonathan Hart, Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979-1984
  • James Greyson Culver, Lime Street, ABC, 1985
  • Peter Donovan, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, 1992
  • Also appeared as host, Superstars of Action; as himself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated; and as host, Hour of Stars.
  • Miniseries
  • Captain Cal Lanford, Pearl, ABC, 1978
  • Joe Jackson, To Catch a King, HBO, 1984
  • Mike Slade, Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods," CBS, 1988
  • Alfred Bennett, Around the World in Eighty Days (also known as Il giro del mondo in 80 giorni and In 80 Tagen um die Welt), NBC,1989
  • Ron Lukezic, False Arrest (also known as Reasonable Doubt and The Joyce Lukezic Story), ABC, 1991
  • Charles, Danielle Steele's "Jewels," NBC, 1992
  • Cooper, North and South III (also known as Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III and John Jakes' Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III), ABC, 1994
  • Camino de Santiago (also known as The Road to Santiago), 1999
  • Pilots
  • Brett Matthews, City beneath the Sea (also known as One Hour toDoomsday), NBC, 1971
  • Anthony "Tony" Lawrence, Madame Sin, ABC, 1972
  • Dr. Larry Ross, Killer by Night (also known as The City by Night), CBS, 1972
  • David J. Farr, The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1972
  • Pete Ryan, Switch, CBS, 1975
  • Jonathan Hart, Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979
  • Movies
  • Jack Washington, How I Spent My Summer Vacation (also known as Deadly Roulette), NBC, 1967
  • Howard McBride, The Cable Car Murder (also known as Cross Current), CBS, 1971
  • Marcus Simon, The Affair (also known as Love Song), ABC, 1973
  • Dave Hatcher, The Abduction of Saint Anne (also known as They've Kidnapped Anne Benedict), ABC, 1975
  • Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (also known as Laurence Olivier Presents: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), NBC, 1976
  • Joel Gregory, Jr., and Joel Gregory, Sr., Death at Love House (also known as The Shrine of Lorna Love), ABC, 1976
  • Dr. Nick Sloan, The Critical List, NBC, 1978
  • Ben Nichols, There Must Be a Pony, ABC, 1986
  • Mike Chambers, Love among Thieves (also known as Here a Thief,There a Thief and King of a Lady), ABC, 1987
  • Philip Adams, Indiscreet, CBS, 1988
  • Raven, This Gun for Hire, USA Network, 1991
  • Charles Madigan, Deep Trouble (also known as Foreign Exchange and Les audacieux), USA Network, 1993
  • Jonathan Hart, "Hart to Hart Returns," The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1993
  • Jonathan Hart, "Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die" (also known as "Hartto Hart: Hart Attack"), The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994
  • Jonathan Hart, "Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart" (also known as "Hart toHart: Hart Throb"), The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994
  • Jonathan Hart, "Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is," The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994
  • The sheriff, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994
  • Jonathan Hart, Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart (also known as Hart to Hart: The Locket), NBC, 1995
  • Dancing in the Dark, Lifetime, 1995
  • Jonathan Hart, Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarters Time, NBC, 1995
  • Jonathan Hart, Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season, NBC, 1996
  • Jonathan Hart, Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart, NBC, 1996
  • Albert Teal, Fatal Error (also known as Reaper), TBS, 1999
  • Gus Baker, Rocket's Red Glare (also known as The Mercury Project), Fox Family, 2000
  • Edward, Becoming Dick, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "The Ox-Bow Incident," Twentieth Century-Fox Hour, CBS, 1955
  • "Gun in His Hand," Twentieth Century-Fox Hour, CBS, 1956
  • "The Natalie Wood--Robert Wagner Show," The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1960
  • "Mike Wallace, Tony Curtis, Robert Wagner, George Burns," The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1960
  • "And Man Created Vanity," Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1963
  • "The Enemy on the Beach," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1966
  • "Runaway Boy," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1966
  • "The War Merchants," Name of the Game, NBC, 1970
  • "The Man Who Killed a Ghost," Name of the Game, NBC, 1971
  • "The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom: Part 2," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, ABC, 1977
  • "The Meek Shall Inherit Rhonda," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981
  • "Bernie Bishop," An American Portrait, CBS, 1986
  • The Story of Hollywood (also known as Talking Pictures), TNT, 1988
  • "William Holden: The Golden Boy," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax,1989
  • A Conversation with Dinah, syndicated, 1989
  • Reflections on the Silver Screen with Professor Richard Brown, syndicated, 1990
  • "Elizabeth Taylor," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • Dr. Abbott, "The Yada Yada," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • Specials
  • You Can't Do That on Television, ABC, 1968
  • Host, Love! Love! Love!, 1972
  • A Salute to Bette Davis (also known as 5th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Bette Davis), 1977
  • The Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala, 1982
  • S.O.S.: Secrets of Surviving, NBC, 1984
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • The ABC All-Star Spectacular, ABC, 1985
  • The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985
  • The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, ABC, 1985
  • The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn, PBS, 1986
  • The Stuntman Awards, syndicated, 1986
  • Hollywood's Favorite Heavy: Businessmen on Prime Time TV, PBS, 1987
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck, ABC, 1987
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987
  • The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards, syndicated, 1988
  • Remembering Marilyn, ABC, 1988
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: 75th Birthday Celebration), CBS, 1990
  • Steve McQueen: The King of Cool, AMC, 1998
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Jaclyn Smith, Lifetime, 1998
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Stephanie Powers, Lifetime, 1999
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Sharon Gless, Lifetime, 2001
  • Other
  • Felix Baumgartner, Die Abzocker--Eine eiskalte Affaere (also knownas The Hustle and A Sordid Affair), 2000
  • Himself, Cubby Broccoli: The Man behind Bond, 2000
  • Mr. Haysworth, The Retrievers, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Lime Street, ABC, 1985
  • Pilots
  • Producer, Madame Sin, ABC, 1972
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, There Must Be a Pony, ABC, 1986
  • Executive producer, "Hart to Hart Returns," The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1993
  • Executive producer, "Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is," The NBCFriday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994
  • Executive producer, "Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die" (also known as"Hart to Hart: Hart Attack"), The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994
  • Executive producer, "Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart" (also known as "Hart to Hart: Hart Throb"), The NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994
  • Executive producer, Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart (also knownas Hart to Hart: The Locket), NBC, 1995
  • Executive producer, Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarters Time, NBC, 1995
  • Executive producer, Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season, NBC, 1996
  • Executive producer, Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart, NBC, 1996
  • Television Producer
  • Episodic
  • "The Ox-Bow Incident," Twentieth Century-Fox Hour, CBS, 1955
  • "Gun in His Hand," Twentieth Century-Fox Hour, CBS, 1956
  • "The Louella Parsons Story," Climax, CBS, 1956
  • "And Man Created Vanity," Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1963
  • "The Enemy on the Beach," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1966
  • "Runaway Boy," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1966
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Adams, Cleaves catcher, The Happy Years, 1950
  • Private Coffman, Halls of Montezuma, 1950
  • Lieutenant Franklin, The Frogmen, 1951
  • Jerry Denham, Let's Make It Legal, 1951
  • G.I. paratrooper, With a Song in My Heart, 1952
  • Private Lewisohn, What Price Glory, 1952
  • Willie Little, Stars and Stripes Forever (also known as Marching Along), 1952
  • Jess Harker, The Silver Whip, 1953
  • Gifford Rogers, Titanic, 1953
  • Tony Petrakis, Beneath the Twelve-Mile Reef, 1953
  • Joe Devereaux, Broken Lance, 1954
  • Title role, Prince Valiant, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Josh Tanner, White Feather, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955
  • Bud Corliss, A Kiss before Dying, 1956
  • Sam Gifford, Between Heaven and Hell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956
  • Christopher "Chris" Teller, The Mountain, Paramount, 1956
  • Title role, The True Story of Jesse James (also known as The James Brothers), 1957
  • Mark Fannon, Stopover Tokyo, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Guest, Mardi Gras, 1958
  • Frankie O'Neill, In Love and War, 1958
  • Lieutenant Ed Pell, The Hunters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Tony Vincent, Say One for Me, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Chad Bixby, All the Fine Young Cannibals, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Gilbert Barrows, Sail a Crooked Ship, Columbia, 1962
  • United States Army Ranger, The Longest Day, Twentieth Century-Fox,1962
  • First Lieutenant Ed "Bo" Bolland, The War Lover, Columbia, 1962
  • Werner von Gerlach, The Condemned of Altona (also known as I sequestrati di Altona and Les sequestres d'Altona), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • George Litton, The Pink Panther, 1963
  • Allan Taggert, Sampson's pilot, Harper (also known as The Moving Target), Warner Bros., 1966
  • Mike Banning, Banning, Universal, 1967
  • Harry Price, The Biggest Bundle of Them All, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1968
  • Lawrence Colby, Don't Just Stand There, Universal, 1968
  • Luther Erding, Winning, Universal, 1969
  • Journey through Rosebud, 1972
  • Dan Bigelow, The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Lieutenant Commander Ernest L. Blake, Midway (also known as Battle of Midway), Universal, 1976
  • Dr. Kevin Harrison, The Concorde: Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79, Airport '80: The Concorde, The Concorde, and S.O.S. Concorde), Universal, 1979
  • George Litton, The Curse of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Dr. Brint, I Am the Cheese, Almi Films, 1983
  • (Uncredited) Jack Gates, Delirious, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Bill Krieger, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Universal, 1993
  • Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome, 1996
  • Number Two, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, New LineCinema, 1997
  • Freddie, Overdrive, Concorde, 1997
  • Tom Baxter, Wild Things (also known as Sex Crimes and wildthings), Columbia, 1998
  • Brad, Something to Believe In, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Himself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1998
  • Mr. Llama, Dill Scallion, The Asylum, 1999
  • Harry Hall, Crazy in Alabama, Columbia, 1999
  • Mr. Tangerine, No Vacancy, 1999
  • Number Two, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Hank Goody, Play It to the Bone (also known as Play It), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Love and Fear, 1999
  • Title role, The Kidnapping of Chris Burden, 1999
  • Lyle Green, Forever Fabulous, 2000
  • Amos, The Calling, 2001
  • Sol's dad, Sol Goode, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2001
  • Tom, Jungle Juice, 2001
  • Number Two, Austin Powers in Goldmember, New Line Cinema, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Forever Fabulous, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • Performed in Love Letters, world tour, c. 2002.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Number Two, Comedy Central's Canned Ham: The Dr. Evil Story (alsoknown as The Dr. Evil Story and Spyography: The Dr. Evil Story), Comedy Central, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Harris, Warren G., Natalie and R. J.: Hollywood's Star-Crossed Lovers, Doubleday (New York City), 1988
    • Maychick, Diana, Heart to Heart with Robert Wagner, St. Martin's (New York City), 1986
    Electronic
    • Robert Wagner Official Site, http://www.robert-wagner.com, May 24,2002

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