Robert Wagner Biography

Birthday: 1930-02-10
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Robert John Wagner was born in Detroit, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor, he held a variety of jobs (including one as a caddy for Clark Gable while pursuing his goal, but it was while dining with his parents at a restaurant in Beverly Hills that he was "discovered" by a talent scout. He had a bit part in The Happy Years (1950), but it was a small part as a crippled soldier in the Susan Hayward film With a Song in My Heart (1952) that got him attention. His fresh, all-American looks landed him a contract with 20th Century-Fox, which put him in a succession of undemanding roles in Technicolor pictures where his looks were more important than his talent (Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953), Prince Valiant (1954)), but he did manage to show that he was indeed an actor of talent in several showy roles in smaller pictures (A Kiss Before Dying (1956), Between Heaven and Hell (1956)). As he became one of Fox's rising young stars, the studio, as was customary back then, set him up with a host of nubile young actresses, among them Debbie Reynolds. While the pairing didn't lead to any romance, it did lead to a lifelong friendship. In 1957, Wagner fell in love with 18 year old actress Natalie Wood and they married later that year on December 28. However, the marriage was short-lived, lasting just three years. Wagner had a supporting role in The War Lover (1962), and went to Europe to make the movie The Longest Day (1962). In Europe, he met with his old friend Marion Marshall. They began a romance and married on July 22, 1963. He helped raise her two sons by director Stanley Donen. On May 11, 1964, the couple had a daughter, Katie Wagner. For the first several years, R.J. and Marion seemed to be very happy, but Wagner's lagging career put stress on the marriage. In 1968, he reluctantly went into television to star in "It Takes a Thief" (1968) (later he would say it was the right move). The series lasted two years before ending in 1970. Wagner briefly returned to the big screen opposite Paul Newman in Winning (1969). Wagner's career seemed to be thriving, but his personal life was not. He and Marion went their separate ways and divorced in 1971 after nearly a decade together. Over the next two years, Wagner struggled to find work. In 1971, he became engaged to Tina Sinatra, but they ended their engagement in January 1972. Just six months later, on July 16, 1972, he remarried Natalie Wood after a brief reunion. On March 9, 1974, they had a daughter, Courtney Wagner. Wagner went on to appear in the blockbuster "disaster film" The Towering Inferno (1974), starring Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and Faye Dunaway. He also starred in two successful television series. The first was the police series "Switch" (1975) with Eddie Albert, and the series lasted three years before its cancellation in 1978. The second was playing Stefanie Powers' husband in the hit mystery series "Hart to Hart" (1979)), which would run for five years. His professional and personal lives seemed to be right on track. Then on November 29, 1981, Natalie drowned in a freak boating accident. Shortly after, at the beginning of 1982, Wagner began a relationship with actress Jill St. John, whom he had first met in the 1950s when he was an up-and-coming actor and she (like Wood) was a teenage starlet. Wagner starred in Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), and had another television series "Lime Street" (1985), which was short-lived. He and Jill finally married on May 26, 1990 after eight years together. Wagner has since revived his career as the eye-patch-wearing henchman Number Two to Mike Myers' sinister Dr. Evil in the spy spoofs Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). He also became the hose of Fox Movie Channel's "Hour of Stars" (1955), which shows recently discovered and restored episodes of the old television anthology series "The 20th Century-Fox Hour" (1955), some of which Wagner himself had starred in. In 2008, he began a recurring role on the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (2003). Later that year, he published his autobiography "Pieces of My Heart".

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Pink Panther George Lytton 1963 Comedy
It Takes a Thief Alexander Mundy 1968 - 1970 Adventure
City Beneath the Sea 1971 Action
Lime Street James Greyson Culver 1985 - 1985
Wild Things Tom Baxter 1997 - 1998
Category 7: The End of the World 2005 Action
Pretty Handsome Scotch Fitzpayne 2008 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Halls of Montezuma 1951
The Frogmen 1951 Adventure, Drama
Let's Make It Legal Jerry Denham 1951
With a Song in My Heart 1952 Drama, Musical
Stars and Stripes Forever 1952 Music
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef 1953 Adventure
Broken Lance 1954 Drama, Romance
All the Fine Young Cannibals Chad Bixby 1960
The War Lover 1962 Adventure, Drama
The Pink Panther George Lytton 1964 Comedy, Crime, Family
Harper Allan Taggert 1966 Crime, Mystery, Drama
The Biggest Bundle of Them All 1968 Comedy, Crime
Winning Erding 1969
Madame Sin 1971
The Towering Inferno 1974 Action, Thriller
Midway 1976 Action, Drama, History
Curse of the Pink Panther George Lytton 1983 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Love Among Thieves 1987 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Bill Krieger 1993 Action, Drama
The Hunters Lt. Ed Pell 1996
In the Name of the Brotherhood Brother Hardcore 1996 Drama
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Number Two 1997 Comedy, Crime
Wild Things Tom Baxter 1998 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Wild Thing Tom Baxter 1998 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Something to Believe In Brad 1998 Drama
Overdrive Freddie 1998 Action
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Number Two 1999 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Austin Powers:The Spy Who Shagged Me Number Two 1999 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Forever Fabulous Lyle Devereaux Green 1999 Drama, Comedy
Crazy in Alabama 1999 Drama, Comedy
Play It to the Bone 2000 Comedy, Drama, Sport
Becoming dick 2000 Comedy
Sol Goode 2001
The Kidnapping of Chris Burden Chris Burden 2001
Nancy & Frank - A Manhattan Love Story Curtis Sherman 2002 Comedy, Drama
Austin Powers in Goldmember Number Two 2002 Action, Comedy, Crime
El padrino Paul Fisch 2005 Action, Crime, Drama
Category 7: The End of the World 2005 Action, Thriller
The Fallen Ones 2005 Fantasy, Horror
Hoot 2006 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Netherbeast Incorporated President James A. Garfield 2007
Man in the Chair 2008 Comedy, Drama
The Wild Stallion Novak 2009 Drama, Family
Life's a Beach Tom Wald 2010 Comedy
Thirty Nine Father 2013 Drama
Prism Chief Briggs 2013 Action
The Hungover Games Liam 2014 Comedy
Neon Girl in 1953 Officer Briggs 2014 Crime, Drama
End of the Trail Dylan McKay 2015 Drama
Professional Minds Agent Mitchell 2015 Action, Adventure