Fast Facts

  • As a teen worked at the Bel-Air Country Club and caddied for stars including Clark Gable, Fred Astaire and Alan Ladd, which fueled his desire to be an actor.
  • Film debut was in 1950's The Happy Years, which led to a series of minor film roles that culminated with his Golden Globe-nominated performance in Stars and Stripes Forever (1952).
  • Gained respect by playing Spencer Tracy's son in 1954's Broken Lance and as a killer in 1956's A Kiss Before Dying.
  • Transitioned to TV in 1968 as the lead in It Takes a Thief; continued to find TV-series success with roles on Switch and Hart to Hart.
  • Made his producing debut in 1972 with the TV-movie Madame Sin, in which he starred opposite Bette Davis.
  • Revived his film career in the late '90s with appearances as the evil Number Two in the Austin Powers trilogy.
  • Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2002.
  • Published the memoir Pieces of My Heart in 2008.
  • Wives Natalie Wood and Jill St. John and Hart to Hart costar Stefanie Powers were in the same ballet class as kids.  
  • In 2011, was cast as the voice of Charlie in the planned TV reboot of Charlie's Angels. Wagner also has a stake in the Angels TV franchise as the result of a 1970's-deal with producer Aaron Spelling.

Awards

  • 1970, Golden Globe — Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1953, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program: Winner

Relationships

  • Marion Marshall — Ex-wife
  • Barbara Stanwyck — Ex-significant Other
  • Robert John Wagner Sr. — Father
  • Courtney Brooke Wagner — Daughter
  • Jill St. John — Wife
  • Natalie Wood — Wife (deceased)
  • Natasha Gregson Wagner — Stepdaughter
  • Katie Wagner — Daughter

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  • Birth Name: Robert John Wagner Jr.
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Birthday: February 10, 1930, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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