Wagner in 1967
Robert John Wagner, Jr.
February 10, 1930
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Children||Katie Wagner (with Marshall)|
Courtney Wagner (with Wood) Natasha Gregson Wagner (stepdaughter/guardianship)
|Awards||Best Ensemble – Method Fest Film Festival (2007) Man in the Chair|
Early career[change | change source]
His career began in 1950 as an extra in the movie The Happy Years. Then he got a role in the war films Halls of Montezuma (1950), and The Frogmen (1951), with Richard Widmark, What Price Glory (1952) with James Cagney and directed by John Ford.
In 1953 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Stars and Stripes Forever (1952).
In 1955 he obtained his first starred in the Western White Feather (1955), followed by Film-Noir A Kiss Before Dying (1956) and war film Between Heaven and Hell (1956) directed by Richard Fleischer.
Wagner played the legendary gunslinger Jesse James in the movie The True Story of Jesse James (1957) directed by Nicholas Ray
1970s - 1980s[change | change source]
Another of his works in the 70s was in the war movie directed by Jack Smight, Midway (1976) as Lieutenant Commander Ernest L. Blake
He also co-starred in The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) with Alain Delon.
In the 1980 he gets a few roles in movies like Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) directed by Blake Edwards, and I Am the Cheese (1983).
1990s[change | change source]
The 1990s were very good for him getting the role of Number Two in Austin Powers (1997) with Mike Myers. Wagner returned to play the characters in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
In the last decade, Wagner has worked in movies El padrino (2004), Hoot (2006), Man in the Chair (2007) with Christopher Plummer, The Wild Stallion (2009).
Television[change | change source]
Robert Wagner starred in three successful series for American television. One of them was It Takes a Thief, Alexander Mundy a spy performing dangerous missions for the government of the United States. I also work in the series Fred Astaire as Alistair Mundy.
Wagner starred in the series for 66 episodes between 1968 and 1970. and was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe Awards in 1970
In 1975 Wagner stars with Eddie Albert, the series of detectives created by Glen A. Larson, Switch (1975 - 1978). he plays detective Pete T. Ryan.
His television series Hart to Hart (1979-1984), was most successful of all, Wagner is Jonathan Hart who with his wife Jennifer Hart, Stefanie Powers, two detectives who solved the most difficult criminal cases in high society.
The series created by Sidney Sheldon, was an immediate success.
Made several television movies including Hart to Hart, Hart to Hart Returns (1993), Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994), Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994), Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994), Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time (1995), Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season (1996) and Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart (1996).