Robert Wagner is an American film and TV actor born in Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for starring in several TV series, such as "It Takes A Thief," "Switch" and "Hart to Hart," and appearing in movies such as "The Pink Panther" and "The True Story of Jesse James."Continue Reading
As a teenager, Wagner worked as a caddy at the Bel-Air Country Club. He attended to Hollywood movie stars Fred Astaire, Clark Gable and Alan Ladd, which spurred his dream to be an actor. Wagner's debut film, "The Happy Years," premiered in 1950 and led to a contract with 20th Century Fox and several minor movie roles.
During the 1950s, Wagner's reputation as a dramatic actor rose by playing diverse roles, such as a war veteran in "With A Song In My Heart," a murderer in "A Kiss Before Dying" and Spencer Tracy's son in "Broken Lance." Wagner's first foray into producing occurred in 1972, with a made-for-TV movie called "Madam Sin." Aside from being the project's producer, he also starred in the movie opposite actress Bette Davis.
Wagner was previously married to actresses Marion Marshall and Natalie Wood. After Wood's death, Wagner married his co-worker and friend, Jill St. John.
Wagner's film career experienced a revival when he appeared as "Number Two" in Mike Myers' "Austin Powers" film trilogy. He then went on to publish an autobiography titled "Pieces of My Heart" in 2008.Learn more about Art & Literature