Robert Wagner

BirthDay:

10 Feb 1930

BirthPlace:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

BirthName:

Robert John Wagner

Bio:

Robert John Wagner, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner, Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor, he held a variety of jobs 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. After making his uncredited screen debut in The Happy Years (1950), Wagner was signed by 20th Century Fox, which carefully built him up toward stardom. He played romantic leads with ease, but it wasn't until he essayed the two-scene role of a shellshocked war veteran in With a Song in My Heart (1952) that studio executives recognized his potential as a dramatic actor. He went on to play the title roles in Prince Valiant (1954) and The True Story of Jesse James (1957), and portrayed a cold-blooded murderer in A Kiss Before Dying (1956). In the early '60s, however, his film career skidded to a stop after The Pink Panther (1963). Several years of unemployment followed before Wagner made a respectable transition to television as star of the lighthearted espionage series It Takes a Thief (1968) (1968-1970). He also starred in the police series Switch (1975), but Wagner's greatest success was opposite Stefanie Powers in the internationally popular Hart to Hart (1979), which ran from 1979 through 1984 and has since been sporadically revived in TV-movie form (a 1986 series, Lime Street (1985), was quickly canceled due to the tragic death of Wagner's young co-star, Samantha Smith). Considered one of Hollywood's nicest citizens, Robert Wagner has continued to successfully pursue a leading man career into his sixties; he has also launched a latter-day stage career, touring with Stefanie Powers in the readers' theater presentation "Love Letters". He found success playing Number Two, a henchman to Dr. Evil in the blockbuster trilogy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and in 2007 he began playing Teddy, a recurring role on the hit CBS series Two and a Half Men (2003).
Filmography

Actor ( 193 credits )

Sebring (2018) Himself
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane? (2018) Himself
What Happened to Monday? (2017)
Donna's Inferno (2017)  The Evil One
Together (2017)
Thirty Nine (2016) Father
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Himself
The Hungover Games (2014) Liam
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Life's a Beach (2012) Tom Wald
The Greatest Event in Television History (2012)  Jonathan Hart (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Making the Boys (2011) Himself - Actor / Jonathan Hart
Happily Divorced (2011)  Douglas (1 episode, 2012)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Jim (1 episode, 2014)
The Talk (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Glanz und Elend in Hollywood: Natalie Wood (2009) Himself
The Wild Stallion (2009) Novak
The League (2009)  Gumpa Duke (1 episode, 2012)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Old Skool with Terry and Gita (2008)  Himself (2 episodes)
Netherbeast Incorporated (2007) President James A. Garfield
Man in the Chair (2007) Taylor Moss
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Who's Got the Power? (2007) Narrator
3055 Jean Leon (2006)
Everyone's Hero (2006) Mr. Robinson (voice)
Hoot (2006) Mayor Grandy
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Little Victim (2005) Howard
Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern (2005) Himself
El padrino (2004) Paul Fisch
Boston Legal (2004)  Barry Goal (2 episodes, 2006)
Hustle (2004)  Anthony Westley (1 episode, 2007)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Hollywood Homicide (2003) Himself
Sol Goode (2003) Sol's Dad
NCIS (2003)  Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Two and a Half Men (2003)  Teddy Leopold (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Las Vegas (2003)  Alex Avery (1 episode, 2006)
Hope & Faith (2003)  Jack Fairfield (7 episodes, 2003-2006)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
On the Spot (2003)  Barry Butters (1 episode, 2003)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Number Two
Nancy & Frank - A Manhattan Love Story (2002) Curtis Sherman
Screen Tests of the Stars (2002) Himself - Interviewee
The Calling (2002) Amos Jenkins
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Kidnapping of Chris Burden (2001) Chris Burden
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
L.A. Pool Party (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Backstory (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Play It to the Bone (1999) Hank Goody
Crazy in Alabama (1999) Harry Hall
Forever Fabulous (1999) Lyle Devereaux Green
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Number Two
No Vacancy (1999) Mr. Tangerine
Dill Scallion (1999) Mr. Llama
Futurama (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Overdrive (1998) Freddie
Something to Believe In (1998) Brad
Wild Things (1998) Tom Baxter
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (10 episodes, 1999-2003)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Number Two
The View (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) Himself
Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Cybill (1995)  Jonathan Hart (uncredited) (1 episode, 1995)
Private Screenings (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) Bill Krieger
The Making of 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story' (1993) Bill Krieger
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (7 episodes, 1996-2002)
Superstars of Action (1993)  Host (unknown episodes)
CNN Presents (1993)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
John & Leeza from Hollywood (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994-2000)
The Player (1992) Himself
Julie (1992) (1 episode, 1992)
Vicki! (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Jewels (1992)  Charles Davenport (2 episodes, 1992)
Delirious (1991) Jack Gates (uncredited)
P.S.I. Luv U (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2000-2014)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990)  Peter Donovan (3 episodes, 1992)
The Simpsons (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Seinfeld (1989)  Dr. Abbott (1 episode, 1997)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
A Conversation with Dinah (1989)  Himself (1990) (unknown episodes)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2014)
Gleason: He's the Greatest (1988)  Himself - Guest Actor (1 episode, 1988)
Windmills of the Gods (1988)  Mike Slade (2 episodes, 1988)
Remembering Marilyn (1987) Himself
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 1994-2003)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Live (1985) (1 episode, 2003)
Lime Street (1985)  James Greyson Culver (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Doris Day's Best Friends (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Gran premio internazionale della TV (1984)  Himself - Winner (1 episode, 2001)
Àngel Casas Show (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
I Am the Cheese (1983) Dr. Brint
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) George Lytton
Breakaway (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1983)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) George Lytton (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Fall Guy (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 1981)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) Dr. Kevin Harrison
Hart to Hart (1979)  Jonathan Hart (111 episodes, 1979-1984)
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 1977)
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (4 episodes, 1977-2005)
Midway (1976) Lieutenant Commander Ernest L. Blake
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (1 episode, 1989)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
Switch (1975)  Pete T. Ryan (71 episodes, 1975-1978)
Don Adams' Screen Test (1975) (1 episode, 1975)
Arena (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
The Towering Inferno (1974) Bigelow
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Madame Sin (1972) Anthony Lawrence
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)  David J. Farr (1 episode, 1972)
Colditz (1972)  Flt. Lt. Phil Carrington / ... (14 episodes, 1972-1974
V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1973)
This Is Your Life (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Winning (1969) Luther "Lou" Erding
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
The Movie Game (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
This Is Your Life (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1973)
Don't Just Stand There (1968) Lawrence Colby
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) Harry Price
It Takes a Thief (1968)  Alexander Mundy / ... (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
The Name of the Game (1968)  Dave Corey / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
The Joan Rivers Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Lionpower from MGM (1967) Harry Price (archive footage) (uncredited)
Banning (1967) Mike Banning
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Himself (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1969)
Donahue (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Himself (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Harper (1966) Allan Taggert
Cinema (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
The Pink Panther (1963) George Lytton
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Harry Brophy / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
The Condemned of Altona (1962) Werner von Gerlach
The War Lover (1962) 'Bo' / Ed Bolland
The Longest Day (1962) U.S. Army Ranger
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1969-1976)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
The Eleventh Hour (1962)  Kenny Walsh (1 episode, 1963)
Sail a Crooked Ship (1961) Gilbert Barrows
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1978)
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) Chad Bixby
Celebrity Golf (1960)  Himself (1 episode)
Say One for Me (1959) Tony Vincent
Mardi Gras (1958) Himself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
In Love and War (1958) Frank "Frankie" O'Neill
The Hunters (1958) Lt. Ed Pell
Stopover Tokyo (1957) Mark Fannon
The True Story of Jesse James (1957) Jesse James
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) Sfc. Pvt. Sam Francis Gifford
A Kiss Before Dying (1956) Bud Corliss
The Mountain (1956) Christopher 'Chris' Teller
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
White Feather (1955) Josh Tanner
The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955)  Wade Connors (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Hour of Stars (1955)  Himself - Host (unknown episodes)
Broken Lance (1954) Joe Devereaux
Prince Valiant (1954) Prince Valiant
Climax! (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1956)
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) Tony Petrakis
Titanic (1953) Gifford Rogers
The Silver Whip (1953) Jess Harker
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) Willie Little
What Price Glory (1952) Pvt. Lewisohn
With a Song in My Heart (1952) GI Paratrooper
This Is Your Life (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
The Bob Hope Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Let's Make It Legal (1951) Jerry Denham
The Frogmen (1951) Lt. (jg) Franklin
Teresa (1951) G.I. (uncredited)
Halls of Montezuma (1951) Coffman
The Red Skelton Hour (1951)  Colossal Boy (1 episode, 1970)
The Happy Years (1950) Adams - Cleaves Catcher (uncredited)
The Jack Benny Program (1950)  Himself (2 episodes, 1960)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself (4 episodes, 1953-1957)
Prism (0) Police Commissioner

Producer ( 4 credits )

The Calling (2002) executive producer
Forever Fabulous (1999) executive producer
Lime Street (1985) executive producer (1 episode, 1985)
Madame Sin (1972) producer