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Robert Wagner

Highest Rated:   100% Harper (The Moving Target) (1966)
Lowest Rated:   11% Play It to the Bone (1999)
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Birthplace:   Detroit, Michigan, USA
One of the precious few actors of the "pretty boy" school to survive past the 1950s, Robert Wagner was the son of a Detroit steel executive. When his family moved to Los Angeles, Wagner's original intention of becoming a businessman took second place to his fascination with the film industry. Thanks to his dad's connections, he was able to make regular visits to the big studios. Inevitably, a talent scout took notice of Wagner's boyish handsomeness, impressive physique, and easygoing charm. After making his unbilled 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 (1956), and shocked his bobby-soxer fan following by effectively portraying a cold-blooded murderer in A Kiss Before Dying (1955). In the early '60s, however, Wagner suffered a series of personal and professional reverses. His "ideal" marriage to actress Natalie Wood had dissolved, and his film career skidded to a stop after The Pink Panther (1964). Two years of unemployment followed before Wagner made a respectable comeback as star of the lighthearted TV espionage series It Takes a Thief (1968-1970). For the rest of his career, Wagner would enjoy his greatest success on TV, first in the mid-'70s series Switch, then opposite Stefanie Powers in the internationally popular Hart to Hart, which ran from 1979 through 1983 and has since been sporadically revived in TV-movie form (a 1986 series, Lime Street, was quickly canceled due to the tragic death of Wagner's young co-star, Samantha Smith). On the domestic front, Wagner was briefly wed to actress Marion Marshall before remarrying Natalie Wood in 1972; after Wood's death in 1981, Wagner found lasting happiness with his third wife, Jill St. John, a longtime friend and co-worker. 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 his Hart to Hart co-star Stefanie Power in the "readers' theater" presentation Love Letters. He found success playing a henchman to Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies, and in 2007 he began playing Teddy, a recurring role on the hit CBS series Two and a Half Men. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
59% What Happened to Monday
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet 39
  • Father
2016
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Northpole
  • Santa
2014
No Score Yet The Hungover Games
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Neon Girl In 1953
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet One Direction: All for One
  • Actor
2012
95% Making the Boys
  • Actor
$33.9k 2010
No Score Yet Life's a Beach
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Wild Stallion
  • Novak
2009
49% Man in the Chair
  • Taylor Moss
2007
No Score Yet A Dennis the Menace Christmas
  • Mr. Wilson
2007
No Score Yet Netherbeast Incorporated
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet 3055 Jean Leon
  • Actor
2006
41% Everyone's Hero
  • Mr. Robinson
$14.5M 2006
26% Hoot
  • Mayor Grandy
$8.1M 2006
48% Bad News Bears
  • Umpire
$32.8M 2005
No Score Yet The Fallen Ones
  • Morton
2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World
  • Ryan Carr
2005
No Score Yet The Switch
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Switch
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet El Padrino
  • Actor
2004
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Himself
$30.1M 2003
No Score Yet Man of Faith
  • Actor
2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Number Two
$213.1M 2002
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Retrievers
  • Durham Haysworth
2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode
  • Sol's Dad
2001
No Score Yet Die Abzocker - Eine eiskalte Affäre (The Hustle)
  • Actor
2001
11% Play It to the Bone
  • Hank Goody
1999
30% Crazy in Alabama
  • Harry
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • No. 2
1999
No Score Yet No Vacancy
  • Mr. Tangerine
1999
No Score Yet Fatal Error (Reaper)
  • Albert Teal
1999
64% Wild Things
  • Tom Baxter
1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  • Actor
1997
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • No. 2
1997
No Score Yet Overdrive
  • Freddie
1997
No Score Yet Hart To Hart: Til Death Do Us Hart
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark
  • (uncredited)
1995
No Score Yet Hart To Hart: Two Harts In Three-Quarter Time
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Parallel Lives
  • The Sheriff
1994
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die
  • Actor
1994
83% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  • Bill Krieger
1993
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Jewels'
  • Charles
1992
98% The Player
  • Himself
1992
44% Delirious
  • Jack Gates
1991
No Score Yet This Gun For Hire
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet False Arrest
  • Ron Lukezic
1991
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Indiscreet
  • Philip Adams
1988
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Windmills of the Gods'
  • Mike Slade
1988
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Love Among Thieves
  • Mike Chambers
1987
No Score Yet There Must Be A Pony
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet To Catch a King
  • Joe Jackson
1984
No Score Yet Getting Physical
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet I Am the Cheese
  • Dr. Brint
1983
29% Curse of the Pink Panther
  • George Litton
1983
25% Trail of the Pink Panther
  • Actor
1982
14% The Concorde... Airport '79
  • Dr. Kevin Harrison
1979
83% The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Death at Love House
  • Joel Gregory (Jr. & Sr.)
1976
54% Midway
  • Lt. Cmdr. Ernest L. Blake
1976
No Score Yet Laurence Olivier Presents
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Abduction of Saint Anne
  • Dave Hatcher
1975
71% The Towering Inferno
  • Dan Bigelow
1974
No Score Yet The Affair
  • Marcus Simon
1973
No Score Yet Journey Through Rosebud
  • Undetermined role
1972
No Score Yet Madame Sin
  • Producer
  • Anthony Lawrence
1972
No Score Yet City Beneath the Sea
  • Actor
1971
50% Winning
  • Luther "Lou" Erding
1969
No Score Yet The Biggest Bundle of Them All
  • Harry Price
1968
No Score Yet Banning
  • Mike Banning
1967
100% Harper (The Moving Target)
  • Alan Traggert
1966
90% The Pink Panther
  • George Lytton
1963
No Score Yet The Condemned of Altona
  • Werner von Gerlach
1962
No Score Yet The War Lover
  • 1st Lt. Ed Bolland
1962
91% The Longest Day
  • U.S. Army Ranger
1962
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals
  • Chad Bixby
1960
No Score Yet Say One for Me
  • Tony Vincent
1959
No Score Yet Mardi Gras
  • Himself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
1958
No Score Yet In Love and War
  • Frankie O'Neill
1958
No Score Yet The Hunters
  • Lt. Ed Pell
1958
No Score Yet Stopover Tokyo
  • Mark Fannon
1957
86% The True Story of Jesse James
  • Jesse James
1957
100% A Kiss Before Dying
  • Bud Corliss
1956
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell
  • Sfc. Pvt. Sam Francis Gifford
1956
No Score Yet The Mountain
  • Chris Teller
1956
No Score Yet White Feather
  • Josh Tanner
1955
No Score Yet Hour of Stars
  • Actor
1955
80% Broken Lance
  • Joe Devereaux
1954
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Prince Valiant
1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  • Tony Petrakis
1953
89% Titanic
  • Gifford Rogers
1953
No Score Yet The Silver Whip
  • Jess Harker
1953
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Willie
1952
50% What Price Glory?
  • Lewisohn
1952
No Score Yet With a Song in My Heart
  • Paratrooper
1952
No Score Yet Let's Make It Legal
  • Jerry Denham
1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen
  • Lt. j.g. Franklin
1951
83% Halls of Montezuma
  • Coffman
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Tony DiNozzo Sr. Anthony Dinozzo Sr. Anthony DiNozzo Sr.
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Jim
  • 2014
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Elliot's Father
  • 2012
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Grandpa Duke
  • 2012
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Guest
  • Teddy Teddy Leopold
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Hustle
  • Anthony Westley
  • 2007
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Barry Goal
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1989

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