Interviews. [7], Also popular was a Western, Broken Lance (1954), where Wagner supported Spencer Tracy for director Edward Dmytryk, appearing as Tracy's son. Robert Wagner’s movies, including Halls of Montezuma, A Kiss Before Dying, In Love and War, The Longest Day, Harper, and Love Among Thieves, were what earned him a name back in the ’50s. In films, Wagner is known for his role as Number 2 in the Austin Powers trilogy of films (1997, 1999, 2002), as well as for A Kiss Before Dying (1956), The Pink Panther (1963) and its 1983 sequel, Harper (1966), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979) and many more. Reviews were poor but the movie was only the third ever to be shot in CinemaScope and was a big hit. Both movies were box office disappointments and it seemed Wagner was unable to make the transition to top-level star. Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. [9], Wagner made Sail a Crooked Ship but his part in The Interns went to James MacArthur. [30], Wagner was set to star as Charlie in the 2011 remake of Charlie's Angels, but had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts. Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–1970), Switch (1975–1978), and Hart to Hart (1979–1984). [50], Later, in his memoir Pieces of My Heart, Wagner acknowledged that he had had an argument with Wood before she disappeared. Executive producers Frank Cardea and Steven Binder have revealed popular guest star Robert Wagner won’t be reprising his role as Tony Dinozzo Sr in NCIS ’s 18th season. This is your medium, you've got to try it, you'll be great.' From personal relationships to characters' mental states, we want these mysteries solved on 'NCIS,' 'NCIS: LA,' and 'NCIS: New Orleans. The friendship started in the early 1960s, where he also co-starred in a couple of Albert's movies. He also guest-starred in The Name of the Game (1970). I've really had to work to keep up. Wagner did make The War Lover (1962) with Steve McQueen that was filmed in England. The episode airs just a few days after the … [43] Wagner's memoir has an early photo of them together, taken in 1959 when they were contract players at Fox.) But no one will begrudge RJ [Wagner] a nickel. "You felt proud of being part of the organization. To DiNozzo's surprise, Gibbs recruits DiNozzo's father, Anthony D. DiNozzo, Sr to help solve the murder of a high-level executivewho became involved with a lost nuclear weapon that disappeared during the Cold War but things go from bad to worse when the team discover that a lone group is planning to get their hands on the nuclear bomb. [6], Wagner was borrowed by Paramount for The Mountain (1956), directed by Dmytryk, where Wagner was cast as Spencer Tracy's brother, having played his son just two years earlier in the same director's Broken Lance. [10], By the mid-1970s, Wagner's television career was at its peak with the CBS-TV television series Switch (1975–1978, opposite Eddie Albert, Sharon Gless, and Charlie Callas) after re-signing a contract with Universal in 1974. The addendum stated that she might have sustained some of the bruises on her body before she went into the water and drowned. One day, smiling Joe Juvenile with no talent was doing a role intended for John Wayne. [6], Fox gave Wagner his first starring role in Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953). Wagner was born on February 10, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. It's "a very novel way for us," executive producer Steven D. Binder interjected, with Cardea adding that Wagner's episode is "a very unusual departure for us.". [10], During the making of the series he made a film for Universal, the comedy Don't Just Stand There! ""I was opposed to doing Thief", Wagner said later. That was in a dog called Stopover Tokyo. As of June 2011, Guardian First Funding was acquired by Urban Financial Group, who continue to use Mr. Wagner as their spokesperson.[26][27]. As Wagner is considered "a suave icon of American caper television, including It Takes a Thief and Hart to Hart", Robert Glenister (Hustle's fixer, Ash Morgan) commented that "to have one of the icons of that period involved is a great bonus for all of us". Following Wood's death in late 1981, Wagner became the legal guardian of her daughter by producer Richard Gregson, Natasha, then 11. Weatherly had previously appeared as Wagner in the TV movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood. [52] Following his investigation, Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi ruled her death an accident by drowning and hypothermia. Wagner and Marshall married on July 21, 1963, at the Bronx Courthouse and had one daughter, Katie. He also had a recurring role as Teddy Leopold in the TV sitcom Two and a Half Men (2007–2008) and made twelve guest appearances (2010-2019) as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. in the police procedural NCIS. Who is Robert Wagner? Roland Kibbee wrote the part for me, and I would have missed all that if I hadn't listened to Lew. Amid a real-life homicide investigation, Robert Wagner is reprising his role on NCIS as DiNozzo Senior. Wagner has guest-starred in 13 episodes of NCIS[29] as Anthony DiNozzo Sr., the father of Anthony DiNozzo Jr., played by Michael Weatherly. Whenever Robert Wagner comes on NCIS, it's always a must-see episode. Then TV struck. Robert Wagner will have dueling appearances on CBS this week: As handcuffed character on "NCIS" Tuesday and subject of Saturday night's "48 Hours" segment on … [31], Despite his apparent distaste working with Raquel Welch on The Biggest Bundle of Them All,[32] they reunited 50 years later on the 2017 Canadian series Date My Dad. CBS. Albert had been a childhood hero of Wagner, after he watched the movie Brother Rat along with a few others. American actor who became known for his starring roles on the TV series Hart to Hart, Switch, and It Takes a Thief. Of course, now RJ plays Weatherly's father on NCIS... Offsite Link. "But Lew Wasserman said: 'I want you to be in TV Guide every week. "[5], Wagner's first film for Fox was Halls of Montezuma (1951) a World War II film. More popular was Winning (1969), a racing car drama where Wagner supported Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Plus, the EPs hope to get Joe Spano back as Fornell. [14], He was a regular in the BBC/Universal World War II prisoner-of-war drama Colditz (1972–1974) for much of its run. Broccoli. [4] He made his uncredited film debut in The Happy Years (1950); was signed by agent Henry Willson and put under contract with 20th Century-Fox. He had a small role in The Longest Day (1962), produced by Daryl Zanuck for Fox. More widely seen was Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), where Wagner played a producer. After a two-year courtship, Wagner, Marshall, and her two sons from her marriage to Stanley Donen moved back to America. Let's Make It Legal (1951) was a comedy where Wagner again supported an older star, in this case Claudette Colbert. Directed by Rocky Carroll. ', Copyright © 2021 NTVB Media, Inc., All Rights Reserved, 'NCIS' Bosses on Tony & Ziva's Reunion and the 'Deep Cut' for Gibbs, 12 Questions We Have for the 'NCIS' Shows in 2020 (PHOTOS), Worth Watching: Revisit 'Person of Interest,' Salt-N-Pepa's Spicy Biopic, a 'Wild Year' in Nature, NFL Championships, Rate 'Jeopardy!' In 2005, Wagner became the television spokesman for the Senior Lending Network, a reverse mortgage lender and in 2010 he began serving as a spokesman for the Guardian First Funding Group, also a reverse mortgage lender. "I was 19 years old. During a recent interview, the producers confirmed coronavirus measures have made this instalment of the CBS series unlike anything we’ve seen before. "[22], Wagner appeared in a TV movie with Audrey Hepburn, Love Among Thieves (1987) and in a miniseries with Jaclyn Smith, Windmills of the Gods (1988). [33], In his memoirs, Wagner claimed to have had affairs with Yvonne De Carlo, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, Shirley Anne Field, Lori Nelson, and Joan Collins. [28] Wagner also played the pivotal role of President James Garfield in the comedy/horror film Netherbeast Incorporated (2007). DiNozzo Senior is returning. With Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama. Wagner's film career received a boost after his role in the Austin Powers series of spy spoofs starring Mike Myers. Thank you for your understanding. And fans might want to refresh their memories regarding an episode from Season 16. His notable television appearances include Colditz, NCIS, Two and a Half Men, Boston Legal, and Hope & … [18], Wagner's third successful series was Hart to Hart, which co-starred Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander and was broadcast on ABC-TV from 1979 to 1984. [41] Lana has claimed publicly that the reason behind the couple's first divorce was that Natalie caught Wagner in the arms of another man.[42]. [3], Wagner became interested in acting, and after an unsuccessful screen test directed by Fred Zinnemann for his film Teresa (1951), was represented by Albert R. Executive producers Frank Cardea and Steven Binder have revealed popular guest star Robert Wagner won’t be reprising his role as Tony Dinozzo Sr in NCIS’s 18th season. (POLL), 'MacGyver' Preview: Henry Ian Cusick on Sword Fights & 'Lost' Fans (VIDEO), 'The Blacklist': For Red & Liz, 'It's Tiger Vs. Tiger' in 2021 Return, 'WandaVision': Their Family Grows — And Westview's Mysteries Deepen (RECAP), 4 Solid Theories About What Anna's Been Up to on 'NCIS: LA'. [12] The disciplines of the theatre were not his forté and Wagner was glad to be back in Hollywood to find a good supporting role in the modern-day private investigator hit, Harper (1966), starring Paul Newman. Robert Wagner first appeared on NCIS in 2010 and has been a familiar presence ever since. [38], Wagner was engaged to Tina Sinatra from June 1970 until January 1972. On January 14, 2013, the Los Angeles County coroner's office offered a 10-page addendum to Wood's autopsy report. On Valentine's Day 1982, Wagner began dating actress Jill St. John; he had known her since the late 1950s. He once told the entire NCIS team that DiNozzo, Jr. keeps his emergency cash in a drawer next to the moisturizing lotion. [citation needed]. The actors play relatives of NCIS team members, though Wagner’s character is related to a … Is Robert Wagner returning to NCIS season 17 in the role of Anthony DiNozzo Senior? NCIS fans will see Anthony DiNozzo — Senior, that is — again in Season 17, Robert Wagner is returning to the CBS drama "in an episode coming up shortly," executive producer Frank Cardea told TV Insider. And it would make sense to see Fornell again, considering that Episode 8 just teased that Gibbs left work to help his friend with his daughter, Emily, though there was clearly more going on than he shared. It was a massive hit, although Wagner's part was relatively small. [citation needed], In 1967, Lew Wasserman of Universal convinced Wagner to make his television series debut in It Takes a Thief (1968–1970) on ABC-TV. Wagner shows up on tonight's episode playing Tony's dad who decides to meddle in an investigation. [17], Wagner had a small role in some all-star Universal films, Midway (1976) and The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979). Wagner became the host of Fox Movie Channel's Hour of Stars, featuring original television episodes of The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), a series which Wagner had appeared on in his early days with the studio. While popular, critical reception was poor and Wagner later joked his wig in the movie made him look like Jane Wyman. [8], He supported Robert Mitchum in a Korean War movie, The Hunters (1958), and appeared with a number of Fox contractees in a World War II drama, In Love and War (1958); the latter was a hit. Wagner has appeared in 13 episodes and was last seen in Season 16's "Bears and Cubs." [23] Wagner played Love Letters on stage with Stefanie Powers. Robert Wagner discusses his comedic moments in the NCIS episode entitled "Nonstop." Latest News. [citation needed], After a cameo in Mardi Gras (1958), Wagner supported Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds in Say One for Me (1959). [44] The marriage is the fourth for both Wagner and St. John, and it has lasted longer than all of their six previous marriages combined. The studio then had him perform a similar function in another war movie, The Frogmen (1951), again with Widmark; the cast also included another young male under contract to the studio, Jeffrey Hunter, with whom Wagner would often work. 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In films, Wagner is known for his role as Number 2 in the Austin Powers trilogy of films (1997, 1999, 2002), as well as for A Kiss Before Dying (1956), The Pink Panther (1963) and its 1983 sequel, Harper (1966), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979) and many more. Reviews were poor but the movie was only the third ever to be shot in CinemaScope and was a big hit. Both movies were box office disappointments and it seemed Wagner was unable to make the transition to top-level star. Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. [9], Wagner made Sail a Crooked Ship but his part in The Interns went to James MacArthur. [30], Wagner was set to star as Charlie in the 2011 remake of Charlie's Angels, but had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts. Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–1970), Switch (1975–1978), and Hart to Hart (1979–1984). [50], Later, in his memoir Pieces of My Heart, Wagner acknowledged that he had had an argument with Wood before she disappeared. Executive producers Frank Cardea and Steven Binder have revealed popular guest star Robert Wagner won’t be reprising his role as Tony Dinozzo Sr in NCIS ’s 18th season. This is your medium, you've got to try it, you'll be great.' From personal relationships to characters' mental states, we want these mysteries solved on 'NCIS,' 'NCIS: LA,' and 'NCIS: New Orleans. The friendship started in the early 1960s, where he also co-starred in a couple of Albert's movies. He also guest-starred in The Name of the Game (1970). I've really had to work to keep up. Wagner did make The War Lover (1962) with Steve McQueen that was filmed in England. The episode airs just a few days after the … [43] Wagner's memoir has an early photo of them together, taken in 1959 when they were contract players at Fox.) But no one will begrudge RJ [Wagner] a nickel. "You felt proud of being part of the organization. To DiNozzo's surprise, Gibbs recruits DiNozzo's father, Anthony D. DiNozzo, Sr to help solve the murder of a high-level executivewho became involved with a lost nuclear weapon that disappeared during the Cold War but things go from bad to worse when the team discover that a lone group is planning to get their hands on the nuclear bomb. [6], Wagner was borrowed by Paramount for The Mountain (1956), directed by Dmytryk, where Wagner was cast as Spencer Tracy's brother, having played his son just two years earlier in the same director's Broken Lance. [10], By the mid-1970s, Wagner's television career was at its peak with the CBS-TV television series Switch (1975–1978, opposite Eddie Albert, Sharon Gless, and Charlie Callas) after re-signing a contract with Universal in 1974. The addendum stated that she might have sustained some of the bruises on her body before she went into the water and drowned. One day, smiling Joe Juvenile with no talent was doing a role intended for John Wayne. [6], Fox gave Wagner his first starring role in Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953). Wagner was born on February 10, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. It's "a very novel way for us," executive producer Steven D. Binder interjected, with Cardea adding that Wagner's episode is "a very unusual departure for us.". [10], During the making of the series he made a film for Universal, the comedy Don't Just Stand There! ""I was opposed to doing Thief", Wagner said later. That was in a dog called Stopover Tokyo. As of June 2011, Guardian First Funding was acquired by Urban Financial Group, who continue to use Mr. Wagner as their spokesperson.[26][27]. As Wagner is considered "a suave icon of American caper television, including It Takes a Thief and Hart to Hart", Robert Glenister (Hustle's fixer, Ash Morgan) commented that "to have one of the icons of that period involved is a great bonus for all of us". Following Wood's death in late 1981, Wagner became the legal guardian of her daughter by producer Richard Gregson, Natasha, then 11. Weatherly had previously appeared as Wagner in the TV movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood. [52] Following his investigation, Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi ruled her death an accident by drowning and hypothermia. Wagner and Marshall married on July 21, 1963, at the Bronx Courthouse and had one daughter, Katie. He also had a recurring role as Teddy Leopold in the TV sitcom Two and a Half Men (2007–2008) and made twelve guest appearances (2010-2019) as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. in the police procedural NCIS. Who is Robert Wagner? Roland Kibbee wrote the part for me, and I would have missed all that if I hadn't listened to Lew. Amid a real-life homicide investigation, Robert Wagner is reprising his role on NCIS as DiNozzo Senior. Wagner has guest-starred in 13 episodes of NCIS[29] as Anthony DiNozzo Sr., the father of Anthony DiNozzo Jr., played by Michael Weatherly. Whenever Robert Wagner comes on NCIS, it's always a must-see episode. Then TV struck. Robert Wagner will have dueling appearances on CBS this week: As handcuffed character on "NCIS" Tuesday and subject of Saturday night's "48 Hours" segment on … [31], Despite his apparent distaste working with Raquel Welch on The Biggest Bundle of Them All,[32] they reunited 50 years later on the 2017 Canadian series Date My Dad. CBS. Albert had been a childhood hero of Wagner, after he watched the movie Brother Rat along with a few others. American actor who became known for his starring roles on the TV series Hart to Hart, Switch, and It Takes a Thief. Of course, now RJ plays Weatherly's father on NCIS... Offsite Link. "But Lew Wasserman said: 'I want you to be in TV Guide every week. "[5], Wagner's first film for Fox was Halls of Montezuma (1951) a World War II film. More popular was Winning (1969), a racing car drama where Wagner supported Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Plus, the EPs hope to get Joe Spano back as Fornell. [14], He was a regular in the BBC/Universal World War II prisoner-of-war drama Colditz (1972–1974) for much of its run. Broccoli. [4] He made his uncredited film debut in The Happy Years (1950); was signed by agent Henry Willson and put under contract with 20th Century-Fox. He had a small role in The Longest Day (1962), produced by Daryl Zanuck for Fox. More widely seen was Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), where Wagner played a producer. After a two-year courtship, Wagner, Marshall, and her two sons from her marriage to Stanley Donen moved back to America. Let's Make It Legal (1951) was a comedy where Wagner again supported an older star, in this case Claudette Colbert. Directed by Rocky Carroll. ', Copyright © 2021 NTVB Media, Inc., All Rights Reserved, 'NCIS' Bosses on Tony & Ziva's Reunion and the 'Deep Cut' for Gibbs, 12 Questions We Have for the 'NCIS' Shows in 2020 (PHOTOS), Worth Watching: Revisit 'Person of Interest,' Salt-N-Pepa's Spicy Biopic, a 'Wild Year' in Nature, NFL Championships, Rate 'Jeopardy!' In 2005, Wagner became the television spokesman for the Senior Lending Network, a reverse mortgage lender and in 2010 he began serving as a spokesman for the Guardian First Funding Group, also a reverse mortgage lender. "I was 19 years old. During a recent interview, the producers confirmed coronavirus measures have made this instalment of the CBS series unlike anything we’ve seen before. "[22], Wagner appeared in a TV movie with Audrey Hepburn, Love Among Thieves (1987) and in a miniseries with Jaclyn Smith, Windmills of the Gods (1988). [33], In his memoirs, Wagner claimed to have had affairs with Yvonne De Carlo, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, Shirley Anne Field, Lori Nelson, and Joan Collins. [28] Wagner also played the pivotal role of President James Garfield in the comedy/horror film Netherbeast Incorporated (2007). DiNozzo Senior is returning. With Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama. Wagner's film career received a boost after his role in the Austin Powers series of spy spoofs starring Mike Myers. Thank you for your understanding. And fans might want to refresh their memories regarding an episode from Season 16. His notable television appearances include Colditz, NCIS, Two and a Half Men, Boston Legal, and Hope & … [18], Wagner's third successful series was Hart to Hart, which co-starred Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander and was broadcast on ABC-TV from 1979 to 1984. [41] Lana has claimed publicly that the reason behind the couple's first divorce was that Natalie caught Wagner in the arms of another man.[42]. [3], Wagner became interested in acting, and after an unsuccessful screen test directed by Fred Zinnemann for his film Teresa (1951), was represented by Albert R. Executive producers Frank Cardea and Steven Binder have revealed popular guest star Robert Wagner won’t be reprising his role as Tony Dinozzo Sr in NCIS’s 18th season. (POLL), 'MacGyver' Preview: Henry Ian Cusick on Sword Fights & 'Lost' Fans (VIDEO), 'The Blacklist': For Red & Liz, 'It's Tiger Vs. Tiger' in 2021 Return, 'WandaVision': Their Family Grows — And Westview's Mysteries Deepen (RECAP), 4 Solid Theories About What Anna's Been Up to on 'NCIS: LA'. [12] The disciplines of the theatre were not his forté and Wagner was glad to be back in Hollywood to find a good supporting role in the modern-day private investigator hit, Harper (1966), starring Paul Newman. Robert Wagner first appeared on NCIS in 2010 and has been a familiar presence ever since. [38], Wagner was engaged to Tina Sinatra from June 1970 until January 1972. On January 14, 2013, the Los Angeles County coroner's office offered a 10-page addendum to Wood's autopsy report. On Valentine's Day 1982, Wagner began dating actress Jill St. John; he had known her since the late 1950s. He once told the entire NCIS team that DiNozzo, Jr. keeps his emergency cash in a drawer next to the moisturizing lotion. [citation needed]. The actors play relatives of NCIS team members, though Wagner’s character is related to a … Is Robert Wagner returning to NCIS season 17 in the role of Anthony DiNozzo Senior? NCIS fans will see Anthony DiNozzo — Senior, that is — again in Season 17, Robert Wagner is returning to the CBS drama "in an episode coming up shortly," executive producer Frank Cardea told TV Insider. And it would make sense to see Fornell again, considering that Episode 8 just teased that Gibbs left work to help his friend with his daughter, Emily, though there was clearly more going on than he shared. It was a massive hit, although Wagner's part was relatively small. [citation needed], In 1967, Lew Wasserman of Universal convinced Wagner to make his television series debut in It Takes a Thief (1968–1970) on ABC-TV. Wagner shows up on tonight's episode playing Tony's dad who decides to meddle in an investigation. [17], Wagner had a small role in some all-star Universal films, Midway (1976) and The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979). Wagner became the host of Fox Movie Channel's Hour of Stars, featuring original television episodes of The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), a series which Wagner had appeared on in his early days with the studio. While popular, critical reception was poor and Wagner later joked his wig in the movie made him look like Jane Wyman. [8], He supported Robert Mitchum in a Korean War movie, The Hunters (1958), and appeared with a number of Fox contractees in a World War II drama, In Love and War (1958); the latter was a hit. Wagner has appeared in 13 episodes and was last seen in Season 16's "Bears and Cubs." [23] Wagner played Love Letters on stage with Stefanie Powers. Robert Wagner discusses his comedic moments in the NCIS episode entitled "Nonstop." Latest News. [citation needed], After a cameo in Mardi Gras (1958), Wagner supported Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds in Say One for Me (1959). [44] The marriage is the fourth for both Wagner and St. John, and it has lasted longer than all of their six previous marriages combined. The studio then had him perform a similar function in another war movie, The Frogmen (1951), again with Widmark; the cast also included another young male under contract to the studio, Jeffrey Hunter, with whom Wagner would often work. After the end of the series, the two remained friends until Albert's death on May 26, 2005. We know he's in touch with his son, so did he have any idea that Ziva's (Cote de Pablo) alive? He received more critical acclaim for the lead in A Kiss Before Dying (1956), from the novel by Ira Levin; it was made for Crown Productions, a company of Darryl F. Zanuck's brother in law (the leads were all under contract to Fox) and released through United Artists. 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He graduated from Saint Monica Catholic High School in 1949. "[57] The amended document included a statement that the circumstances of how Wood ended up in the water are "not clearly established". [citation needed], In partial payment for starring together in the Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg production of the TV movie The Affair, Wagner and Natalie Wood were given a share in three TV series that the producers were developing for ABC. [50] The autopsy found that Wood's blood alcohol content was 0.14%, and there were traces of two types of medication in her bloodstream: a motion-sickness pill and a painkiller, both of which increase the effects of alcohol. Now they're lucky if they make thirty. One of Wagner’s latest appearances came in the … In 2007, Wagner had a role in the BBC/AMC series Hustle. [35] According to Wagner, because of the age difference – he was 22, she was 45 – they kept the affair secret in order to avoid damage to their careers. This appeared confirmed when he was the lead in Stopover Tokyo (1957). [Head of Fox] Darryl Zanuck was always placing me in different positions. He has visited Europe more than once, and has connections in the art world that even NCIS utilizes upon occasion. [48] According to Wagner, when he went to bed, Wood was not there. He is well known for starring in the television shows It Takes a … He stops by NCIS as Tony's father for the 250th episode. Robert is an American actor of stage, screen, and television. On November 29, 1981, Wood drowned near the yacht Splendour while it was moored near Catalina Island; also on board were Wagner; Christopher Walken, who was co-starring with her in the motion picture Brainstorm; and Dennis Davern, the Splendour's captain. According to Davern, Wagner was responsible for Wood's death. "We've been laying some Easter eggs starting with Jen Corbett's "Crossing the Line" episode last year about an arc we're building towards," Binder teased. [21], He played an insurance investigator in the short-lived TV series Lime Street (1985). The couple co-starred in six films between 1967 and 2014 – most of them low-budget – and appeared onstage in a 1996 production of Love Letters. [10], Wagner's first marriage to Wood had broken up, and he relocated to Europe. He also had a deal to make one more film at Fox, which was to be Solo, the story of a jazz drummer directed by Dick Powell, or The Comancheros with Gary Cooper. The headquarters are evacuated when the team finds a body and bomb materials on the roof of the squad room. They never let you rest. NCIS will continue to churn out new episodes throughout this later stage of the pandemic, but the producers have opened up about how COVID restrictions have affected season 18. The NCIS cast is joined by Robert Wagner and Larry Miller for a new episode of the show. [10], In 1985, he reflected, "Bad-guy roles work if they're really good parts, but they don't come along very often. [5], "I started off as an ingenue", recalled Wagner. He also gradually cut ties with his former sister-in-law, Lana Wood. Expect to see Don Lake back as Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) Navy friend Phil. For Tom Mankiewicz he played a supporting part in Delirious (1991). Inconveniently timed, to say the least, Robert Wagner will play a murder suspect on Tuesday’s episode of NCIS. George Hamilton had a high-profile at the time and was suggested, but producer Aaron Spelling said that if he was cast "the audience will resent him as Hart for being that rich. ", And it sounds like Senior's appearance will be a bit different this time. He was the romantic male lead in Stars and Stripes Forever (1952), a biopic about John Philip Sousa starring Clifton Webb. Evil's henchman Number 2 in all three films: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers played "Jonathan" and "Jennifer" in 110 episodes of the hit series Hart to Hart. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Consider this article your source of good news! Wagner appeared in the series pilot, City Beneath the Sea (1971), that was not picked up. He was teamed with Jeffrey Hunter in a Western, White Feather (1955). [16], Wagner and Wood acted with Laurence Olivier in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976), as part of Olivier's television series Laurence Olivier Presents for the UK's Granada Television. Guest Host Ken Jennings: Is He a Keeper? Consider this article your source of good news! The film was a flop. He had a larger part in The Condemned of Altona (1962), a commercial and critical disappointment despite being directed by Vittorio de Sica and co-starring Sophia Loren. Listed below are links to different type of video’s Robert Wagner has made or participated in. Rona signed a three-picture deal with Columbia pictures for Wagner's services, which was to start with Sail a Crooked Ship (1961) and The Interns. He's not the only actor returning. [40] They had a daughter, Courtney. He reunited with McQueen, along with Paul Newman and Faye Dunaway, in the disaster film The Towering Inferno released in the same year. He alleged that Wood had been flirting with Walken, that Wagner was jealous and enraged, and that following Wood's disappearance, Wagner had prevented Davern from turning on the search lights and notifying authorities. He has a sister, Mary. Another member of the DiNozzo family is returning to the series in Season 17. He also played recurring characters in the series Two and a Half Men and NCIS. Senior describes himself as a businessman, specializing in art. When I wasn't working, I was on the road, going out and selling movies or dancing on the stage and meeting the public. We'll have to wait and see if his episode addresses it. [60][61][62], For other people named Robert Wagner, see, "Flesh and Blood" (2010), "Broken Arrow" (2010), "Sins of the Father" (2011), "You Better Watch Out" (2012), "Dressed to Kill" (2014), "The Artful Dodger" (2015), "No Good Deed" (2015), "Reasonable Doubts" (2016), "Family First" (2016), "Home of the Brave" (2016), "Nonstop" (2017), "Death from Above" (2018) and "Bears and Cubs" (2019), sfn error: no target: CITEREFFinstad2001 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFNoguchiDiMona1983 (, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, "Robert Wagner "You Must Remember This" Book Signing Event – Book Signing Central", "Robert Wagner Becomes Spokesman for Senior Lending Network; Senior Lending Network To Embark on Nationwide Marketing Campaign", "Wanted: New Charlie for 'Charlie's Angels, https://haphazardstuff.com/raquel-welch-career-reputation-difficult-gossip/#RaquelBiggestBundle, "Raquel Welch talks working with Robert Wagner, meeting Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra", "Robert Wagner on Natalie Wood, 'Tadpoling' and Survival", "Inside Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner's Tumultuous Romance", "Sister of Natalie Wood reveals 'gay affair' caused divorce", "Watch Robert Wagner Movies and TV Shows, full filmography", "Sale price *finally* revealed (after more than a year!) Sure I'd like to do a Clint Eastwood, grizzled, down-and-out guy, but there aren't many scripts like that... What has been projected for me is an international quality that can take me anywhere and get me into all kind of involvements; to do otherwise would mean a character role. From 2016. "[13], While the success of The Pink Panther and Harper began Wagner's comeback, the successful two-and-a-half seasons of his first TV series completed it. 01/06/2021 – New video added to Videos > Interviews. [7], Also popular was a Western, Broken Lance (1954), where Wagner supported Spencer Tracy for director Edward Dmytryk, appearing as Tracy's son. Robert Wagner’s movies, including Halls of Montezuma, A Kiss Before Dying, In Love and War, The Longest Day, Harper, and Love Among Thieves, were what earned him a name back in the ’50s. In films, Wagner is known for his role as Number 2 in the Austin Powers trilogy of films (1997, 1999, 2002), as well as for A Kiss Before Dying (1956), The Pink Panther (1963) and its 1983 sequel, Harper (1966), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979) and many more. Reviews were poor but the movie was only the third ever to be shot in CinemaScope and was a big hit. Both movies were box office disappointments and it seemed Wagner was unable to make the transition to top-level star. Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. [9], Wagner made Sail a Crooked Ship but his part in The Interns went to James MacArthur. [30], Wagner was set to star as Charlie in the 2011 remake of Charlie's Angels, but had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts. Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–1970), Switch (1975–1978), and Hart to Hart (1979–1984). [50], Later, in his memoir Pieces of My Heart, Wagner acknowledged that he had had an argument with Wood before she disappeared. Executive producers Frank Cardea and Steven Binder have revealed popular guest star Robert Wagner won’t be reprising his role as Tony Dinozzo Sr in NCIS ’s 18th season. This is your medium, you've got to try it, you'll be great.' From personal relationships to characters' mental states, we want these mysteries solved on 'NCIS,' 'NCIS: LA,' and 'NCIS: New Orleans. The friendship started in the early 1960s, where he also co-starred in a couple of Albert's movies. He also guest-starred in The Name of the Game (1970). I've really had to work to keep up. Wagner did make The War Lover (1962) with Steve McQueen that was filmed in England. The episode airs just a few days after the … [43] Wagner's memoir has an early photo of them together, taken in 1959 when they were contract players at Fox.) But no one will begrudge RJ [Wagner] a nickel. "You felt proud of being part of the organization. To DiNozzo's surprise, Gibbs recruits DiNozzo's father, Anthony D. DiNozzo, Sr to help solve the murder of a high-level executivewho became involved with a lost nuclear weapon that disappeared during the Cold War but things go from bad to worse when the team discover that a lone group is planning to get their hands on the nuclear bomb. [6], Wagner was borrowed by Paramount for The Mountain (1956), directed by Dmytryk, where Wagner was cast as Spencer Tracy's brother, having played his son just two years earlier in the same director's Broken Lance. [10], By the mid-1970s, Wagner's television career was at its peak with the CBS-TV television series Switch (1975–1978, opposite Eddie Albert, Sharon Gless, and Charlie Callas) after re-signing a contract with Universal in 1974. The addendum stated that she might have sustained some of the bruises on her body before she went into the water and drowned. One day, smiling Joe Juvenile with no talent was doing a role intended for John Wayne. [6], Fox gave Wagner his first starring role in Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953). Wagner was born on February 10, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. It's "a very novel way for us," executive producer Steven D. Binder interjected, with Cardea adding that Wagner's episode is "a very unusual departure for us.". [10], During the making of the series he made a film for Universal, the comedy Don't Just Stand There! ""I was opposed to doing Thief", Wagner said later. That was in a dog called Stopover Tokyo. As of June 2011, Guardian First Funding was acquired by Urban Financial Group, who continue to use Mr. Wagner as their spokesperson.[26][27]. As Wagner is considered "a suave icon of American caper television, including It Takes a Thief and Hart to Hart", Robert Glenister (Hustle's fixer, Ash Morgan) commented that "to have one of the icons of that period involved is a great bonus for all of us". Following Wood's death in late 1981, Wagner became the legal guardian of her daughter by producer Richard Gregson, Natasha, then 11. Weatherly had previously appeared as Wagner in the TV movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood. [52] Following his investigation, Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi ruled her death an accident by drowning and hypothermia. Wagner and Marshall married on July 21, 1963, at the Bronx Courthouse and had one daughter, Katie. He also had a recurring role as Teddy Leopold in the TV sitcom Two and a Half Men (2007–2008) and made twelve guest appearances (2010-2019) as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. in the police procedural NCIS. Who is Robert Wagner? Roland Kibbee wrote the part for me, and I would have missed all that if I hadn't listened to Lew. Amid a real-life homicide investigation, Robert Wagner is reprising his role on NCIS as DiNozzo Senior. Wagner has guest-starred in 13 episodes of NCIS[29] as Anthony DiNozzo Sr., the father of Anthony DiNozzo Jr., played by Michael Weatherly. Whenever Robert Wagner comes on NCIS, it's always a must-see episode. Then TV struck. Robert Wagner will have dueling appearances on CBS this week: As handcuffed character on "NCIS" Tuesday and subject of Saturday night's "48 Hours" segment on … [31], Despite his apparent distaste working with Raquel Welch on The Biggest Bundle of Them All,[32] they reunited 50 years later on the 2017 Canadian series Date My Dad. CBS. Albert had been a childhood hero of Wagner, after he watched the movie Brother Rat along with a few others. American actor who became known for his starring roles on the TV series Hart to Hart, Switch, and It Takes a Thief. Of course, now RJ plays Weatherly's father on NCIS... Offsite Link. "But Lew Wasserman said: 'I want you to be in TV Guide every week. "[5], Wagner's first film for Fox was Halls of Montezuma (1951) a World War II film. More popular was Winning (1969), a racing car drama where Wagner supported Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Plus, the EPs hope to get Joe Spano back as Fornell. [14], He was a regular in the BBC/Universal World War II prisoner-of-war drama Colditz (1972–1974) for much of its run. Broccoli. [4] He made his uncredited film debut in The Happy Years (1950); was signed by agent Henry Willson and put under contract with 20th Century-Fox. He had a small role in The Longest Day (1962), produced by Daryl Zanuck for Fox. More widely seen was Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), where Wagner played a producer. After a two-year courtship, Wagner, Marshall, and her two sons from her marriage to Stanley Donen moved back to America. Let's Make It Legal (1951) was a comedy where Wagner again supported an older star, in this case Claudette Colbert. Directed by Rocky Carroll. ', Copyright © 2021 NTVB Media, Inc., All Rights Reserved, 'NCIS' Bosses on Tony & Ziva's Reunion and the 'Deep Cut' for Gibbs, 12 Questions We Have for the 'NCIS' Shows in 2020 (PHOTOS), Worth Watching: Revisit 'Person of Interest,' Salt-N-Pepa's Spicy Biopic, a 'Wild Year' in Nature, NFL Championships, Rate 'Jeopardy!' In 2005, Wagner became the television spokesman for the Senior Lending Network, a reverse mortgage lender and in 2010 he began serving as a spokesman for the Guardian First Funding Group, also a reverse mortgage lender. "I was 19 years old. During a recent interview, the producers confirmed coronavirus measures have made this instalment of the CBS series unlike anything we’ve seen before. "[22], Wagner appeared in a TV movie with Audrey Hepburn, Love Among Thieves (1987) and in a miniseries with Jaclyn Smith, Windmills of the Gods (1988). [33], In his memoirs, Wagner claimed to have had affairs with Yvonne De Carlo, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, Shirley Anne Field, Lori Nelson, and Joan Collins. [28] Wagner also played the pivotal role of President James Garfield in the comedy/horror film Netherbeast Incorporated (2007). DiNozzo Senior is returning. With Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama. Wagner's film career received a boost after his role in the Austin Powers series of spy spoofs starring Mike Myers. Thank you for your understanding. And fans might want to refresh their memories regarding an episode from Season 16. His notable television appearances include Colditz, NCIS, Two and a Half Men, Boston Legal, and Hope & … [18], Wagner's third successful series was Hart to Hart, which co-starred Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander and was broadcast on ABC-TV from 1979 to 1984. [41] Lana has claimed publicly that the reason behind the couple's first divorce was that Natalie caught Wagner in the arms of another man.[42]. [3], Wagner became interested in acting, and after an unsuccessful screen test directed by Fred Zinnemann for his film Teresa (1951), was represented by Albert R. Executive producers Frank Cardea and Steven Binder have revealed popular guest star Robert Wagner won’t be reprising his role as Tony Dinozzo Sr in NCIS’s 18th season. (POLL), 'MacGyver' Preview: Henry Ian Cusick on Sword Fights & 'Lost' Fans (VIDEO), 'The Blacklist': For Red & Liz, 'It's Tiger Vs. Tiger' in 2021 Return, 'WandaVision': Their Family Grows — And Westview's Mysteries Deepen (RECAP), 4 Solid Theories About What Anna's Been Up to on 'NCIS: LA'. [12] The disciplines of the theatre were not his forté and Wagner was glad to be back in Hollywood to find a good supporting role in the modern-day private investigator hit, Harper (1966), starring Paul Newman. Robert Wagner first appeared on NCIS in 2010 and has been a familiar presence ever since. [38], Wagner was engaged to Tina Sinatra from June 1970 until January 1972. On January 14, 2013, the Los Angeles County coroner's office offered a 10-page addendum to Wood's autopsy report. On Valentine's Day 1982, Wagner began dating actress Jill St. John; he had known her since the late 1950s. He once told the entire NCIS team that DiNozzo, Jr. keeps his emergency cash in a drawer next to the moisturizing lotion. [citation needed]. The actors play relatives of NCIS team members, though Wagner’s character is related to a … Is Robert Wagner returning to NCIS season 17 in the role of Anthony DiNozzo Senior? NCIS fans will see Anthony DiNozzo — Senior, that is — again in Season 17, Robert Wagner is returning to the CBS drama "in an episode coming up shortly," executive producer Frank Cardea told TV Insider. And it would make sense to see Fornell again, considering that Episode 8 just teased that Gibbs left work to help his friend with his daughter, Emily, though there was clearly more going on than he shared. It was a massive hit, although Wagner's part was relatively small. [citation needed], In 1967, Lew Wasserman of Universal convinced Wagner to make his television series debut in It Takes a Thief (1968–1970) on ABC-TV. Wagner shows up on tonight's episode playing Tony's dad who decides to meddle in an investigation. [17], Wagner had a small role in some all-star Universal films, Midway (1976) and The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979). Wagner became the host of Fox Movie Channel's Hour of Stars, featuring original television episodes of The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), a series which Wagner had appeared on in his early days with the studio. While popular, critical reception was poor and Wagner later joked his wig in the movie made him look like Jane Wyman. [8], He supported Robert Mitchum in a Korean War movie, The Hunters (1958), and appeared with a number of Fox contractees in a World War II drama, In Love and War (1958); the latter was a hit. Wagner has appeared in 13 episodes and was last seen in Season 16's "Bears and Cubs." [23] Wagner played Love Letters on stage with Stefanie Powers. Robert Wagner discusses his comedic moments in the NCIS episode entitled "Nonstop." Latest News. [citation needed], After a cameo in Mardi Gras (1958), Wagner supported Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds in Say One for Me (1959). [44] The marriage is the fourth for both Wagner and St. John, and it has lasted longer than all of their six previous marriages combined. The studio then had him perform a similar function in another war movie, The Frogmen (1951), again with Widmark; the cast also included another young male under contract to the studio, Jeffrey Hunter, with whom Wagner would often work. After the end of the series, the two remained friends until Albert's death on May 26, 2005. We know he's in touch with his son, so did he have any idea that Ziva's (Cote de Pablo) alive? He received more critical acclaim for the lead in A Kiss Before Dying (1956), from the novel by Ira Levin; it was made for Crown Productions, a company of Darryl F. Zanuck's brother in law (the leads were all under contract to Fox) and released through United Artists. 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