Robert Wagner otherwise known as “RJ” is an American Actor. He was born February 10th 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. Wagner was best known for his Television Show “It Takes a Thief” as well as “Hart to Hart”. Robert Wagner has been around the block a few times. By that I mean he treats marriage as if it’s a recyclable that you can just use up and replace. As if he can just call the pest control company and they can hand him another wife. Wagner’s marriages include Natalie Wood from December 28, 1957 to April 1962, Marion Marshall from July 22, 1963 to October 14, 1971 (divorced). Then he married Natalie Wood again from July 16, 1972 to November 29, 1981 that was annulled by her death, and now Jill St. John from May 27, 1990 until present.
Now it seems as though he and his current wife Jill St. John, are perfect together. He and Jill have appeared in seven movies together including Banning (1967), How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967), Around the World in 80 Days (1989), The Player(1992), Something to Believe In (1998), The Calling (2002), and Northpole (2014). They also appeared together in Hart to Hart (1979) which is what Robert Wagner is most known for in a few episodes of and finally a few episodes in Seinfeld (1989).
Wagner attended and graduated from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California as Senior Class President in 1949. He always had aspiring dreams of becoming an actor. When he was seven, his family moved to Los Angeles, where Wagner attended military academies and The Harvard School.
His first acting break came when one of his friends took him to Warner Bros. to meet the head of casting. He was offered a few small roles by the studio coming up after he was interviewed and a performed a reading. Two days later, his production plans failed as a a strike came about so he was forced to go back to school.
For many years, his bungalow at Universal Studios was a stop on their tour. He was an important star at the studio with a successful run of three television series. Lucille Ball, another star with a long run of success on television had the same bungalow and tour stop prior to Robert Wagner. He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at Hollywood Boulevard and for Recording in Hollywood, California. He was also Spokesman for the Senior Lending Network and the Guardian First Funding Group.
Wagner dedicated his autobiography, “Pieces of My Heart” to his mother and sister, daughters Katie Wagner and Courtney Wagner, stepdaughter Natasha Gregson Wagner and to his wife, Jill St. John. He thanked them for being, “the meaning of his life”. He also became friends with Fred Astaire, long before he co-starred on It Takes a Thief in 1968 (his other most memorable acting role). It Takes a Thief was created by television writer Roland Kibbee, featured the adventures of cat burglar, pickpocket, and thief Alexander Mundy played by Robert Wagner, who steals to finance his life as a polished playboy and sophisticate.