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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 October 1959Washington, Missouri, USA
Birth NamePeter John Wagner
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (2)

With looks that resemble those of Robert Redford the blond-haired, blue-eyed Wagner was a soap opera favorite as secret agent Frisco Jones in his on-again, off-again appearances on General Hospital (1963). Wagner is a credible actor who doesn't rest on just having good looks. Wagner is just as likely to be found singing as acting. He hit the top 40 pop charts with the song "All I Need" and starred in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of "They're Playing Our Song".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Born in Washington, Missouri, the son of Peter Wagner, a car salesman who died in 1990, and his wife, Scotty, he took up golf at age 10 and spent his teen years planning on becoming a pro. Performing on stage was just an extracurricular activity for him at the local St. Gertrude School though he won raves. "He has always been an entertainer", says his friend Jim Powers, a former teacher at St. Gertrude who is now his personal manager. "He was really a leader of the school". After attending the University of Missouri for a year and winning the state golf championship, he applied for a golf scholarship to the University of Arizona in 1980. "Fifty young guys all thought they were going to be Jack Nicklaus", he says. He lost out. In frustration, he auditioned for the drama program and won a full scholarship. From that point on, golf took second place. "I decided that I have much more control over what I do on stage", says Jack, "than whether or not my golf ball goes out-of-bounds when it hits a tree". The day after graduating in 1982, Wagner drove to Los Angeles, where he found work as a tour guide at Universal Studios while auditioning for parts. After a brief stint in the short lived cable-TV soap A New Day in Eden (1982), he won the role of "Frisco Jones" on General Hospital (1963).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gisele Herbert

Spouse (1)

Kristina Wagner (18 December 1993 - 30 June 2006) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Attended University of Arizona, Tucson
Has a zero golf handicap
Children: Peter Wagner (4 September 1990) & Harrison Wagner (1 December 1994).
Demonstrated his pro-level golf skills with three-under-par 69 score in lst round of Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational at Club at Nevillewood, PA, leading a field of 63 other celebrities and athletes. (11 June 2002)
Used to sing in the 80s. Placed at #5 in the Top 10 Worst of the 80s by Much Music (Canada).
Has won the Club Championship at The Bel-Air Country Club 3 times.
Won the American Century (Celebrity) Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, July 16, 2006 -- first prize was $500,000 for the winner, with that figure being matched for charity. Wagner is one of only eight players to have played in each of the years the event has been staged (and this was his first win).
He performed on Broadway in the starring role of the musical "Jekyll & Hyde" in 2000.
Boyfriend of Heather Locklear [2008].
Recorded the hit song "All I Need", which reached no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 1985.
Engaged to Heather Locklear [August 14, 2011]. They called off their engagement [November 15, 2011].
Reunited with his long-lost daughter, Kerry, 23, who was given up for adoption by her mother, who had a fling with Jack in the 80s [November 23, 2011].
Joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) as lost Sea Captain Dominick Payne

Personal Quotes (13)

My parents weren't extremely successful financially, but they were happy people. They gave me confidence.
Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.
I kind of went into soap opera with 'General Hospital' in the '80s. It's like theater because every day it's a new script, which really doesn't have a beginning, middle or end like a play or a movie script. So you have to be on your toes and bring it every day. And you have to be spontaneous, which is really how I like to work.
Obviously sex and nudity sells, but that's what people go to cable for but that's not going to happen on network daytime television... so I think it really is always going to come down to story. How do you make a story interesting enough so people will tune in? That's always going to be it.
My mother has been the greatest influence on my life, morally. When I get right down to it, my mother and father are two people I can count on no matter what.
My kids are at a point in their lives where I'm a moral compass for them. God help them both.
We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games.
My all-time low is 62 at Bel-Air, but it was in match play, and I had two putts given to me from four feet. I'm playing only about once or twice a month. Full-time job. Full-time father. Full-time blonde.
I was fortunate enough to hook up with Quincy Jones and had a lot of success. But the music of the '80s really changed when the '90s hit. For me to chase that dream or career of music, I started a family, started on 'Melrose Place,' so it was something I didn't have the time or energy.
Peter Wagner, my son, just won the Bel-Air Junior Club Championship. Parred the last three holes. One-putts, up and down. Us Wagners don't hit greens. We chip and putt.
I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.
By patting somebody on the back, a boy or a girl, a professional dancer, male, female, it really makes people feel good and I know it certainly made me feel good.
General Hospital' was so massive in the 80s and that's when people my age or even younger watched that show. A generation grew up on that show, Luke and Laura, I came in on the cusp of that so there's still a lot of 'Frisco.

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