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Jack spent his teen years planning on becoming a pro golfer. At that time, performing on stage was just an extracurricular activity for him. 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. He didn't get it, so he decided to audition for the drama program and won a full scholarship. From that point on, golf took second place.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Dominick "Nick" Marone
Jack majored in theater in college, attending the Universities of Missouri and Arizona. Soon after moving to Los Angeles, he landed a job as a tour guide for Universal Studios. Retail sales and waiting tables paid the bills for awhile until 1982 when he landed his first professional job as Brent Masterson on the soap A New Day in Eden.
Soon after, Wagner appeared on Knot's Landing, followed in 1983 with his starring role on General Hospital. Portraying rocker Frisco Jones on GH also opened the doors in the music industry to Jack, who taught himself how to play the guitar. Jack was signed to a record deal and released "All I Need", an adult contemporary #1 hit, which was the love song for his character's relationship with Tania.
After a two year hiatus, Jack returned to General Hospital. In 1991, he landed the role of Warren Lockridge on Santa Barbara. When Santa Barbara ended, Jack worked in theater, television guest spots and movies before creating the role of Dr. Peter Burns on Melrose Place, where he remained for five seasons.
Jack has starred in Broadway roles of Westside Story and Grease, both national tours and also starred in Jekyll & Hyde.
Jack helped develop the series Off Course for ESPN in which he gets to know athletes, actors and other notable figures during a round of golf. As a member of the Celebrity Players Tour, Jack has gained respect as one of the top golfers on the tour. Jack is also an avid supporter of AIDS research charities.
1984 to 1988; 1989 to 1991; 1994 to 1995; February 4, 2013
Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail
Trapped: Buried Alive
Nowhere to Land
Captain John Prescot
Touched by an Angel
February 14, 1999
August 18, 1998
Dirty Little Secret
26th Annual American Music Awards
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
January 10, 1997
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
January 19, 1997
Max & Steven
Weddings of Lifetime
January 21, 1995
Dr. Peter Burns
1984-1988; 1989-1991; 1994-1995; February 4, 2013
November 24, 1983
October 13, 1983
Dr. Peter Rexter
Trapped in Space
Play Murder for Me
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2005; for The Bold and the Beautiful
Nomination, Outstanding Young Man in a Daytime Drama Series (1985; for General Hospital
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011; for The Bold and the Beautiful
PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington, Missouri
DATE OF BIRTH: October 3, 1959
MARITAL STATUS: Married (Separated); Kristina Wagner
: Kristina, Jack Wagner announce divorce plans. [Feb 19, 2001]
: Wagner will join NBC primetime soap, Titans. [Aug 7, 2000]
: Jack Wagner to play ship captain on B&B [Mar 10, 2003]
: Wagners again announce plans to divorce. [Mar 21, 2005]
: Jack Wagner, Heather Locklear engaged. [Aug 13, 2011]
: Jack Wagner, Heather Locklear break off engagement. [Nov 15, 2011]
: Wagner reunited with daughter he never met. [Nov 29, 2011]
: B&B opts not to renew Wagner's contract. [Feb 3, 2012]
: Wagner ready to reprise role as GH's Frisco. [Jan 14, 2013]
: GH star says divorcing co-star was "best thing that could have happened." [Mar 8, 2016]