Acclaimed actor Jack Wagner majored in theater at the University of Missouri and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama. His theatrical background of singing, dancing and acting would prove to be a true cornerstone in a diversified career.
In 1983, Wagner landed the starring role on the hit daytime series, “General Hospital,” playing the rocker Frisco Jones. After recording several songs for the show, Wagner signed a recording deal on Quincy Jones label, Qwest, and within 6 months, his first single, “All I Need,” was number two on the pop charts and number one on adult contemporary charts. In addition, he hosted Time Life’s Collection “Early 80’s” nationwide.
In 1987, Wagner returned to his theatrical roots touring nationally as Tony in West Side Story and in 1988 as Danny Zuko in Grease. In 1993, Wagner moved to nighttime television, joining the hit series “Melrose Place” where he spent five seasons both acting as Dr. Peter Burns and directing.
Then, in 2000, he took the role of a lifetime on Broadway, starring in the title role of Jekyll and Hyde. Wagner has starred in over 15 made-for-TV movies and appeared in over 40 theatrical productions around the country. In 2003, Wagner joined the cast of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” the most successful dramatic serial in the world, viewed in 130 countries.
Wagner is also a scratch golfer and has won six club championships at his home course in Los Angeles, the Bel Air Country Club. In 1990, Wagner won the ProAm with John Cook at Pebble Beach’sATTTournament. HealsohostedtheESPNgolfshow,“OffCoursewithJackWagner,” where he interviewed celebrities Alex Rodriquez, Heather Locklear, John Elway and James Woods, to name a few. Wagner is the 2006 and 2011 Champion of the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament at Lake Tahoe, NV, which is broadcasted annually on NBC. In 2009, he was named #1 Celebrity Golfer by Golf Digest.
Wagner is the National Celebrity Ambassador of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a beneficiary from the annual charity golf tournament, The Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic. Wagner has spent many tireless hours working for this charity, as his father died in 1990 as a result of blood cancer and his brother was diagnosed in 1999 with leukemia.
In addition to starring in Hallmark Channel’s popular original series “When Calls the Heart,” which has been renewed for a fourth season, Wagner had a guest appearance on “Ray Donovan,” starred in Hallmark Movie Channel’s “My Gal Sunday,” “Castle,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and “See Dad Run” and was a contestant on Season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars.”