DWTS 14: Jack Wagner

Soap opera fans will be familiar with Jack Wagner. He’s been in “General Hospital,” “Santa Barbara,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Melrose Place.”

Full name: Peter John “Jack” Wagner II

Partner: Anna Trebunskaya

Hometown: Washington, Missouri

Birthday: 3 October 1959

  • Age: 52
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College: Attended University of Missouri for one year. Later attended the University of Arizona.

Wagner’s first role (as Clint Masterson) was in a cable soap opera called “A New Day in Eden” in 1982.  The soap was soon off the air, but it was co-produced by Susan Flannery who would be a fellow cast member on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

A year later, he was Frisco Jones on “General Hospital (1983–1988, 1989–1991, 1994–95). Jones was a WSB secret agent, a former police detective and a former performer at Duke’s club. He was married to Felicia Scorpio Jones. Former DWTS contestant Tia Carrere was also on the show as Jade Soong. Carrere was on season two and danced with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Drew Lachey won that season with Cheryl Burke and Jerry Rice with Anna Trebunskaya came in second.

Wagner was on “Santa Barbara” from 1991-1993 playing Warren Lockridge, a Don Juan who does eventually fall in love but his sweetheart, Summer Blake is killed by a serial murderer. After several twists and turns, Warren becomes a journalist and his wedding it part of the final episode. The role of Warren was originally played by John Allen Nelson (later in the series “24”), then by Scott Jenkins and finally by Wagner.

Wagner was on the night time Fox network drama “Melrose Place” from 1994-1999 as Dr. Peter Burns. Burns was introduced during season three as the evil chief of staff of the Wilshire Hospital. Burns helped Amanda (Heather Locklear) take over D&D Advertising, bails Michael out of jail, and although Burns is married, he has an affair with Amanda. Peter steals money from the hospital and flees with Amanda for a surprise ending.

Wagner also directed some episodes of “Melrose Place.”

 In 2003, he joined the cast of the CBS soap “The Bold and the Beautiful.” He plays Dominick Marone, a shareholder and investor of Jackie M. Designs. He resides in Marone Mansion which is supposed to be in Los Angeles.
As a singer, Wagner has recorded five albums and had singles that made the top 100. His best showing was in 1984 with “All I Need” which went to number two. Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” was number one. His albums are:
  • 1984: All I Need #44 Peak Billboard 200
  • 1985: Lighting Up the Night #150 / Peak Billboard 200
  • 1987: Don’t Give Up Your Day Job #151 Peak Billboard 200
  • 1993: Alone in the Crowd
  • 2005: Dancing in the Moonlight
  • 2012: Will The Rain Fall Down (Single)

Wagner also has done musical theater. He performed the lead in the Broadway show  “Jekyll & Hyde.” He was also in the cast of the national tour of “West Side Story” in 1987 as Tony and in Grease in 1988 as Danny Zuko.

Wagner was married to Kristina Wagner. They divorced in 2006. He has been dating Heather Locklear since 2007 and they became engaged last year in August. In November, Wagner met his 23-year-old biological daughter, Kerry. He has two sons from his marriage to Kristina Wagner (Peter and Harrison).

Kerry is his biological daughter who had been adopted.

Wagner is an avid golfer and in 1980 won the junior college championship for Missouri. He has a celebrity golf tournament named after himself that raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on March 20, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Jack Wagner and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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