Peter John Wagner Jr. was born on the 3rd October 1959, in Washington, Missouri USA, and is an actor and singer, perhaps best known for his roles in the television series “Melrose Place” (1992 – 1999) and “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2003 – 2012); Wagner has been nominated for Emmy Awards twice, having been active in the entertainment industry since 1982. Jack Wagner loves golf and is ranked among the top 100 Hollywood golfers.
How much is the net worth of Jack Wagner? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is over $9.8 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Acting and music are the main sources of Wagner’s fortune.
Jack Wagner Net Worth $9.8 Million
To begin with, he is only child of the car dealer Peter and housewife Scotty Wagner. At the age of 10, he became interested in the game of golf, and when he was a teenager, he excelled in winning the Champion Missouri Jr. For one year (1979), Wagner attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, then after winning the state championship in golf, in 1980 he received a scholarship from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he continued his studies until 1982. Then, he moved to Los Angeles.
He moonlighted as a guide of Universal Studios, before he joined the cast of the soap opera “A New Day in Eden” (1982). Then Jack appeared in two episodes of the CBS soap opera “Knots Landing” (1983), and won the sympathy of the audience portraying Andrew “Frisco” Jones in the ABC soap opera “General Hospital”(1983-1988, 1989-1991, 1994-1995), in which he brought to the screen romance and humour, and for above mentioned the role he was nominated for an Emmy. These roles contributed considerably to his net worth.
What is more, his career on television Jack perfectly combined with a career in the music industry. He performed at the Civic Light Opera in Los Angeles in the production of “They’re Playing Our Song”. In 1985, he rose to fame with the hit “All I Need” (1984), and in all he has recorded six albums – “All I Need” (1984), “Lighting Up the Night” (1985), “Do Not Give Up Your Day Job” (1987), “Alone in a Crowd” (1993), “Dancing In The Moonlight” (2005) and “On The Porch” (2014), adding to is net worth.
Getting back to his acting career, Wagner starred in the television thriller “Moving Target” (1988) with Tom Skerritt. Shortly thereafter he appeared in the soap opera “Santa Barbara” (1991-1993). He surprised the audience appearing as Dr. Peter Burns in the soap opera “Melrose Place” (1994-1999) and as Jack Williams in the NBC miniseries “Titans” (2000-2001). In 2000, he made his debut on the Broadway stage in the musical “Jekyll and Hyde”. For his role in the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2003-2012) the actor received the 2006 Swiss prize in Golden Rose festival in Lucerne and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
In 2012, he took part in the 14th edition of the competition show “Dancing with the Stars”, in which he and the dancer Anna Trebunskaya took 11th place.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor and singer, Wagner has dated Peggy Trentini, Nicole, Kimberly Foster (1985), Hilary Edson (1985-1986) and Laurie Landry (1987). At the end of 1993, he married actress Kristina Crump; they have two sons, but they divorced in 2006. From 2007 to 2011, he was in relationship with Heather Locklear, and they have a daughter. Since 2012, he has been in a relationship with Ashley Jones.
He performed on Broadway in the starring role of the musical "Jekyll & Hyde" in 2000.
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).
Has won the Club Championship at The Bel-Air Country Club 3 times.
Used to sing in the 80s. Placed at #5 in the Top 10 Worst of the 80s by Much Music (Canada).
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)
Children: Peter Wagner (4 September 1990) & Harrison Wagner (1 December 1994).
Has a zero golf handicap
Attended University of Arizona, Tucson
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 kids are at a point in their lives where I'm a moral compass for them. God help them both.
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.
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.
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.
Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.
My parents weren't extremely successful financially, but they were happy people. They gave me confidence.