I know this is super late. Crazy, yet typical day in the life of a mother of 4.
Moving on: Well, hello Hearties! Welcome back from Canada! And how was that amazing trip for all you lucky Hope Valley go-ers? Oh, I’m so envious! One day, I’ll go to a Hearties Family Reunion. Let’s just hope that by that time, they’re still happening. 😉 When I told my mom it was happening, she asked, “What’s that?” Oh, so sad! When I described it as “comic con for WCTH” she wasn’t very impressed. Obviously I have some schooling to do! Anyway, from the videos and pictures I saw, it looked like you all had an outstanding adventure! I especially enjoyed listening to Kavan and Pascale talk about the “temperamental” motorcycle which Kavan described as a “bicycle with a sewing machine engine”. 😀
The guy we’re focusing on this week was there too! In fact, I saw a video of him singing for a husband back home. It wasn’t as weird as it sounds; just sending a message to someone back home. 😉 Any guesses? If you guessed Jack Wagner, ding ding ding ding! If you remember, Jack’s birthday is October 3rd, but the first week of October was…well, previously booked. So it’s later, but Jack needs his own week, wouldn’t you say? I say yes!
First thing I learned is his name isn’t really Jack. His first name isn’t even John. His full given name is Peter John Wagner II. Does that throw you for a loop, because it sure did me! Let’s get to know good ole Jack. He was born in the year 1959, (which makes him 59 years old,) in Washington, Missouri. But as we all have probably guessed by now, he lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jack was married to Kristina Wagner, whom we know as Nora on WCTH. But just like Bill and Nora, Jack and Kristina are divorced. However, it’s apparently remained very amicable. They have 2 sons named Peter and Harrison. And here’s something! In 2011, Jack met a daughter he had never known. She was 23 at the time! Thank heaven for large miracles!
Jack was raised a Catholic, and went to Catholic school. Apparently he was quite the athlete; he played football and basketball. Did you know he was a musician? I didn’t until several months ago. Of course, I was born in the 1980’s, and that’s when his music was the most famous. His biggest hit was “All I Need” in 1984. Of course he’s been an actor for a long time, and been in several projects, way too many to name here. His most famous role is was Frisco Jones on General Hospital. He and Kristina were quite the steamy power couple, I hear. He also appeared as a contestant for Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars.
But here’s a little tidbit you may or may not know: he’s QUITE the golfer; very avid too. For college, he went to the University of Arizona, where he tried out for the golf team and the drama department. (That was after a year at the University of Missouri.) The drama department gave him a full scholarship, but he never forgot golfing. He is currently a leading celebrity golfer, and he’s the only non-professional to win the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic. Good going, Jack!
One little nugget of golden information that I hadn’t known beforehand is he had quite a stage career. In the late 80’s he was on national tours for both West Side Story and Grease, (he played Tony in West Side Story,) but what he describes as his “most fulfilling professional experience” is playing the title role in Jekyll and Hyde. If you’ve never seen the show, that character is one of the most taxing and complicated I’ve ever seen. And I’m told he did it very well.
I better call it a night. As always, I’ll have more for you later this week. Have a good one! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!
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