Robert Wagner: Art Imitating Life?

Robert Wagner's life just got a little more awkward, thanks to his appearance as a murder suspect on the CBS show NCIS.

Robert Wagner plays murder suspect on NCIS

Yikes, talk about bad timing. Actor Robert Wagner is guest starring on an episode of NCIS as a murder suspect, right as the investigation into Natalie Wood's death is reopened.

In the Tuesday episode, Wagner plays Anthony DiNozzo Sr., the father of Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo Jr., who was found with a dead navy officer in his trunk. He's appeared on the show before as the same character.

The appearance on the popular CBS show comes ahead of Wagner's appearance on the network's episode of 48 Hours that delves into Wood's mysterious 1981 death. The couple was yachting with actor Christopher Walken during Thanksgiving week when she apparently fell off the boat and drowned. The LAPD said that Wagner isn't a suspect in the reopened case, though he vows to cooperate with any police investigation.

"Nobody knows," he wrote in his 2008 memoir, Pieces of My Life. "There are only two possibilities; either she was trying to get away from the argument, or she was trying to tie the dinghy. But the bottom line is that nobody knows exactly what happened."

"Did I blame myself? If I had been there, I could have done something. But I wasn't there. I didn't see her."

The biggest mystery? What the police hope to accomplish by reopening the case. The yacht's captain — Dennis Davern — went public last week, admitting that he lied to cops about the night the West Side Story stunner died.

"It's an exercise in futility," a source from the district attorney's office told TMZ. "I just don't get it."

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Comments on "Robert Wagner is a murder suspect -- on NCIS"

Lacy to you January 18, 2013 | 7:41 AM

Why would Robert Wagner kill his wife ? He had numerous affairs during their relationship and lived a very free style .... so why would he have motive to kill her ? She might have been angry enough to kill him ..but I doubt he would have motive to harm her. There are many that live the same wild lifestyle of the Wagners. It is no wonder she was drunk and fell into the water. What can you do with stressed angry people they do not pay attention to what they are doing. I believe this was clearly an accident a very trajic sad accident

Herta Flores January 18, 2013 | 5:51 AM

I guess he is, because who would harm Natalie Wood? They probably had a handy argument, and she was pushed into the water, but he did not try to save her, he could have cared less. The way his whole life went afterwards, no remorse. My believe is he is guilte, like O.J. Simpson was also. Why does nobody wants to believe this, just because they like the star? Why is he not answering the police, he cant remember, what he said, when he was question at the time Natalie Wood was found dead. Please check into this very very much, how about a light detector as well as everything else, like hypnotic. This death should not be put under the table, like of the exwife of O.J. Simpson.

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