Karl Lukas

Actor
Karl Lukas started his career working long days to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. He would man the change booth of the subway station overnight, rush home briefly to see his wife, head out to tape a television ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1919

Filmography

Actor (16)

Don't Touch My Daughter 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Memories of Me 1988 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Big Trouble 1985 (Movie)

Police Captain (Actor)

The Frisco Kid 1979 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Ark II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shaggy D.A. 1976 (Movie)

Painter (Actor)

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

99 and 44/100% Dead 1973 (Movie)

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Oklahoma Crude 1973 (Movie)

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The Emperor of the North Pole 1972 (Movie)

Pokey Stiff (Actor)

Watermelon Man 1970 (Movie)

2nd Policeman (Actor)

Tall Story 1960 (Movie)

1st D A Man (Actor)

Onionhead 1958 (Movie)

Agnelli (Actor)

The True Story of Lynn Stuart 1956 (Movie)

Hal Bruck (Actor)

The Long, Long Trailer 1954 (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

Nightmare (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

Biography

Karl Lukas started his career working long days to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. He would man the change booth of the subway station overnight, rush home briefly to see his wife, head out to tape a television program, and rush from there to perform on stage somewhere. He claimed that in the late 1950s he slept only three to four hours a night. His best known role was on the stage, performing alongside Henry Fonda in the Broadway production of "Mister Roberts", based on Thomas Heggen's novel of the same name, that recounted World War II stories. He began to appear on television in the early 1950s. One of his early characters was a recurring role as Private Stash Kadowski on the hit war comedy series "The Phil Silvers Show". He also appeared on programs like the anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", the comedy "The Beverly Hillbillies", and the private investigator drama "The Rockford Files", among many others. His film debut was a small role in the 1953 comedy "The Long, Long Trailer", which starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Some other films he was in include the action picture "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and the Disney comedies "Herbie Rides Again" and "The Shaggy D.A.". His final role came in 1991, when he was 71 years old, playing a bartender in the made-for-TV dramatic movie "Don't Touch My Daughter". Lukas appeared in over 100 roles in a career that spanned four decades.

Relationships

Stephanie Lukas

Wife
married c. 1955 until his death survived him

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