Lou Antonio

Actor, Writer, Director
Actor and director Lou Antonio got his start in the movie business with roles in Elia Kazan's "America, America" in 1963 and as Koko in the 1967 Paul Newman classic "Cool Hand Luke. " Throughout the '60s and '70s he ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Director (71)

Boston Legal 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Amazing Grace 1968 - 1969, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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American Gothic 1968 - 1969, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Amy Prentiss 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Dawson's Creek 1968 - 1969, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Delvecchio 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1968 - 1969, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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First Monday 1968 - 1969, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Fools, Females and Fun: Is There a Doctor in the House? 1968 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Gentle Ben 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Griff 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1976, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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McCloud 1967 - 1977, 1979 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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McMillan 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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McMillan & Wife 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1976, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Michael Hayes 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1976, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1976, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1977, 1979 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Roar 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Shell Game 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sons and Daughters 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Spy Game 1968 - 1969, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sweet Justice 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Beast 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Contender 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1977, 1979 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Fugitive 1968 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Rockford Files 1967 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Three For the Road 1967 - 1969, 1971 - 1977, 1979 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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UC: Undercover 1967 - 1969, 1973 - 1974, 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

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Family Affair 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Felicity 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

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Get Real 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Star Maker 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Vengeance Unlimited 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Dark Skies 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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This Gun For Hire 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Threesome 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Gabe and Walker 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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We're Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Boston and Kilbride 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Heaven on Earth 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Fools, Females and Fun: I've Gotta Be Me 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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A Good Sport (TV Show)

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A Real American Hero (TV Show)

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A Taste For Killing (TV Show)

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Between Friends (TV Show)

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Dark Holiday (TV Show)

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Lies Before Kisses (TV Show)

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Mayflower Madam (TV Show)

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Nightmare in the Daylight (TV Show)

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One Terrific Guy (TV Show)

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Pals (TV Show)

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Rearview Mirror (TV Show)

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Someone I Touched (TV Show)

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Something For Joey (TV Show)

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Something So Right (TV Show)

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Sporting Chance (TV Show)

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The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Show)

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The Gypsy Warriors (TV Show)

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The Last Prostitute (TV Show)

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The Outside Woman (TV Show)

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The Rape of Dr. Willis (TV Show)

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Actor (16)

From the Midst of Pain 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Face to Face 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Agatha Christie's "Thirteen at Dinner" 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Makin' It 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Dog and Cat 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Snoop Sisters 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Partners in Crime 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Sole Survivor 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

Corrigan (Actor)

Cool Hand Luke 1967 (Movie)

Koko (Actor)

Hawaii 1966 (Movie)

Reverend Abraham Hewlett (Actor)

America, America 1963 (Movie)

Abdul (Actor)

Splendor in the Grass 1961 (Movie)

Roustabout (Actor)

The Strange One 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dog and Cat (TV Show)

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Where the Ladies Go (TV Show)

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Producer (1)

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Actor and director Lou Antonio got his start in the movie business with roles in Elia Kazan's "America, America" in 1963 and as Koko in the 1967 Paul Newman classic "Cool Hand Luke. " Throughout the '60s and '70s he appeared on a string of television series. He served as a utility actor, playing a number of different characters, on the TV western "Gunsmoke" and did a stint as Joseph Manucci on the sitcom "Makin' It," which was inspired by the disco craze. Antonio's other career, directing, started in 1967 with an episode of "Heroic Mission." Afterwards he directed multiple episodes of "The Partridge Family," "McCloud," "McMillan & Wife," and "The Rockford Files." Around 1977 he started working almost exclusively on made-for-TV movies, at times cranking out three a year. He was nominated for an Emmy for his 1978 work "Something for Joey" and again in 1979 for "Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story." Antonio also received a nod from the Directors Guild of America for his work on the quirkly, early '90s drama series "Picket Fences." By the turn of the century the Oklahoma-born director was back to series work, mostly on heavy dramas like "The West Wing" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Antonio played himself in the 2003 comedy "Frankie and Johnny Are Married."

EDUCATION

University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

Milestones

Stage acting debut (off-Broadway) in "The Buffalo Skinner"

Feature film acting debut in "The Strange One"

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