Lyle Waggoner

Announcer, Actor
A ruggedly handsome former model, Lyle Waggoner spent his career fighting the notion that he was an all-brawn, no-brains actor despite his impressive run as a series regular on the landmark sketch comedy program "The ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1935

Filmography

Actor (37)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1976 - 1979, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1976 - 1979, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1976 - 1979, 1984 - 1985, 1990 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alright Already 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1976 - 1979, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Naked Truth 1976 - 1979, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Test Positive 1991 (Movie)

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Wizards of the Demon Sword 1991 (Movie)

Lord Khoura (Actor)

Dead Women in Lingerie 1990 (Movie)

Daddy (Actor)

Murder Weapon 1989 (Movie)

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Robo-C.H.I.C. 1989 (Movie)

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Surf II 1984 (Movie)

Police Chief Boyardie (Actor)

Bulba 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Two the Hard Way 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Ugily Family 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Wonder Woman 1976 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Carol Burnett Show 1967 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Dinah's Place 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Barbara Eden Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

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Hellzapoppin (TV Show)

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Here Comes the Bride (TV Show)

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Letters From Three Lovers (TV Show)

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The Gossip Columnist (TV Show)

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The Love Boat II (TV Show)

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Other (1)

Motown: The Early Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Production

Biography

A ruggedly handsome former model, Lyle Waggoner spent his career fighting the notion that he was an all-brawn, no-brains actor despite his impressive run as a series regular on the landmark sketch comedy program "The Carol Burnett Show. "The Kansas native got his start as an actor with appearances in a string of Z-grade motion pictures including "Women of the Prehistoric Planet" and "Catalina Caper." The Midwesterner also lost the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 1966 spoof "Batman" to Adam West. Waggoner's luck changed after being initially hired in 1967 by Burnett to be an announcer for her show. The comedienne grew to appreciate his acting chops and slowly incorporated him into the comedic ensemble alongside comic regulars Vicki Lawrence and Harvey Korman. Seven seasons in, Waggoner yearned to establish himself as an actor and left after 1974. The following year, he was quickly cast to play flyboy romantic lead Major Steven Leonard "Steve" Trevor to Lynda Carter's "Wonder Woman" title character. For the three seasons the series ran, Waggoner's role diminished as Carter's expanded and by the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was relegated to guest appearances on "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat," and "Fantasy Island." With acting work drying up beyond the odd B-movie role in "Surf II" and "Wizards of the Demon Sword," Waggoner switched from full-time acting to running Star Waggons, a company he founded in 1979 that leases customized trailers to film and television companies.

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