Lyle Waggoner

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Actor • Artist

Birth Date: April 13, 1935

Death Date: March 17, 2020

Birth Place: Kansas City, Kansas

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. Lyle Waggoner died on March 17, 2020 at the age of 84.

Credits

The Carol Burnett Show

Actor
Show
2023

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special

Guest
Show
2017

The Queen Latifah Show

Guest
Talk
2013

The War at Home

Guest Star
Show
2005

Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt

Self
Movie
2003

That '70s ShowStream

Guest Star
Series
1998

Love Boat: The Next Wave

Guest Star
Series
1998
14%

Pauly

Guest Star
Show
1997

The Naked Truth

Guest Star
Series
1995
64%

Burke's Law

Guest Star
Reece Robertson
Show
1994

Dead Women in Lingerie

Actor
Daddy
Movie
1991

Wizards of the Demon Sword

Actor
Lord Khoura
Movie
1991

Mind Trap

Actor
Ben
Movie
1991

Murder Weapon

Actor
Dr. Randolph
Movie
1990

Dream a Little Evil

Actor
Death
Movie
1990

The Golden GirlsStream

Guest Star
Himself
Series
1985

Murder, She WroteStream

Guest Star
Vic DeMarco
Series
1984

Super PasswordStream

Guest
Game Show
1984

Mike Hammer

Guest Star
Series
1984

The Simple Truth

Actor
Jeremy
Movie
1982

It's a LivingStream

Guest Star
Marlon Brando/ Hector Rodriquez
Series
1980

Gypsy Angels

Actor
Preacher
Movie
1980

Mork & MindyStream

Guest Star
Series
1978
90%

Fantasy Island

Guest Star
Series
1978

The Love Boat II

Actor
Roger
Movie
1977

The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Actor
Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.
Movie
1977

Wonder WomanStream

Actor
Maj. Steve Trevor/ Steve Trevor, Jr.
Series
1976

Charlie's AngelsStream

Guest Star
Series
1976

The Sonny and Cher Show

Guest
Variety Show
1976

The New, Original Wonder Woman

Actor
Major Steve Trevor
Movie
1975

TattletalesStream

Guest
Game Show
1974

Happy DaysStream

Guest Star
Bobby Burns
Series
1974

Letters From Three Lovers

Actor
Sam
Movie
1973

Love Me Deadly

Actor
Alex Martin
Movie
1973

MaudeStream

Guest Star
Series
1972

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Guest
Variety Show
1971

Marcus Welby, M.D.Stream

Guest Star
Eric Lundgren
Series
1969

The Governor & J.J.

Guest Star
Garrett Spaulding
Show
1969

It's Your Bet

Actor
Show
1969

The Carol Burnett ShowStream

Actor
Variety Show
1967

Journey to the Center of Time

Actor
Alien
Movie
1967

Swamp Country

Actor
Deputy
Movie
1966

Lost in SpaceStream

Guest Star
Mechanical Man 1
Series
1965

The Jimmie Rodgers Show

Self
Show
1959

GunsmokeStream

Guest Star
Aikens
Series
1955