Lyle Waggoner was an American actor and model, born on April 13, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas. He had a successful career in both television and modeling, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
Waggoner initially gained recognition as a model, notably as one of the first male centerfolds for Playgirl magazine. His good looks, charm, and physique earned him attention and led to opportunities in the acting world.
However, it was his work on the sketch comedy show “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-1974) that brought him widespread fame. Waggoner showcased his comedic talent and versatility as a performer, appearing in various sketches and earning praise for his comedic timing.
In addition to his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Waggoner had a notable role in the television series “Wonder Woman” (1975-1979). He portrayed the character Steve Trevor, the love interest of the iconic superheroine Wonder Woman, played by Lynda Carter. His performance added depth and charm to the series, contributing to its success.
Throughout his career, Waggoner made appearances in other television shows and films, including “Happy Days,” “The Love Boat,” and “Charlie’s Angels.” His talent, on-screen presence, and versatility allowed him to tackle various genres and characters, showcasing his range as an actor.
Outside of acting, Waggoner was also involved in business ventures. He co-founded Star Waggons, a company that provides customized trailers and transportation services to the entertainment industry. His entrepreneurial spirit and success in this venture demonstrated his versatility and business acumen.
Lyle Waggoner’s contributions to the entertainment industry as an actor, model, and entrepreneur are celebrated. His charm, talent, and versatility allowed him to leave a lasting impact on both the small and big screens. With his memorable performances and dedication to his craft, Waggoner continues to be remembered as a beloved figure in the world of entertainment.
He died on 17 March 2020 at the age of 84