Lyle Waggoner is an American actor who has ruled the industry by his great performance during 1960s and70s. The actor started his career from being a model and end up appearing in the top American comedy shows like ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘Wonder Woman’.
The 84 years old actor has also gained the recognition as a people’s heartthrob by performing handsomely in a long list of Hollywood film and series. To know more about the Waggoner, let us scroll below to read the information on his personal and professional life.
Caption: Lyle Waggoner, actor, and sculptor.
Lyle Waggoner: Bio, Family, Education
The handsome heartthrob was born on 13 April 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, the United States. He was born as Lyle Wesley Waggoner, the son of parents Marie and Myron Waggoner. He grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri along with his parent. There is no information on him having any siblings.
Looking at his education, he attended and graduated in 1953 from Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri. Then he moved on to join Washington University in St.Louis but he dropped out to join the United States Army. There he served as a radio operator for two years in West Germany. After being discharged from the army, he attended General Motors Institute of Technology and pursued mechanical engineering in the junior executive program. Additionally, he had also worked some minor jobs like selling an encyclopedia doo-to-door. After that, he made a trip to Los Angeles where he began his career as a model.
Lyle Waggoner: Career & Life Achievements
Before relocating to Los Angeles to make debutant as a model. To support him financially, he had worked as a muscle man in a Kansas City generation of Li’l Abner. Then he became a business advancement association which empowered him to make a profit so he can move to LA to fulfill his dream career.
Caption: Lyle Waggoner and Lynda Carter in the series Wonder Woman(1975)
He began to appear regularly in the television and movies since mid-1966. His first appearance was the 1966 movie ‘Swamp Country’ and television drama ‘Gunsmoke’. However, he got recognition after appearing as the main cast as an ‘Aikens’ in a variety comedy show ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ in 1967. Before that, in the same year, he has been featured in the movie ‘Catalina Caper’ and ‘Journey to the Center of Time’ as ‘Alien’. Also, he got the role of ‘Mechanical man’ in an episode of television series ‘Lost in Space’.
His other film credits are 1973 ‘Love Me Dearly’, 1978 ‘Zero to Sixty’, 1984 ‘Surf II’, 1989 ‘Danger USA’, 1990 ‘Dream a Little Evil’, and 1991 ‘Dead Women in Lingerie’. Further, he began to work as ‘Steve Trevor’ in the first season of television series ‘Wonder Woman’ after a year leaving the show of Carol Brunett. He has made a guest appearance on different series and dramas like ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘The San Pedro Beach Bums’, ‘Happy Days’, ‘Mork & Mindy’, ‘The Golden Girls’, and ‘The War at Home’, many others.
After performing in many series, at the end of the 90s, Waggoner took a full-time retired from acting. However, he occasionally had made appearances in the series and shows. In 1993, he had hosted a television commercial show infomercial ‘Let’s Talk With Lyle Waggoner’. Currently, he works as a sculptor and his work can be seen at theWest Fine Art galleries in Jackson Hole.
Lyle Waggoner: Personal Life & Wife
Caption: Lyle Waggoner and his wife Sharon attending 2005 TV Land Awards ceremony.
The handsome actor has been married to the beautiful lady Sharon Kennedy. She is an actress, financial consultant, and realtor. The couple married in 1961 after dating for a few years. Together, the duo had produced two sons: Jason and Beau Waggoner. Besides these, he has not provided information on his past relationships or about his sons.
Lyle Waggoner: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The actor has earned a huge amount from his acting career. Therefore, Waggoner has a net worth of around $10 million. He had also made some profit from his modeling career. Additionally, in 1973, his movie ‘Love Me Deadly’ has grossed the profit of $18.3 million while it was made with a budget of $42,500.
Furthermore, he owned a house in La Quinta, California that worth $2.1 million. He has also bought other homes that worth over million in Westlake Village CA, Manzanillo Mexico, and Jackson Hole Wyoming. During 2016, he had bought the oceanfront house worth $3.925 million in the Mandalay Beach.
Waggoner has always been connected to his fan through his performance on screen only. Apart from that, he has not been active over to any present social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Lyle Waggoner: Body Measurements
Still handsome and fit at the age of eighty-four, the former actor has a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.92 meters. Apart from this, he has not provided information on his body weight and measurements.