US actor Lyle Waggoner, best known for The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman, has died, aged 84.
A statement from family remembered a “loving husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and actor passed away peacefully at home on March 17th at the age of 84 with his wife at his side. The cause of death was cancer.”
Waggoner appeared on The Carol Burnett Show, where he started as the announcer, from 1967 – 1974. Some of his most notable sketches include being interrogated by a Nazi and his finger puppet and playing a love-lorn man in “As The Stomach Turns,” a slave master in “The Oldest Man,” Olympian Mark Spitz to Burnett’s Charo, and an alien known as the Jolly Green Thing.
From 1975 he played Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr. on Wonder Woman for four years.
Other credits included Gunsmoke, Lost in Space, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Barbara Eden Show, Maude, Charlie’s Angels, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, The Golden Girls, Murder She Wrote, Ellen, The Naked Truth, That ’70s Show and The War at Home.
In the late 1970s he launched Star Waggons, leasing custom trailers to studios and production companies. He was also was the first male centrefold in Playgirl in 1973.