Lyle Waggoner, The Carol Brunett Show, Career & Net Worth

Lyle Waggoner is a former model and veteran actor of American heritage who worked as an actor for four decades in the Hollywood industry. This legendary actor has gained immense popularity for appearing on The Carol Brunett Show from 1967 to 1974. Besides that, he is well-known for playing the role of Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. on Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.

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The 85 years old veteran actor Lyle Waggoner

Besides being a famous personality in his prime, many people of this generation don’t know who Lyle Waggoner is. Through this article, let’s unveil everything related to Waggoner, including his age, height, career, wife, and many more. Before that, let’s know him with some quick facts.

Lyle Waggoner: Early Life And Education

Lyle Waggoner was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the United States, into Marie (mother) and Myron Waggoner (Father). However, he spent his childhood life in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. But there is not much information available about his family and siblings to the media.

Talking about Lyle’s educational background, he completed his elementary school in Excelsior Springs and later went to Kirkwood High School. After that, Waggoner enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis in 1953, but in the middle, he joined the United States Army, where he served two years in West Germany as a radio operator.

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After his discharge, Waggoner soon went to General Motors Institute of Technology, where he studied mechanical engineering in a junior executive program. Besides studying mechanical engineering, he never worked as an Engineer. However, he used to sell copies of encyclopedias door to door. Not to forget, Waggoner followed his career in acting and modeling.

How Old Is Lyle Waggoner? What Is The Height Of Lyle Waggoner?

Lyle was born on April 13, 1935, and as of now, this former model is 85 years old. And he was born under Aries sun sign.

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The muscular hunk Lyle Waggoner

Likewise, the handsome hunk stands a towering height of 6 feet 3 inches tall, i.e., 193 cm. Well, in a 1964 article, which described him as “Husky 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound Lyle Waggoner.” Moreover, he has dark-brown eyes and gray colored hair. However, there is no data available about this actor’s chest, biceps, and waist sizes.

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Waggoner had a ripped and body in his young days, and with his one look, any girl would fall for him.

Professional Career

Lyle first shot at the big screen as a muscle man in the Kansas City production of Li’l Abner. Then, this 85 years old veteran actor moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood.

Speaking of Waggoner’s acting career, this famous personality started his career in a sci-fi film, Women of the Prehistoric Planet, in 1966.  Apart from that, he went starring in several sci-fi movies like Swamp County (1966), Journey to the Centre of Time (1967), and Catalina Caper (1967).

He also featured in the third season of the TV series, Lost in Space. Among all of them, he added his popularity more for playing the role of Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. on Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.

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Lyle Waggoner from the movie Wonder Woman

Moreover, in 1973, Lyle also kicked off his modeling career when he was first featured as the first semi-nude male model to grace Playgirl‘s centerfold. Furthermore, Lyle worked in the TV show, The Carol Brunett Show. Surprisingly, in 1976, he stunned everyone when the local chamber of commerce appointed him as mayor of Encino, California.

But many questions were raised about the legitimacy of the office after seeing that Waggoner was elected as a mayor. However, authorities cleared the air on the matter, stating that Waggoner’s mayorship wasn’t an executive governmental office, but that was an honorary “goodwill ambassador.”

Once Waggoner,85, took retirement from his full-time acting, he started to appear in Star Waggons. Also, the former model hosted Let’s Talk with Lyle Waggoner.

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More than that, this legendary actor also promoted the ad, Y-Born. According to the advertisement, Y-born could fix male impotence. But later, this star was slammed with a hefty fine of $1.5 million for falsely promoting the product. Throughout Lyle’s lucrative career, this American actor worked in sixty-six films and some TV-shows.

Lyle Waggoner Family Life – Wife And Children

Talking about Lyle’s love life, he has been married to a consultant, actress, and real state broker, Sharon Kennedy, since September 17, 1961. Looking back to their marriage life, the two of them are in a relationship for four decades. Not to mention, Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner share two sons: Beau Waggoner and Jason Waggoner.

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Lyle Waggoner with wife Sharon Kennedy

Furthermore, Lyle and his better half live near Jackson, Wyoming. Aside from that, this couple also has homes in Mexico, Oxnard, California, Manzanillo, Colima, and Westlake Village, California.

Lyle Waggoner Net Worth

This Kansas based actor has a net worth of over $10 million. In his forty years of an acting career, as well as some years of modeling, Lyle has been able to add that impressive fortune to his account.

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Lyle Waggoner from The Carol Burnett Show

Besides that, this former Hollywood actor owns an adobe in La Quinta, California, whose value is $2.1 million. Further, he had another oceanfront house in Mandalay Beach, which cost him $3.925 million. But later, he sold it out for $4.495 million.

Social Media Presence

Aside from being a popular actor in films and TV for several years, Lyle does not use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  1. The muscular guy in the loincloth is Mike Henry ,not Lyle Wagoner. Henry was an actor in the movies” The Green Berets “and “Smokey and the Bandit”


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