Lyle Waggoner (1935-2020)

Lyle Waggoner and Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman.

Actor Lyle Waggoner died March 17 at the age of 84. Although he narrowly missed genre fame in the Sixties — a finalist for the title role in the Batman TV series, he lost out to Adam West — in the Seventies he was cast in his best-known genre role as Col. Steve Trevor, Jr. in the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV series.

Waggoner played a supporting role in the TV production of Once Upon a Mattress (1972) with Carol Burnett, while also working on her weekly variety show (1967-1974), source of his biggest fan following.

He also was in episodes of the original Lost in Space, Supertrain, Time Express, Mork & Mindy, Fantasy Island, and in the movies Journey to the Center of Time (1967), and Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991).

3 thoughts on “Lyle Waggoner (1935-2020)

  1. Footage of his Batman survives, and with all respect to Mr Waggoner, Adam West was the better choice for the route the producers wanted to take. After all, they wanted knowing-wink camp, not Captain America.

  2. He also had a company that supplied trailers for production companies. It’s called “Star Waggons”.

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