Quick facts
Birth date 13 Apr, 1935
Age 84 yrs
Occupations Businessperson
Television actor
Voice actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Kansas City
Residence Jackson
Gender Male
Description American actor

Lyle Waggoner, born Lyle Wesley Waggoner on 13th April 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, is a U.S. actor and model. He is particularly famous for his performance on The Carol Burnett Show from the year 1967 to 1974. He also acted as Steve Trevor Jr. and Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman from the year 1975 to 1979.

Personal Life

He was born to Myron Waggoner and Marie Waggoner. He is of American nationality, but ethnicity is not known. He spent his childhood in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. His hair colour is black and eye colour is green. He has a height of 6’ 4”. There is no information on record regarding his body weight, dress size, and shoe size. As for his education, he did his graduation from the Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri in 1954. He also studied for some time in Washington University in St. Louis.

Later, he served in the U.S. Army for two years as a radio operator in West Germany. He studied Mechanical Engineering in the General Motors Institute of Technology after discharge from the army. He even worked as a seller of encyclopaedias on door to door basis. He started his career in acting in a Kansas City production named Li’l Abner as the muscle man. After that, he formed one sales promotion organization due to which he earned a lot of money. This helped him to make a trip to Los Angeles for an acting career.

He married Sharon Kennedy on 17th September 1961. She has been a realtor, actress, and financial consultant. The dated each other for some time before tying the knot. They have together two sons namely Jason Waggoner, and Beau Waggoner. He is neither gay nor bisexual. Thus, he has a straight sexual orientation. There is no rumour doing the rounds regarding his affairs, and he is leading a happy married life. He has not divorced his wife as yet.


Lyle Waggoner began his acting career as the muscle man. After that, he founded a business enterprise which helped him earn enough money enabling him to shift to Los Angeles for a career in acting there. First, he performed some minor roles in Catalina Caper and Lost in Space, a TV show.

In 1967, he had a seven-year contract with The Carol Burnett Show which had been a theatrical presentation and drama outline. He acted in the show as a host and entertainer. It was in 1974 that he left the show in search of lead roles. In 1976, he was voted as Mayor of Encino, California, by the Assembly of the business of the neighbourhood.

At the same time, he acted in some television motion pictures and other minor films through the 1980s. He also acted in several TV shows such as The San Pedro Beach Bums, Charlie’s Angels, Happy Days, The Golden Girls, and Ellen, to name a few. In 1993, he hosted another infomercial named Let’s Talk With Lyle Waggoner, promoting “Y-born”. As per his biography, his net worth is estimated at $10 million.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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