Lyle Waggoner, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ Star, Dies at 84

Actor was also known for “Wonder Woman” series

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 @ 6:55 AM

Lyle Waggoner, an actor known for starring on “The Carol Burnett Show,” died Tuesday at age 84.

He died peacefully at his home on Tuesday morning surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to TheWrap.

Waggoner was also known for appearing on the “Wonder Woman” TV series as Major Steve Trevor from 1975 to 1979.

The actor appeared in over 170 episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show,” voicing various characters as well the announcer between 1967 and 1974.

His first television credit was a 1966 episode of “Gunsmoke” called “Wishbone,” on which he played a character named Aikens. He also appeared in an episode of the original “Lost in Space” series, “The Barbara Eden Show,” and “The ABC Comedy Hour” before landing on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

After that, he appeared on the TV series “Maude,” a few episodes of “The Love Boat” as well as the TV movie “The Love Boat II,” and an episode of “Charlie’s Angels” and  “Mork & Mindy.”

In addition, he appeared in a few episodes of “Happy Days,” “Murder, She Wrote” and in an episode of “That ’70s Show,” but he also took time off from his acting career to run a trailer-leasing business called “Star Waggons.”

His last credit came in 2005 with an episode of “The War at Home.”

Waggoner is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon Kennedy, and his sons Jason and Beau.

On Tuesday, Waggoner’s “Wonder Woman” costar Lynda Carter tweeted a tribute to him, praising his kindness early in her career.

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