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Lou Wagner

Highest Rated:   86% Planet of the Apes (1968)
Lowest Rated:   31% Harold (2008)
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Character actor Lou Wagner has been visible in movies and television since the mid-'60s, but his most visible big-screen part was played under such heavy makeup that audiences can be forgiven for not remembering him. Wagner was one of a handful of actors carried over from the original Planet of the Apes (1968) to its sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), playing Lucius, the young assistant to chimpanzee scientists Cornelius (Roddy McDowall and David Watson) and Zira (Kim Hunter) in the two movies. Born in San Jose, CA, in 1948, Wagner's short stature (reportedly five feet, two inches) and youthful features made him a natural to play young teenagers, and across the late '60s and into the start of the 1970s he often did just that, on series such as Lost in Space and Dragnet, in addition to appearances in feature films, including Hello Down There (1969) and Airport (1970, in which he had three very funny scenes as a know-it-all boy passenger). In his television debut in the Lost in Space episode "The Haunted Lighthouse," Wagner managed to squeeze some pathos out of the role of a lonely alien boy with a secret, while on the Dragnet episode "The Big Departure" he made the most of his role as a pseudo-intellectual teenage rebel. By the 1970s, in addition to showing up in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Wagner had settled into character and supporting roles, mostly in television, with the occasional movie role here and there. He has worked regularly into the 21st century, with an occasional bigger part to highlight his career, such as his starring role in Starry Night (1999).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Clyde Cooper
  • Frank Barrett
2018
31% Harold
  • Principal Wagner
2008
No Score Yet Starry Night
  • Gabe Burton
1999
No Score Yet Sunsplit
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Galgameth (The Adventures Of Galgameth) (The Legend of Galgameth)
  • Zethar
1997
No Score Yet Sunsplit
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Sodbusters
  • Shorty Simms
1994
No Score Yet GORP
  • Federman
1980
No Score Yet Mirrors
  • Chet
1978
50% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Busboy
1972
No Score Yet Pufnstuf
  • Actor
1970
39% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
  • Lucius
1970
73% Airport
  • Schuyler Schultz
1970
No Score Yet Hello Down There
  • Marvin Webster
1969
86% Planet of the Apes
  • Lucius
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Wally Phipps
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
47% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Mr. Booms
  • 2013
No Score Yet Yes, Dear
2000-2006
  • Mike Mike Werlie Mr. Bradley
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2000
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
  • Dr. Michael Garrett
  • 2003
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
  • Strange Little Man
  • 1999
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
  • Arthur
  • 1994
91% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Krax
  • 1993
91% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • DaiMon Solok
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Guest
  • 1992
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Garth
  • 1989
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Harlan Harlan Arliss
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Billy McGinn
  • 1979
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
  • J-5
  • 1967
  • 1966

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