• Lyle Waggoner is an actor and former model with a net worth of $10 million
• He grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and attended Kirkwood High School
• He is best known for his work in “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Wonder Woman”
• He founded the customizing location trailers company Star Waggons in 1979
• He is married to actress Sharon Kennedy and pursues a passion in art as a sculptor

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Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 13, 1935
SpouseSharon Kennedy
FactWas considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman (1966), but he lost the role to Adam West.

Who is Lyle Waggoner?

Lyle Wesley Waggoner was born on 13 April 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas USA, and is an actor and former model, perhaps still best known for his work in “The Carol Burnett Show” which ran from 1967 to 1974, and also as part of the series “Wonder Woman” from 1975 to 1979.

The Net Worth of Lyle Waggoner

How rich is Lyle Waggoner? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also appeared in numerous films throughout his career, but all of his endeavors helped put his net worth to where it is today.

Early Life and Education

Lyle actually spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where he attended Kirkwood High School and matriculated in 1954, then briefly going to Washington University in St. Louis, leaving school to join the US Army, and serving two years as a radio operator in West Germany.

After he was discharged from the military, he returned to studying, taking up mechanical engineering and studying in the junior executive program at the General Motors Institute of Technology. He also worked as a door-to-door salesman before discovering his passion for acting, and making his debut in a production of “Li’l Abner”. He earned enough money to move to Los Angeles in the mid-1960s, starting his long acting career by making regular appearances in support roles on television and in films. He even had the chance to take the title role in the television series “Batman”, but lost out to Adam West.

Acting Career

After appearing in a few films and as a guest in several television series, Waggoner joined the cast of “The Carol Burnett Show”, which is a variety and sketch comedy show, as both an announcer and a performer. He stayed with the show for seven years, then leaving in hopes of finding more roles as a lead actor. Also around this time, he appeared as the first semi-nude centerfold for Playgirl Magazine.

He subsequently landed the lead role of pilot Steve Trevor for the first season of the show “Wonder Woman”, starring Lynda Carter. The show was initially set during World War II, and later on would advance to the 1970s with Waggoner playing Steve Trevor, Jr. From the 1970s up to the 1980s, he appeared in many television series as a guest, including “Charlie’s Angels”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Ellen”, “The War at Home”, and “The San Pedro Beach Bums”. He also had multiple roles in series such as “Fantasy Island”, and “Murder, She Wrote”.

Later Work

In 1979, Lyle founded the customizing location trailers company called Star Waggons, which was mainly used for the entertainment industry. He would start working mainly behind the scenes, with his acting work declining. He also co-produced a consumer product show entitled “Consumer America”, which focused on novel national products during the show’s two seasons. With this success, he retired from full-time acting to run his business, but still made occasional guest appearances, often as a parody of himself in shows such as “That ‘70s Show” and “The Naked Truth”.

In 1993, he became the host of the infomercial entitled “Let’s Talk With Lyle Waggoner” which produced and promoted a supposed cure for impotence in males; he was later fined $1.5 million for promoting the product. A few of his last appearances include the 2003 television film “Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt” which he narrated, and he also appeared in a 2005 episode of “The War at Home”, before becoming inactive as an actor.

Personal Life and Marriage

It is known that Waggoner is married to actress Sharon Kennedy, who is also a realtor and a financial consultant. The couple got married in 1961 and they have two children together; he resides with his family at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and also has homes in other locations such as Westlake Village, California, and Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

During his free time, Waggoner pursues a passion in art, and works as a sculptor – some of his works can be seen in galleries located in Jackson Hole, and Lander, Wyoming, located in the galleries West Fine Art and Eagle Bronze. His art is usually typified by humorous renditions of women.

General Info

Full NameLyle Waggoner
Date Of BirthApril 13, 1935
Height1.93 m
ProfessionSculptor, Actor


SpouseSharon Kennedy
ChildrenBeau Waggoner, Jason Waggoner
ParentsMyron Waggoner, Marie Waggoner


AwardsPlaygirl Man of the Month, TV Land Legend Award
MoviesReturn to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, Wizards of the Demon Sword, Dead Women in Lingerie, Surf II, Love Me Deadly, Journey to the Center of Time
TV ShowsWonder Woman, The Carol Burnett Show, It's Your Bet, Carol Burnett and Friends

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1Son, Jason Waggoner, won "Today Throws a Wedding" on Today (1952) on September, 2006.
2Was once a door-to-door encylopedia salesman
3Was considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman (1966), but he lost the role to Adam West.
4In 1974, he left The Carol Burnett Show (1967) under mutual agreement with the producer.
5In 1976 the Encino, California Chamber of Commerce appointed Waggoner "Mayor" of Encino. This is an honorary "goodwill ambassador" position. In addition to Waggoner, it has been held by celebrities including Steve Allen, Mike Connors, Fred Travalena, Ronnie Schell and Cesare Danova.
6Lyle is the owner of STAR WAGGONS INC., the largest supplier of studio location rental trailers in the entertainment industry.
7Lyle has homes in Westlake Village CA, Manzanillo Mexico and Jackson Hole Wyoming
8Has two sons, Jason and Beau.
9Was the first Playgirl centerfold in June, 1973.




Journey to the Center of Time1967Alien (as Lyle Waggner)
Catalina Caper1967Angelo
Lost in Space1967TV SeriesMechanical Man I
Swamp Country1966Deputy
Gunsmoke1966TV SeriesAikens
The War at Home2005TV SeriesJack
Living Straight2003TV MovieRobert Cord
Love Boat: The Next Wave1999TV SeriesTom Brooks
Pauly1997TV Series
Ellen1996TV SeriesVic
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesReece Robertson
Daddy Dearest1993TV SeriesHank
Murder, She Wrote1984-1993TV SeriesBen Wright / Vic DeMarco / Marty Strindberg
Dead Women in Lingerie1991Daddy
Wizards of the Demon Sword1991Lord Khoura
Dream a Little Evil1990VideoDeath
The Girl I Want1990Coach
Mind Trap1989Ben
Murder Weapon1989Dr. Randolph
It's a Living1987TV SeriesMarlon Brando / Hector Rodriquez
The New Mike Hammer1986TV SeriesLeo Raffle
Simon & Simon1986TV SeriesDon Manning
Hardcastle and McCormick1986TV SeriesDex Falcon
The Great American Strip-off1985TV SeriesHost
Happy Days1980-1984TV SeriesFrederick Hamilton / Bobby Burns
Surf II1984Chief Boyardie
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesThe Masked Stranger
Fantasy Island1980-1983TV SeriesAl / Gilberto DeVincenzo / Monty
Romance Theatre1982TV SeriesJeremy
The Love Boat1979-1982TV SeriesDr. Tucker Martin / Jay Cavanaugh / Lance Wilson
The Ugily Family1982TV MovieKenny Bing
Mork & Mindy1981TV SeriesXerko
Bulba1981TV MovieHampton Fraser
Gypsy Angels1980Preacher
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesJack Barrows
Gridlock1980TV MovieWilbur Stokes
The Gossip Columnist1980TV MovieTerry Anderson
Wonder Woman1975-1979TV SeriesColonel Steve Trevor, Jr. Major Steve Trevor
Time Express1979TV SeriesDavid
Supertrain1979TV SeriesPeter Sebastian
Flying High1979TV SeriesGavin
Zero to Sixty1978Gay Bar Bartender
The San Pedro Beach Bums1977TV SeriesJason
The Love Boat II1977TV MovieRoger
Maude1976TV SeriesJim
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1974TV SeriesVarious Characters / Announcer
Letters from Three Lovers1973TV MovieSam
The Barbara Eden Show1973TV MovieBarry Michaels
The Toy Game1973TV MovieBarry
Marcus Welby, M.D.1973TV SeriesEric Lundgren
Love Me Deadly1973Alex Martin
Once Upon a Mattress1972TV MovieSir Studley
The Governor & J.J.1969TV SeriesGarrett Spaulding


Deadline Auto Theft1983special thanks
Gone in 60 Seconds1974special thanks


The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Today2006TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Carol Burnett Show: Let's Bump Up the Lights2004TV MovieHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now: TV Hunks2003TV Short documentaryHimself
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt2003TV MovieHimself - Narrator
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
That '70s Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Naked Truth1998TV SeriesHimself
Alright Already1998TV SeriesHimself
Cybill1995TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Golden Girls1990TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1988TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Dream Boys Revue1985Video documentaryHimself / Emcee
Family Feud1984TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1977-1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Battle of the Network Stars III1977TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
The Cross-Wits1977TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Word Grabbers1976TV MovieHimself - Panelist (3rd Pilot)
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1975TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the World1975TV MovieHimself
Don Adams' Screen Test1975TV Series
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHimself
Dinah's Place1974TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1973TV SeriesHimself
It's Your Bet1972TV SeriesHimself
The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour1972TV SeriesHimself - Cameo
The Carol Burnett Show in London1970TV MovieHimself - Announcer
The Jimmie Rodgers Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1969TV SeriesHimself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches2016TV Movie
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Carol Burnett Show
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show1977-1978TV SeriesVarious Characters / Announcer


Won Awards

2005Legend AwardTV Land AwardsThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)

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