American actor, model, and a sculptor, Lyle Waggoner is best known for his roles in the TV series, The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman. After retiring from acting, he also made several arts and sculptures that were exhibited at Galleries West Fine Art. Waggoner is a married man and is a proud father of two children.
Early Life and Education
Lyle Waggoner was born Lyle Wesley Waggoner on 13th April 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas under the births sign Aries. Waggnor is American as per nationality, and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is White. He is the son of Marie and Myron Waggoner.
Waggoner went to Kirkwood High School after that attended Washington University in St. Louis. He also joined the United States Army and served in West Germany as a radio operator for almost two years.
He studied mechanical engineering at the General Motors Institute of Technology in the junior execution program. Later, to support himself, he started selling encyclopedia door to door.
Lyle Waggoner, at the initial phase of his career, appeared as a model in a sales promotional ad as a muscle man. In 1966, Waggoner featured in Swamp Country. The same year, he debuted on TV from the series, Gunsmoke.
In the mid-1960s, Waggoner was finalized as the lead in the series, Batman, but, later he only made a cameo appearance alongside Adam West, Burt Ward, and Alan Napier among others. He then appeared in several movies and TV series like Love Me Deadly, Surf II, Dead Women in Lingerie, Lost in Space, Maude, Flying High, Happy Days, and Fantasy Island among others.
Waggoner, however, is popularly known for his roles in The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman. The Carol Burnett Show is his breakthrough role through which his fame gained to prominence. He appeared with Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Dick Van Dyke among others in the series.
In 1979, he founded a company named, Star Waggons. Later, he retired from acting and focused on his company. He also co-produced and appeared in the show, Consumer American co-hosted by Shawn Burner. In 1993, he hosted a TV commercial, Let’s Talk With Lyle Waggoner which advertised Y-Born, a natural product used to cure male sexual dysfunction.
Lyle Waggoner married his girlfriend turned wife, Sharon Kennedy in 1961 in an intimate ceremony in the presence of limited guests. His wife, Sharon, is an actress popularly known for her works in Eh Brian! It’s a Whopper and Tattletales.
Some year after their marriage, the pair welcomed their two children, Jason Waggoner and Beau Waggoner. The family currently resides happily near Jackson, Wyoming.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
Lyle Waggoner stands at the height of 6 feet3 inches (1.92m). Waggoner currently has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
His 1973 movie, Love Me Deadly is the only movie that made a good collection at the box office ($18.3 million). It was made with the budget of $42,500.
He bought an oceanfront home in Mandalay Beach for $3.925 million and later sold it for $4.495. He also owned a house in La Quinta, California which he listed for $2.1 million.