Lou Wagner

Highest Rated: 88% Planet of the Apes (1968)
Lowest Rated: 31% Harold (2008)
Birthday: Aug 14, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
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



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
48% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes Busboy 1972
No Score Yet Pufnstuf Actor 1970
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Lucius 1970
73% Airport Schuyler Schultz 1970
No Score Yet Hello Down There Marvin Webster 1969
88% Planet of the Apes Lucius 1968


96% Raising Hope
Wally Phipps
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
47% The Millers
Mr. Booms
  • 2013
No Score Yet Providence
Strange Little Man
  • 1999
No Score Yet Coach
  • 1994
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1993
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
DaiMon Solok
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
  • 1992
No Score Yet CHiPs
Harlan Harlan Arliss
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Billy McGinn
  • 1979
No Score Yet Lost in Space
  • 1967
  • 1966