Buck Kartalian

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Buck Kartalian
Born (1922-08-13)August 13, 1922
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 24, 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 93)
Mission Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953–2006

Buck Kartalian (August 13, 1922 – May 24, 2016) was an American character actor.[1][2] He appeared in more than 70 films and television shows between 1953 and his retirement in 2006. Kartalian is best known for his role in the film Planet of the Apes (1968) as Julius, the brutish gorilla who guarded the captive humans at the Research Complex. Kartalian was the father of the film producer and director Jason Kartalian.

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  1. ^ "Buck Kartalian, the Keeper of the Cages in Original 'Planet of the Apes,' Dies at 93". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "Buck Kartalian, Julius in 'Planet of the Apes,' Dies at 93". Variety. Retrieved May 26, 2016.

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