Lou Antonio

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Antonio in 1973.

Lou Antonio (born January 23, 1934) is an American actor and TV director best known for performing in the films Cool Hand Luke and America, America. He also starred in two short-lived TV series, Dog and Cat, and Makin' It.


Antonio's only recurring TV guest role character was on Here Come the Brides, but he made multiple appearances as different characters on 1960s and 1970s series like The Rookies, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Twelve O'Clock High, Star Trek (in the memorable episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", in which he played the half-white, half-black alien pursued by the oppositely half-black, half-white alien played by Frank Gorshin), I Dream of Jeannie, and The Defenders. Antonio also played the human version of a chimpanzee turned human on an episode of the supernatural sitcom Bewitched.

As a director, he has mostly worked on TV movies such as Mayflower Madam, and TV series such as The Rockford Files, Dawson's Creek, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and The West Wing.

Antonio was married to fellow Actors Studio member, Lane Bradbury;[1][2] and his brother, Jim Antonio, is also an actor.[3] He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.[4]


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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lou Antonio & Lane Bradbury at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio audio collection
  2. ^ "A Dog's Life for Lou," The Robesonian (Sunday, May 1, 1977), p. 13. "Married since 1965 to actress Lane Bradbury, Lou is the father to two daughters."
  3. ^ "A Dog's Life for Lou," The Robesonian (Sunday, May 1, 1977), p. 13. "As a college student, Antonio attended a play in which his brother Jim appeared. He decided that he too should try acting, so he enrolled in two university drama courses and appeared in a number of plays."
  4. ^ "A Dog's Life for Lou," The Robesonian (Sunday, May 1, 1977), p. 13. "He was born in Oklahoma City, where he made a name for himself as a sports reporter on the Daily Oklahoman while still in his teens."

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