Phillip Paley

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Phillip Paley
Born (1963-09-15) September 15, 1963 (age 53)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Karateka

Phillip Paley (born September 15, 1963)[1] is an American actor possibly best recalled for his role as Cha-Ka in the 1974 American television series Land of the Lost.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Paley began his acting career at age ten on the cult children's TV series Land of the Lost. He was discovered for the role by becoming a karate black belt at age nine and consequently appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with Chuck Norris.[2] In 1988 he starred in a Roger Corman teen exploitation comedy titled Beach Balls.[3] He has contributed to interviews and commentary on the Land of the Lost DVDs.


  1. ^ "Land of the Lost". Celebrity Nooz. June 3, 2006. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Boucher, Geoff (June 5, 2009). "In search of Cha-Ka". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Weldon, Michael J. (1996). The Psychotronic Video Guide (1st ed.). New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 42. ISBN 9780312131494.