Louis "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 in 1973.
Louis Demetrios Antoniou
January 23, 1934
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
(m. 1965; div. 1980)
Antonio made appearances (sometimes in multiple episodes as different characters) on 1960s and 1970s series including The Rookies, The Naked City, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Twelve O'Clock High, The Monkees, Star Trek, The Defenders, The Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, Night Gallery, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, and I Dream of Jeannie. He guest starred as the human version of a chimpanzee turned human on a fifth season episode of Bewitched called "Going Ape" - episode 162 -, also guest starred Danny Bonaduce, and he starred as Barney in The Snoop Sisters.
In January 1962 he was a guest artist at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, NY, where he directed Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden.
- Have Gun-Will Travel (1960, TV Series) - Ted Greive
- Splendor in the Grass (1961) - Oil Field Worker at Party (uncredited)
- Macbeth (1961, TV Movie)
- Naked City (1961–1963, TV Series) - Charlie Tepperoni / Ernie / Al Machias / Civil Service Applicant
- Breaking Point (1963, TV Series) - Paul Knopf
- Route 66 (1963, TV Series) - Tony Donato
- The Defenders (1962–1963, TV Series) - Danny Norton / Bo Jackson / Sam
- America, America (1963) - Osman
- For the People (1965)
- Twelve 0'Clock High (1964–1965, TV Series) - Capt. Bing Pollard / Capt. Wade Ritchie
- The Virginian (1966, TV Series) - Niles Tait
- The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1966, TV Series) - Jocko
- Hawaii (1966) - Rev. Abraham Hewlett
- Hawk (1966, TV Series) - Frankie Gellen
- The Fugitive (1963–1966, TV Series) - Don / Matt Mooney / Vinnie
- The Road West (1967, TV Series) - Mike Kerkorian
- The Monkees (1967, TV Series) - Judd
- Cool Hand Luke (1967) - Koko
- I Dream of Jeannie (1968, TV Series) - Charley
- The Danny Thomas Hour (1968, TV Series) - Stefanos
- Bonanza (1968, TV Series) - Davey
- Insight (1968-1980, TV Series) - Burglar / J.P.
- Star Trek (1969, TV Series) - Lokai
- Gentle Ben (1969, TV Series) - Kee Cho
- Gunsmoke (1965–1969, TV Series) - Mace / Smiley / Curt Tynan / Rich / Harve Kane
- Bewitched (1969, TV Series) - Harry Simmons
- Sole Survivor (1970, TV Movie) - Tony
- Here Come the Brides (1969–1970, TV Series) - Telly Theodakis
- The Flying Nun (1970, TV Series) - Stone Mason (uncredited)
- The Phynx (1970) - Corrigan
- The Mod Squad (1970-1971, TV Series) - Arnold Kane / Case
- Bracken's World (1970, TV Series) - Hal Ingersol
- Storefront Lawyers (1970, TV Series) - Walter Babson
- Dan August (1971, TV Series) - Gordon Krager
- Hawaii Five-O (1971, TV Series) - David Harper
- Cannon (1971, TV Series) - Arnie Crawford
- Mission: Impossible (1970–1972, TV Series) - Rudy Blake / Robert Siomney
- Cade's County (1972, TV Series) - Frank Cameron
- Night Gallery (1973, TV Series) - Jake
- Partners in Crime (1973, TV Movie) - Sam Hatch
- The F.B.I. (1971–1973, TV Series) - Parrish / Arlen Parent
- The Snoop Sisters (1973–1974, TV Series) - Barney
- The Rookies (1973–1974, TV Series) - Jack Lembo / Jay Warfield
- Dog and Cat (1977, TV Series) - Det. Sgt. Jack Ramsey
- The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977, TV Series) - The Director
- Makin' It (1979, TV Series) - Joseph Manucci
- Where The Ladies Go (1980, TV Movie) - Hugo
- Thirteen at Dinner (1985, TV Movie) - Movie Producer (uncredited)
- Face to Face (Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation; 1990, TV Movie) - Dr. Calvin Finch
- Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003) - Lou Antonio
- "A Dog's Life for Lou", The Robesonian, 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".
- Lou Antonio on IMDb
- "Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids". wisc.edu. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
- "A Dog's Life for Lou", The Robesonian, May 1, 1977, pg. 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."