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Name  Lou Antonio
Role  Actor
Siblings  Jim Antonio

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Spouse  Lane Bradbury (m. 1965–1980)
Children  Angelique Antonio, Elkin Antonio
TV shows  The Snoop Sisters, Dog and Cat, Makin' It
Movies  Cool Hand Luke, Thirteen at Dinner, America America, Something for Joey, Nightmare in the Daylight
Similar People  Lane Bradbury, J D Cannon, Robert Drivas, Stuart Rosenberg, Jo Van Fleet

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.


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Early years

Born in Oklahoma City, he made a name for himself as a sports reporter on the Daily Oklahoman.


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Antonio made appeared (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 played the human version of a chimpanzee turned human on an episode of Bewitched. As a director, he mostly worked on television (The Rockford Files, Dawson's Creek, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Boston Legal, and The West Wing).

Antonio was married to fellow Actors Studio member, Lane Bradbury, who appeared in an early episode of McCloud, directed by Antonio (episode 13, which aired February 23, 1972). His brother, Jim Antonio, is also an actor.

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