Buck Kartalian, Julius in 'Planet of the Apes,' dies at 93

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Buck Kartalian, best known as a character actor who starred as Julius, the keeper of the cages, in the original "Planet of the Apes" died Tuesday in Mission Hills, Calif. He was 93.

His memorable line in "Planet of the Apes" was, "You know what they say: 'Human see, human do.'" He played a gorilla named Frank in the sequel "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes."

Although he starred in movies like "Gymkata," "Cool Hand Luke," "Outlaw Josey," "Wales" and "Mister Roberts," he didn't start his career as an actor. He first started as a wrestler and body builder, but soon that led to roles on Broadway and TV.

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Buck Kartalian, Julius in 'Planet of the Apes,' dies at 93
BUCK KARTALIAN & CHARLTON HESTON PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
BUCK KARTALIAN & CHARLTON HESTON PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
BUCK KARTALIAN & KIM HUNTER PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
BUCK KARTALIAN PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
MONSTER SQUAD -- Pictured: (clockwise from left) Henry Polic II as Dracula, Mike Lane as Frank N. Stein, Buck Kartalian as Bruce W. Wolf -- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
MONSTER SQUAD -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Lane as Frank N. Stein, Buck Kartalian as Bruce W. Wolf -- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
MONSTER SQUAD -- Pictured: (clockwise from left) Fred Grandy as Walter, Mike Lane as Frank N. Stein, Henry Polic II as Dracula, Buck Kartalian as Bruce W. Wolf -- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
MONSTER SQUAD -- Pictured: (l-r) Buck Kartalian as Bruce W. Wolf, Henry Polic II as Dracula -- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
MONSTER SQUAD -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Lane as Frank N. Stein, Henry Polic II as Dracula, Buck Kartalian as Bruce W. Wolf, Fred Grandy as Walter -- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
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He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in films and further his work in television. Throughout his 60 years in the business he had roles in popular movies and shows, including "The Rock," "My Favorite Martian," "Friends," "E.R.," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "How I Met Your Mother."

He is survived by three children.

(pictured: Buck Kartalian in "Gymkata")


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