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Buck Kartalian, Julius in ‘Planet of the Apes,’ Dies at 93

Buck Kartalian, 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.”

Among his many TV and film credits are many well-know works, including “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Mister Roberts,” “Gymkata” and “The Rock.” He started as a wrestler and body builder, but soon that led to roles on Broadway and TV.

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 TV series, including “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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