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”)

More TV

  • SNOWFALL -- "The World is Yours"

    'Snowfall' Renewed for Season 3 at FX

    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 […]

  • Chevy Chase SNL

    Chevy Chase Basically Hates the Current 'SNL'

    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 […]

  • Downton Abbey Finale Preview: Why the

    'Downton Abbey' Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

    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 […]

  • Greenleaf Own Network

    'Greenleaf' Renewed for Season 4 at OWN

    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 […]

  • 'Handmaid's Tale' Director Reed Morano Inks

    'Handmaid's Tale' Director Reed Morano Inks Overall Deal at Amazon

    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 […]

  • Endeavor Eyes Possible Bid for Endemol

    Endeavor Eyes Possible Bid for Endemol Shine

    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 […]

  • Maroon 5 - Adam LevineMaroon 5

    Maroon 5 to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content