List of Planet of the Apes characters

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Andy Serkis

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Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the main protagonist of the reboot Planet of the Apes trilogy, sharing the previous version's compassionate nature while forbidding his followers from killing innocent humans and those who don't seek to harm them.
He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot series (2011–17), Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin (2011), and Supreme Leader Snoke in the first two Star Wars sequel trilogy films, The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017).

War for the Planet of the Apes

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In the events of War for the Planet of the Apes two years later, prior to Bright Eyes and Rocket returning after finding a place where they can thrive without fear, Caesar attempts to convince Alpha-Omega's leader that he wants peace by sparing captured four soldiers led by Preacher.
The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn, and follows a confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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During the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 10 years after the ALZ-113 virus decimated a majority of the human population, Caesar is now middle-aged with two sons by his wife Cornelia: His eldest Blue Eyes and the newborn Cornelius.
Meanwhile, the apes, under the chimpanzee Caesar, all bestowed with genetically enhanced intelligence by the virus, have long established a colony in the Muir Woods near San Francisco.

Claude Akins

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Aldo (portrayed by Claude Akins) emerges as the villain in Battle for the Planet of the Apes.
He portrayed prisoner Joe Burdette in Rio Bravo (starring John Wayne, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson), Naval Lt. Commander Farber in Don't Give Up the Ship (starring Jerry Lewis), Sgt Kolowicz in Merrill's Marauders, Rockwell W. "Rocky" Rockman in The Devil's Brigade, the Reverend Jeremiah Brown in the movie Inherit the Wind (1960), outlaw Ben Lane in Comanche Station that same year, Seely Jones in A Distant Trumpet (1964), and the gorilla leader Aldo in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), the last original Apes movie.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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First appearing in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar was born the son of female Chimpanzee who was taken from the wild to the Gene Sys pharmaceutical company in the San Francisco Bay Area to be subjected to an experimental viral-based cure of Alzheimer's known as ALZ-112.
Serkis's performance as Caesar was widely acclaimed, earning him many nominations from associations which do not usually recognize performance capture as traditional acting.

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

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Two decades later, during the events of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, led by Armando on a chain to maintain the charade while being educated on the events that learn to the apes' state of slavery, Caesar is taken to a large city for the first time and learns and tries to take what he sees (groups of apes being dispersed, chimps and orangutans being scolded or punished for honest mistakes or for exhibiting apelike behavior) in stride. The first, played by Hari Rhodes, appears in the fourth movie, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as the personal assistant to Governor Breck, and a descendant of slaves who ironically commands slave apes, including Caesar, who later leads an ape revolt.
These events were foretold in 1973 as testimony by Cornelius, prior to him and his wife Zira being killed.

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

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Born Milo, named after his parents' friend Dr. Milo, Caesar first appeared in Escape from the Planet of the Apes as the son of talking chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira after they travelled back in time the Earth of Taylor's era. He was portrayed in Escape from the Planet of the Apes by Sal Mineo, in one of his last roles.
During the events of the preceding film Beneath the Planet of the Apes, occurring off-screen, Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) and Zira (Kim Hunter) escaped Earth prior to its destruction when they accompanied their fellow chimpanzee Dr. Milo (Sal Mineo) in testing the salvaged and repaired spaceship originally used by Taylor.

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

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Aldo (portrayed by Claude Akins) emerges as the villain in Battle for the Planet of the Apes. In the Battle for the Planet of the Apes, told as a story to human and ape children by Lawgiver 600 years after his death, Caesar took the remaining apes and humans they held captive out of the ruined city to start a new civilization.
Told as a flashback to the early 21st century, with a wraparound sequence narrated by the orangutan Lawgiver in "North America - 2670 A.D.," this sequel follows the ape leader Caesar years after a global nuclear war has destroyed civilization.

Roddy McDowall

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He was portrayed by Roddy McDowall and, in the second movie, by David Watson.
He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

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Brent is an American astronaut and a main protagonist in the second film Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
Following the events of Planet of the Apes, time-displaced astronaut Taylor and the mute Nova are riding on horseback through the desert of the Forbidden Zone.

Severn Darden

He was played onscreen by Severn Darden.
He is perhaps best known from his film appearances for playing the human leader Kolp in the fourth and fifth Planet of the Apes films.

Planet of the Apes (novel)

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Dr. Cornelius is a chimpanzee archaeologist and historian who appears in the original novel of Planet of the Apes (La Planète des singes), and also the first three installments of the classic movie series of the same name, from the 1960s and 1970s.
Curious chimpanzee researcher Zira takes an interest in his geometric drawings and his ability to speak a few simian words.

Common chimpanzee

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Born Milo, named after his parents' friend Dr. Milo, Caesar first appeared in Escape from the Planet of the Apes as the son of talking chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira after they travelled back in time the Earth of Taylor's era. Dr. Cornelius is a chimpanzee archaeologist and historian who appears in the original novel of Planet of the Apes (La Planète des singes), and also the first three installments of the classic movie series of the same name, from the 1960s and 1970s.
The 1972 film Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the third sequel of Planet of the Apes, portrays a futuristic revolt of enslaved apes led by the only talking chimpanzee, Caesar, against their human masters.

Linda Harrison (actress)

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In the first two Planet of the Apes films, she is played by Linda Harrison.
Linda Melson Harrison (born July 26, 1945) is an American television and film actress, and director and producer, who is internationally known for her role as Nova, Charlton Heston's mute mate in the science fiction film Planet of the Apes (1968) and the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes; she also had a cameo in Tim Burton's 2001 remake of the original.

Planet of the Apes (TV series)

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Dr. Maximus is played by Woodrow Parfrey, who also appeared in the first episode of the TV series based on the film.
The crash is also witnessed by a young chimpanzee who tells his father, a village official who alerts the authorities.

Hari Rhodes

The first, played by Hari Rhodes, appears in the fourth movie, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as the personal assistant to Governor Breck, and a descendant of slaves who ironically commands slave apes, including Caesar, who later leads an ape revolt.
He also played Mr. MacDonald, who aids Caesar in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), and was the star of the blaxploitation film Detroit 9000 (1973).

Tod Andrews

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He was portrayed by Tod Andrews.
Two years later, he worked again with Post in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, as James Franciscus's dying commanding officer, Colonel 'Skipper' Maddox.

James Gregory (actor)

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He was portrayed by veteran actor James Gregory.
James Gregory (December 23, 1911 – September 16, 2002) was an American character actor known for his deep, gravelly voice and playing brash roles such as the McCarthy-like Sen. John Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), the audacious General Ursus in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), and crusty Inspector Frank Luger in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982).

Natalie Trundy

She was played by actress Natalie Trundy, then-wife of Planet of the Apes original film series producer Arthur P. Jacobs.
In the early 1970s, Trundy played the telepathic mutant Albina in the second film, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the early 1970s human Dr. Stephanie ("Stevie") Branton in Escape from the Planet of the Apes, and featured as the nearer-future chimpanzee Lisa, the mate (later wife) of Caesar, in both Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes.

Maurice Evans (actor)

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Zaius was portrayed in the first and second films of the series by Maurice Evans, in the later television series by Booth Colman, and voiced in the animated series by Richard Blackburn.
His best-known screen roles are Dr. Zaius in the 1968 film Planet of the Apes and as Samantha Stephens's father, Maurice, on Bewitched.

Woodrow Parfrey

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Dr. Maximus is played by Woodrow Parfrey, who also appeared in the first episode of the TV series based on the film.
Parfrey's frequent association with that film's director, Franklin Schaffner, also included a bit as Maximus, one of the three "See No Evil" orangutan judges in Planet of the Apes (1968).

Kim Hunter

Zira was played in the first three Apes movies by actress Kim Hunter.
She also portrayed the character of chimpanzee Zira in the first three installments of the original film adaptation Planet of the Apes.

Sal Mineo

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He was portrayed in Escape from the Planet of the Apes by Sal Mineo, in one of his last roles.
Mineo's last motion picture role was a small part in the film Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971); he played the chimpanzee Dr. Milo.

Paul Williams (songwriter)

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He was played onscreen by actor/musician Paul Williams.
Although predominantly known for his music, Paul Williams has also appeared in films and many television guest spots, such as the Faustian record producer Swan in Brian DePalma's film Phantom of the Paradise (1974)—a rock and roll adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, Faust, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, for which Williams also wrote the songs—and as Virgil, the genius orangutan in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973).

Planet of the Apes

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The Planet of the Apes franchise contains many characters that appear in one or more works.
Heston played 20th-century American astronaut George Taylor, who travels to a strange planet where intelligent apes dominate mute, primitive humans.