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Ceasar played by Roddy McDowall
Ceasar the leader of the great Ape rebellion in the previous movie, leads a band of humans and apes. His aim is to create a society where apes and humans can live in peace. He still somehow believes Apes are superior to men inspite the fact he makes a human a teacher for apes and humans alike. His son is killed by Gorilla Aldo and Ceasar has to lead his people against human adversaries while dealing with a Gorilla uprising for power within.

Lisa played by Natalie Trundy

Lisa is Ceasar's wife which he meets in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Lisa serves as a calming voice of reason in Ceasar's life. Her upbeat smile and care for her son Cornelius are a constant source of reassurance to Ceasar who often doubts his own leadership abilities.

Ceasar's Son Cornelius played by Bobby Porter

Ceasar's son Cornelius, is an idealist that doesen't realize how far the gorillas will go to seize power. Gorilla General Aldo plans to seize weapons and young Ceasar overhears everything and is hunted into a tree until he finally falls and dies. Cornelius was the first ape ever to be killed by another ape.

Virgil played by Paul Williams

Virgil is the wisest Ape in Battle for the Planet of the Apes. He contemplates timetravel and leads a scientific investigation group into an area of radiation with Ceasar, and human McDonald. Virgil attempts to alert Cesar of the powers that Gorilla Aldo is asserting but Cesar worries about the life of his own son at the time. Virgil uses reason and logic to restore Ceasar's confidence in the ideal of a society where man and Ape live together in peace.

MacDonald played by Austin Stoker

MacDonald is the brother of the other MacDonald from the previous film who was an assistant to human Governor Breck who ran ape central. MacDonald speaks of a need for equality between apes and men and constantly runs to Ceasar whenever the Gorillas threaten to do something bad to humans.

General Aldo played by Claude Akins

General Aldo the first Ape ever to say no to humans becomes the most power hungry ape in the entire Apes saga. Aldo kills leader Ceasar's son when the son overhears his plans for revolt against Ceasar. Aldo gives a great chant entailing how "Guns are Power, We Need Guns" to his fellow gorillas. Armed with that motivation Aldo's gorillas seize control of the weapon's arsenol's of their community and use the weapons to imprision humans and seize control before humans attack. Aldo is killed by Ceasar for his treachery.

The Lawgiver/The Storyteller played by John Huston

The Storyteller is the Ape that tells the story of Battle for the Planet of the Apes from a point far in the future. He tells of Ceasar's struggles and how the future for Apes and Humans is not set. With a voice that resonates the power of the Ape story the storyteller ends his tale in the future in a world where a stature of Cesar and his ideals are still a goal to reach for.

Mutated Human

Mutated by Radiation, humans hide in a complex far from the Apes. Their leader was an assitant to Governor Breck who commaned Ape Central during the previous movie. The humans seem bent on eradicating the Apes and bringing them down to the level of life and misery that their member ranks must endure daily.


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