Phillip Paley is an American actor possibly best recalled for his role as Cha-Ka in the 1974 American television series Land of the Lost.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Paley began his acting career at age ten on the cult children’s TV series Land of the Lost. He was discovered for the role by becoming a karate black belt at age nine and consequently appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with Chuck Norris.
In 1988 he starred in a Roger Corman teen exploitation comedy titled Beach Balls.
He has contributed to interviews and commentary on the Land of the Lost DVDs.