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Earl Boen

American actor (1941–2023)

Earl Boen is ...


Born 8 August 1941 in New York City
Died 5 January 2023 in Hawaii
Age 81 years, 5 months
Cause lung cancer

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation film actor, stage actor, television actor and voice actor

About Earl Boen

Earl Boen, the prolific character actor known for his distinctive voice and memorable performances in film and television, passed away on April 26, 2023, at the age of 81. Born in New York City on August 8, 1941, Boen began his career as a stage actor before transitioning to film and television in the 1970s.

Boen's most iconic role was that of Dr. Peter Silberman in the Terminator franchise, a role he played in three of the five films in the series. He also appeared in a number of other popular films, including Total Recall, The Rock, and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.

On television, Boen was a familiar face to audiences, with recurring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Babylon 5. He also lent his voice to a number of animated series, including Batman: The Animated Series and The Legend of Tarzan.

Throughout his career, Boen was known for his versatility and range as an actor, as well as his distinctive voice, which made him a sought-after voice actor for video games and animated series. He was also a beloved figure in the acting community, known for his generosity and kindness to his fellow actors.

Boen's legacy as an actor and performer will continue to live on through his many memorable performances on stage, screen, and television. He will be deeply missed by his fans, friends, and colleagues in the entertainment industry.


- "Earl Boen, Actor in 'Terminator' and 'Naked Gun' Films, Dies at 81." The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2023,

- "Earl Boen, Actor Known for 'Terminator' and 'Naked Gun' Roles, Dies at 81." Variety, 26 Apr. 2023,

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