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November 7, 1945|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
1965–2003 (screen actor)|
1987–present (voice actor)
(m. 1970; d. 2001)
Earl Boen (//; born November 7, 1945) is an American actor and voice actor, perhaps best known as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). He is the only actor besides Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear in the first three Terminator films.
Boen is also very active in the voice-over field. He is known for voicing characters such as Mr. Bleakman in Clifford the Big Red Dog, Police Chief Kanifky in Bonkers, the Narrator in World of Warcraft and Captain LeChuck in the Monkey Island series.
Boen was born in New York City. Having started acting in the mid-1950s, he gained roles on the stage in several leading repertory companies between 1965 and 1976 before moving to Hollywood.
Boen is known to many TV viewers as the Harper family's pastor, Rev. Lloyd Meechum on the 1980s sitcom Mama's Family. His character was featured in several of the most memorable episodes (on both the network and syndicated versions). He also appeared as a clergyman in episodes of The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace, The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World, Seinfeld and Three's Company. He also appeared as Willie's boss in ALF, and as Patrick Morrison in the Matlock episode "The Cult". Boen commonly plays doctors in movie and television roles. He may also be noted for his role as Jim Petersen, Angela Bower's boss on the show Who's The Boss?. Earl had a recurring role as Dr. Kramer in the 1990s Fox network cult classic comedy TV series Get a Life. Boen also appeared (alongside Tom Jones) in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1993.
Other films in which he appeared include The Main Event (1979), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), 9 to 5 (1980), Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1981), The Man with Two Brains (1983), To Be or Not to Be (1983), Alien Nation (1988), Marked for Death (1990), Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000).
In 1987, came his first voice role as Taurus in the direct to video G.I. Joe: The Movie. Some of his most well known voice roles have been villainous pirate LeChuck from the Monkey Island series of adventure games. He has also provided the introductions for World of Warcraft and its expansions, voiced Magtheridon in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and King Terenas Menethil II in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, including the ending cinematic for that expansion.
Boen was also well known for voicing the dramatic thespian Edwin Blackgaard in Focus on the Family’s “Adventures in Odyssey”, as well as Edwin’s nefarious twin brother Regis.
Boen retired from screen acting in 2003, but continued his work as a voice actor in radio, television cartoons and video games.
|1974||Great Performances||Le Bret|
|1976||The Taming of the Shrew||A Pedant|
|1977||The Streets of San Francisco||Frank Jennings|
|1977||Mr. Billion||Col. Winkle's Aide|
|1977||What's Happening!||Judge Barnes|
|1977||Wonder Woman||Chaka||Episodes: "Mind Stealers from Outer Space: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1978||Last of the Good Guys||Ike|
|1978||Richie Brockelman, Private Eye||Tausig|
|1978||Eight Is Enough|
|1978||The Paper Chase||Nick Burch|
|1978||The Fifth Floor||Phil|
|1979||The Main Event||Nose Kline|
|1979||The Paul Williams Show||Virgil Weeks|
|1979||The Jeffersons||Nathan Weems|
|1979||A Man Called Sloane||Prentiss|
|1980||Battle Beyond the Stars||Nester 1|
|1981||I'm a Big Girl Now||Dr. Michaels|
|1981||The Dukes of Hazzard||Atlanta Museum Curator|
|1981||Soggy Bottom, U.S.A||Owen|
|1981–1982||It's a Living||Dennis Hubner|
|1981–1983||Benson||Kocholnik, Mr. Tucker|
|1982||King's Crossing||Dr. Rivkin|
|1982||M*A*S*H||Major Robert Hatch|
|1982||Barney Miller||Warren Gimble|
|1982||The Power of Matthew Star||Mr. Hansley|
|1982||Madame's Place||Judge Blake|
|1982||Three's Company||Reverend Gilmore|
|1983-1990||Mama's Family||Reverend Meechum||Recurring character|
|1983||The Man with Two Brains||Dr. Felix Conrad|
|1983||Just Our Luck||Judge|
|1983||To Be or Not to Be||Dr. Boyarski|
|1984||The Terminator||Dr. Silberman|
|1985||Movers & Shakers||Marshall|
|1988||Alien Nation||Duncan Crais|
|1988||My Stepmother Is an Alien||Reverend|
|1990||Tales from the Crypt||Mr. Clayton||Episode: "Dead Right"|
|1990||Marked for Death||Dr. Stein|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Dr. Silberman|
|1994||Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult||Dr. Eisendrath|
|1994||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Dr. Heller||Episode: "Madame Ex"|
|1996||The Dentist||Marvin Goldblum|
|1996||T2-3D: Battle Across Time||Dr. Peter Silberman||Uncredited|
|1996||The Prince||Mr. Howell|
|1997||Living in Peril||Fingerprint technician|
|1998||The Odd Couple II||Fred|
|2000||Nutty Professor II: The Klumps||Dr Knoll|
|2003||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||Dr. Silberman|
- Miscellaneous voices in The Jetsons
- Dr. Regis Blackgaard, R. Edwin Blackgaard, among other voices for Adventures in Odyssey
- The Toy Warrior (2005) (voice)
|1983||The Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?)||Mr. Tusker||English Dub |
|1987||G.I. Joe: The Movie||Taurus||Direct-to-video|
|1992||Porco Rosso||English Dub|
|1996||Dot and Spot's Magical Christmas||Santa|
|2001||The Majestic||Newsreel Announcer|
|2002||The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Gorilla|
|2004||Clifford's Really Big Movie||Horace Bleakman|
|1988||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Nagilum||Ep. "Where Silence Has Lease"|
|1988||A Pup Named Scooby-Doo||Mr. Gordon / Chef Pierre Goulash||Ep. "Robopup"|
|1989||The Further Adventures of SuperTed||Additional Voices||13 Episodes|
|1988-1989||Fantastic Max||3 Episodes|
|1989||X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men||Magneto||TV Pilot |
Credited as Earl Bowen
|1989-1990||Paddington Bear||Additional Voices||2 Episodes|
|1991||The Pirates of Dark Water||Lugg Brother #1||3 Episodes|
|1991||3×3 Eyes||Benares||English Dub|
|1993||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Jack / King||Ep. "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice"|
|1993||Problem Child||Additional Voices|
|1992-1993||The Addams Family||21 Episodes|
|1993-1994||Bonkers||Police Chief Kanifky||37 Episodes|
|1986-1994||ABC Weekend Special||Monostatos / General Massey||2 Episodes|
|1994-1995||Skeleton Warriors||11 Episodes|
|1993-1995||Batman: The Animated Series||Rhino||2 Episodes|
|1995||Animaniacs||Zeus||Ep. "Hercules Unwound"|
|1995||Capitol Critters||Ep. "The Bug House"|
|1996||Wing Commander Academy||Commander||Ep. "Red and Blue"|
|1996||Bruno the Kid||Additional Voices|
|1996-1997||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Dr. Forbes / Kyle / Office /
Stage Coach Guard
|1997||Extreme Ghostbusters||Ep. "Casting the Runes"|
|1995-1997||Pinky and the Brain||Earth / Moon / Santa Claus||2 Episodes|
|1997||The New Adventures of Zorro||Captain Montecero||Ep. "To Catch a Fox"|
|1997||The New Batman Adventures||Rhino||Ep. "Double Talk"|
|1997-1998||Spider-Man: The Animated Series||Red Skull / The Beyonder||8 Episodes|
|1998||The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries||Vice President Obsequious||Ep. "Spooker of the House/Furgo"|
|1996-1998||The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor||26 Episodes|
|1999||Cow and Chicken||Ben Franklin / John Hancock / Mr. Ross||Ep. "I.M. Weasel: Revolutionary Weasel"|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Event Judge||Ep. "Remote Control"|
|2001||Johnny Bravo||Santa Claus / Jay the Bear / Norman||Ep. "A Johnny Bravo Christmas"|
|2002||Time Squad||William Howard Taft / Frankenstein||Ep. "White House Weirdness"|
|1998-2002||Dexter's Laboratory||General / Commander Chief / Man #2||2 Episodes|
|2002||Justice League||Simon Stagg||Ep. "Metamorphosis" Parts 1 & 2|
|2000-2002||Clifford the Big Red Dog||Mr. Horace Bleakmen||6 Episodes|
|2003||Evil Con Carne||Vlad||Ep. "Boskov's Day Out"|
|2001-2004||Grim & Evil||Doctor / TV Narrator
Monster / Mr. Hobson
|2004||Megas XLR||Emperor / Subject||Ep. "Coop D'Etat"|
|2002-2006||Kim Possible||Señor Senior Sr.||role shared with Ricardo Montalbán |
Awards and nominations
|2006||NAVGTR Awards||Best Supporting Performance in a Comedy||Psychonauts||Nominated|||
|2010||The Secret of Monkey Island||Nominated|||
- "Earl Boen - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2017-12-27.
- "Earl Boen - Voice Actor Profile at Voice Chasers". Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- "Earl Boen - NNDB". Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Matrix Software (2000). Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins. Activision. Scene: Ending Credits.
- Shade (October 26, 2000). Orphen: Scion of Sorcery. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 2 minutes in, Cast.
- "2005 Awards - National Academy of Video Game Reviewers Corporation". Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- "2009 Awards - National Academy of Video Game Reviewers Corporation". Retrieved December 28, 2017.