Earl Boen

Earl Boen

Born: November 7, 1945
Age: 78
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
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Earl Boen (/ˈboʊɪn/; born November 7, 1945)[1] 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 each of 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.[2]

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.

Personal life

Boen married actress Carole Kean in 1970. She died on April 23, 2001, due to ovarian cancer.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
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 Kojak D.A. Hepburn
1977 Rafferty Vandler
1977 Hawaii Five-O Denisovich
1977 Wonder Woman Chaka Episodes: "Mind Stealers from Outer Space: Parts 1 & 2"
1978 Last of the Good Guys Ike
1978 Police Woman
1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye Tausig
1978 Eight Is Enough
1978 Lou Grant Vice-Cop
1978 The Paper Chase Nick Burch
1978 The Fifth Floor Phil
1979 Barnaby Jones Eddie
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 Angie Dr. Learner
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 Soap Dr. Drell
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 Amanda's Fred Cornwall
1983 Fantasy Island Henry
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

Voice work

  • Miscellaneous voices in The Jetsons
  • Dr. Regis Blackgaard, R. Edwin Blackgaard, among other voices for Adventures in Odyssey
  • The Toy Warrior (2005) (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
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
1995 Gordy Minnesota Red
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


Year Title Role Notes
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[4]
1995 Animaniacs Zeus Ep. "Hercules Unwound"
1995 What-a-Mess 3 Episodes
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
3 Episodes
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"[4]
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"[4]
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Nick Ep. "Holiday Time"[4]
2001 The Zeta Project Event Judge Ep. "Remote Control"[4]
2001 Johnny Bravo Santa Claus / Jay the Bear / Norman Ep. "A Johnny Bravo Christmas"[4]
2002 Time Squad William Howard Taft / Frankenstein Ep. "White House Weirdness"[4]
1998-2002 Dexter's Laboratory General / Commander Chief / Man #2 2 Episodes
2002 Justice League Simon Stagg Ep. "Metamorphosis" Parts 1 & 2[4]
2000-2002 Clifford the Big Red Dog Mr. Horace Bleakmen 6 Episodes[4]
2003 Evil Con Carne Vlad Ep. "Boskov's Day Out"
2001-2004 Grim & Evil Doctor / TV Narrator
Monster / Mr. Hobson
2 Episodes
2004 Megas XLR Emperor / Subject Ep. "Coop D'Etat"[4]
2002-2006 Kim Possible Señor Senior Sr. role shared with Ricardo Montalbán
4 Episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Secret of Monkey Island The Ghost Pirate LeChuck
Sherriff Fester Shinetop
1997 The Curse of Monkey Island LeChuck [4]
Zork: Grand Inquisitor Brog / Sea Captain
1998 Return to Krondor
Baldur's Gate Montaron / Thalantyr
1999 Revenant Ogrok Chef / Ogrok Slag [4]
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Rex [4]
Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage Balzac English Dub[4]
2000 Soldier of Fortune Sergei Dekker
Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins Zeppo / Mini-game male [5]
Orphen: Scion of Sorcery Zeus [6][4]
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins Narration
Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force Vorhsoth / Imperial Officer / Crewman
Escape from Monkey Island Charles L. Charles / LeChuck / Pirate C
2001 Kingdom Under Fire: A War of Heroes
Toy Story Racer Rex
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Ghoul Officer Fisher / Wasteland
Mayor Richard / Vault-Tec Computer Calix
Black & White Nemesis
Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal Commander Lyle Rourke
Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Sergei Gurlukovich English Dub[4]
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Star Trek: Armada II
2002 Blood Omen 2 Sarafan Lord / Additional Voices [4]
New Legends Boo / Tracker / Wounded Soldier
Star Trek: Bridge Commander Captain Draxon / Director Toban Soams
Legate Matan
Bloody Roar Extreme Ganesha
Eternal Darkness Inspector Legrasse [4]
Icewind Dale II Lord Ulbrec
The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Narrator / King Urmhet / Passenger
Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist Señor Senior, Sr Credited as Earl Brown
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Sam Gladstone / Alexei Nachrade
2003 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Narrator English Dub
RTX Red Rock Boris Dezurov / Adjutant
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure Rex
Call of Duty Additional Voices English Dub
2004 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
X-Men Legends Colossus [4]
EverQuest II Master Rysian Gladewalker / Mirin
Fisherman Draylix
World of Warcraft Narrator
2005 Psychonauts Butcher
2007 World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Narrator / Magtheridon
2008 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Narrator / King Terenas Menethil
2009 Tales of Monkey Island LeChuck / Demon
2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Narrator
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Hekima the Wise
2014 Hearthstone
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Title Result Ref
2006 NAVGTR Awards Best Supporting Performance in a Comedy Psychonauts Nominated [7]
2010 The Secret of Monkey Island Nominated [8]

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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