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‘Terminator’ actor is 81 years old – The Hollywood Reporter


Earl Boen, a busy actor best known for his role as criminal psychologist Peter Silberman in destroyer film franchise, died Thursday in Hawaii, his daughter says hollywood reporter. He was 81.

Ruby Harbin said her father was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in November and passed away quietly in his sleep.

Born on August 8, 1941, Boen has accumulated dozens of credits in his career. In 1984, he landed the most notable role as Dr. Silberman in James Cameron’s film. destroyer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Biehn. He reprized the role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machine (2003).

A memorable scene in the first part destroyer witness Biehn’s interrogator Kyle Reese, a freedom fighter from the future who psychologists believe is paranoid. Nearly 40 years later, Biehn fondly recalls working with Boen on the scene.

“He’s a great actor, and he’s always fun to be around,” Biehn said. CHEAPadded that Cameron “chosen Earl because he’s special.”

Boen’s other film credits include Battle beyond the stars, The man with two brains, alien country, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Last Humiliation, City of Sioux, Partner, Exist or not exist, Walk like a man and Prince.

As for television, he has appeared in shows like Golden girls, Who is the boss?, mother’s family, Law and Harry McGraw, Webster, lock, Scarecrow and Mrs. King and boy meets the world.

After taking a break from screen acting in 2003, he went on to work as a voice actor for radio, animated series, and video games. Some of his credits in that area include Mr. Bleakman in Clifford the big red dogSenor Senior Sr. Possible KimLeChuck in Monkey island story video games and storytellers in some World of Warcraft video games.

In addition to his daughter, the survivors include his second wife, Cathy, and grandchildren Kimmy and Kimo. His first wife, Carole, died in 2001.

Aaron Couch contributed to this report.

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