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Earl Boen

Earl Boen (born 1945 in New York City) is an American actor. Perhaps his most widely-seen performance was as psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator. Boen reprised the role in both Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which Silberman works at a mental institute where Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) is held, and Terminator 3. He is the only actor besides Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear in all three films.

Other films in which he appeared include The Man with Two Brains (1983), Alien Nation (1988), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000).

Boen retired from screen acting in 2003, but continues his prolific work as a voice actor in radio, television cartoons and computer and video games. A small sample of his voice credits include:

  • voices in the animated series The Jetsons
  • Dr. Regis Blackgaard and Edwin Blackgaard on the Focus on the Family radio drama Adventures in Odyssey
  • LeChuck in LucasArts' Monkey Island series of computer adventure games
  • Colossus in several animated X-Men projects
  • Police Chief Kanifky in Bonkers
  • Mr. Bleakman in Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • The blonde Lugg Brother in The Pirates of Dark Water.
  • Balzac in the Dreamcast game of Berserk
  • Sergei Gurlukovich in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • And more recently, The Butcher in Psychonauts

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Earl Boen Facts

BirthdayNovember 7, 1945 (77)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Earl Boen compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Rosie the Robot
Clifford's Really Big Movie
The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
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