Earl Boen (August 8, 1941-January 5, 2023) played Dr. Regis Blackgaard and his twin brother, Edwin Blackgaard, on Adventures in Odyssey. He was perhaps best known as psychiatrist Dr. Silberman in the Terminator series. 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: Rise of the Machines, where he appears in a single scene as he tries to console Kate Brewster (Claire Danes) before fleeing in panic at the sight of the Terminator. He was the only actor besides Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear in all three films, and he is the only one to portray the same character.
Boen was also known to many TV viewers as the Harper family's pastor, Reverend 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 and Three's Company. Other films in which he appeared include The Man with Two Brains (1983), Alien Nation (1988), Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000). Boen commonly plays doctors in movie and television roles.
In 2001, his wife Carole Kean died of ovarian cancer.
Boen retired from screen acting in 2003, but continued his prolific work as a voice actor in radio, television cartoons and computer and video games.
After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2022; Boen passed away on January 5, 2023.
Characters Played on AIO
Other Voice Work
- A psychiatrist in the Family Matters episode "Words Hurt"
- A college admissions official in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode "The Alma Matter"
- Miscellaneous voices in the animated series The Jetsons
- Montaron in Bioware's Baldur's Gate series of computer role-playing games
- LeChuck in LucasArts' Monkey Island series of computer adventure games
- Nagilum in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Where Silence Has Lease"
- Nemesis in Black & White computer game
- Colossus in Pryde of the X-Men and X-Men Legends.
- Police Chief Kanifky in Bonkers
- Inspector LeGrasse in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
- "Mr. Bleakman" in Clifford the Big Red Dog
- The blond Lugg Brother in The Pirates of Dark Water.
- Balzac in the Dreamcast game of Sword of the Berserk
- Sergei Gurlukovich in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- The Sarafan Lord in Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
- Señor Senior, Sr. in various Kim Possible episodes (a role which he has shared with Ricardo Montalbán)
- The Butcher in Psychonauts
- Magtheridon in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
- Sam Gladstone in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix
- Sergei Dekker in Soldier of Fortune