EARL BOEN, the Terminator Actor Passed Away at 81

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Earl Boen; Credits: Yahoo
Earl Boen Dies at 81; Credits: Yahoo

Earl Boen, a busy character actor best remembered for playing Peter Silberman, a criminal psychologist, in the Terminator movie series, passed away on Thursday in Hawaii. He was 81. According to Ruby Harbin, her father received a Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis in November and passed away peacefully while sleeping.

Many TV viewers are familiar with Boen from his role as the Rev. Pastor Lloyd Meechum played the Harper family in the sitcom Mama’s Family in the 1980s. Both the broadcast and international editions of the show featured his character in a few of the most well-known episodes. The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace, The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World, Seinfeld, and Three’s Company episodes all featured him as a clergyman.

Additionally, he played Patrick Morrison in the Matlock episode “The Cult” and Willie’s supervisor in ALF. Boen frequently portrays physicians in film and television. On the television program Who’s The Boss? he also portrayed Jim Petersen, Angela Bower’s boss. Boen also played Dr. Kramer on several occasions on the Fox television series Get a Life in the 1990s.

Earl Boen in Terminator
Earl Boen in Terminator; Credits: YouTube

Boen, who is recognized for his baritone register, continued to give his voice to other media after leaving live-action acting. This included the World of Warcraft video game series. Boen also provided voices for Kim Possible, The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

Boen’s actress wife Carole Kean, to whom he was married from 1970 until her passing in 2001, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife Cathy, whom he wed in 2008, his stepdaughter Ruby, and his two grandchildren, Kimmy Abaricia and Kimo Harbin, according to the actor’s IMDb biography.

He kept working as a voice actor for radio, animated shows, and video games after quitting performing on the screen in 2003. His roles in that genre include Senior Sr. in Kim Possible, LeChuck in the Tales of Monkey Island video games, Mr. Bleakman in Clifford the Big Red Dog, and the narrator in various World of Warcraft games.

John Glover in a Twitter post tributed to Earl Boen that he had no idea Boen voiced Batman. A character actor with great talent who experienced the delicious fruit of sci-fi stardom. Earl Boen, a performer in human form. No glitz. Simply acting. It was the best of times. 

D.C. Douglas also shared a few pictures of Earl Boen along with a caption that said that Earl Boen was the closest thing we had to a LA mentor, his Terminator films, and The Golden Girls. He just found out that Earl passed away yesterday at age 81, following a lengthy, prosperous career and a comfortable retirement in Hawaii. This trip never takes as long as we anticipate.

Earl Boen Voice Actor; Credits; YouTube
Earl Boen Voice Actor; Credits; YouTube

Earl Boen’s Children

Earl and his wife Cathy shared the birth of a daughter back then. Their daughter was given the name Ruby. According to numerous media reports, the couple’s daughter Ruby is now married and a mother of two children. Earl’s wife Cathy, daughter Ruby, two grandchildren, and close friends will all be sorely missed.

Earl Boen’s Net Worth

Earl Boen, a famous actor in Hollywood, is thought to be worth a whopping $5 million. In the films The Terminator in 1984, Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003, and Terminator: Dark Fate, he is best known for his portrayal of criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman.

During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Earl Boen’s family, close friends, and extended network in Hollywood. For the latest recent news from the entertainment sector, regularly check back with all of us.

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