Earl Boen is an American actor and voice actor, best known as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Dark Fate. 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.
Boen is known to many TV viewers as the Harper family's pastor, the 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 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, Battle Beyond the Stars, 9 to 5, Soggy Bottom, U.S.A., The Man with Two Brains, To Be or Not to Be, Alien Nation, Marked for Death, Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.
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's voice was heard on the Disneyland Railroad from 2002 until 2016 and on the Walt Disney World Railroad from 2002 until late 2010.
Boen retired from screen acting in 2003, but continued his work as a voice actor in radio, television cartoons and video games.
OVAs & Specials
- 3x3 Eyes (1991-1992) - Benares (ep. 4) (Geneon Dub)
- 3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (1995-1996) - Benares (Geneon Dub)
- Porco Rosso (1992) - Additional Voices (Buena Vista Dub)
Video Game Dubbing
- Orphen: Scion of Sorcery (2000) - Zues