'Terminator' actor Earl Boen dies aged 81


Writed by - Andy Gocker
"Terminator"-Schauspieler Earl Boen mit 81 Jahren verstorben
The 'Terminator' series helped Earl Boen to international fame. © imago/Everett Collection, SpotOn

A star of the popular 'Terminator' films is dead. Earl Boen, who played the psychologist 'Dr. Peter Silberman' embodied, died in Hawaii at the age of 81, according to the US industry website 'The Hollywood Reporter'.

'A wonderful actor'

The actor's daughter confirmed the news and announced that her father was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in November 2022. On January 5th he died in his sleep.

Actor Michael Biehn (66), who mimics the human freedom fighter Kyle Reese in 'Terminator', made a statement to 'The Hollywood Reporter' about the death of his colleague. Earl Boen was 'something special' and 'a wonderful actor, and it has always been a pleasure” to work with him.

Special similarities with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Earl Boen's character blossomed into a recurring antagonist in the 'Terminator' films alongside the eponymous killing machines. In the original by James Cameron (68) from 1984 and its sequel from 1991, he certified Linda Hamilton's (66) character Sarah Connor to be mentally ill and only imagine the 'Terminator' from the future. At the beginning of 'Terminator 2' she is therefore in a psychiatric facility where 'Dr. Silberman” finally gets to deal with the T-1000 (Robert Patrick, 64) up close.

Earl Boen also made a brief appearance in 'Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines' (2003), in which Jonathan Mostow (61) took his place on the director's chair for the first time instead of James Cameron. Alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger (75), he is the only star in the series to appear in each of the first three films. However, it was his last role in a Hollywood motion picture.

In addition to 'Terminator', Earl Boen also appeared in comedies such as 'The Naked Gun' and 'The Man With Two Brains'. He was also a popular actor for series formats such as 'Spaceship Enterprise', 'Golden Girls', 'Prince of Bel-Air' or 'Alf', to name just a few.

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