- David Doyle (actor)
David Doyle Born David Fitzgerald Doyle
December 1, 1929
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died February 26, 1997(aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor Years active 1959–1997 Spouse Anne Nathan Doyle (1969-1997; his death)
Rachel Doyle (1956-1968; her death)
Doyle was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Mary Ruth (née Fitzgerald) and Lewis Raymond Doyle, an attorney. His maternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald, was a prominent railroad builder and banker in Nebraska. He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1947.
Doyle is perhaps best remembered for his role as detective John Bosley on the television series Charlie's Angels, appearing in all 110 episodes of the series from 1976 to 1981 along with Jaclyn Smith. He also lent his distinctive raspy voice to the character Grandpa Lou Pickles on the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats until his death. Doyle made a number of appearances as a guest on the game show Match Game in the late '70s and early '80s, more often than not giving bizarre answers that seldom matched the contestants. He usually sat in the top row next to Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly. He appeared on one week of Password Plus in 1980, three weeks of Super Password, and appeared on Tattletales with his wife Anne in 1982.
Doyle was a fine stage actor. He played at many regional Repertoire theaters in addition to his many TV and Film roles. He played Orgon in the 1964 premier of Richard Wilbur's translation of Tartuffe at the Fred Miller Theater in Milwaukee as the foil to Philip Minor as Tartuffe. His sister Mary Mulry Doyle played The fulminate maid, Dorisse. Steven Porter directed the production.
Doyle was married three times, first to Camilla Clay Smith, then Rachel, then Anne Nathan Doyle. Doyle had a sister who was also an actor (mostly on the stage), Mary Doyle, who died from lung cancer in 1995.
Film Year Film Role Other notes 1959 Happy Anniversary Hotel Earle Desk Clerk 1963 Act One Olive Fisher 1967 The Tiger Makes Out Housing Clerk 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Lieutenant Dawson Coogan's Bluff Pushie, Tavern Owner Paper Lion Oscar 1969 The April Fools Orlow P. Walters Some Kind of a Nut Uncredited Role 1970 The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker Mr. Seigbert Uncredited Role Loving Will 1971 Lady Liberty O'Henry The Pursuit of Happiness James Moran A New Leaf Mel Making It Fanning Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name? Boulting 1972 Parades Captain Jinks 1974 Ginger in the Morning Fred 1976 Vigilante Force Homer Arno 1978 My Boys Are Good Boys Harry Klinger Capricorn One Walter Loughlin The Comeback Webster Jones 1980 The Line Captain Jinks 1988 Salome's Last Dance A. Nubin 1989 Murphy's Laws of Golf Roscoe Short film 1990 Love or Money Arthur Reed Wings of Fame 1993 The Punk Roger Rabbit 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio Pepe the Cricket Voice Role Television Year Title Role Notes 1961 Naked City Dan Moore Episode: Murder Is a Face I Know 1962 General Electric Theater Episode: Acres and Pains 1962, 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? Mr. Dutton Episode: A Star is Born in the Bronx
Episode: The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser
1964 The Defenders Episode: The Seven Hundred Year Old Gang Part 1
Episode: The Seven Hundred Year Old Gang Part 2
1964, 1965 The Patty Duke Show Mr. Harrison
Episode: The Drop Out
Episode: Patty the Folk Singer
1965 For the People Sweet William Episode: Dangerous to the Public Peace and Safety The Trials of O'Brien Murray Episode: A Gaggle of Girls 1968 Kiss Me Kate ABC TV-Movie 1970 The Storefront Lawyers Cogweiler Episode: This is Jerry, See Jerry Run 1971 That Girl Albert Berg Episode: That King Funny Face DeHaven Episode: What's in a Mouth Cade's County Dr. Geis Episode: A Gun For Billy The Doris Day Show Warden McPherson Episode: The Wings of an Angel 1971–1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Ted Atwater Episode: The Replacement
Episode: Bernie Did It
Episode: The Telethon
Episode: People's Choice
1972 Hawaii Five-O Hard Hat Episode: Follow the White Brick Road Bridget Loves Bernie Walt Fitzgerald 1973 Banacek Elliot Episode: Ten Thousand Dollars a Page Incident on a Dark Street Luke Burgess NBC TV-Movie/Unsold TV-Pilot Police Story Kurt Mueller NBC TV-Movie/TV-Pilot Adam's Rib Dubray Episode: Danish Pastry Love, American Style Segment: Love and the Golden Memory Money to Burn Warden Caulfield ABC TV-Movie Love Story Ross Episode: Mirabelle's Summer Blood Sport Mr. Schmidt ABC TV-Movie Miracle on 34th Street R.H. Macy CBS TV-Movie 1974 Family Theatre: Married is Better NBC TV-Special All in the Family Jim Sanders Episode: Et tu, Archie Petrocelli Caswell Turner Episode: Music to Die By The Stranger Within Bob ABC TV-Movie Kolchak: The Night Stalker Cardinale Episode: Firefall Kojak Sgt. Harry Sumar Episode: The Best War in Town 1974, 1975 Police Story Harry Dunnhill
Episode: Glamour Boy
Episode: Vice: 24 Hours
1975 Sanford and Son Clancy Fitzgerald Episode: Golden Boy Karen Blakemore Episode: A Day in the Life The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant Dr. Atkinson ABC TV-Movie/Unsold TV-Pilot Ellery Queen Don Becker Episode: The Adventures of Auld Lang Syne Barney Miller Emil Ditka Episode: Ambush McCoy Episode: Bless the Big Fish 1976 Crackle of Death Cardinale ABC TV-Movie 1976–1981 Charlie's Angels John Bosley Emmy Awards (nominated)
Golden Globe Awards (nominated)
1977 ABC Weekend Special Uncle Ulysses Episode: Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine Black Market Baby Joseph Carmino ABC TV-Movie 1978 Wild and Wooly Teddy Roosevelt ABC TV-Movie 1978–1983 Fantasy Island Ernie Miller
Sam Woolf/Sancho Panza
Episode: King For a Day/Instant Family
Episode: Hit Man/The Swimmer
Episode: The Don Quixote/Sex Symbol
Episode: Naughty Marietta/The Winning Ticket
1978–1985 The Love Boat Alvin
Episode: Man Who Loved Women...
Episode: Secretary to the Stars...
Episode: Same Wavelength...
Episode: Vicki's Gentleman Caller...
1981 Hart to Hart Jim Casey Episode: Hartland Express 1982 The Blue and the Gray Phineas Wade CBS Miniseries 1983 Wait till Your Mother Gets Home! Herman Ohme NBC TV-Movie The Invisible Woman Neil Gilmore NBC TV-Movie/Unsold TV-Pilot 1985 Murder, She Wrote Brad Lockwood Episode: Sudden Death 1986 You Again? Briggs Episode: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Traffic Lights New Love, American Style Episode: Love and the Lamborghini Foofur Mel Voice Role
Episode: Nothing to Sneeze At
Episode: A Royal Pain
Episode: This Little Piggy's On TV
Episode: Russian Through New York
1986–1987 General Hospital Ted Holmes 1987 Starman Artemis Guinness Episode: Grifters Sweet Surrender Frank Macklin 1988 Maybe Baby Pete NBC TV-Movie 1989 Ghost Writer Herb Baxter TV-Movie Out of This World Star the Dog Voice Role
Episode: Star Dog
1990 TaleSpin Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn Voice Role Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again Mr. Weatherbee NBC TV-Movie 1991 They Do It With Mirrors Neville A&E Network TV-Movie 1991–1997 Rugrats Louis 'Grandpa' Pickles Voice Role 1993 Bonkers W.W. Whacky Voice Role
Episode: Gone Bonkers
Sonic the Hedgehog Additional Voices Voice Role 1994 Beethoven Additional Voices Voice Role 1995 What-a-Mess Additional Voices Voice Role 1996 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Dean Episode: Simisola Road Rovers Professor Hubert Voice Role
Episode: A Hair of the Dog That Bit You
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Mike, guardian angel Episode: Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series Sam Delaney Voice Role
Episode: The Human Factor
Quack Pack Additional Voices Voice Role
Episode: The Unusual Suspects
1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series Vet Voice Role
Episode: Strange Death of Betty Smythe
Sunset Beach Passenger Episode: 1.1 What the Deaf Man Heard Uncredited Role
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