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David Doyle (I) (1929–1997)

David Fitzgerald Doyle was born in Lincoln, Nebraska December 1, 1929. He was the son of Mary Ruth Fitzgerald and Lewis Raymond (Lum) Doyle, a prominent Lincoln attorney. His maternal grandfather was John Fitzgerald, a prominent banker and railroad builder in Nebraska. His paternal grandfather was T. J. Doyle, also an attorney. He was one of three... See full bio »

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 1997 What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1997 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Passenger (uncredited)
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio (Video Game)
Pepe the Cricket (voice)
 1996 Mighty Ducks (TV Series)
Sam Delaney
- The Human Factor (1996) ... Sam Delaney (voice)
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
Commander Buck Burpelson
- The Unusual Suspects (1996) ... Commander Buck Burpelson (voice)
 1996 Road Rovers (TV Series)
Professor Hubert
- A Hair of the Dog That Bit You (1996) ... Professor Hubert (voice)
 1994 Beethoven (TV Series)
Blind Shep / Old Man / Police Officer Frank
- The Mighty Cone-Dog/Car Trouble (1994) ... Blind Shep / Old Man / Police Officer Frank (voice)
 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog (TV Series)
Additional Voices / Cat
- Sonic Past Cool (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Sub-Sonic (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Warp Sonic (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Sonic's Nightmare (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Hooked on Sonics (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (TV Series)
- Circus Daze (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
W.W. Whacky
- Gone Bonkers (1993) ... W.W. Whacky (voice)
- Going Bonkers (1993) ... W.W. Whacky (voice)
 1993 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Farley Fairmont / Large Fellow
- Johnny Goes Hollywood (1993) ... Farley Fairmont / Large Fellow
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series)
- Axed by Addition (1992) ... (voice)
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
- Adopt-a-Con (1991) ... Judge (voice)
 1990 TaleSpin (TV Series)
Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn
- Citizen Khan (1990) ... Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn (voice)
 1990 Wings of Fame
 1990 Love or Money
Arthur Reed
 1990 Ann Jillian (TV Series)
- A Housewarming (1990)
 1989 Murphy's Laws of Golf (Short)
 1989 Ghost Writer
Herb Baxter
 1989 Out of This World (TV Series)
Star Dog
- Star Dog (1989) ... Star Dog (voice)
 1988 Maybe Baby (TV Movie)
 1988 Salome's Last Dance
A. Nubin
 1987 Sweet Surrender (TV Series)
Frank Macklin
- Sexual Diversity in Philadelphia (1987) ... Frank Macklin
- High School Confidential (1987) ... Frank Macklin
- The Holdens Go to Dinner (1987) ... Frank Macklin
- Where There's a Will... (1987) ... Frank Macklin
 1987 Starman (TV Series)
Artemis Guinness
- Grifters (1987) ... Artemis Guinness
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Brad Lockwood
- Sudden Death (1985) ... Brad Lockwood
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Wheels (1983) ... Crase
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
Neil Gilmore
 1983 Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (TV Movie)
Herman Ohme
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Herbert Solomon / Sam Woolf / Sancho Panza / ...
- Naughty Marietta/The Winning Ticket (1983) ... Herbert Solomon
- Don Quixote/The Sex Symbol (1980) ... Sam Woolf / Sancho Panza
- Hit Man/The Swimmer (1979) ... Fred Forbush
- King for a Day/Instant Family (1978) ... Ernie Miller
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Phineas Wade
- Part 3 (1982) ... Phineas Wade
- Part 2 (1982) ... Phineas Wade
- Part 1 (1982) ... Phineas Wade
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Jim Casey
- Hartland Express (1981) ... Jim Casey
 1978 My Boys Are Good Boys
Harry Klinger, Reformatory Guard (as David F. Doyle)
 1978 The Comeback
Webster Jones
 1978 Wild and Wooly (TV Movie)
Teddy Roosevelt
 1977 Black Market Baby (TV Movie)
Joseph Carmino
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Uncle Ulysses
- Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine (1977) ... Uncle Ulysses
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Ralph Driscoll / Harry Dunnhill / Kurt Mueller
- Vice: 24 Hours (1975) ... Ralph Driscoll
- Glamour Boy (1974) ... Harry Dunnhill
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Kurt Mueller
 1975 McCoy (TV Series)
Dr. Bernheim
- Bless the Big Fish (1975) ... Dr. Bernheim
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Emil Ditka
- Ambush (1975) ... Emil Ditka
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Donald Becker
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... Donald Becker (as David F. Doyle)
 1975 The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant (TV Movie)
Dr. Atkinson
 1975 Karen (TV Series)
- A Day in the Life (1975) ... Blakemore
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Clancy Fitzgerald
- Golden Boy (1975) ... Clancy Fitzgerald
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Sgt. Harry Sumar
- The Best War in Town (1974) ... Sgt. Harry Sumar
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
- Firefall (1974) ... Cardinale
 1974 The Stranger Within (TV Movie)
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Cas Turner
- Music to Die By (1974) ... Cas Turner
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
 1974 All in the Family (TV Series)
Jim Sanders
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie)
Mr. Macy
 1973 Blood Sport (TV Movie)
Mr. Schmidt
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
- Mirabelle's Summer (1973) ... Ross
 1973 Money to Burn (TV Movie)
Warden Caulfield
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
- Danish Pastry (1973) ... Dubray
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Murray Keller (segment "Love and the Golden Memory")
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Luke Burgess
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
- Ten Thousand Dollars a Page (1973) ... Elliot
 1973 Ozzie's Girls (TV Series)
Professor McCutcheon / Professot McCutcheon
- The Murder-Mystery Mystery (1973) ... Professor McCutcheon
- Voices in the Night (1973) ... Professot McCutcheon
- I'm Harriet - Don't Fly Me (1973) ... Professor McCutcheon
- Roar of Silence (1973) ... Professor McCutcheon
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
Francis X. Gilhooley
 1972 Parades
Captain Jinks
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Hard Hat
- Follow the White Brick Road (1972) ... Hard Hat
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Warden McPherson
- The Wings of an Angel (1971) ... Warden McPherson
 1971 Lady Liberty
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Dr. Geis
- A Gun for Billy (1971) ... Dr. Geis
 1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
Roger Boulting
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series)
- What's in a Mouth (1971) ... DeHaven
 1971 Making It
 1971 A New Leaf
 1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
James Moran
 1971 That Girl (TV Series)
Albert Berg
- That King (1971) ... Albert Berg
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
- This Is Jerry, See Jerry Run (1970) ... Cogweiler
 1970 Pigeons
Mr. Seigbert (uncredited)
 1970 Loving
 1969 Some Kind of a Nut
Larry - Bank Teller
 1969 The April Fools
Orlow P. Walters
 1968 Paper Lion
 1968 Coogan's Bluff
Pushie (as David F. Doyle)
 1968 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie)
 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
Lieutenant Dawson
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
Housing Clerk
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
- A Gaggle of Girls (1965) ... Murray
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Sweet William
- Dangerous to the Public Peace and Safety (1965) ... Sweet William
 1963 Act One
Oliver Fisher
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Ted Holmes (1986-1987)
 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Daniels / TV Executive Holland / Advertising Agy. Executive Dutton
- The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963) ... Daniels (uncredited)
- I've Been Here Before (1963) ... TV Executive Holland (uncredited)
- A Star Is Born in the Bronx (1962) ... Advertising Agy. Executive Dutton (uncredited)
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Burton Fairbanks
- Acres and Pains (1962) ... Burton Fairbanks
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Dan Moore
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Dino's Patron
- The Office Caper (1960) ... Dino's Patron (uncredited)
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
 1959 Happy Anniversary
Hotel Earle Desk Clerk (as David F. Doyle)
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Stage Play: Here's Love. Musical. Music by Meredith Willson. Book by Meredith Willson. Based on "Miracle on 34th Street" by Valentine Davies and George Seaton. Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence. Vocal arrangements by Elliot Lawrence. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Peter Howard. ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

David F. Doyle

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Personal Quote:

[on his character name 'Bosley' on Charlie's Angels (1976)]:When I first saw the name 'Bosley' on my script, I said 'No, this has gotta go'. They told me 'Listen David, this is just for the pilot film we can always change the name when he go to series'. I am a gentle compliant fellow and I even agreed when they said my character's name would be 'John Bosley', which if you say it fast it sounds ... See more »


He provided the first voice of Grandpa on "Rugrats (1990)". When he passed away, the Rugrats episode "Rugrats: Grandpa's Bad Bug/Lady Luck (1997)" was dedicated to him. See more »


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