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David F. Doyle



Although sandy-voiced character actor David Doyle sometimes gave the onscreen impression of being an unprepossessing, slow-on-the-uptake "little man," in truth Doyle stood six feet tall, weighed 200 pounds, and had an I.Q. of 148. Born into a family of lawyers, Doyle was drawn to amateur theatricals at the age of ten. In an effort to please both his parents and his own muse, he attended pre-law classes at the University of Nebraska, all the while taking acting lessons at Virginia's Barter Theatre and New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. His first theatrical break came in 1956, when he replaced Walter Matthau in the Broadway hit Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? He subsequently spent several seasons as an actor/director in a Midwestern traveling stock company, then returned to New York, where he appeared in S.J. Perelman's The Beauty Part and seven other Broadway plays. After a decade's worth of film and TV supporting appearances and commercials, Doyle was cast in the recurring role of Walt Fitzgerald in the 1972 sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie; that same year, he made semi-weekly visits to The New Dick Van Dyke Show in the role of Ted Atwater. From 1976 and 1981, Doyle had the enviable task of playing John Bosley, liaison man between unseen private eye Charlie and the gorgeous female stars of TV's Charlie's Angels. Since that time, David Doyle has been seen as Frank Macklin on the short-lived 1987 series Sweet Surrender, and heard as the voice of Grandpa Pickles on the Nickleodeon cable network's animated series Rugrats (1991- ). Doyle died of heart failure at age 67 on February 27, 1997. One of his last feature film performances was that of the voice of Pepe in The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Love Or Money
  • Arthur Reed
1990
No Score Yet Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again
  • Weatherbee
1990
No Score Yet Murphy's Laws of Golf
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Ghost Writer
  • Herb Baxter
1989
No Score Yet Maybe Baby
  • Pete
1988
75% Madame Sousatzka
  • Street Youth
1988
No Score Yet Little Dorrit (Nobody's Fault) (Little Dorrit's Story)
  • Pepper, Apprentice
1988
50% Salome's Last Dance
  • A. Nabin
1987
No Score Yet No Surrender
  • Ulster Boy
1985
No Score Yet Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home!
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Line
  • Capt. Jinks
1980
61% Capricorn One
  • Walter Loughlin
1978
No Score Yet Wild and Wooly
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Comeback (Encore) (The Day the Screaming Stopped)
  • Webster Jones
1978
No Score Yet My Boys Are Good Boys
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Black Market Baby
  • Joseph Carmino
1977
No Score Yet Vigilante Force
  • Homer Arno
1976
No Score Yet The Stranger Within
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Ginger in the Morning
  • Fred
1974
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street
  • R.H. Macy
1973
No Score Yet Incident on a Dark Street
  • Actor
1972
100% A New Leaf
  • Mel
1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
  • Boulting
1971
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness
  • James Moran
1971
No Score Yet Loving
  • Will
1970
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet The April Fools
  • Walters
1969
No Score Yet Paper Lion
  • Oscar
1968
94% Coogan's Bluff
  • Pushie
1968
89% No Way to Treat a Lady
  • Lieutenant Dawson
1968
No Score Yet The Tiger Makes Out
  • Housing Clerk
1967
No Score Yet Act One
  • Oliver Fisher
1963

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