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Sully Boyar

Highest Rated: 96% Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Lowest Rated: 19% The Jazz Singer (1980)

Birthday: Dec 14, 1923

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

One of seven children, Sully Boyar was a lawyer before he decided to take up acting in his early forties. After leaving his law practice to take drama classes, Boyar joined the Actors Studio and started out in summer stock before moving on to Off-Broadway productions. His ruddy, hard-edged face made him a great character actor for playing policemen, doctors and other authority figures, and he made many TV appearances on shows like "Law & Order" and "The Equalizer" as a judge. He never really played a lead role in any project, but he's a vital presence in some of the most important movies of the late 1970s, including "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Fort Apache, The Bronx." In 1977, he returned to the stage on Broadway, co-starring with Al Pacino in the 1977 revival of "The Basic Training Of Pavlo Hummel." Sully Boyar was an incredibly prolific actor throughout his life, appearing in over twenty movies and as many TV shows. He was widely respected by his fellow actors, who praised his talent despite coming to acting late in life. Boyar died while waiting for a bus in Whitestone, Queens, two weeks before the "Sopranos" episode that would be his last role aired.


Highest Rated Movies



73% 55% Best Seller Monks (Character) $2.9M 1987
50% 46% The Manhattan Project Night Guard (Character) $3.8M 1986
No Score Yet 29% Too Scared to Scream Sydney Blume (Character) - 1985
64% 61% The Entity Mr. Reisz (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 70% Night of the Juggler Larry the Dog Catcher (Character) - 1980
19% 70% The Jazz Singer Eddie Gibbs (Character) - 1980
29% 26% Oliver's Story Mr. Gentilano (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadliest Season Tom Feeney (Character) - 1977
88% 61% Car Wash Mr. B (Character) - 1976
96% 90% Dog Day Afternoon Mulvaney (Character) - 1975
69% 58% The King of Marvin Gardens Lebowitz (Character) - 1972


92% 98% The Sopranos Dr. Krakower (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Bernard L. Petrankus (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Mr. Stewart Sobel (Guest Star) 1976


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