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Earl Boen (8 August 19415 January 2023; age 81) was an actor who played Nagilum in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "Where Silence Has Lease".

He also provided voices to characters in Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force and Star Trek: Bridge Commander.

Boen was best known for playing Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator (1984, with Paul Winfield, Dick Miller and Brian Thompson), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, with Nikki Cox, Jenette Goldstein, Castulo Guerra, Terrence Evans and Abdul Salaam El Razzac) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003, starring Kristanna Loken, with David Andrews, Eric Ritter, and Carolyn Hennesy). Besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is the only actor to appear in the first three Terminator films. On The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Silberman was portrayed by Bruce Davison.

Other film credits include The Man with Two Brains (1983, with James Cromwell, David Warner and Jeffrey Combs), Walk Like a Man (1987, with Christopher Lloyd, Megan Parlen, John McLiam, Beau Billingslea, and Ellen Albertini Dow), Alien Nation (1988, with Leslie Bevis, Roger Aaron Brown, Jeff Kober, Brian Thompson, and Tom Morga), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988, with Tony Jay and Suzie Plakson), and Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989, with Lycia Naff, Rob King, and Dennis Madalone).

He guested on episodes of series like Hawaii Five-O, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (with Ray Walston and Felix Silla), M*A*S*H (starring David Ogden Stiers), Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban, with Ray Walston and Chuck Hicks), St. Elsewhere (starring Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley, Jr., William Daniels, and Kavi Raz), Night Court (starring John Larroquette), Family Matters, Dynasty (starring Joan Collins, with Robert Pine), Dallas (with Erich Anderson), Tales from the Crypt (with Natalia Nogulich), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (starring James Avery), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (starring Teri Hatcher and K Callan, with Denise Crosby and John Wheeler), and The West Wing (with Glenn Morshower and Dennis Cockrum).

He was also famous for voicing the main villain of the Monkey Island series of games: the undead pirate LeChuck. Among his animation roles, he provided the voice of Señor Senior, Sr., a character originated by Ricardo Montalban, for four episodes of the Disney series Kim Possible when Montalban wasn't available. And for several years in the early 2000s, he was the voice of Mr. Bleakman, the irascible neighbor to the Howard family on the PBS Kids series Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Boen retired from screen acting in 2003, but continued his work as a voice actor in radio, television cartoons and video games. In his later years, he lived in Honolulu, Hawaii but frequently visited Los Angeles.

Boen married actress Carole Kean in 1970. She died on 23 April 2001, from ovarian cancer at the age of 58.

Boen was diagnosed with lung cancer in the fall of 2022, and passed away on 5 January 2023. [1]

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