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|Born||Andrew Bruce Boa
10 July 1930
|Died||17 April 2004
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Boa's most prominent film role is probably in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in which he played General Rieekan. He is also remembered as the pogue colonel in Full Metal Jacket that chastises Mathew Modine's character over a peace pin on the lapel while having "Born To Kill" written on his combat helmet. Other film credits include: The Omen, Superman, Carry On Emmannuelle, Silver Dream Racer, Octopussy, Return to Oz, and Screamers.
On television, his most notable role is probably as the American guest, Mr. Hamilton, in the "Waldorf Salad" episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers. In 1977 he appeared in Come Back, Little Sheba an episode of Laurence Olivier Presents, opposite Laurence Olivier and Joanne Woodward.
Other television credits include: The Avengers, Out of the Unknown, The Champions, The Troubleshooters, The Saint, Ace of Wands, Special Branch, The Onedin Line, Z-Cars, The New Avengers, The Professionals, The Omega Factor, Dempsey & Makepeace, Astronauts, Hart to Hart, Remington Steele, Howards' Way, Tales of the Unexpected, As Time Goes By, Road to Avonlea, Kavanagh QC and Bulman.