Richard Doyle (actor)

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Richard Doyle
Other namesRichard Doyal
Years active1971–present

Richard Doyle, sometimes credited as Richard Doyal, is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

At age six, Richard Doyle got his first taste of entertainment when a recreation director at a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia put him in front of a crowd of Navy wives; he sang "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".[1]

His acting education included studies at Long Beach City College.[1]


Doyle had an earlier role in the second season of Barnaby Jones; episode titled, "Blind Terror"(09/16/1973). He has appeared on such TV series as Cheers, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Charlie's Angels, Dallas, M*A*S*H, Cannon, The Mod Squad, and worked with Ernest Borgnine on the science fiction series Future Cop.

Doyle has also acted in non-traditional films for the museum field. In 1984, coinciding with the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he performed in a special effects holographic show entitled "Wizard of Change," at the California Science Center, for the General Motors hosted exhibit "Wheels of Change," which following the Los Angeles Olympics was transferred to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The 3D illusion show, designed by award winning experience designer Bob Rogers and the design team BRC Imagination Arts,[2] involved Doyle as a charming wizard character who explained that manufacturing was like magic that could transform base materials into modern miracles. Doyle worked again with Bob Rogers and BRC Imagination Arts in 2005 as he acted in the leading role for an educational 4D special effects film they produced for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois,[3] "Lincoln's Eyes."[4] In this educational film, presented on three screens with supporting dimensional sets and in-theater atmospheric special effects, Doyle played the role of an artist who narrates the show, and discusses how he came about exploring the subject of Abraham Lincoln through Lincoln's life events.

Beyond film, Doyle has earned much of his living as a voice actor, but says that he always preferred theatre work. He was a founding member of the South Coast Repertory theatre company.[1]



List of film performances
Year Title Role
1978 Coma Pathologist
1984 Mass Appeal Priest
1986 Trick or Treat Voice role
1997 Air Force One Colonel Bob Jackson
2012 Heathens and Thieves Bill
2017 Abduction of Angie Leonard


List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
1968 Twelve O'clock High Capt Glen King 1 episode
1971 Night Gallery Bruce 1 episode
1973 Cannon 1 episode
1976 M*A*S*H M.P. 1 episode
1977 Black Sheep Squadron Bartender 1 episode
1977 Switch Station Manager 1 episode
1978 Police Story Alexander Davis 1 episode
1978 Project U.F.O. Sargent Brown, Alex Sanders 2 episodes
1978 The Rockford Files Paramedic 1 episode
1979 Barnaby Jones Alan Simmons 1 episode
1979 Lou Grant Paul Glover 1 episode
1979 Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love Herb TV film
1980 The Women's Room TV film
1982 The Greatest American Hero Biff Anderson 1 episode
1983 Fame Priest 1 episode
1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story Journalist #1 TV film
1986 Dallas Thomas Perry 1 episode
1986 Dress Gray AIA Agent 1 episode
1987 Mr. Belvedere TV Announcer, Man #2 2 episodes
1989-1993 Cheers Mr. Walter Gaines 8 episodes
1989 Knots Landing Walter Glendon 1 episode
1991 Down Home Morton 1 episode
1996 NYPD Blue Paul Wilson 1 episode
1996 Once You Meet a Stranger Mr. Anthony TV film
1996 Sisters John Morris 1 episode
1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Edward 1 episode
1998 The Lost World Various roles TV film
1998 The Practice Judge Warren Halperin 2 episodes
1999 The Pretender Dr. Wolverton 1 episode
2001 The Lot Dr. Anderson 1 episode
2006 Justice Judge Kurtz 1 episode
2010 Brothers & Sisters Benjamin Wright 1 episode
2011 Raising Hope Narrator 1 episode
2017 NCIS 1st Veteran 1 episode


List of animation performances
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Sky Commanders "Brooks" Baxter 2 episodes
1991-1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant Harold, Soldier 2 episodes
1995 AAAHH!!! Real Monsters Chipendale, Little Chip 1 episode
1995 Batman: The Animated Series Ernie 1 episode
1996 Pinky and the Brain Phileas Fogg 1 episode
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest DB Graves 1 episode
1996-1998 Life with Louie Mr. Stevenson, FBI Agent 3 episodes
1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane Additional voices 13 episodes
1998 The New Batman Adventures Harry 1 episode
2001-2004 Justice League Assembly Leader, Dr. Louis, additional voices 5 episodes
2006-2007 Ben 10 Enoch, Forever King, additional voices 8 episodes
2008-2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Sen. Kelly 7 episodes
2010 Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Hogar the Troll
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Enoch 2 episodes
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 Mayor of Gotham City
2013 Regular Show Balding Old Guy 1 episode
2017 Spider-Man Police Officer 1 episode

Video games[edit]

List of video game performances
Year Title Role
1996 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain Moebius, Anarcrothe, Nupraptor
1999 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Moebius, Tomb Guardian
2000 Grandia II Zera, Gonzola, Village Chief[5]
2001 Soul Reaver 2 Moebius, Turel
2002 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem Pious Augustus, Ulyaoth
2003 Legacy of Kain: Defiance Moebius
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater The Fury
2004 Ninja Gaiden Narrator
2004 Onimusha Blade Warriors Nobunaga Oda
2004 Onimusha 3: Demon Siege Nobunaga Oda
2004 X-Men Legends Beast
2005 Age of Empires III Alain Magnan
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Beast
2007 Ben 10: Protector of Earth Enoch
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Big Boss
2008 Too Human Pilot, Henchman #6
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Enoch
2010 Splatterhouse Dr. West
2011 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Pierre La Pointe
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Lord General Castor
2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Driscoll
2012 Starhawk Cutter
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Shalim Avesta
2014 Murdered: Soul Suspect Security Guard, Detective Howell, Examiner


  1. ^ a b c Herman, Jan (September 20, 1988). "For Richard Doyle, an Actor's Life Is Driving", Los Angeles Times, p. 9. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Wizard of Change" (PDF). BRC Imagination Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-24.
  3. ^ "Lincoln's Eyes".
  4. ^ "Lincoln's Eyes".
  5. ^ "Richard Doyle (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 30 April 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)

6. Demetria Fulton previewed Doyle in the second season of Barnaby Jones; episode titled, "Blind Terror"(09/16/1973).

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