Sully Boyar

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Sully Boyar
Born December 14, 1924
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, U.S.
Died March 23, 2001 (aged 76)
Queens, New York, U.S.

Irving "Sully" Boyar (December 14, 1924 – March 23, 2001) was an American actor of Russian-Jewish descent.

Boyar was one of seven children, some of whom grew up to become lawyers and businessmen. He also worked as a lawyer before turning to acting. He had a twin brother named Samuel.

A life member of the Actors Studio,[1] he worked with Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) as the bank manager Mulvaney. His many other film credits included The Panic in Needle Park (1971), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Gambler (1974), Car Wash (1976), The Deadliest Season (1977), Oliver's Story (1978), Night of the Juggler (1980), The Jazz Singer (1980), Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981), The Entity (1982), Too Scared to Scream (1985), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Best Seller (1987), The Lemon Sisters (1989), Betsy's Wedding (1990), In the Soup (1992), and Just the Ticket (1999). He was also a theater actor.

He guest starred on The Sopranos, in 2000, playing Dr. Krakower.

On March 23, 2001, while waiting for a city bus in Queens, New York, Sully Boyar died of a heart attack at 76.


  1. ^ David Garfield (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of the Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of the Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 277. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 

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