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Earl Boen, a veteran character actor best known for his role as criminal psychologist Peter Silberman in “The Terminator” film franchise, died Thursday. He was 81.

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Boen died quietly in his sleep in Hawaii, according to the actor’s daughter. Ruby Harbin told The Hollywood Reporter that Boen was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in November.

According to Variety, Boen starred as Dr. Silberman in “The Terminator” (1984), “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003). He also appeared in archive footage in 2019′s “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

Born on Aug. 8, 1941, Boen appeared in many movies, television series and voiced several video games during his career.

His film credits include “9 to 5,” “Living in Peril,” “The Prince,” “Sioux City,” “Marked for Death,” “My Stepmother Is an Alien,” “Alien Nation,” “Touch and Go,” “The Main Event,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “To Be or Not to Be,” “Movers & Shakers,” “Stewardess School” and “Walk Like a Man,” Variety reported.

On television, Boen appeared in four episodes as Rev. Lloyd Meechum in the 1980s sitcom “Mama’s Family,” according to He had guest roles on several series, including “Great Performances,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Wonder Woman,” “Police Woman,” “Barnaby Jones,” “A Man Called Sloane,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Soap,” “King’s Crossing,” “Three’s Company,” “Fantasy Island,” “It’s a Living,” “The Golden Girls,” “The Golden Palace,” “The Wonder Years” and “Seinfeld.”

After retiring from movies and TV in 2003, Boen worked as a voice actor in radio, animated series and video games, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

His credits include Mr. Bleakman in “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Señor Senior Sr. in “Kim Possible” and LeChuck in the “Tales of Monkey Island” video games. He was also the narrator in some “World of Warcraft” video games, according to the entertainment news website.