David Doyle Biography
Doyle was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of attorney Lewis Raymond Doyle and Mary Ruth Doyle. In 1947, he graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
His maternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald, was a prominent Nebraska railroad builder and banker. Mary (1931-1995), his younger sister, was a stage actress who died at the age of 63 from lung cancer.
David Doyle Career
David Fitzgerald Doyle was a well-known American actor.
He was best known for his role as John Bosley in the 1970s television series Charlie’s Angels. Doyle and Jaclyn Smith were the only actors who appeared in every episode.
From 1991 until his death, he played Grandpa Lou Pickles on the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats.
Joe Alaskey then took over as Grandpa Lou.
Doyle was also a stage performer. He played Orgon in the Milwaukee premiere of Richard Wilbur’s translation of Tartuffe in 1964 at the Fred Miller Theater. In the same production, his sister Mary played Dorine, the maid.
David Doyle Personal Life
Doyle had two marriages. He married his first wife, Rachael, in 1956, and they had a daughter, Leah (born 1961). Rachael died in 1968 after falling down a flight of stairs. Doyle met Anne Nathan, a singer-dancer, the following year while performing in a revival of the play South Pacific, and they married a short time later.
David Doyle Death
Doyle died of a heart attack on February 26, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 67, and was cremated.