Mike Doyle (Law & Order:SVU) talks about his many deaths – on screen

http://images.broadwayworld.com/upload/26960/tn-500_doyle_wm186142814.jpgMike Doyle, formerly of Law & Order:SVU, has died so many times on screen the New York Times felt the need to do a story on him.

I personally have died 3 times (Unsolved Mysteries – beaten to death, America’s Most Wanted – blown to smithereens by a car bomb and Gods and Generals – shot by a damn confederate soldier).

Have you ever died on screen?

From NYTimes.com:
“There’s nothing worse than sitting there holding your breath and concentrating on not moving your eyelids,” said Mike Doyle, an actor with a quick grin and a knife sticking out of his chest on the set of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” last month.

Dying on screen is nothing new for Mr. Doyle. At 36, he has been killed off in so many made-for-television movies and shows that if there were a gold statue on his mantel at home, it would be lying flat on its back with a chalk outline around it.

“This will be No. 7,” he said. “I’ve been shot with a shotgun, shot with a machine gun. I’ve been blown up in a boat. I’ve been burned in a submarine fire. I’ve been strangled and today, stabbed.”

Doyle also narrated several videos of his on-screen deaths. Check them out here.

1 Comment

  1. Robert

    June 14, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for doing this piece on Mike Doyle. He’s a wonderful actor and so good-looking. He’s so great to watch on TV. I’d love to see him on the stage. I’ll bet he’s a dynamo in his theater work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elizabeth-reaser-mad-men.jpg
Elizabeth Reaser On Her ‘Mad Men’ Audition: “I remember being so nervous because I’m always nervous”
"I auditioned, and I knew nothing. I didn’t know who the character was, I didn’t know who the other character was, I didn’t know Don was Don" - Elizabeth Reaser
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Olivia-Wilde-Drinking-Buddies.jpg
Olivia Wilde on Producing ‘Meadowland’ and What She Learned about Casting
"If you can't get an actor to accept that small role, they're not right for that role. Don't change your story to try to beg actors to be a part of it" - Olivia Wilde
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Chiewetel-Ejiofor-12-Years-a-Slave.jpg
Chiwetel Ejiofor Discusses His Acting Journey and Being a “Kid With This Funny Name”
"I was a kid with this funny name. And people were like, ‘It’s going to be quite difficult for you to make any money as an actor" - Chiwetel Ejiofor
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Tatiana-Maslany-orphan-black.jpg
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Talks About Bringing Her Clones To Life: “I think they’re like any character for me”
"It's such a playful place, and as an actor I approach everything that way" - Tatiana Maslany on Improv
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lena-headley-game-of-thrones.jpg
Lena Headey Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ And Bringing Humanity to Cersei
"Everything I do with my job, I do because I am intrigued by a character" - Lena Headey