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.

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