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