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|occupation(s) = Actor
 
|occupation(s) = Actor
 
|years active = [[1959]]-[[1997]]
 
|years active = [[1959]]-[[1997]]
|spouse = Rachel Doyle ([[1956]]-[[1968]]; her death)<br>Anne Nathan Doyle ([[1969]]-[[1997]]; his death)}}'''David Fitzgerald Doyle''' was an American actor and comedian.
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|spouse = Rachel Doyle ([[1956]]-[[1968]]; her death)<br>Anne Nathan Doyle ([[1969]]-[[1997]]; his death)}}'''David Fitzgerald Doyle''' was an American actor and comedian, known for his distinctive raspy voice. He is best known for voicing [[w:c:rugrats:Grandpa Lou Pickles|Grandpa Lou Pickels]] in the {{WikipediaLink|Nickelodeon}} animated series ''{{WikipediaLink|Rugrats}}'' until his death in [[1977]]. Since then, [[Joe Alaskey]] assumed the role of Grandpa Lou.
   
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For [[The Walt Disney Company]], he voiced [[Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn and Deputy Wendell|Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn]] in ''[[TaleSpin]]'', Adopt-A-con Judge in ''[[Darkwing Duck]]'', [[W.W. Wacky]] in ''[[Bonkers]]'', [[The Roborsons|Father Roborson]] in ''[[Quack Pack]]'', and Sam Delaney in the [[Mighty Ducks (TV series)|''Mighty Ducks'' TV series]].
==Early life==
 
Doyle was born in Omaha, [[Nebraska]], the son of Mary Ruth (née Fitzgerald) and Lewis Raymond Doyle, an attorney. His maternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald, was a prominent railroad builder and banker in Nebraska. He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, [[Wisconsin]], in [[1947]].
 
   
==Career==
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==Disney Roles==
 
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He is best remembered for his role as detective John Bosley on the television series ''Charlie's Angels'', appearing in all 110 episodes of the series ([[1976]]-[[1981|81]]) along with original cast member Jaclyn Smith and an all-girl cast. He also lent his distinctive raspy voice to the character [[w:c:rugrats:Grandpa Lou Pickles|Grandpa Lou Pickels]] in the {{WikipediaLink|Nickelodeon}} animated series ''{{WikipediaLink|Rugrats}}'' until his death in [[1977]]. Since then, [[Joe Alaskey]] assumed the role of Grandpa Lou. Doyle made a number of appearances as a guest on the game show ''Match Game'' in the late [[1970]]s and early [[1980]]s, more often than not giving bizarre answers that seldom matched the contestants. He usually sat in the top row next to Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly. He appeared on one week of ''Password Plus'' in 1980, three weeks of ''Super Password'', and appeared on ''Tattletales'' with his wife Anne in [[1982]].
 
 
Doyle was a reputable stage actor as well. He played Orgon in the [[1964]] premier of Richard Wilbur's translation of ''Tartuffe'' at the Fred Miller Theater in Milwaukee. His sister, Mary Mulry Doyle, played the fulminate maid, Dorisse. Steven Porter directed the production.
 
 
==Disney Filmography==
 
*''[[TaleSpin]]'' - [[Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn and Deputy Wendell|Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn]]
 
*''[[Darkwing Duck]]'' - Adopt-A-con Judge
 
*''[[Bonkers]]'' - [[W.W. Wacky]]
 
*''[[Quack Pack]]'' - [[The Roborsons|Father Roborson]]
 
*''[[Mighty Ducks (TV series)|Mighty Ducks]]'' - Sam Delaney
 
 
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David Fitzgerald Doyle was an American actor and comedian, known for his distinctive raspy voice. He is best known for voicing Grandpa Lou Pickels in the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats until his death in 1977. Since then, Joe Alaskey assumed the role of Grandpa Lou.

For The Walt Disney Company, he voiced Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn in TaleSpin, Adopt-A-con Judge in Darkwing Duck, W.W. Wacky in Bonkers, Father Roborson in Quack Pack, and Sam Delaney in the Mighty Ducks TV series.

Disney Roles

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