Lloyd Bochner (Actor)

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(07-29-1924 - 10-29-2005) Age 81

Lloyd Bochner was a Canadian actor, born on July 29, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and passed away on October 29, 2005, in Santa Monica, California. Here's everything I know about him:

Bochner began his acting career in the 1940s, working primarily in theater productions before transitioning to film and television. He began appearing on Ontario, Canada radio at the age of 11. He played many suave, rich leading men during his career.

He appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over the course of his career, often playing character roles.

Some of Bochner's notable film credits include "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), "Point Blank" (1967), and "Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult" (1994). He also appeared in various TV shows, including "The Twilight Zone," "Perry Mason," and "Dynasty."

In addition to his acting work, Bochner was a respected voice actor, lending his voice to various animated shows and movies. He also worked as a director, writer, and producer on several productions.

One of Bochner's most memorable roles was as Cecil Colby in the hit TV series "Dynasty," which aired from 1981 to 1989. He appeared in 27 episodes of the series and was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for his performance.

He appeared in the following episode of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
09/23/1975 0349 The Headless Hessian On the eve of their battle at Trenton, George Washington's troops are spooked and later assisted by a decapitated ghost.

5 Responses to Bochner Lloyd

omg- remember Lloyd from so many 50s and 60s shows BUT Twilight Zone TO SERVE MAN - WHOA

Dane Devoney

Lloyd Bochner had an almost 60 year acting career, appearing in radio, on Broadway and in film and television. He was a staple of television sitcoms and dramas with almost 250 different roles in movies and television, including his reoccurring role as Cecil Colby on the nighttime soap, Dynasty, but he will always be best remembered for his role in the Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man".


When he appeared on a TV show you knew who the bad guy was! He parodies his own famous role in Naked Gun 2.5


In a career that spanned nearly 7 decades, prolific character actor Lloyd Bochner worked in radio and on stage, but it was his appearances in over 250 films and television programs that constituted the bulk of his acting work. Like many other actors in the 1930s, he got his start in radio, appearing on Ontario, Canada radio programs starting at the age of 11, and went on to appear in a number of old time radio programs including The Chase and The Sears Radio Hour. During the 1950s, he appeared in a number of Broadway productions as well. His film credits include Drums Of Africa, The Night Walker, Point Blank, Tony Rome, The Dunwich Horror, Ulzana's Raid and The Horse In The Grey Flannel Suit. His television credits include Boris Karloff's Thriller, Perry Mason, Bonanza, Hogan's Heroes, Bewitched, Columbo, Charlie's Angels, multiple appearances on The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, his reoccurring role of Cecil Colby on the night time soap opera, Dynasty and of course, his unforgettable role in the Twilight Zone episode, To Serve Man. He also did voice acting work in a number of animated series including the Batman franchise.


He played a lot of bad guys & His voice and mannerisms made him a wonderful bad guy.


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