Biography

A veteran character actor of stage, television, feature films, and commercials, John Boylan's career encompassed six decades. A native of Canton, OH, Boylan started out as a founding member of the community's Player's Guild in 1932. His theater career eventually encompassed a few performances on Broadway. Moving to the Seattle area in 1978, Boylan went on to become a familiar face in Northwest theater. He launched his movie career in David Cronenberg's Rabid (1977). Other film credits include the Canadian social drama One Man (1979), Clearcut (1992), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). Fans of David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks may recognize Boylan for playing Mayor Duane Milford. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi