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Roy Stuart, 78; Veteran Character Actor Known for Role in ‘Gomer Pyle’

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Roy Stuart, 78, a veteran character actor who played Cpl. Chuck Boyle on the 1960s sitcom “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,” died of complications of cancer Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund hospital in Woodland Hills.

Stuart played Cpl. Boyle, the eager-beaver aide to Frank Sutton’s Sgt. Vince Carter, on “Gomer Pyle,” starring Jim Nabors, from 1965 to 1968. Stuart also made guest appearances on “Mister Ed,” “Bewitched,” “General Hospital,” “Golden Girls,” “Mama’s Family” and many other TV shows.

The Bronx-born actor, who launched his career in New York, performed in nightclubs, theater and films, and appeared in more than 100 commercials in the 1970s.

His stage credits include the Broadway productions of “Cafe Crown” and “Curtain Going Down.” He most recently appeared in local Theatre Forty productions of “Absurd Person Singular” and “The Sunshine Boys.” He was a long-standing member of Theatre West.

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