The character of Michael Garibaldi on Babylon
5 is not far removed from the real Jerry Doyle, as they
have high standards, audacity, are outspoken and have a vivid
past. Like the
character he portrayed on the Emmy Award winning series, Jerry
is not one for proceeding in life on the normal track.
At the height of a ten-year career on Wall Street, Jerry decided
a new career challenge was in order.
In 1991, he packed up and headed to Hollywood. With no prior acting experience, Doyle hit the streets and
phones with a vengeance. Within
weeks of arriving in Los Angeles, a combination of luck, timing
and talent landed him his first job.
He was hired as a “day player” on The Bold and
the Beautiful, a role that lasted almost a year.
In July of 1992, Jerry shot the pilot for Babylon 5,
and in 1998, completed his 110th episode of the hit
series, landing him on the cover of TV Guide.
He went on to star in the TNT original movies, The
River of Souls and A Call to Arms.
Jerry is currently filming an HBO original feature titled
Lost Treasure, and has three independent features,
Code Hunter, Devious Beings and The
Long Ride Home, being released this year.
His series work includes Martial Law, Sliders,
Homefront and Reasonable Doubts.
Jerry has done extensive voice over work on animated
television series’ such as Duckman and Captain
Simian, along with numerous national commercial voice
Taking a hiatus from acting in 2000, Jerry pursued yet another
personal goal. A
long time political junkie, he ran for the U.S House of
Representatives for California’s 24th
District. While the
March primary saw him become the Congressional Nominee, the
November election came up short.
The title of Congressman will have to wait till another
Jerry grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., the eldest son of a police
officer and a stay-at-home mom.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University, while also receiving his flight training.
After graduation, he joined the marketing and sales
division of Falcon Jet Corporation.
Active in the community, Jerry has served as Past
President of the Easter Seal Society, Board of
Trustees, Children’s Hospital and
Board of Directors, Multiple Sclerosis.
He has raised funds for many charities including Disabled
American Veterans, UCLA Medical
Center, Breast Cancer, Aids Walk-LA,
Cystic Fibrosis and the Motion Picture
and Television Fund.
He has received numerous awards and accolades including Honorary
F-16 Test Pilot, Honorary Naval Aviator
and Distinguished Supporter of the Nation’s Space
|FILMS (Link to IMDB)
Storm Watch (2002) Admiral Renner
aka Code Hunter
The Long Ride Home (2001) Sheriff
Devious Beings (2000) Frank McClooney
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) (TV) Michael Garibaldi
Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998) (TV) Michael Garibaldi
Outsider, The (1998) (TV) .... Rains
"Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys" (1996) (voice). Captain Simian
"Babylon 5" (1994) TV Series .... Michael Garibaldi
Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993) (TV) .... Michael Garibaldi
Notable TV guest appearances
"Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) "Russell" "Fertile Ground"
"Sliders" (1995)"Sgt. Vernon Larson" "Strangers and Comrades"
"Renegade" (1992) "Mo Moseley" "Honeymoon in Mexico"
"Reasonable Doubts" (1991)"Gary Furlong" "Pure Gold"
"Homefront" (1991) "Stan" "So all alone"
"Moonlighting" (1985) "Gerard T. Doyle" "Cool Hand