"I never realized that growing up in Brooklyn, flying jets, working on Wall Street and starring in a sci-fi series was the prerequisite for the fast-paced demands of talk radio," says Jerry Doyle. "But, if that's what it takes to succeed, I'm glad I did it all." Doyle works long hours balancing his busy acting career in television and movies with his nationally syndicated radio career.
Listeners will enjoy Doyle's anecdotal humor, satirical observations and well-rounded social commentary. His ability to choose compelling topics provokes lively conversations on the issues of the day. The program is caller-driven, issue-oriented, and fast-paced. Listeners enjoy Doyle's wit, as well as his ability to seriously engage callers from across the nation in fascinating conversations.
Doyle is best known for playing the character of Michael Garibaldi on the Emmy Award winning TV series Babylon 5. In July of 1992, Doyle shot the pilot for Babylon 5, and in 1998, completed his 110th episode of the hit series landing Doyle on the cover of TV Guide Magazine. The real Jerry Doyle is not far removed from the character that he played, as they both uphold high standards, are outspoken and live with vivid pasts. The Jerry Doyle Show is a mix of politics, pop culture and current events. Doyle's strong opinions, diverse background and quick wit can appeal to all listening audiences.
At the height of a successful ten-year career on Wall Street, Doyle decided on a new challenge. "I was 35 years old and in a position to take a shot at whatever I wanted to try," says Doyle. "The Air Force said I was too old to fly fighter jets. I thought about becoming a fishing boat captain, before deciding that acting seemed pretty cool," said Doyle.
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, he landed his first job. He was hired as a "day player" on The Bold and the Beautiful, this role lasted almost a year. He then went on to star in the long-running sci-fi series Babylon 5. After the success of Babylon 5, Doyle starred in the TNT original movies The River of Souls, A Call to Arm and to play many other roles.
Taking a hiatus from acting in 2000, Doyle 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 Republican Congressional Nominee, in the November election race he came up short.
Doyle grew up in Brooklyn, NY, 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.
Doyle recently completed shooting an independent film entitled Open House and the HBO original feature Lost Treasure. He has also starred in Code Hunter, Devious Beings and The Long Ride Home. His series work includes: NYPD Blue, JAG, Martial Law, Sliders, Beverly Hills 90210, Homefront, and Reasonable Doubts. Doyle has also done extensive voice over work on the animated series, Duckman, and Captain Simian, along with numerous national commercial voice campaigns.
Active in the community, Doyle has served as President of the Easter Seal Society, Children's Hospital Board of Trustees and the Multiple Sclerosis Board of Directors. 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 Program.
Listen to Jerry every weeknight 6pm-9pm on Big Talk 850. You can call in at 1-800-449-TALK (8255).