Jim Boeke
Jim Boeke
Former pro football player turned actor Ed Boeke twice appeared on the CBS-TV series "M*A*S*H", in different roles in Seasons 9 and 10.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: September 11, 1938
Birthplace Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Died: September 26, 2014(2014-09-26) (aged 76)
Deathplace Fountain Valley, CA, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H (TV series)
Episodes appeared in: "The Life You Save" (Season 9)
"Snappier Judgement" (Season 10)

James Frederick Boeke (born September 11, 1938 – died September 26, 2014) appeared twice on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H; first as an Sergeant Chiaverini in the Season 9 episode "The Life You Save" (episode #20), and then as an MP in the Season 10 episode "Snappier Judgement". His most notable role was as a Klingon general in the blockbuster film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991.

Ep. 10x8 Jim Boeke MP

Jim Boeke as a base M.P. in the "M*A*S*H" episode "Snappier Judgement" in Season 10 (episode #8).

Life and careerEdit

Boeke was born in Akron, Ohio and was a professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys (1964-1967) as well as a substitute teacher which led to a fulltime teaching and coaching position at Westminster High School for 22 years.

Among his acting resume are films such as North Dallas Forty (1979), Alligator (1980), Pennies from Heaven (1981), Fear City (1984), The Kindred (1987, with Bennet Guillory), Kill Me Again (1989), Forrest Gump (1994), and A Man Apart (2003).

Boeke has also guest starred in television series including Knight Rider, The A-Team, Hunter, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, as well as a recurring role in the ABC-TV sitcom series Coach (1989-1997).


Boeke died on September 26, 2014 shortly after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. He was 76 years old.

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