Jerry Doyle was raised in Brooklyn, New York. and was adopted as the son of a police officer and a housewife after spending the first six months of his life in an orphanage. Jerry Doyle was best known as Michael Garibaldi on the television show Babylon 5, and as a political radio talk show host. He was also founder of the conservative-leaning Epic Times media platform which puts forth hard hitting news of the day and entertaining ‘water cooler’ pieces.
He is remembered by J Michael Straczynski and Claudia Christian in these public statements:
“He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass; he was gentle and cynical and hardened and insightful and sometimes as dense as a picket fence…and his passing is a profound loss to everyone who knew him, especially those of us who fought beside him in the trenches of Babylon 5. It is another loss in a string of losses that I cannot understand. Of the main cast, we have lost Richard Biggs, Michael O’Hare, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway, and now Jerry Doyle, and I’m goddamned tired of it.
So dear sweet universe, if you are paying attention in the vastness of interstellar space, take a moment from plotting the trajectory of comets and designing new DNA in farflung cosmos, and spare a thought for those who you have plucked so untimely from our ranks … and knock it off for a while.
Because this isn’t fair.
And Jerry Doyle would be the first person to tell you that. Right before he put a fist in your face. Which is what I imagine he’s doing right now, on the other side of the veil.
J. Michael Straczynski
“It is with incredible sadness that we say goodbye to Jerry Doyle. He was a brilliant man, a joy to work with and a fantastically funny individual. We will miss him deeply. Please remember him with love ….. I will miss his laugh and his light.”
Jerry Doyle was found unresponsive in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada last Wednesday, and died a short time after. No foul play is suspected. He was 60 years old.