George Del Hoyo

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George Del Hoyo
George Del Hoyo
Portrays: Doctor Spencer
Date of Birth: November 23, 1953
Date of Death: Missing required parameter 1=month! ,
Age: 69
Nationality: Earth 

George Del Hoyo (born November 23, 1953), often credited as George Deloy, portrayed Dr. Spencer in the Galactica 1980 episodes "The Super Scouts, Part I" and "The Super Scouts, Part II". A native of Canelones, Uruguay, Del Hoyo is a highly-seasoned actor, with experience across multiple genres and mediums.

Del Hoyo's first real break in the United States was as Kyle Nunnery in the Broadway musical The Robber Bridegroom in October 1976. The show played at the Biltmore for another four months.

Two years later, Del Hoyo moved to television with The Seekers in 1979 as the character Gilbert Kent. He would make guest appearances on two more television shows before getting his first recurring role in a series, as Dr. Spencer in Galactica 1980.

After Galactica 1980, Del Hoyo did a number of guest spots on several shows, and played recurring roles in the series Quincy, M.E. and St. Elsewhere. In 1986, Del Hoyo landed a major role on Days of Our Lives as the villanous character Orpheus. Del Hoyo played the character for over a year before moving on.

Propelled by his success on Days of Our Lives, Del Hoyo landed a role as a main character on the soap opera Generations in its first season. Afterwards, Del Hoyo became known as a popular guest actor on some of the most popular shows of the 1990s, such as Cheers, L.A. Law, Frasier, Beverly Hills 90210, Home Improvement and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Today, Del Hoyo works mostly as a voice actor for television promotional pieces, most notably for HBO. His voice can be heard in the introductions and promotional commercials for many of HBO's most popular shows.