David Doyle, `Charlie's Angels' Character

LOS ANGELES - David Doyle, a character actor easily recognized nationwide after his long-running role as the gravelly voiced John Bosley on "Charlie's Angels," died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 67.

For the past several years, Mr. Doyle had been the voice of the grandfather in the Nickelodeon cartoon series "Rug Rats." He had recently completed episodes of the network television series "Lois and Clark" and "Sunset Beach."

But the versatile actor was perhaps best remembered as Bosley, assistant to the mysterious "Charlie," who relayed the boss's messages to three beautiful "Angel" detectives. Although the detectives changed, Mr. Doyle remained with the hit series for its entire run from 1976 to 1981.

Mr. Doyle, who appeared on Broadway in "South Pacific" and "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter," made his motion-picture debut in 1963 in "Act One" and later added such credits as "Love or Money," "Paper Lion," "Vigilante Force," "Capricorn One," "Coogan's Bluff" and "The Comeback."

He was in several television movies, including "Blood Sport," "Archie," "The Invisible Woman" and "Ghost Writer."

He starred in the miniseries "The Blue and the Gray" and was in such TV series as "Murder, She Wrote," "Love Boat," "Fantasy Island" and "Hart to Hart."