Peter Boyle

Actor, Monk
One of the most respected character actors in show business for three decades, Peter Boyle's imposing frame and powerful personality was the highlight of numerous films and television projects, ranging from "Young ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1935 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

All Roads Lead Home 2008 (Movie)

Poovey (Actor)

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 (Movie)

Father Time (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 1996 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

Old Man (Jeremiah) Wickles (Actor)

The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

Rowland (Actor)

Monster's Ball 2001 (Movie)

Buck Grotowski (Actor)

Teri Garr: Comic Appeal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cosby 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The King of Queens 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Single Guy 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

Calloway (Actor)

Death and the Compass 1997 (Movie)

Lunnrot (Actor)

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Pa (Actor)

Born to Be Wild 1995 (Movie)

Gus Charnley (Actor)

Exquisite Tenderness 1995 (Movie)

Leutenant Daryl McEllwaine (Actor)

Milk and Money 1995 (Movie)

Belted Galloway (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Philly Heat 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

Ox (Actor)

Bulletproof Heart 1994 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Santa Clause 1994 (Movie)

Mr Whittle (Actor)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Moe Shrevnitz (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Nervous Ticks 1993 (Movie)

Ron Rudman (Actor)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

Chief Orman (Actor)

Solar Crisis 1992 (Movie)

Teague (Actor)

Kickboxer 2 1991 (Movie)

Justin Maciah (Actor)

The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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27 Wagons Full of Cotton 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Poochinski 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Funny 1989 (Movie)

Actor (Actor)

Speed Zone 1989 (Movie)

Chief Edsel (Actor)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

Jack McDermott (Actor)

Red Heat 1988 (Movie)

Lou Donnelly (Actor)

The In Crowd 1988 (Movie)

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Surrender 1987 (Movie)

Jay Bass (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (Actor)

Joe Bash 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Turk 182 1985 (Movie)

Detective Ryan (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Jocko Dundee (Actor)

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

Moon (Actor)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Jimmy Ryan (Actor)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

Sheppard (Actor)

In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

Dr Sebastian Melmoth (Actor)

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

Karl Lazlo (Actor)

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 (Movie)

Frank Mazzetti (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hardcore 1979 (Movie)

Andy Mast (Actor)

F.I.S.T. 1978 (Movie)

Max Graham (Actor)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

Joe McGinnis (Actor)

Klein Time 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

Lord Durant (Actor)

Taxi Driver 1976 (Movie)

Wizard (Actor)

Young Frankenstein 1974 (Movie)

The Monster (Actor)

Ghost in the Noonday Sun 1973 (Movie)

Ras Mohammed (Actor)

Slither 1973 (Movie)

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Steelyard Blues 1973 (Movie)

Eagle (Actor)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

Dillon (Actor)

Crazy Joe 1972 (Movie)

Crazy Joe (Actor)

Kid Blue 1972 (Movie)

Preacher Bob (Actor)

The Candidate 1972 (Movie)

Lucas (Actor)

Comedy Tonight 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Diary of a Mad Housewife 1970 (Movie)

Man in Group Therapy Session (Actor)

Joe 1970 (Movie)

Joe Curran (Actor)

T. R. Baskin 1970 (Movie)

Jack Mitchell (Actor)

Medium Cool 1969 (Movie)

Gun Clinic Manager (Actor)

A Deadly Vision (TV Show)

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Challenger (TV Show)

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Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Show)

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Echoes in the Darkness (TV Show)

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In the Lake of the Woods (TV Show)

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Royce (TV Show)

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Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

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Taking the Heat (TV Show)

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Biography

One of the most respected character actors in show business for three decades, Peter Boyle's imposing frame and powerful personality was the highlight of numerous films and television projects, ranging from "Young Frankenstein" (1974) and "Taxi Driver" (1976) to "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005). Boyle's size and intensity made him a natural to play heavies, which he did throughout his career in projects ranging from his starmaking turn in "Joe" (1970) to "Monster's Ball" (2001), but in real life, this former aspirant to the Catholic brotherhood was a lifelong pacifist and intellectual, as well as a gifted comic actor who performed with the legendary Second City troupe. "Young Frankenstein" launched him as a screen comedian, and he divided his time between drama and laughs for the remainder of his career, which ended on a high note with seven Emmy nominations for his turn as the uber-crotchety Frank Barone on "Raymond." It, along with the wealth of great performances throughout his life, cemented his status as a beloved screen presence.

Relationships

Alice Boyle

Mother

Loraine Alterman

Wife
born c. 1943 married in 1977

Peter Boyle

Father
also a Philadelphia TV personality under name 'Uncle Pete'

Amy Boyle

Daughter
born in 1983

Lucy Boyle

Daughter
born on December 10, 1980

EDUCATION

LaSalle College

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1957
school now known as LaSalle University

Milestones

1998

Guest starred on CBS' "King of Queens", playing Frank Barrone

1996

Played the owner of a retro candy shop in the children's comedy "That Darn Cat"

1996

Returned to series TV as regular on the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond", playing Frank Barrone, the title character's ornery father; earned 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Emmy nominations and a SAG nomination in 2004

1995

Guest starred on an episode of "The X-Files"; was awarded an Emmy for his memorable peformance

1995

Had recurring role as the father of a schizophrenic man in several poignant episodes of ABC's "NYPD Blue"

1995

Played Ox, the head of the Callaghan clan that Sandra Bullock's lonely Lucy wants desperately to marry into in the romantic comedy "While You Were Sleeping", co-starring Pullman

1994

Had a supporting role in the holiday comedy "The Santa Clause"

1993

Acted in the quirky comedy "Nervous Ticks", starring Bill Pullman

1991

Featured in "Kickboxer II"

1990

Suffered slight stroke, resumed work after rehab

1989

Reteamed with Keaton in "The Dream Team"

1986

Starred in short-lived series "Joe Bash" (ABC), playing a veteran NYPD patrolman

1984

Had a pivotal supporting role in the gangster comedy "Johnny Dangerously", starring Michael Keaton

1983

Featured in Feldman's last film, "Yellowbeard"

1982

Acted in the detective drama "Hammett", an homage to the famed novelist

1980

Co-starred with Bill Murray in the comedy "Where the Buffalo Roam"

1980

Starred with "Young Frankenstein" co-star Marty Feldman in "In God We Trust"

1979

Appeared as Fatso Judson in miniseries and series remakes of "From Here to Eternity"

1978

Co-starred with Peter Falk in the period comedy "The Brink's Job"; played a powerful Teamster boss in the drama "F.I.S.T."

1977

Played Senator Joseph McCarthy in "Tail Gunner Joe" (NBC)

1976

Had a featured supporting role in Martin Scorcese's "Taxi Driver"

1974

Had an unforgettable turn as the titular scientist's monster in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein"

1973

TV-movie debut, "The Man Who Could Talk to Kids" (ABC)

1973

Racked up feature credits in the comedies "Ghost in the Noonday Sun", "Steelyard Blues", "Kid Blue" and "Slither" and the gangster dramas "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" and "Crazy Joe"

1969

Acted on Broadway in "Paul Sills' Story Theatre"

1969

TV series debut as regular on "Comedy Tonight" (CBS)

1969

Breakthrough feature film, "Joe"; had title role

1968

Film debut, "The Virgin President"

1965

Toured in "The Odd Couple" as understudy for Oscar Madison role

1961

Early NYC stage appearance, "Shadow of Heroes"

Had a recurring role as the father of Tea Leoni's character on the Fox sitcom "Flying Blind"

Was featured in a recurring role as the head of an international crime organization on the ABC series "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

Member of Second City troupe

Had a recurring role as Jack Killian (Gary Cole)'s con man father JJ on the NBC drama series "Midnight Caller"

Was a member of the Christian Brothers during part of the 1950s

Moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with film editor Peter Boyle or the 1950s TV actor of the same name.

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Show business lore is that Peter Boyle's agent turned down the lead in "The French Connection" without even telling him about the script. Gene Hackman took the role, won an Academy Award, and became an American screen icon. Boyle changed agents.

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John Lennon was the best man at Boyle's wedding.

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After insisting to Time Out New York's Michael Friedson in the January 22-29, 1998 issue. that he is not insane despite his eccentric characterizations, Boyle explains why he has always played odd characters: "[W]hen I was a very young actor, and God in his wisdom saw fit to deprive me of normal male hair pattern, I had to get some moves. In the '60s, there was Jack Kennedy. Everything was hair. A 25-year old guy with thinning hair has to learn some moves. I chose the way of naked flesh, not of artifice and hairpieces."

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