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Short Info

Net WorthUS $8 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1935
DiedDecember 12, 2006, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseLoraine Alterman Boyle
MarkOften played gruff yet lovable characters
FactWas the only member of the ensemble cast of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) who didn't win an Emmy award for acting in a comedy series.
PaymentsEarned $75,000 from Steelyard Blues (1973)


Peter Boyle (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006) was an American actor. He played Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and the monster in the 1974 film Young Frankenstein.

Boyle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Alice (née Montague), a homemaker, and Peter Lawrence Boyle, a labor union leader. He moved to nearby Levittown, Pennsylvania, at a young age. Boyle attended Catholic schools and played football in high school. He graduated from La Salle High School in 1953.

Boyle was discovered by playwright David Mamet and was cast in the 1971 off-Broadway play The Shawl, which led to his film debut in the 1974 film Young Frankenstein. He went on to appear in over 100 films and television shows. His other notable films include Taxi Driver (1976), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Monster’s Ball (2001).

Boyle won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Young Frankenstein. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Taxi Driver.

Boyle was married to Lorraine Gordon from 1977 until his death in 2006. They had two children: Lucy and Amy.

Boyle died of heart failure on December 12, 2006, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 71 years old.

General Info

Full NamePeter Boyle
Net WorthUS $8 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1935
DiedDecember 12, 2006, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.88 m
ProfessionActor
EducationUniversity of Sydney
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseLoraine Alterman Boyle
ChildrenLucy Boyle, Amy Boyle
ParentsFrancis Xavier Boyle, Alice Boyle
SiblingsAlice Duffy

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program, ...
MoviesYoung Frankenstein, Monster's Ball, Taxi Driver, Joe, The Candidate, While You Were Sleeping, Where the Buffalo Roam, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Red Heat, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Outland, The Dream Team, Yellowbeard, The Santa Clause, Dr. Dolittle, Kickboxer 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Esc...
TV ShowsEverybody Loves Raymond, Joe Bash, Eureka 7 (US)

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Often played gruff yet lovable characters

Salary

TitleSalary
Steelyard Blues (1973)$75,000

Quotes

#Quote
1[on working with Robert Mitchum on The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)] I really like Mitchum. The thing about him is that he's so fantastically hyperkinetic. I mean, questions of tolerance and energy and all that stuff -- he's just not quite human.
2[from a 1973 Rolling Stone article] Back in the fifties. I was an early fifties Jesus freak. I did it for about a year. I never spoke when I wasn't supposed to speak. I was an acolyte in the order of the Christian Brothers. Yeah, yeah, I know -- the Friends of the Winos. But I took it very seriously at the time. I pursued, you know, God, somewhat unsuccessfully for several years as a professional religious person, and then I forsook that life and took myself back to the world, and, through a series of incredibly stupid errors, became an actor. And after many hard, bitter years of struggle, I've achieved the immense fame I have now. Wealth. Happiness. Beautiful women throwing themselves at me. Believe me, it's not at all it's cracked up to be. Ahead of me, I can see only more stardom, with liberal does of obscurity.
3I went through that adolescent crisis where you either jump into the river or jump into spirituality. I felt the call for a while; then I felt the normal pull of the world and the flesh. - PB, referring to his early life as a monk
4When I was in high school I wanted to be a leading man guy, like Howard Keel. But then God saw fit to take the hair off my head at age 24.
5I don't think I would be an actor if I was all that intelligent.

Facts

#Fact
1Was a member of an improv trio with Trent Gough and Judd Hirsch in the late 1960s that performed at Hillys On The Bowery (run by Hilly Kristal of CBGBs fame) which was located on 9th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in Greenwich Village.
2Got lost while trying to reach his audition for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) with his wife frequently asking him if he knew where he was going. The frustration of not knowing caused him to become irritated and snappy when he finally arrived and, as a result, was cast as the gruff and grouchy Frank Barone.
3He was a staunch liberal Democrat.
4He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
5He died from multiple myeloma and heart disease on the evening of December 12, 2006, at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan (NYC).
6Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007).
7During the entire nine season run of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), the New York-based Boyle commuted to L.A. His daughters, Lucy and Amy, attended school in New York.
8Portrayed his own father, Philadelphia TV personality Pete Boyle, in the movie The In Crowd (1988).
9He suffered a near-fatal stroke in October 1990 that rendered him completely speechless and immobile for nearly six months. He also had a heart attack on the set while taping an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) in 1999. After an angioplasty, he quickly recovered health and returned to the series.
10Was the only member of the ensemble cast of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) who didn't win an Emmy award for acting in a comedy series.
111957 graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
12When he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) in the 1970s, he demonstrated his fine singing voice.
13Commuted between Los Angeles, California, and his home in New York City for the filming of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
14His paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. His mother's family, from Louisiana, was of Welsh, English, Scots-Irish, German, and French ancestry.
15Father hosted a popular children's lunchtime cartoon show in Philadelphia in the 1950s titled "Lunch with Uncle Pete."
16He had two daughters with his wife, Loraine: Lucy Boyle and Amy Boyle.
17After seeing people cheer at his role in Joe (1970), he refused the lead role in The French Connection (1971) and other roles that glamorized violence.
18Peter's wife Loraine Alterman Boyle was a reporter for "Rolling Stone" magazine when they first met - he was in his full make-up for Young Frankenstein (1974). Through her friendship with Yoko Ono, Peter met and became best friends with ex-Beatle John Lennon. Lennon served as best man at their wedding. Their first child Lucy was born two days after Lennon's murder in 1980.
19Before deciding to pursue a career in acting, he was a monk in the Christian Brothers order.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Surgeon1995Lt. McEllwaine
NYPD Blue1994-1995TV SeriesDan Breen
Philly Heat1994TV SeriesStanislas Kelly
The Santa Clause1994Mr. Whittle
The Shadow1994Moe Shrevnitz
Royce1994TV MovieHuggins
Killer1994George
Taking the Heat1993TV MovieJudge
Flying Blind1992-1993TV SeriesDad / Alicia's Dad
Tribeca1993TV SeriesHarry
Malcolm X1992Captain Green
Honeymoon in Vegas1992Chief Orman
Cuentos de Borges1992TV SeriesErik Lonnrot
In the Line of Duty: Street War1992TV MovieDet. Dan Reilly
Nervous Ticks1992Ron Rudman
Midnight Caller1989-1991TV SeriesJ.J. Killian
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back1991Justin Maciah
The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story1990TV Movie documentaryFred Ford
Men of Respect1990Matt Duffy
Solar Crisis1990Arnold Teague
Poochinski1990TV ShortStanley Poochinski (voice)
Challenger1990TV MovieRoger Boisjoly
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts1990TV SeriesJake
Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North1989TV MovieAdm. John Poindexter
Speed Zone1989Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel
The Dream Team1989Jack McDermott
Superman 50th Anniversary1988TV Movie documentaryJames 'Jimmy' Malone, Shop Owner
Disaster at Silo 71988TV MovieGen. Sanger
Red Heat1988Lou Donnelly
Cagney & Lacey1988TV SeriesPhillip Greenlow
The In Crowd1988'Uncle Pete' Boyle
Walker1987Cornelius Vanderbilt
Echoes in the Darkness1987TV MovieSgt. Joe Van Nort
Surrender1987/IJay
Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 81987TV MovieDavid Dellinger
Joe Bash1986TV SeriesJoe Bash
Turk 182!1985Det. Ryan
Johnny Dangerously1984Jocko Dundee
Yellowbeard1983Moon
Hammett1982Jimmy Ryan
Outland1981Mark Sheppard
In God We Tru$t1980Dr. Sebastian Melmoth
Where the Buffalo Roam1980Lazlo
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure1979Frank Mazzetti
Hardcore1979Andy Mast
From Here to Eternity1979TV Mini-SeriesFatso Judson
The Brink's Job1978Joe McGinnis
F.I.S.T.1978Max Graham
Tail Gunner Joe1977TV MovieJoe McCarthy
Swashbuckler1976Lord Durant
Taxi Driver1976Wizard
Young Frankenstein1974The Monster
Crazy Joe1974Joe
Ghost in the Noonday Sun1973Ras Mohammed
The Man Who Could Talk to Kids1973TV MovieCharlie Datweiler
The Friends of Eddie Coyle1973Dillon
Kid Blue1973Preacher Bob
Slither1973Barry Fenaka
Steelyard Blues1973Eagle Thornberry
The Candidate1972Marvin Lucas
T.R. Baskin1971Jack Mitchell
Diary of a Mad Housewife1970Man in Group Therapy Session (uncredited)
Joe1970Joe Curran
The Monitors1969Production Manager
The Virgin President1969Gen. Heath
Medium Cool1969Gun Clinic Manager
The Group1966uncredited
My Profile Story2009TV MovieNarrators
All Roads Lead Home2008Poovey
The Shallow End of the Ocean2007ShortLarry Aims (voice)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Father Time
Tripping the Rift2005TV SeriesMarvin
Everybody Loves Raymond1996-2005TV SeriesFrank Barone
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004Old Man Wickles
True Confessions of the Legendary Figures2003Video shortFather Time (uncredited)
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story2002TV MovieHoward Hanssen
The Santa Clause 22002Father Time (uncredited)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash2002Rowland
Neko no ongaeshi2002Muta (English version, voice)
Monster's Ball2001Buck Grotowski
Lunch Break2001ShortLou
The King of Queens1998TV SeriesFrank Barone
Doctor Dolittle1998Calloway
Species II1998Dr. Herman Cromwell
Cosby1997TV SeriesFrank Barone
A Deadly Vision1997TV MovieDet. Salvatore DaVinci
That Darn Cat1997Pa
The Single Guy1996-1997TV SeriesWalter Eliot Walter
Milk & Money1996Belted Galloway
Final Vendetta1996Jay Glass
In the Lake of the Woods1996TV MovieTony Carbo
The X-Files1995TV SeriesClyde Bruckman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994-1995TV SeriesBill Church
While You Were Sleeping1995Ox
Born to Be Wild1995Gus Charnley

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everybody Loves Raymond1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Honeymoon in Vegas1992performer: "HAPPY TALK", "BALI HAI"
Young Frankenstein1974performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dispatches from Nicaragua2008Video documentary in memory of
All Roads Lead Home2008in loving memory of
Making 'Taxi Driver'1999Video documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mind of Mencia2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series / Co-Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Inside the Actors Studio2005TV SeriesHimself
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself
Biography2003-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "Everybody Does Love Raymond")
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Cat Returns: Behind the Microphone2005Video shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Jeremiah Wickles'
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
Reflections on 'The X-Files'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
The View2003TV SeriesHimself
Imagine New York2003Documentary shortHimself
Bitter Jester2003DocumentaryHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal'2001Video documentaryHimself - N.Y. Premiere
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Making 'Taxi Driver'1999Video documentaryHimself - 'Wizard'
Saturday Night Live1976-1999TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Marlon Brandon / ...
Late Show with David Letterman1998TV SeriesHimself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Night of About 14 CBS Stars1996TV MovieHimself
Mel Gibson's Video Diary 2: Lethal Weapon 31991TV Special shortSheriff in Prison
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Funny1988DocumentaryHimself
Group Madness1983DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure1979TV MovieHimself
Klein Time1977TV MovieHimself
A Pirate Ship Sails Again! The Making of Swashbuckler1976Documentary shortHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1975TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Short Animated Film
FTA1972DocumentaryHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Tonight1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary filming
The Ghost of Peter Sellers2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryJoe Curran (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2014TV SeriesThe Monster
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryFrank Barone - Everybody Loves Raymond
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Exporting Raymond2010DocumentaryHimself
Role Model: Gene Wilder2008TV Movie documentaryThe Monster (uncredited)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Jeopardy!2005TV SeriesThe Monster
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoJock Dundee (This Is The Life) (uncredited)
A Decade Under the Influence2003DocumentaryHimself
E! Behind the Scenes2001TV Series
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryThe Monster
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996VideoJock Dundee (This Is The Life)
Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentaryClyde Bruckman (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits1992Video shortJock Dundee (This Is The Life) (uncredited)
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook1991DocumentaryThe Monster
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star1991DocumentaryActor 'Friends of Eddie Coyle' (uncredited)

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)
1996Universe Reader's Choice AwardSci-Fi Universe Magazine, USABest Guest Actor in a Genre TV SeriesThe X Files (1993)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2000American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
1999Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
1998Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesEverybody Loves Raymond (1996)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesMidnight Caller (1988)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy SpecialTail Gunner Joe (1977)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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