Boyle, Peter 1935–

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BOYLE, Peter 1935–


Born October 18, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Peter (a television personality) and Alice Boyle; married Lorraine Alterman (a journalist), October 1977; children: Lucy and Amy. Education: Attended LaSalle College, 1957. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Publicist—PMK/HBH, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069; DKC/FILM, 386 Park Ave. South, 10th Floor, New York, NY.

Career: Actor. Member of the Second City Company, Chicago, IL; appeared in television commercials for Florsheim Shoes, c. 1970s. Monk in Christian Brothers Order until early 1960s.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a drama or comedy special, 1977, for Tail Gunner Joe; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1989, for Midnight Caller; Emmy Award, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, Universe Reader's Choice Award, best guest actor in a genre TV series, 1996, both for The X–Files; Q Award nomination, best supporting actor in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1998, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest supporting male performer in a TV series, 2000, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series, 2002, 2004, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 2003, all for Everybody Loves Raymond.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) The Group, 1966.

General Heath, The Virgin President, New Line Cinema, 1968.

Gun clinic manager, Medium Cool, Paramount, 1969.

Production manger, The Monitors, 1969.

(Uncredited) Man in group therapy session, Diary of a Mad Housewife, Universal, 1970.

Joe Curran, Joe, Cannon, 1970.

Jack Mitchell, T. R. Baskin (also known as Date with a Lonely Girl), Paramount, 1971.

Marvin Lucas, The Candidate, Warner Bros., 1972.

Himself, F.T.A. (documentary), American International Pictures, 1972.

Dillon, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Paramount, 1973.

Preacher Bob, Kid Blue, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1973.

Barry Fenaka, Slither, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1973.

Eagle Throneberry, Steelyard Blues (also known as The Final Crash), Warner Bros., 1973.

Title role, Crazy Joe, Columbia, 1974.

Monster, Young Frankenstein, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1974.

Ras Mohammed, Ghost in the Noonday Sun, British Independent, 1974.

Lord Durant, Swashbuckler (also known as The Scarlet Buccaneer), Universal, 1976.

Wizard, Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976.

Joe McGinnis, The Brink's Job (also known as Big Stickup at Brink's), Universal, 1978.

Max Graham, F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978.

Frank Massetti, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Warner Bros., 1979.

Andy Mast, Hard Core (also known as Hard Core Life), Columbia, 1979.

Dr. Sebastian Melmoth, In God We Tru$t (also known as Gimme That Prime Time Religion), Universal, 1980.

Karl Lazlo, Where the Buffalo Roam, Universal, 1980.

Station manager Mark B. Sheppard, Outland, Warner Bros., 1981.

Jimmy Ryan, Hammett, Orion/Warner Bros., 1982.

Moon, Yellowbeard, Orion, 1983.

Himself, Group Madness (documentary), Mileham. Craig Image Group, 1983.

Jocko Dundee, Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1984.

Detective Ryan, Turk 182!, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Jay Bass, Surrender, Warner Bros., 1987.

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Walker, Universal, 1987.

Commander Lou Donnelly, Chicago Police Department, Red Heat, TriStar, 1988.

Uncle Pete, The In Crowd, Orion, 1988.

Chief Edsel, Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Fever), Orion, 1989.

Actor, Funny (documentary), Original Cinema, 1989.

Jack McDermott, The Dream Team, Universal, 1989.

Arnold Teague, Solar Crisis (also known as Kuraishisu niju–goju nen), 1990.

Justin Maciah, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back, 1991.

Matt Duffy, Men of Respect, 1991.

Chief Orman, Honeymoon in Vegas, Columbia, 1992.

Captain Green, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

Erik Lonnrot, Death and the Compass (also known as La muerte y la brujula), 1992.

Ron Rudman, Nervous Ticks, Grandview Avenue Pictures, 1993.

Mr. Whittle, The Santa Clause, Buena Vista, 1994.

Moe Shrevnitz, The Shadow (also known as The Shadow and the Curse of Khan), Universal, 1994.

George, Bulletproof Heart (also known as Killer), Keystone Entertainment, 1994.

Ox Callaghan, While You Were Sleeping (also known as Coma Guy), Buena Vista, 1995.

Lieutenant Daryl, Exquisite Tenderness (also known as Intensive Care, The Surgeon, Die Bestie im weissen Kittel, Exquisite Tenderness—Hollische Qualen, and Dr. Death), Capella International, 1995.

Gus Charnley, Born to Be Wild (also known as Katie), Warner Bros., 1995.

Jay Glass, Final Vendetta (also known as Sweet Evil), 1996.

Belted Galloway, Milk & Money, 1996.

Pa, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997.

Calloway, Dr. Dolittle, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Dr. Herman Cromwell, Species II, 1998.

Himself, Making "Taxi Driver" (documentary), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999.

Buck Grotowski, Monster's Ball (also known as Le bal du monstre), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Himself, Breaking the Silence: The Making of "Hannibal" (documentary), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2001.

(English version) Voice of Muta, Neko no ongaeshi (animated; also known as The Cat Returns), 2002.

Rowland, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (also known as Pluto Nash), Warner Bros., 2002.

(Uncredited) Father Time, The Santa Clause 2 (also known as SC2, Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause), Buena Vista, 2002.

Himself, Bitter Jester (documentary), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Imagine New York (short), 2003.

Old Man Wickles, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Warner Bros., 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Regular, Comedy Tonight, CBS, 1970.

Officer Joe Bash (title role), Joe Bash, ABC, 1986.

J. J. Killian, Midnight Caller, 1989–91.

Frank Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), CBS, 1996–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sergeant James Judson, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Charlie Datweiler, The Man Who Could Talk to Kids, ABC, 1973.

Senator Joseph McCarthy, Tail Gunner Joe, NBC, 1977.

Sergeant Joe Van Nort, Echoes in the Darkness, CBS, 1987.

David Dellinger, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8, HBO, 1987.

General Sanger, Disaster at Silo Seven, ABC, 1988.

Admiral John Poindexter, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, CBS, 1989.

Roger Boisjoly, Challenger, ABC, 1990.

Fred Ford, The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story (also known as Why Lockerbie?), 1990.

Detective Dan Reilly, In the Line of Duty: Street War (also known as Urban Crossfire), NBC, 1992.

Judge, Taking the Heat, Showtime, 1993.

Gabriel Huggins, Royce, Showtime, 1994.

Tony Carbo, In the Lake of the Woods, Fox, 1996.

Salvatore DaVinci, A Deadly Vision (also known as Murder in Mind), ABC, 1997.

Howard Hanssen, Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 45th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1973.

Superman's Fiftieth Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel, CBS, 1988.

National Basketball Players Association Awards, syndicated, 1989.

(Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989.

Jake, "Twenty–Seven Wagons Full of Cotton," American Playwrights Theatre: The One Acts, Arts and Entertainment, 1990.

The Real Frankenstein: An Untold Story, ABC, 1995.

Himself, Night of about 14 CBS Stars, Comedy Central, 1996.

Politically Incorrect After–Party Presented by Pepsi, ABC, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

Teri Garr: Comic Appeal (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years, CBS, 2002.

Presenter, The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003.

Himself, A&E Biography: Peter Boyle (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Songs (also known as AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies), CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Klein Time, CBS, 1977.

Stanley Poochinski, Poochinski, NBC, 1990.

Stanislas Kelly, Philly Heat, ABC, 1995.

Larsens of Las Vegas, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1970.

Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1976.

Phillip Greenlow, "A Class Act," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1988.

Alicia's dad, "Dad," Flying Blind, 1992.

Harry, "The Hopeless Romantic," Tribeca, Fox, 1993.

Dad, "The Spy Who Came In from the Old," Flying Blind, 1993.

Dan Breen, "Trials and Tribulations," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Dan Breen, "From Who the Skell Rolls," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Bill Church, "Church of the Metropolis," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1994.

Dan Breen, "Dead and Gone," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Dan Breen, "You Bet Your Life," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Dan Breen, "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Bill Church, "We Have a Lot to Talk About," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1995.

Title role, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," The X–Files, Fox, 1995.

Walter Eliot, "Pop," The Single Guy, NBC, 1996.

Walter Eliot, "Like Father ... ," The Single Guy, NBC, 1997.

Frank Barone, "Lucas Raymondicus," Cosby, 1997.

Frank Barone, "Road Rayge," The King of Queens, CBS, 1998.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998.

(Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1999.

Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001, 2003.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, The Sharon Osborne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Mikoyan, Shadow of Heroes, York Playhouse, New York City, 1961.

Ensemble, Paul Sills' Story Theatre (revue), Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Phil Alexander, The Roast, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Lee and Rocco, True West, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Rocco, Snow Orchid, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1982.

The Exonerated, 45 Bleecker, New York City, 2002–2004.

Major Tours:

Murray and understudy for the role of Oscar, The Odd Couple, U.S. cities, 1965–67.



(Uncredited; in archive footage) Jock Dundee, "This Is the Life," The "Weird Al" Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits, BMG Music, 1992.

(In archive footage) Jock Dundee, "This Is the Life," "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos, 1996.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Jock Dundee, "This Is the Life," "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Volcano Entertainment Group, 2003.



Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2002.


Entertainment Weekly, October 20, 1995; November 21, 1997, p. 30; January 12, 2001, p. 44. People Weekly, March 8, 1999, p. 147. Saturday Evening Post, March/April, 2002, p. 11.

Boyle, Peter 1935–2006

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Boyle, Peter 1935–2006


Born October 18, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA; died of complications from multiple myeloma and heart disease, December 12, 2006, in New York, NY. Actor. Best known for his comedic role as the curmudgeonly father in the popular television series Everybody Loves Raymond, Boyle was a veteran character actor with a long career in the entertainment industry. Boyle began his acting career on the New York stage in the 1960s and then studied and performed with improvisational group Second City Company in Chicago. He had a starring role in the 1970 film Joe, in which he played a racist factory worker. In the early 1970s he appeared in dramatic films such as The Candidate, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, and Steelyard Blues before appearing as the monster in the comedy Young Frankenstein. Boyle worked in films throughout his career. He acted in dramas, including Taxi Driver, Malcolm X, and Monster's Ball, as well as comedies, such as Yellowbeard, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Santa Clause, and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. In addition to the role of Frank Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond, which aired from 1996 to 2005, Boyle starred as Officer Joe Bash in the series Joe Bash and as J. J. Killian in Midnight Caller, which ran from 1989 to 1991. Boyle had prominent guest roles in numerous television series, including NYPD Blue and The X-Files, for which he won an Emmy Award for best guest actor.


Boston Globe, December 14, 2006.

Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2006.

New York Times, December 13, 2006.

Washington Post, December 13, 2006.