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Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle

American actor, best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and as a comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (7%), Illinois (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Joseph McCarthy, The X-Files, Charlton Heston

Linked to: Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, La Salle University, Officer Candidate School, West Philadelphia Catholic High School For Boys




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Peter Boyle was born in 1935 add something


He lived in a house of studies with other novices and earned a BA from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1957, but left the order because he did not feel called to religious life add something


After graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1959, he was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy, but his military career was shortened by a nervous breakdown add something


He had a brief scene as the manager of an indoor shooting range in the critically acclaimed 1969 film "Medium Cool", filmed in Chicago add something


Boyle gained acclaim for his first starring role, playing the title character, a bigoted New York City factory worker, in the 1970 movie "Joe" add something


The Friends of Eddie Coyle - "'The Friends of Eddie Coyle"' is a 1973 crime film directed by Peter Yates and starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle


Boyle had another hit role as Frankenstein's monster in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy "Young Frankenstein", in which, in an homage to "King Kong", the monster is placed onstage in top hat and tails, grunt-singing and dancing to the song "Puttin' on the Ritz" add something


Boyle received his first Emmy nomination for his acclaimed dramatic performance in the 1977 television film "Tail Gunner Joe", in which he played Senator Joseph McCarthy add something


Through Alterman and her friend Yoko Ono, Boyle became friends with John Lennon, who was the best man at Boyle and Alterman's 1977 wedding add something


Fred Fisher (lawyer) - In the 1977 made-for-television film "Tail Gunner Joe", the scene was re-enacted with Burgess Meredith portraying Welch and Peter Boyle as McCarthy


Joseph McCarthy - McCarthy was portrayed by Peter Boyle in the 1977 Emmy-winning television movie "Tail Gunner Joe", a dramatization of McCarthy's life


Also in 1980 he co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones in an Off Broadway production of playwright Sam Shepard's acclaimed "True West" add something


His New York theater work included playing a comedian who is the object of "The Roast", a 1980 Broadway play directed by Carl Reiner add something


In 1986, Boyle played the title role of the acclaimed but short-lived TV series "Joe Bash", created by Danny Arnold add something


Hank Azaria - He made his television debut with a role in the pilot episode of the 1986 ABC comedy-drama series "Joe Bash", with Peter Boyle


In 1990, Boyle suffered a near-fatal stroke that rendered him completely speechless and immobile for six months add something


Corin Nemec - He starred alongside with legendary actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film "Solar Crisis"


In 1992, he starred in Alex Cox's "Death and the Compass", an adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges' "La Muerte y la Brujula" add something


After recovering, he went on to win an Emmy award in 1996 as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance on "The X-Files" add something


Boyle was perhaps most widely known for his role as the deadpan, cranky Frank Barone in the CBS television sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond", which aired from 1996 to 2005 add something


Boyle, who won an Emmy award in 1996 for a guest-starring role on the science-fiction drama "The X-Files", won praise in both comedic and dramatic parts following his breakthrough performance in the 1970 film "Joe" add something


However, the film was not released until 1996 add something


In 1999, he had a heart attack on the set of "Everybody Loves Raymond add something


In 2001, he appeared in the film "Monster's Ball" as the bigoted father of Billy Bob Thornton's character add something


Boyle was additionally nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002 add something


After he lost his battle to multiple myeloma in late 2006, Boyle's wife Loraine Alterman Boyle established the Peter Boyle Memorial Fund in support of the International Myeloma Foundation add something

Peter Boyle died in 2006 add something


On December 12, 2006, Boyle died in New York City at New York Presbyterian Hospital after suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease add something


On October 18, 2007, which would have been Boyle's 72nd birthday, his friend Bruce Springsteen, during a Madison Square Garden concert with the E Street Band in New York, dedicated "Meeting Across the River", segueing into "Jungleland", in memory of Boyle, stating: "An old friend died a while back – we met him when we first came to New York_City add something