Knowledge Identifier: +Peter_Boyle
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1935.
Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (7%), Illinois (7%)
Linked to: Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, La Salle University, Officer Candidate School, West Philadelphia Catholic High School For Boys
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
He had a brief scene as the manager of an indoor shooting range in the critically acclaimed 1969 film "Medium Cool", filmed in Chicago
Boyle gained acclaim for his first starring role, playing the title character, a bigoted New York City factory worker, in the 1970 movie "Joe"
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"
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
Joseph McCarthy - McCarthy was portrayed by Peter Boyle in the 1977 Emmy-winning television movie "Tail Gunner Joe", a dramatization of McCarthy's life
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 2001, he appeared in the film "Monster's Ball" as the bigoted father of Billy Bob Thornton's character
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
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