Monday, January 7, 2008

Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Boyle later moved to nearby Philadelphia. He had a brief scene as the manager of an indoor shooting range in the critically acclaimed 1969 film Medium Cool, filmed in Chicago.

Early life and career
His first starring role was as the title character in the 1970 movie Joe, in which Boyle played a bigoted New York City factory worker to wide acclaim. The film's release was surrounded by controversy over its violence and language. It was during this time that Boyle became close friends with the actress Jane Fonda, and with her he participated in many protests against the Vietnam War. After seeing people cheer at his role in Joe, Boyle refused the lead role in The French Connection (1971),

Screen and theater
In 1990, Boyle suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless for six months. 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. In the episode, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose", he played an insurance salesman who can see selected things in the near future, particularly others' deaths. Boyle also guest starred in two episodes as Bill Church in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Boyle was perhaps most widely known for his role as the deadpan, cranky Frank Barone in the popular CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which aired from 1996 to 2005. The show was shot in Los Angeles, to which Boyle commuted from his New York City home. He was nominated for an Emmy seven times for this role, but never won (beaten out multiple times in the Supporting Actor category by his co-star Brad Garrett), though fellow co-stars Garrett, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, and Boyle's TV wife Doris Roberts won at least one Emmy each for their performances.
In 1999, he had a heart attack on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond. He soon regained his health and returned to the series.
In 2005 and 2006 he made several appearances on the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia as himself, mostly delivering "cranky old person" one-liners. Show host Carlos Mencia gave a short tribute to Boyle consisting of his most memorable jokes on the show at the beginning of its third season in 2007.

Later life and career
On December 12, 2006, Boyle died in New York City at New York Presbyterian Hospital after suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease.
At the time of his death, Boyle had completed the film All Roads Lead Home, and was scheduled to appear in the film Chatham.


Nomination (1977) — Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: Tail Gunner Joe
Nomination (1989) — Guest Actor in a Drama Series: J.J. Killian in Midnight Caller episode "Fathers and Sins"
Win (1996) — Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Clyde Bruckman in The X-Files episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
Nominations (1999-2005) — Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Everybody Loves Raymond

The cast of Everybody Loves Raymond was nominated for Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series each year from 1999-2000 and 2002-2006. Boyle was additionally nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002.

Emmy Award
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award Awards and nominations

Boyle met Alterman on the set of Young Frankenstein while she was there as a reporter for Rolling Stone. He was still in his Frankenstein makeup when he asked her for a date. Trivia

The Group (1966)
The Virgin President (1968)
Medium Cool (1969)
The Monitors (1969)
Joe (1970)
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
T.R. Baskin (1971)
The Candidate (1972)
F.T.A. (1972)
Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973)
Steelyard Blues (1973)
Slither (1973)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Kid Blue (1973)
Crazy Joe (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Swashbuckler (1976)
F.I.S.T. (1978)
The Brink's Job (1978)
Hardcore (1979)
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
In God We Tru$t (1980)
Outland (1981)
Hammett (1982)
Yellowbeard (1983)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Turk 182 (1985)
Surrender (1987)
Walker (1987)
The In Crowd (1988)
Red Heat (1988)
The Dream Team (1989)
Speed Zone! (1989)
Funny (1989) (documentary)
Solar Crisis (1990)
Men of Respect (1991)
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Nervous Ticks (1992)
Death and the Compass (1992)
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Malcolm X (1992)
The Shadow (1994)
Killer (1994)
The Santa Clause (1994)
Exquisite Tenderness (1995)
Born to Be Wild (1995)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Final Vendetta (1996)
Milk & Money (1996)
That Darn Cat (1997)
Species II (1998)
Dr. Dolittle (1998)
Monster's Ball (2001)
The Cat Returns (2002) (voice in English version)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Bitter Jester (2003) (documentary)
Imagine New York (2003) (short subject)
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) Peter Boyle Quotes

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