Peter Boyle

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  • Birth Name: Peter Boyle Jr.
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/18/1935, Libra
  • Date of Death: 12/12/2006
  • Profession: Actor
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Although Boyle came to showbiz later in life, his distinctive working-class looks and impressive versatility made him an in-demand character actor. After honing his skills on stage, he made his first big impression as a violent factory worker in 1970's Joe. While he went on to appear in a slew of dramas on both the big and small screens, Boyle became a beloved comic player, particularly in his unforgettable turn as a singing and dancing monster in Young Frankenstein and his nine-season stint as a curmudgeonly patriarch on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. While not all of his projects were worthy of his talents (comic duds In God We Trust and The Adventures of Pluto Nash), he consistently turned in credible performances. Even health issues couldn't hold him back: Despite suffering a stroke in 1990 and a heart attack on the set of Raymond in 1999, he remained incredibly prolific until his December 2006 death, due to multiple myeloma and heart disease.Peter Boyle Fast Facts:
  • Was a monk in the Christian Brothers order during college.
  • Turned down the part of Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971). Gene Hackman went on to win an Oscar for his performance in the role. Three years later, an uncredited Gene Hackman appeared opposite Boyle in Young Frankenstein.
  • Said that his role as the monster in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein was the highlight of his career.
  • Met his wife, Loraine Alterman, on the set of Young Frankenstein when she interviewed him for Rolling Stone.
  • John Lennon was the best man at his wedding. Boyle's first child was born two days after The Beatle was murdered.
  • Of the five regular cast members on Everybody Loves Raymond, he was the only one who didn't win an Emmy for his work on the show, although he was nominated seven times.
  • Peter Boyle Relationships:
  • Amy Boyle - Daughter
  • Alice Boyle - Mother
  • Loraine Alterman Boyle - Wife
  • Lucy Boyle - Daughter
  • Peter Boyle Sr. - Father
  • Peter Boyle Awards:
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor for a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA (1957)

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