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Peter Boyle Biography

Birth Name:
Peter Boyle Jr.
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Actor

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

Awards

  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated

Relationships

  • Amy Boyle--Daughter
  • Lucy Boyle--Daughter
  • Peter Boyle Sr.--Father
  • Alice Boyle--Mother
  • Loraine Alterman Boyle--Wife