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'''Peter Lawrence Boyle''' (October 18, 1935 December 12, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, probably best-known for his roles as the Monster in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and Frank Barone on the long-running sitcom ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. Though primarily remembered for his comedy work, Boyle had a diverse career as both leading man and character actor.

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'''Peter Peter Lawrence Boyle''' Boyle (October 18, 1935 December 12, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, probably best-known for his roles as the Monster in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and Frank Barone on the long-running sitcom ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. Though primarily remembered for his comedy work, Boyle had a diverse career as both leading man and character actor.



Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Music/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.

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Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Music/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.
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* ''Poochinski'' (unsold pilot involving his character, a detective, being killed and coming back to life as a dog; produced by ''Creator/HannaBarbera'', under the name of [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Bedrock]] Productions)


Boyle continued performing regularly in films, television and stage roles through the '80s, but a stroke in the early '90s temporarily slowed his career. He made a major comeback in 1996, after his guest appearance on ''Series/TheXFiles'', as the title character in the episode ''Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose''. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.

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Boyle continued performing regularly in films, television and stage roles through the '80s, but a stroke in the early '90s temporarily slowed his career. He made [[CareerResurrection a major comeback comeback]] in 1996, after his guest appearance on ''Series/TheXFiles'', as the title character in the episode ''Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose''. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.


By all accounts, Boyle was the epitome of MeanCharacterNiceActor. Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Music/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.

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By all accounts, Boyle was the epitome of MeanCharacterNiceActor. Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Music/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.


By all accounts, Boyle was the epitome of MeanCharacterNiceActor. Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Creator/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.

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By all accounts, Boyle was the epitome of MeanCharacterNiceActor. Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Creator/JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.


Boyle continued playing dramatic roles in movies like ''Literature/TheFriendsOfEddieCoyle'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''; he also earned an Emmy nomination for playing Joe [=McCarthy=] in the television movie ''Tail Gunner Joe''. However, Boyle became more associated with comedy after Creator/MelBrooks cast him in ''Young Frankenstein''. His playful, completely against-type performance won him wide acclaim, helping to soften his previously coarse screen image.

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Boyle continued playing dramatic roles in movies like ''Literature/TheFriendsOfEddieCoyle'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''; he also earned an Emmy nomination for playing Joe [=McCarthy=] UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy in the television movie ''Tail Gunner Joe''. However, Boyle became more associated with comedy after Creator/MelBrooks cast him in ''Young Frankenstein''. His playful, completely against-type performance won him wide acclaim, helping to soften his previously coarse screen image.

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* ''The Dream Team'' (1989)


Boyle continued performing regularly in films, television and stage roles through the '80s, but a stroke in the early '90s temporarily ended his career. He made a major comeback in 1996, after his guest appearance on ''Series/TheXFiles'', as the title character in the episode ''Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose''. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.

Shortly afterwards, Boyle was cast as the title character's cranky father, Frank Barone, in ''Everybody Loves Raymond'', a role he played for the entirety of the show's run. Boyle's performance is a comic take on his previous typecasting, a bigoted, vulgar JerkWithAHeartOfGold who bickers with his wife Marie while alternately mocking and trying to connect with his sons, Ray and Robert. Boyle earned seven Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but never won. Boyle continued acting until his death in December 2006.

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Boyle continued performing regularly in films, television and stage roles through the '80s, but a stroke in the early '90s temporarily ended slowed his career. He made a major comeback in 1996, after his guest appearance on ''Series/TheXFiles'', as the title character in the episode ''Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose''. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.

Shortly afterwards, Boyle was cast as the title character's cranky father, Frank Barone, in ''Everybody Loves Raymond'', a role he played for the entirety of the show's run. Boyle's performance is a comic take on his previous typecasting, a bigoted, vulgar JerkWithAHeartOfGold who bickers with his wife Marie while alternately mocking and trying to connect with his sons, Ray and Robert. Boyle earned seven Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but never won.won for this show. Boyle continued acting until his death in December 2006.


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Shortly afterwards, Boyle was cast as the title character's cranky father, Frank Barone, in ''Everybody Loves Raymond'', a role he played for the entirety of the show's run. Boyle's performance is a comic take on his previous typecasting, a bigoted JerkWithAHeartOfGold who struggles to connect with his family. He earned seven Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but never won. Boyle continued acting until his death in December 2006.

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Shortly afterwards, Boyle was cast as the title character's cranky father, Frank Barone, in ''Everybody Loves Raymond'', a role he played for the entirety of the show's run. Boyle's performance is a comic take on his previous typecasting, a bigoted bigoted, vulgar JerkWithAHeartOfGold who struggles bickers with his wife Marie while alternately mocking and trying to connect with his family. He sons, Ray and Robert. Boyle earned seven Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but never won. Boyle continued acting until his death in December 2006.


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'''Peter Lawrence Boyle''' (October 18, 1935 December 12, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, probably best-known for his roles as the Monster in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and Frank Barone on the long-running sitcom ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. Though primarily remembered for his comedy work, Boyle had a diverse career as both leading man and character actor.

Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Boyle studied for three years to become a monk at La Salle University, but ultimately left the novitiate as he did not feel a religious calling. After a stint in the Navy, Boyle moved to New York and became an actor, joining a touring company of Neil Simon's ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''. He relocated to Chicago and joined The Second City improv group, performing as a comedian in the late '60s.

Boyle appeared in several films in the late '60s, including a bit part in ''Film/MediumCool'', but achieved his StarMakingRole in John G. Avildsen's ''Film/{{Joe}}'', playing a PoliticallyIncorrectHero who fantasizes about murdering hippies (and ultimately gets to live his fantasies). While Boyle and the filmmakers intended Joe to be unsympathetic, audiences cheered his killing spree at the film's end, making Boyle into a star and an unlikely cultural icon. Boyle was shocked by the response to his performance and turned down a number of similar roles, notably Popeye Doyle in ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', as a result.

Boyle continued playing dramatic roles in movies like ''Literature/TheFriendsOfEddieCoyle'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''; he also earned an Emmy nomination for playing Joe [=McCarthy=] in the television movie ''Tail Gunner Joe''. However, Boyle became more associated with comedy after Creator/MelBrooks cast him in ''Young Frankenstein''. His playful, completely against-type performance won him wide acclaim, helping to soften his previously coarse screen image.

Boyle continued performing regularly in films, television and stage roles through the '80s, but a stroke in the early '90s temporarily ended his career. He made a major comeback in 1996, after his guest appearance on ''Series/TheXFiles'', as the title character in the episode ''Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose''. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.

Shortly afterwards, Boyle was cast as the title character's cranky father, Frank Barone, in ''Everybody Loves Raymond'', a role he played for the entirety of the show's run. Boyle's performance is a comic take on his previous typecasting, a bigoted JerkWithAHeartOfGold who struggles to connect with his family. He earned seven Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but never won. Boyle continued acting until his death in December 2006.

By all accounts, Boyle was the epitome of MeanCharacterNiceActor. Though often typecast as bigoted or rough-edge characters, he was known as a very kind and warm-hearted man; Mel Brooks remembered him as exceedingly gentle and with a playful sense of humor, and Ray Romano came to consider him a mentor during their work on ''Raymond''. In equal contrast to his screen image, Boyle was also a political progressive who campaigned for Democratic politicians, and was a close friend of Creator/JohnLennon and Creator/BruceSpringsteen.

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!!Selected Films
* ''Film/MediumCool''
* ''Film/{{Joe}}''
* ''Film/''{{FIST}}''
* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''
* ''Literature/TheFriendsOfEddieCoyle''
* ''Film/TaxiDriver''
* ''Film/{{Hardcore}}''
* ''Film/{{Outland}}''
* ''Film/JohnnyDangerously''
* ''Film/RedHeat''
* ''Film/MalcolmX'' (cameo)
* ''Film/TheSantaClause''
* ''Film/MonstersBall''
* ''Film/TheSantaClause2''

!!Selected Television
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'' (recurring)
* ''Series/TheXFiles''(episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose")
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' (featured role)

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