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Peter Boyle (I) (1935–2006)

A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades. He was born on October 18, 1935, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Alice (Lewis) ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Everybody Loves Raymond
Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver Wizard
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein The Monster
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle Calloway


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 2009 My Profile Story (TV Movie)
 2008 All Roads Lead Home
 2007 The Shallow End of the Ocean (Short)
Larry Aims (voice)
 2005 Tripping the Rift (TV Series)
- Roswell (2005) ... Marvin
 2003 True Confessions of the Legendary Figures (Video short)
Father Time (uncredited)
 2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV Movie)
Howard Hanssen
 2002 The Santa Clause 2
Father Time (uncredited)
 2002 Neko no ongaeshi
Muta (English version, voice)
 2001 Lunch Break (Short)
 1998 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Frank Barone
- Road Rayge (1998) ... Frank Barone
 1998 Species II
Dr. Herman Cromwell
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Frank Barone
 1997 A Deadly Vision (TV Movie)
Det. Salvatore DaVinci
 1997 That Darn Cat
 1996-1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Walter Eliot / Walter
- Pop (1996) ... Walter
 1996 Milk & Money
Belted Galloway
 1996 Final Vendetta
Jay Glass
 1996 In the Lake of the Woods (TV Movie)
Tony Carbo
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Gus Charnley
 1995 The Surgeon
Lt. McEllwaine
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
Stanislas Kelly
 1994 Royce (TV Movie)
 1994 Killer
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie)
 1992-1993 Flying Blind (TV Series)
Dad / Alicia's Dad
- Dad (1992) ... Alicia's Dad
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
- The Hopeless Romantic (1993) ... Harry
 1992 Malcolm X
Captain Green
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Chief Orman
 1992 Cuentos de Borges (TV Series)
Erik Lonnrot
- Death and the Compass (1992) ... Erik Lonnrot
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Det. Dan Reilly
 1992 Nervous Ticks
Ron Rudman
 1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
Justin Maciah
 1990 The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story (TV Movie documentary)
Fred Ford
 1990 Men of Respect
Matt Duffy
 1990 Solar Crisis
Arnold Teague
 1990 Poochinski (TV Short)
Stanley Poochinski (voice)
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
Roger Boisjoly
 1990 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series)
- 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1990) ... Jake
 1989 Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (TV Movie)
Adm. John Poindexter
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
James 'Jimmy' Malone, Shop Owner
 1988 Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Movie)
Gen. Sanger
 1988 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Lou Donnelly from film RED HEAT
- Arnold Schwarzenegger/Jerry Seinfeld/Andre Agassi (1988) ... Lou Donnelly from film RED HEAT
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Phillip Greenlow
- A Class Act (1988) ... Phillip Greenlow
 1988 The In Crowd
'Uncle Pete' Boyle
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Movie)
Sgt. Joe Van Nort
 1987/I Surrender
 1986 Joe Bash (TV Series)
Joe Bash
- Romance (1986) ... Joe Bash
- Joe's First Partner (1986) ... Joe Bash
- Tour of Duty (1986) ... Joe Bash
- Cash (1986) ... Joe Bash
- Feinbaum (1986) ... Joe Bash
 1985 Turk 182!
Det. Ryan
 1983 Yellowbeard
 1982 Hammett
Jimmy Ryan
 1981 Outland
Mark Sheppard
 1979 Hardcore
Andy Mast
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Fatso Judson
- Part I (1979) ... Fatso Judson
- Part II (1979) ... Fatso Judson
- Part III (1979) ... Fatso Judson
 1978 The Brink's Job
Joe McGinnis
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Max Graham
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
Joe McCarthy
 1976 Swashbuckler
Lord Durant
 1974 Crazy Joe
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Ras Mohammed
 1973 The Man Who Could Talk to Kids (TV Movie)
Charlie Datweiler
 1973 Kid Blue
Preacher Bob
 1973 Steelyard Blues
Eagle Thornberry
 1972 The Candidate
Marvin Lucas
 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife
Man in Group Therapy Session (uncredited)
 1970 Joe
Joe Curran
 1969 The Monitors
Production Manager
 1969 The Virgin President
Gen. Heath
 1969 Medium Cool
Gun Clinic Manager
 1966 The Group (uncredited)
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[on working with Robert Mitchum on The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)] I really like Mitchum. The thing about him is that he's so fantastically hyperkinetic. I mean, questions of tolerance and energy and all that stuff -- he's just not quite human. See more »


When he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) in the 1970s, he demonstrated his fine singing voice. See more »


Often played gruff yet lovable characters

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