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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 2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 All Roads Lead Home
Poovey
 2007 The Shallow End of the Ocean (Short)
Larry Aims (voice)
 2002 The Santa Clause 2
Father Time (uncredited)
 2002 The Cat Returns
Muta (English version, voice)
 2001 Lunch Break (Short)
Lou
 1998 Species II
Dr. Herman Cromwell
 1997 That Darn Cat
Pa
 1996 Milk & Money
Belted Galloway
 1996 Final Vendetta
Jay Glass
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Gus Charnley
 1995 The Surgeon
Lt. McEllwaine
 1994 Killer
George
 1992 Malcolm X
Captain Green
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Chief Orman
 1992 Nervous Ticks
Ron Rudman
 1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
Justin Maciah
 1990 Men of Respect
Matt Duffy
 1990 Solar Crisis
Arnold Teague
 1988 The In Crowd
'Uncle Pete' Boyle
 1987 Walker
Cornelius Vanderbilt
 1987 Surrender
Jay
 1985 Turk 182!
Det. Ryan
 1983 Yellowbeard
Moon
 1982 Hammett
Jimmy Ryan
 1981 Outland
Mark Sheppard
 1980 In God We Tru$t
Dr. Sebastian Melmoth
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
Lazlo
 1979 Hardcore
Andy Mast
 1978 The Brink's Job
Joe McGinnis
 1978 F.I.S.T
Max Graham
 1976 Swashbuckler
Lord Durant
 1974 Crazy Joe
Joe
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Ras Mohammed
 1973 Kid Blue
Preacher Bob
 1973 Steelyard Blues
Eagle Thornberry
 1972 The Candidate
Marvin Lucas
 1971 T.R. Baskin
Jack Mitchell
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Florsheim Shoes (1970s) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I went through that adolescent crisis where you either jump into the river or jump into spirituality. I felt the call for a while; then I felt the normal pull of the world and the flesh. - PB, referring to his early life as a monk See more »

Trivia:

After seeing people cheer at his role in Joe (1970), he refused the lead role in The French Connection (1971) and other roles that glamorized violence. See more »

Trademark:

Often played gruff yet lovable characters

Star Sign:

Libra

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