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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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 2008 All Roads Lead Home
 2002 The Santa Clause 2
Father Time (uncredited)
 2002 The Cat Returns
Muta (English version, voice)
 1998 Species II
Dr. Herman Cromwell
 1997 That Darn Cat
 1996 Milk & Money
Belted Galloway
 1996 Final Vendetta
Jay Glass
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Gus Charnley
 1995 The Surgeon
Lt. McEllwaine
 1994 Killer
 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 Surrender
 1985 Turk 182!
Det. Ryan
 1983 Yellowbeard
 1982 Hammett
Jimmy Ryan
 1981 Outland
Mark Sheppard
 1980 In God We Tru$t
Dr. Sebastian Melmoth
 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
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Ras Mohammed
 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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Appeared in TBS promotional spots for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). See more »

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


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[from a 1973 Rolling Stone article] Back in the fifties. I was an early fifties Jesus freak. I did it for about a year. I never spoke when I wasn't supposed to speak. I was an acolyte in the order of the Christian Brothers. Yeah, yeah, I know -- the Friends of the Winos. But I took it very seriously at the time. I pursued, you know, God, somewhat unsuccessfully for several years as a professional... See more »


He had two daughters with his wife, Loraine: Lucy Boyle and Amy Boyle. See more »


Often played gruff yet lovable characters

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