Peter Boyle (I) (1935–2006)

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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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Red Heat Lou Donnelly
Taxi Driver Wizard
Young Frankenstein The Monster


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 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 (voice)
 1996-2005 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Frank Barone
- The Finale (2005) ... Frank Barone
- Pat's Secret (2005) ... Frank Barone
- The Power of No (2005) ... Frank Barone
- Sister-In-Law (2005) ... Frank Barone
- Tasteless Frank (2005) ... Frank Barone
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Old Man Wickles
 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 The Cat Returns
Muta (English version, voice)
 2001 Lunch Break (Short)
 2001 Monster's Ball
Buck Grotowski
 1998 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Frank Barone
- Road Rayge (1998) ... Frank Barone
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
 1998 Species II
Dr. Herman Cromwell (uncredited)
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Frank Barone
- Lucas Raymondicus (1997) ... 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
- Like Father... (1997) ... Walter Eliot
- Pop (1996) ... Walter
 1996 Milk & Money
Belted Galloway
 1996 Sweet Evil
Jay Glass
 1996 In the Lake of the Woods (TV Movie)
Tony Carbo
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Clyde Bruckman
- Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (1995) ... Clyde Bruckman
 1994-1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Bill Church
- We Have a Lot to Talk About (1995) ... Bill Church
- Church of Metropolis (1994) ... Bill Church
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Gus Charnley
 1995 The Surgeon
Lt. McEllwaine
 1994-1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Dan Breen
- Don We Now Our Gay Apparel (1995) ... Dan Breen
- You Bet Your Life (1994) ... Dan Breen
- Dead and Gone (1994) ... Dan Breen
- For Whom the Skell Rolls (1994) ... Dan Breen
- Trials and Tribulations (1994) ... Dan Breen
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
Stanislas Kelly
 1994 The Santa Clause
Mr. Whittle
 1994 The Shadow
Moe Shrevnitz
 1994 Bulletproof Heart
 1994 Royce (TV Movie)
 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
 1989-1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
J.J. Killian
- The Leopard (1991) ... J.J. Killian
- Three for the Money (1990) ... J.J. Killian
- Fathers and Sins (1989) ... J.J. Killian
 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 Buster Poindexter: Hit the Road, Jack (Music Video)
Jack McDermott
 1989 Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (TV Movie)
Adm. John Poindexter
 1989 Speed Zone
Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel
 1989 The Dream Team
Jack McDermott
 1988 Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Movie)
Gen. Sanger
 1988 Red Heat
Lou Donnelly
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Phillip Greenlow
- A Class Act (1988) ... Phillip Greenlow
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
James 'Jimmy' Malone, Shop Owner
 1988 The in Crowd
'Uncle Pete' Boyle
 1987 Walker
Cornelius Vanderbilt
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Mini Series)
Sgt. Joe Van Nort
- Part II (1987) ... Sgt. Joe Van Nort
- Part I (1987) ... Sgt. Joe Van Nort
 1987/I Surrender
 1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie documentary)
David Dellinger
 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
 1984 Johnny Dangerously
Jocko Dundee
 1983 Yellowbeard
 1982 Hammett
Jimmy Ryan
 1981 Outland
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
Frank Mazzetti
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini Series)
Fatso Judson
- Part III (1979) ... Fatso Judson
- Part II (1979) ... Fatso Judson
- Part I (1979) ... Fatso Judson
 1979 Hardcore
Andy Mast
 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
 1976 Taxi Driver
 1974 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Ras Mohammed
 1974 Young Frankenstein
The Monster
 1974 Crazy Joe
 1973 The Man Who Could Talk to Kids (TV Movie)
Charlie Datweiler
 1973 Kid Blue
Preacher Bob
 1973 Slither
Barry Fenaka
 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 Medium Cool
Gun Clinic Manager
 1968 The Virgin President
Gen. Heath
 1966 The Group (uncredited)
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Loraine Alterman Boyle  (his death)  (2 children)


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Francis Xavier Boyle | Alice Boyle


Sidney Francis Lewis Jr (grandparent)

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Personal Quote:

[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 »


Father hosted a popular children's lunchtime cartoon show in Philadelphia in the 1950s titled "Lunch with Uncle Pete." See more »


Often played gruff yet lovable characters

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