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Peter Boyle
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Peter Boyle
Born: October 18, 1935
Died: December 12, 2006
Emmy Award-winning American actor best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" and his film roles in "Young Frankenstein" (1974) and "Taxi Driver" (1976).

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For the bulk of his film career, versatile actor Peter Boyle has specialized in playing eccentric leads as well as supporting and character roles. Before becoming an actor in the early 60s, Boyle was a member of the Christian Brothers monastic order. After leaving the priesthood, Boyle studied with Uta Hagen in New York and appeared in a few off-Broadway plays. He then toured the country in a production of Neil Simons The Odd Couple until landing in Chicago where he joined the prestigious Second City improvisational comedy troupe. Boyle began showing up on television in the late 60s and in 1968, made his feature film debut in The Virgin President. A few more films quickly followed but it was not until Boyles chillingly realistic portrayal of a bigoted, "patriotic" construction worker in Joe (1970) that Boyle became an in-demand actor. Up until he appeared in the caper comedy Slither (1973), Boyle had been cast in largely dramatic roles, but his most famous comedy role was that of the monster in Mel Brooks sublime parody Young Frankenstein (1974). In this film, he showed a real knack for broad and subtle comedy; he even managed to imbue his hulking, zipper-necked creature with genuine pathos. Other memorable roles include a supporting performance as a philosophical cabbie in Taxi Driver (1976). He continued to work regularly in feature films, many of uneven quality. In addition, Boyle has frequently worked in television, appearing in miniseries such as Echoes in the Darkness and made-for-TV films such as The Rise and Fall of Oliver North. Boyle played Tea Leones father in the short-lived but critically acclaimed Fox sitcom Flying Blind (1992-1993). In 1996, Boyle landed a regular spot on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2006, Boyle died in New York City at St. Vincents Hospital after suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease He was 71 years old.[4] He is survived by his wife, Loraine, as well as his two daughters, Lucy and Amy.

At the time of his death, Boyle had completed the film Shadows of Atticus, and was scheduled to appear in the film Chatham.

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