Peter Boyle

Actor


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In his nearly one-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, Peter Boyle (1935-2006) reminisces about growing up in Philadelphia, where his father performed on local children's television shows. He describes the brief tenure he spent as a monk, before embarking on his acting studies with Uta Hagen. He outlines his early career in improv and in films including "Joe" and "Young Frankenstein." Boyle discusses acting in the television movie Tail Gunner Joe and talks of his acclaimed work on the series NYPD Blue and The X-Files.  He then details his work on the long-running sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. He describes the audition experience, his character of "Frank Barone," his co-stars, and various key episodes of the series. Allan Neuwirth conducted the interview on November 8, 2005 in New York, NY.

"I do always have a feeling that 'Raymond' sort of comforted America after [9/11]. The following week is when syndication actually started and we were on 11 times a week."

Highlights
Peter Boyle on how he was cast on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:47
Peter Boyle on playing the monster in the film "Young Frankenstein"
01:47
Peter Boyle on having a heart attack on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond
02:17
Peter Boyle on Ray Romano's real family visiting the set of Everybody Loves Raymond during the first year
04:03
Peter Boyle on wining an Emmy for his role as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
00:55
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his childhood and early influences; on his father's work in children's television; on his hobbies and interests as a child
07:05
On attending LaSalle College and becoming a monk; on moving to New York and studying with Uta Hagen; on working odd jobs to make a living
03:28
On his first career break - getting cast in the play "The Odd Couple"; on joining Second City; on the political unrest in 1968 and his involvement with anti-war sketches; on his friendship with John Lennon
03:48
On his first television appearance; on starring in the films "Joe" and "Young Frankenstein"
04:42
On hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live; on his small role in "Taxi Driver"; on playing Joseph McCarthy in "Tail Gunner Joe"; on starring in Joe Bash
05:49
On his work in the TV movies Echoes in the Darkness and The Challenger; on his role on NYPD Blue
03:28

Chapter 2

On guest-starring on NYPD Blue when David Caruso left the series; on being a regular on Comedy Tonight
02:15
On guest-starring as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files and winning an Emmy for the role
02:34
On how he was cast on Everybody Loves Raymond; on filming the pilot; on his co-stars; on "Frank Barone's" relationship to his family
15:18
On having a heart attack on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond; on working in front of a live studio audience; on working with the directors and writers
08:41

Chapter 3

On Ray Romano's real family visiting the set of Everybody Loves Raymond during the first year
04:03
On specific episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond; on the series finale and his favorite episodes of the show
08:23
On Everybody Loves Raymond being in production during 9/11 and launching promotions for syndication that morning; on fan mail he receives; on the legacy of Everybody Loves Raymond
04:31
On his role in the film "Monsters Ball"; on his then-current projects and his acting style; on career highlights and advice to aspiring actors
03:27
Shows

Comedy Tonight

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Peter Boyle on being a regular on Comedy Tonight
01:15

Echoes in the Darkness

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Peter Boyle on starring in the TV movie Echoes in the Darkness
00:34

Emmy Awards, The (Primetime and Daytime)

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Peter Boyle on wining an Emmy for his role as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
00:55

Everybody Loves Raymond

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Peter Boyle on how he was cast on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:47
Peter Boyle on how Everybody Loves Raymond was initially described to him
00:41
Peter Boyle on the premise of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:25
Peter Boyle on playing "Frank Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:51
Peter Boyle on "Frank Barone's" relationship with his sons on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:37
Peter Boyle on his own similarities and differences from "Frank Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:46
Peter Boyle on "Frank Barone's" catchphrase "Holy Crap" on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:13
Peter Boyle on filming the pilot of Everybody Loves Raymond
01:57
Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars
07:41
Peter Boyle on "Frank Barone'" favoring one son over the other on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:17
Peter Boyle on having a heart attack on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond
02:17
Peter Boyle on working in front of a live studio audience on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:02
Peter Boyle on big laughs on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:35
Peter Boyle on the main directors of Everybody Loves Raymond
01:12
Peter Boyle on the writers, second takes, and ad-libs on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:12
Peter Boyle on the atmosphere on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:43
Peter Boyle on commuting from NY to LA during the entire run of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:35
Peter Boyle on Ray Romano's real family visiting the set of Everybody Loves Raymond during the first year
04:03
Peter Boyle on the "Frank The Writer" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:30
Peter Boyle on "The Toaster" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:51
Peter Boyle on the "Frank's Tribute" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:47
Peter Boyle on the "Wallpaper" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:26
Peter Boyle on the "Marie's Sculpture" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:27
Peter Boyle on "The Home" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:44
Peter Boyle on the "Boys Therapy" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:48
Peter Boyle on the finale of Everybody Loves Raymond
02:44
Peter Boyle on his favorite and least favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:44
Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond crossover episodes with other shows
00:21
Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond being in production during 9/11 and launching promotions for syndication that morning
02:08
Peter Boyle on the legacy of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:41

Joe Bash

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Peter Boyle on starring in Joe Bash  
01:23

NYPD Blue

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Peter Boyle on his role on NYPD Blue
01:32
Peter Boyle on guest-starring on NYPD Blue when David Caruso left the series
01:00

Saturday Night Live

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Peter Boyle on hosting Saturday Night Live during the show's first year
01:28

X-Files, The

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Peter Boyle on guest-starring as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
02:22
Topics

9/11

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Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond being in production during 9/11 and launching promotions for syndication that morning
02:08

Advice

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Peter Boyle on advice for aspiring actors
00:10

Characters & Catchphrases

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Peter Boyle on playing "Frank Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:14
Peter Boyle on "Frank Barone's" catchphrase "Holy Crap" on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:13

Emmy Awards

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Peter Boyle on wining an Emmy for his role as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
00:55

Fame & Celebrity

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Peter Boyle on fan mail he receives
01:42

Historic Events and Social Change

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Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond being in production during 9/11 and launching promotions for syndication that morning
02:08

Pop Culture

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Peter Boyle on playing "Frank Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:14
Peter Boyle on "Frank Barone's" catchphrase "Holy Crap" on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:13

Television Industry

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Peter Boyle on fan mail he receives
01:42
Peter Boyle on advice for aspiring actors
00:10
Professions

Actor

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Peter Boyle on advice for aspiring actors
00:10

Performers

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Peter Boyle on advice for aspiring actors
00:10
Genres

Children's Programming

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Peter Boyle on his father's work in children's television
03:16

Comedy Series

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Peter Boyle on starring as "Peter Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
23:59
Peter Boyle on specific episodes and the finale of Everybody Loves Raymond
16:57

TV Movies/Miniseries/Dramatic Specials

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Peter Boyle on starring in the TV movie Echoes in the Darkness and The Challenger
01:35
People

Gillian Anderson

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Peter Boyle on guest-starring as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
00:20

Mel Brooks

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Peter Boyle on playing the monster in the Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein"
00:37

David Caruso

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Peter Boyle on David Caruso leaving NYPD Blue
00:19
Peter Boyle on guest-starring on NYPD Blue when David Caruso left the series
01:00

David Duchovny

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Peter Boyle on guest-starring as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
00:20

Brad Garrett

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Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Brad Garrett
00:52

Uta Hagen

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Peter Boyle on moving to New York and studying with Uta Hagen
01:38

Gary Halvorson

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Peter Boyle on the main directors of Everybody Loves Raymond   - Gary Halvorson
00:26

Patricia Heaton

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Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Patricia Heaton
00:48

Monica Horan

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Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Monica Horan
00:26

Michael Lembeck

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Peter Boyle on Michael Lembeck directing the pilot of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:15

John Lennon

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Peter Boyle on his friendship with John Lennon
00:59

Will Mackenzie

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Peter Boyle on the main directors of Everybody Loves Raymond   - Will Mackenzie
00:29

Joseph McCarthy

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Peter Boyle on playing Joseph McCarthy in "Tail Gunner Joe"
01:36

David Milch

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Peter Boyle on his role on NYPD Blue
01:32

Robert De Niro

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Peter Boyle on his small role in "Taxi Driver" and working with Robert De Niro
00:24

Doris Roberts

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Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Doris Roberts
00:18
Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Doris Roberts, contd.
00:39

Ray Romano

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Peter Boyle on how he was cast on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:47
Peter Boyle on how Everybody Loves Raymond was initially described to him
00:41
Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Ray Romano
03:06
Peter Boyle on his Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars - Ray Romano, and working with him on weekends
01:31
Peter Boyle on Ray Romano's real family visiting the set of Everybody Loves Raymond during the first year
04:03

Phil Rosenthal

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Peter Boyle on how he was cast on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:47
Peter Boyle on working with Phil Rosenthal, the showrunner/producer of Everybody Loves Raymond
01:04

Lew Schneider

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Peter Boyle on the writers of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:19

Martin Scorsese

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Peter Boyle on his small role in "Taxi Driver" and working with Martin Scorcese
00:34

Steve Skrovan

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Peter Boyle on the writers of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:19

Jeremy Stevens

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Peter Boyle on the writers of Everybody Loves Raymond
00:19

Billy Bob Thornton

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Peter Boyle on working with Billy Bob Thornton in the film "Monsters Ball"
00:41

Jerry Zaks

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Peter Boyle on the main directors of Everybody Loves Raymond   - Jerry Zaks
00:17

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