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Peter Boyle Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Peter Boyle Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth October 18, 1935
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death December 12, 2006

Peter Boyle was an American actor and voice artist who is known for playing the role of Frank Barone in the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005). He was also cast in many other shows such as From Here to Eternity, Joe BashEchoes in the Darkness, Cagney & Lacey, Midnight Caller, American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts, NYPD Blue, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The X-Files, The Single GuyThe King of Queens, CosbyHollywood Squares, and Tripping the Rift. His film credits include Medium Cool, Diary of a Mad Housewife, T.R. BaskinThe Candidate, Steelyard Blues, The Friends of Eddie CoyleYoung Frankenstein, Crazy JoeGhost in the Noonday Sun, Swashbuckler, Taxi DriverBeyond the Poseidon AdventureJohnny DangerouslyThe Dream Team, Kickboxer 2: The Road BackMen of Respect, Honeymoon in VegasWhile You Were Sleeping, Dr. DolittleThe Adventures of Pluto Nash, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

Born Name

Peter Lawrence Boyle

Nick Name


Peter Boyle as seen at the premiere of Sylvester Stallone's movie 'F.I.S.T.' in April 1978
Peter Boyle as seen at the premiere of Sylvester Stallone’s movie ‘F.I.S.T.’ in April 1978 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED)


He was born on October 18, 1935.


On December 12, 2006, Peter Boyle died after suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease at the age of 71 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, New York, United States.

Resting Place

Green River Cemetery, Springs, Suffolk County, New York, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States





Peter Boyle studied at St. Francis de Sales School and West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys. Afterward, he attended La Salle University in Philadelphia and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957.

Later on, he graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1959. He also took acting lessons with acting coach Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York.


Actor, Voice Artist


  • Father – Francis Xavier Boyle (A Philadelphia TV personality from 1951 to 1963)
  • Mother – Alice (née Lewis)
  • Siblings – Alice Duffy (née Boyle) (Older Sister), Sidney Boyle (Older Sister)
  • Others – William Boyle (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Marie Rogers (Paternal Grandmother), Sidney Francis Lewis, Jr. (Maternal Grandfather), Alice Villeré (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $8 Million at the time of his death.



Peter Boyle as seen in a black-and-white still
Peter Boyle as seen in a black-and-white still (Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)


6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Peter Boyle dated –

  1. Loraine Alterman (1977-2006) – He met Loraine Alterman on the set of Young Frankenstein while she was there as a reporter for Rolling Stone. The duo eventually started dating and got married in 1977. They were blessed with 2 daughters named Lucy Boyle (b. December 10, 1980) and Amy Boyle. The duo remained together until his death in 2006.

Race / Ethnicity


Peter Boyle was of Irish descent on his father’s side and had French, Welsh, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, and Polish roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Frequently played gruff yet lovable characters

Brand Endorsements

Peter Boyle was cast in TV commercials for –

  • Florsheim Shoes (1970s)
  • Alka-Seltzer (2005)

He was also cast in print adverts for Got Milk? in 2000.


He was raised a Catholic.

Peter Boyle as seen in an interview with Pop Goes the Weasal TV, recorded in either 2005 or 2006
Peter Boyle as seen in an interview with Pop Goes the Weasal TV, recorded in either 2005 or 2006 (Pop Goes the Culture TV / YouTube / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Peter Boyle Facts

  1. He was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy after he graduated from Officer Candidate School. However, his military career was cut short following a nervous breakdown.
  2. Peter Boyle appeared as Clyde Bruckman in an episode titled Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose of the science fiction drama television series The X-Files in 1995 and this role won him the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” as well as the Sci-Fi Universe Magazine Award for “Best Guest Actor in a Genre Television Series”.
  3. For his performance as Frank Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond, Boyle received the Gold Derby Award for “Comedy Supporting Actor”.

Featured Image by Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED

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