Peter Boyle

Biography: Although Boyle came to showbiz later in life, his distinctive working-class looks and impressive versatility made him an in-demand character actor. After honing his skills on stage, he made his first big impression as a violent factory worker in 1970's Joe. While he went on to appear in a slew of dramas on both the big and small screens, Boyle became a beloved comic player, particularly in his unforgettable turn as a singing and dancing monster in Young Frankenstein and his nine-season stint as a curmudgeonly patriarch on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. While not all of his projects were worthy of his talents (comic duds In God We Trust and The Adventures of Pluto Nash), he consistently turned in credible performances. Even health issues couldn't hold him back: Despite suffering a stroke in 1990 and a heart attack on the set of Raymond in 1999, he remained incredibly prolific until his December 2006 death, due to multiple myeloma and heart disease.

Peter Boyle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 94 Taxi Driver
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
21 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
34 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Mar 26, 2004 Old Man Wickles 5.5
67 A Decade Under the Influence Apr 25, 2003 Himself 7.2
12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Aug 16, 2002 Rowland / Rowland 5.4
69 Monster's Ball Dec 26, 2001 Buck Grotowski 3.9
46 Dr. Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 Calloway 7.0
36 That Darn Cat Feb 14, 1997 Pa 5.6
67 While You Were Sleeping Apr 21, 1995 Ox Callaghan 8.6
57 The Santa Clause Nov 11, 1994 Mr. Whittle 7.6
54 The Dream Team Apr 7, 1989 Jack McDermott tbd
61 Red Heat Jun 17, 1988 Cmdr. Lou Donnelly 7.2
23 Turk 182 Feb 15, 1985 Det. Ryan tbd
54 Johnny Dangerously Dec 21, 1984 Jocko Dundee tbd
61 Hammett Sep 17, 1982 Jimmy Ryan / Jimmy Ryan tbd
48 Outland May 22, 1981 Sheppard tbd
22 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure May 18, 1979 Frank Mazzetti tbd
63 Hardcore Jan 1, 1979 Andy Mast 6.5
54 F.I.S.T. Apr 28, 1978 Max Graham tbd
94 Taxi Driver Feb 7, 1976 Wizard / Wizard 7.4
80 Young Frankenstein Dec 15, 1974 The Monster / The Monster 6.3
87 Medium Cool Aug 27, 1969 Gun Clinic Manager tbd
74 The Ghost of Peter Sellers TBA Himself tbd