About This Interview
Peter Boyle (1935-2006) was interviewed for nearly one-and-a-half hours in New York, NY. Boyle reminisced about growing up in Philadelphia, where his father performed on local children's television shows. He described the brief tenure he spent as a monk, before embarking on his acting studies with Uta Hagen. He outlined his early career in improv and in films including Joe and Young Frankenstein. He then discussed acting in the television movie Tail Gunner Joe as well as his acclaimed work on the series NYPD Blue and The X-Files. He then went into detail about his work on the long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond . He described the audition experience, his character of "Frank Barone," his co-stars, and various key episodes of the series. The interview was conducted by Allan Neuwirth on November 8, 2005.