The New York Times called Peter Boyle "one of the most successful character actors of his time." He died Tuesday at the age of 71. Boyle had roles in many films, including Young Frankenstein and Monster's Ball, and played the father on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. His breakthrough role was the 1970 film Joe, in which he plays a factory worker on a rampage against hippies and the counterculture. This interview originally aired on May 25, 1995.
The Philadelphia native is the son of early kiddy show star, Uncle Pete. Boyle has made a name for himself in both the TV and film industry. He has been featured in films such as Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," "Taxi Driver," "The Dream Team," and more. Boyle recently played a regular character in the TV show "NYPD Blue." He is currently featured in the movie "While You Were Sleeping."