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Thursday, December 14, 2006

In Memoriam: Peter Boyle (1935 - 2006)

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Image from, hosting by PhotobucketMost Malaysian's will recognize Peter Boyle as the grumpy and obnoxious father in Everybody Loves Raymond. Boyle passed away yesterday at the age of 71, after suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease.

But perhaps Boyle's most memorable role for Walski is playing The Monster in Mel Brooks' 1974 classic Young Frankenstein, and in fact was Walski's introduction to Boyle.

His career in film and television, however, goes back all the way to the 1960's, with his first starring role being the title character in the 1970 film Joe.

His other memorable performance on film would probably be the character Wizard in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed 1976 Taxi Driver, along side Robert De Niro.

The most recent already-released film in which Boyle appears is Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, where he once again plays Father Time. IMDB also lists two films in pre-production, in which Boyle would have appeared.