Everybody Loves Raymond

Peter Boyle

Frank Barone

Standing at about 6'2", young Peter Boyle was a prematurely bald former monk who was destined to play boorish villains and gentle giants. In the 1970s, he appeared in such films as Joe, T.R Baskin, The Candidate, Steelyard Blues, Slither, Taxi Driver, F.I.S.T. and Hardcore.

But it was his role as the monster in Young Frankenstein that showed the world that this menacing giant had a heart - and could sing and dance to boot.

An alumnus of famed comedy troupe Second City in the 1960s, he hosted Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, performing "Dueling Brandos" with John Belushi. He co-starred with SNL star Bill Murray in the Hunter S. Thompson-inspired Where the Buffalo Roam, followed by two decades of roles in films including Honeymoon in Vegas, The Santa Clause 1-3, Malcolm X and a chilling turn in Monster's Ball.

He tried his hand at TV as the title character in 1986's short-lived dramedy Joe Bash, along with a handful of appearances on shows such as Midnight Caller, NYPD Blue, Cagney & Lacey and The Adventures of Lois & Clark. His 1993 appearance on The X-Files earned him his first and only Emmy. His role as Frank Barone was the crowning achievement of his long career, with seven Emmy nominations and nine Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (two for Outstanding Male Performer in a Comedy Series). Along with the rest of the Everybody Loves Raymond cast, he won the 2003 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

The son of Philadelphia TV personality Pete Boyle, he married former Rolling Stone reporter Lorraine Alterman in 1977. The couple were friends with Yoko Ono and John Lennon, who was Boyle's best man. During the run of Raymond, Boyle commuted to L.A. from New York, where his two daughters went to school. After a few health scares - a stroke in 1990 and an on-set heart attack in 1999 - Boyle passed away in 2006.

Character Bio

In the pantheon of the gruff TV dad with a heart of gold, Frank is a gruff dad with a stomach of iron. Always interested in his wife - for her cooking - Frank enjoys eating. A former bookkeeper, he is a Civil War re-enactor and a jazz fan. He is also a longtime member of the Caribou Lodge and was even named Man of the Year. While some of his fellow lodge members may not care for him, they appreciate the times when he brings his daughter-in-law.

Stingy and stubborn and not afraid to say aloud what everyone is thinking, he fancies himself to be handy around the house. He's not. While he may not have been the best father, he made an excellent mentor to a man named Sam Gilula.

Lording over his sons that he is a veteran of the Korean War, he calls them by women's names, and is known to shout a "holy crap!" on more than one occasion.

Everybody Loves Raymond TV Schedule

Monday
July 25
9:24pm
The Contractor
Tired of using Frank, Debra is pleased when she finds out Gianni can install a new stove in their kitchen.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Peter on the Couch
Although Robert initially tries to be civil with his houseguest, he finally loses it when Peter confronts him in front of Ray and Debra about why Robert is treating him so poorly.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Liars
When Ray lies to his mother to get out of spending the evening with her, the lie grows when Debra and the twins cover for him.
TV-PG
Tuesday
July 26
1:00am
Surprise Party
After Debras mother Lois suggests throwing Debra an "old-fashioned English tea party," Ray reluctantly agrees -- after she promises to do all the work.
TV-PG
1:30am
The Bird
When the Barones arrive at the Pennsylvania home of Amy's parents, they find that their differing family traditions encourage lots of lively conversation.
TV-PG
9:24pm
Jazz Records
Feeling guilty about a childhood mistake, Ray brings Frank a bag of CDs of all his jazz records, but they wind up in the basement with a stack of electronic gifts that Frank and Marie never use.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Debra at the Lodge
"When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle.When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle.When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle."
TV-PG
10:30pm
Slave
After mistakenly leaving Michael and Geoffrey home alone, Debra and Ray race home and discover that Ally stepped in to take care of the boys.
TV-PG
Wednesday
July 27
1:00am
Whose Side Are You On
After realizing that Debra places bets with the kids on his questionable behavior traits, Ray is disgusted that his own children now think hes a "doof."
TV-PG
1:30am
Lateness
When Debra assures Ray shell be on time for an important awards dinner, Ray hopes for the best and waits for her.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Party Dress
Ray takes Ally dress shopping and is disgusted when he finds out that he has to shell out a small fortune so that she can attend the party of a girl whose mother Ray loves to hate.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Security
Robert gets caught in the middle when Marie and Amy argue about whether he should retire from the police force.
TV-PG
10:00pm
The Ingrate
After including stories about Robert, Frank and Marie in his speech, Ray is horrified when Amy clues him in on his huge omission.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Crazy Chin
Amys parents put Robert on the defensive when they point out his strange habit of touching food to his chin before he eats it.
TV-PG