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Everybody Loves Raymond

Every Night
9/8c

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

Wednesday
June 3
8:00pm
Super Bowl
Rays exhilaration over being sent to cover the Super Bowl for his newspaper is overshadowed by the fact that he must choose who will accompany him to the game.
TV-PG
8:30pm
Ray's Journal
Ray is mortified when he realizes that Marie used to read the personal journal he kept as a teenager.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Humm Vac
Ray purchases a new state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner from an attractive door-to-door saleswoman, and it ignites a housekeeping war between Marie and Debra.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The Canister
Tempers flare when Marie accuses Debra of not returning a borrowed canister that holds sentimental value; Debra insists that she has already given it back.
TV-PG
Thursday
June 4
8:12pm
Net Worth
Debra becomes angry when Ray contributes $1,000 to his friends hair-brained scheme to open a go-cart business without first consulting her.
TV-PG
8:48pm
Let's Fix Robert
Marie gathers Roberts ex-girlfriends Amy and Stefania and his female police partner Judy together so they can dissect his character in an effort to help her better understand why her eldest son cant commit to a relationship.
TV-PG
9:24pm
It's Supposed to be Fun
While the Barones watch their sons play basketball, Ray finds that Geoff is having trouble getting the hang of the game.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Snow Day
Held captive at Frank and Maries during a snowstorm, Debra, Ray and Amy actually find themselves having a great time.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Cookies
When Ray learns that Troop Leader Peggy and her daughter have targeted his parents' house as a spot to make a big sale for themselves during the Frontier Girls selling competition, its all-out war.
TV-PG
Friday
June 5
8:12pm
Lucky Suit
Robert is ecstatic when he is recommended for the FBI job.
TV-PG
8:48pm
The Skit
Thinking it would be hilarious to show the partygoers a typical day in the life of Frank and Marie, Ray and Debra do a dead-on impersonation of the two that brings down the house at the party.
TV-PG
9:24pm
The Breakup Tape
When Debra stumbles across a cassette tape that contains a message from Ray's college girlfriend, she wants to know why he has saved it all these years.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Talk to Your Daughter
Armed with research and much preparation, Ray is ready to speak with Ally about the facts of life, only to find that Ally's interest has changed from where babies come from to the meaning of life.
TV-PG
10:30pm
A Vote for Debra
Debra decides to run for school president, but Ray isn't sure he can handle the twins by himself during all those meetings -- so he votes against her.
TV-PG