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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

Tuesday
February 9
8:12pm
Win, Lose or Draw
Ray gets tired of being treated like a kid at his fathers poker game, so he ignores his fathers advice and ends up losing all his money.
TV-PG
8:48pm
Turkey or Fish
Although Marie has always cooked the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving, Debra decides its her turn to prepare the holiday meal.
TV-PG
9:24pm
Captain Nemo
When Rays free time goes to coaching his basketball team in preparation for the Pizza League championships, Debra reminds him that their kids are growing up fast and he's missing precious time with them. Guest Star: Kevin James
TV-PG
10:00pm
The Ball
When Ray discovers, after many years, that the autographed Mickey Mantle ball he got as a kid from his father isnt authentic, he begins to doubt if anyone actually tells the truth.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Debra's Sick
With Debra and the kids sick, Ray tries to juggle the responsibilities of home and work and ends up with chaos and an aborted meeting with ex-Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
TV-PG
Wednesday
February 10
8:00pm
Who's Handsome?
Robert is reluctant to go on a date because hes insecure about his appearance, so when Debra tells him hes attractive, Ray starts feeling insecure about his own looks.
TV-PG
8:30pm
Why Are We Here?
When Debra gets fed up with Rays family intruding in her life, they both reminisce about how quiet life used to be in their old apartment miles away from his family.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Marie's Meatballs
When Raymond chooses his mothers spaghetti and meatballs over his wifes lemon chicken, Debra gets upset.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The Ride Along
When Raymond goes on a citizens ride along in his brothers patrol car and sees Robert risk his life during a hold-up, he gains a new respect for him.
TV-PG
Thursday
February 11
8:12pm
The Car
Debra, already annoyed at getting stuck driving the old car Ray bought from his parents, really gets upset when she discovers that is was his old make out mobile.
TV-G
8:48pm
Diamonds
When Ray discovers that the diamond in Debras wedding ring is a fake, he finds a way to steal the ring so he can replace the stone, unaware that she replaced the diamond with a real one after their wedding.
TV-PG
9:24pm
The Game
When Ray and his family play a game of Scruples after their cable goes out and they have nothing but time on their hands, they find themselves arguing about honesty.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Recovering Pessimist
When Debra tries to change Rays pessimistic attitude about winning the Sports Writer of the Year Award, he agrees to change his ways and become more upbeat -- and suffers the downside of being the only optimist in his family.
TV-PG
10:30pm
The Dog
Ray brings home a stray bulldog that reminds him of the dog he had to give up as a boy due to his allergies, but his brother Robert bonds with the animal and the siblings then have to decide who gets to keep him.
TV-PG