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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
March 3
9:00pm
Ray Home Alone
When Debra and the kids go away for the weekend, Ray is forced to confront the real reason he doesnt want to stay home alone. Guest Star: Kevin James
TV-PG
9:30pm
Big Shots
Trying to impress Robert when they visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Ray uses his weight as a sports writer for Newsday to jump to the front of the line to meet the members of the 69 Miracle New York Mets.
TV-PG
Wednesday
March 4
1:20am
Move Over
When Ray confides to Debra that her constant need to cuddle and be on top of him when they're sleeping is causing him too many sleepless nights, Debra is more than happy to comply with his request to give him his space in bed.
TV-PG
2:00am
The Getaway
Debra and Ray feel tremendous pressure to show each other a good time on a romantic weekend getaway in Vermont.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Working Girl
When Debra gets a part-time job in the big city, an unhappy Ray is left to fend for himself -- and Marie is left wondering whats to become of the children, the house and her beloved son now that they will all be neglected.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Be Nice
When Ray babysits for the kids at the park and Debra sees how sweet and helpful he is toward the other mothers, she demands to know why she doesn't receive the same treatment.
TV-PG
Thursday
March 5
1:20am
Dancing with Debra
After Ray urges Debra to go swing dancing with Robert (letting himself off the hook), he cant believe how infatuated the two become with their new hobby -- and its starting to tick him off.
TV-PG
2:00am
Boob Job
Debra is upset when she sees Rays giddy reaction to her friends recently acquired new and improved breasts.
TV-PG
9:00pm
The Can Opener
Everyone in the family takes sides when Ray and Debra have a senseless argument over a newly purchased can opener that seems to have opened a can of worms.
TV-PG
9:30pm
You Bet
When Frank starts showing a keen interest in Rays work, walking around in a jovial mood and not being his usual cheap self, everyone questions the radical change in behavior.
TV-PG