Peter Boyle

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Boyle in 2005, photo by

Birth Name: Peter Lawrence Boyle

Date of Birth: October 18, 1935

Place of Birth: Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: December 12, 2006

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

*father – Irish
*mother – French, as well as Welsh, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, distant Polish

Peter Boyle was an American actor. His roles included the films Joe, The Candidate, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Young Frankenstein, Taxi Driver, Outland, Red Heat, Malcolm X, The Santa Clause, Monster’s Ball, and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and television’s The X-Files and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Peter was the son of Alice and Francis Xavier Boyle, a prominent Philadelphia television personality, and actor. Peter was raised partly in Philadelphia. He was married to Lorraine Alterman, until his death, with whom he had two children.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was William Boyle (the son of William Boyle and Elizabeth O’Hara). Peter’s grandfather William was Irish.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Marie Rogers. Elizabeth was Irish.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Sidney Francis Lewis, Jr. (the son of Sidney Francis Lewis and Clara Slade Davis). Peter’s grandfather Sidney was born in Louisiana. Peter’s great-grandfather Sidney was the son of John Hampden Lewis and Anna/Annie Eliza Lucinda De Britton von Yetendahl/Ettendahl. Clara was born in England, the daughter of Charles Slade Davis and Minnie Saunders.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Alice Villeré (the daughter of Louis Placide Villeré and Leontine Cantrelle). Alice was born in Louisiana. Louis was the son of Delphin Villeré and Marie Eliza/Elisa Forstall/Forstal. Leontine was the daughter of Michel Bernard Cantrelle and Josephine Caroline Fabre.

Sources: Peter’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Peter’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Family history of Peter’s mother –

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