I met him [John Lennon] accidentally the night of the Troubadour incident; I met him when I was doing Young Frankenstein. And then I met my wife, who was doing an article for Rolling Stone on Mel Brooks, and also at the same time doing an article on Harry Nilsson and John. John was producing Harry's record. We went over to the record studio and met John, who was with May Pang at the time. And we hit it off and we had a lot to talk about - drugs, God, infinity, primal scream therapy, gurus, all the things of the '60s and '70s.

-- Peter Boyle[1]

 

Peter Lawrence Boyle (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006) was an American actor. Known as a character actor, he played Frank Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and the comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein (1974). He also starred in The Candidate (1972). Boyle, who won an Emmy Award in 1996 for a guest-starring role on the Fox science-fiction drama The X-Files, won praise in both comedic and dramatic parts following his breakthrough performance in the 1970 film Joe, and as Wizard in Taxi Driver (1976).