Began his entertainment career as a bit player for RKO Pictures
Assisted on the Cecil B. DeMille Western "The Plainsman"
Worked as an assistant on Fritz Lang¿s noir film "You and Me"
Worked as associate art director on horror classic "The Wolf Man"
Worked as associate art director for the Alfred Hitchcock-directed thriller "Saboteur"
Made second collaboration with Hitchcock as associate art director on "Shadow of a Doubt"
First feature film work as art director and first collaboration with Douglas Sirk on "Mystery Submarine"
Collaborated again with Hitchcock as a production designer for "North By Northwest"; orchestrated film's famous Mount Rushmore sequence; film also marked first his Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
Worked as production designer on Hitchcock's suspense classic "The Birds"
Received second Academy Award nomination for his work in "Gaily, Gaily" for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Worked as a production designer on the musical drama "Fiddler on the Roof"; nominated for third Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Made only foray into TV with the NBC movie "The Red Pony"; nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction or Scenic Design
His work on "The Shootist" earned Boyle his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Appeared in a minor role as a desk clerk in "Winter Kills"; also worked as art director and production designer
Made feature acting debut in a cameo role in "Explorers"; also served as production designer
Worked as production designer on "Dragnet," starring Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd
Worked as the production designer in the stylish comedy "Troop Beverly Hills," starring Shelley Long
Was the subject of director Daniel Raim's Academy Award-nominated documentary "The Man on Lincoln¿s Nose"
Was once again a featured subject in Raim's documentary "Something's Gonna Live"