Peter Falk

Biography

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Peter Michael Falk  (born September 16, 1927, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is a retired American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles, and has been nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once. Director William Friedkin, when discussing Falk's role in his 1978 film The Brink's Job said that "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."

In 1968 he starred with Gene Berry in a ninety-minute TV pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series entitled, "The NBC Mystery Movie", along with "McCloud" and "McMillan And Wife". The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971-1978, took a five year respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1983-2003. He was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", writes historian David Fantle. Describing his role, Variety columnist Howard Prouty writes, "The joy of all this is watching Columbo dissemble the fiendishly clever cover stories of the loathsome rats who consider themselves his better."

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Peter Michael Falk  (born September 16, 1927, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is a retired American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles, and has been nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once. Director William Friedkin, when discussing Falk's role in his 1978 film The Brink's Job said that "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."

In 1968 he starred with Gene Berry in a ninety-minute TV pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series entitled, "The NBC Mystery Movie", along with "McCloud" and "McMillan And Wife". The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971-1978, took a five year respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1983-2003. He was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", writes historian David Fantle. Describing his role, Variety columnist Howard Prouty writes, "The joy of all this is watching Columbo dissemble the fiendishly clever cover stories of the loathsome rats who consider themselves his better."

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Gender -

Known Credits 95

Birthday 1927-09-16

Day of Death 2011-06-23

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.peterfalk.com/

Also Known As

  • Peter Michael Falk
  • Пітер Фальк

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Ztracený případ as Columbo
2012 Char·ac·ter
2010 American Cowslip as Father Randolph
2008 Three Days To Vegas as Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald
2007 Three Days of Rain
2007 Next as Irv
2006 Checking Out as Morris Applebaum
2005 The Thing About My Folks as Sam Kleinman
2004 Shark Tale as Don Feinberg
2003 When Angels Come to Town as Max
2003 Finding John Christmas as Max
2003 Wilder Days as James 'Pop Up' Morse
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Undisputed as Mendy Ripstein
2001 The Lost World as Theo Kerr
2001 A Town Without Christmas as Max
2001 Corky Romano as Francis A. 'Pops' Romano
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 Made as Max
2000 Enemies of Laughter as Paul's Father
2000 Lakeboat as The Pierman
2000 A Storm in Summer as Abel Shaddick
1998 Vig as Vinnie
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 Pronto as Harry Arno
1996 The Sunshine Boys as Willie Clark
1996 John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All
1995 Roommates as Rocky Holzeck
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 Faraway, So Close! as sich
1993 Anything for John
1992 The Player as Himself
1990 In the Spirit as Roger Flan
1990 Tune in Tomorrow... as Pedro Carmichael
1989 Cookie as Dominick Capisco
1988 Vibes as Harry Buscafusco
1987 The Princess Bride as The Grandfather / Narrator
1987 Happy New Year as Nick
1987 Wings of Desire as Peter Falk
1986 Big Trouble as Steve Rickey
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1981 ...All the Marbles as Harry Sears
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1979 The In-Laws as Vincent J. Ricardo
1978 The Brink's Job as Tony Pino
1978 The Cheap Detective as Lou Peckinpaugh
1976 Mikey and Nicky as Mikey
1976 Murder by Death as Sam Diamond
1976 Griffin and Phoenix as Geoffrey Griffin
1974 A Woman Under the Influence as Nick Longhetti
1971 A Step Out of Line as Harry Connors
1970 Husbands as Archie Black
1970 Operation Snafu as Peter Pawney
1969 Castle Keep as Sgt. Rossi
1969 Machine Gun McCain as Charlie Adamo
1968 Anzio as Cpl. Jack Rabinoff
1968 Columbo(66 episodes) as Columbo
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(2 episodes)
1967 Luv as Milt Manville
1966 Penelope as Lt. Horatio Bixbee
1966 Brigadoon as Jeff Douglas
1966 Too Many Thieves as Danny
1965 The Trials of O'Brien(1 episode)
1965 The Great Race as Max
1964 Attack and Retreat as Medic Captain
1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods as Guy Gisborne
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Third Cab Driver
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1963 The Balcony as Police Chief
1962 Pressure Point as Young Psychiatrist
1961 Pocketful of Miracles as Joy Boy
1961 The New Breed(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors!(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1961 87th Precinct(1 episode)
1960 The Secret Of The Purple Reef as Tom Weber
1960 The Law and Mr. Jones(45 episodes)
1960 The Islanders(1 episode)
1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show(1 episode)
1960 The Aquanauts(2 episodes)
1960 Murder, Inc. as Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1959 The Bloody Brood as Nico
1959 New York Confidential(1 episode)
1958 Naked City(4 episodes)
1957 Decoy(1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel(1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(1 episode)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(2 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)
1900 Columbo - Murder by the Book as Columbo
1900 NBC Mystery Movie(0 episodes) as Lieutenant Columbo

Directing

1968 Columbo(1 episode) … Director

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