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Peter Falk (I) (1927–2011)


Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and he worked as an efficiency expert for the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Columbo
Columbo Columbo
(1971-2003)
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride The Grandfather
(1987)
A Woman Under the Influence
(1974)
Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire Peter Falk
(1987)

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 2004 When Angels Come to Town (TV Movie)
Max
 2003 Finding John Christmas (TV Movie)
Max
 2003 Wilder Days (TV Movie)
James 'Pop Up' Morse
 2001 The Lost World (TV Movie)
Reverend Theo Kerr
 2001 A Town Without Christmas (TV Movie)
Max
 2000 From Where I Sit (TV Movie)
Abe
 2000 A Storm in Summer (TV Movie)
Abel Shaddick
 1998 Vig (TV Movie)
Vinnie
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie)
Harry Arno (Henri Arnaud)
 1996 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie)
Willie Clark
 1976 Griffin and Phoenix (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Griffin
 1971 A Step Out of Line (TV Movie)
Harry Connors
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Lewis Corbett
- A Sister from Napoli (1971) ... Lewis Corbett
 1968 A Hatful of Rain (TV Movie)
Polo Pope
 1968 Prescription: Murder (TV Movie)
Lt. Columbo
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Colonel Hush-Hush
- In One Head and Out the Other (1967) ... Colonel Hush-Hush
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Galway / Bara / Bert Graumann
- Dear Deductible (1966) ... Mike Galway
- Perilous Times (1965) ... Bara
- Four Kings (1963) ... Bert Graumann
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie)
Jeff Douglas
 1964 Ambassador at Large (TV Movie)
 1962-1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Danilo Diaz / Collucci
- Ambassador at Large (1964) ... Danilo Diaz
- A Sound of Hunting (1962) ... Collucci
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Cameo
- Episode #2.14 (1964) ... Cameo
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Gus Morgan
- The Gus Morgan Story (1963) ... Gus Morgan
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Matt Gunderson
- The Balance and the Crucible (1963) ... Dr. Matt Gunderson
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Martin / Dr. Alan Keegan / Aristede Fresco
- The Rage of Silence (1963) ... Martin
- The Doomsday Boys (1962) ... Dr. Alan Keegan
- Price of Tomatoes (1962) ... Aristede Fresco
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Robert Evans
- Bonfire (1962) ... Robert Evans
 1962 Here's Edie (TV Series)
Cabbie
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Cabbie
 1958-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Frankie O'Hearn / Lee Staunton / Gimpy / ...
- Lament for a Dead Indian (1962) ... Frankie O'Hearn
- A Very Cautious Boy (1961) ... Lee Staunton
- A Death of Princes (1960) ... Gimpy (uncredited)
- Lady Bug, Lady Bug (1958) ... Extortionist
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Greg Brovane
- The Pigeon (1962) ... Greg Brovane
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Lopez
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ramos Clemente
- The Mirror (1961) ... Ramos Clemente
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nate Selko / Duke Mullen
- The Troubleshooter (1961) ... Nate Selko
- The Underworld Bank (1960) ... Duke Mullen
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Nick Longo
- The Million Dollar Dump (1961) ... Nick Longo
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Joe
- The Assassin (1961) ... Joe
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Meyer Fine
- Gratitude (1961) ... Meyer Fine
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Sammy
 1961 Cry Vengeance! (TV Movie)
Priest
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Angel / Jeremiah Wilson
- The Double Adventure (1961) ... Angel
- The Jeremiah Adventure (1961) ... Jeremiah Wilson
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Carbell Carney
- Cold Turkey (1961) ... Carbell Carney
 1960 The Witness (TV Series)
Abe Reles
- Kid Twist (1960) ... Abe Reles
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Waller
- The Poker Fiend (1960) ... Waller
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Hooker
- Hostage Island (1960) ... Hooker
 1959-1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mestizo
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Fred Gaines
- Blind Spot (1959) ... Fred Gaines
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Box
- The Human Storm (1959) ... Box
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
Pete
- The Girl from Nowhere (1959) ... Pete
 1957-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Izzy / Radar Operator
- Night Cry (1958) ... Izzy (as Peter Faulk)
- Collision (1957) ... Radar Operator
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Fred Dana
- The Come Back (1958) ... Fred Dana
 1958 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Petar Porovic
- The New Class (1958) ... Petar Porovic
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jack / Carmen's Assistant
- Rudy (1957) ... Jack
- The Mother Bit (1957) ... Carmen's Assistant
 1957 Camera Three (TV Series)
Stendhal
- Stendhal (1957) ... Stendhal
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Return Visit (1957)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(March 6 to April 25, 1987) He acted in Moss Hart's musical, "Light Up The Sky," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Nancy Marchand, Fritz Weaver, Carrie Nye and Deborah Rush in the cast. Ellis Rabb was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Peter Faulk

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Columbo's appeal] What are you hanging around for? Just one thing. You want to know how he gets caught. See more »

Trivia:

His first wife Alyce Caroline Mayo died in March 2016 at the age of 85. See more »

Trademark:

New York accent See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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