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Peter Gallagher was born on August 19, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Killian Gallagher. He is an actor, known for American Beauty (1999), The O.C. (2003) and While You Were Sleeping (1995). He has been married to Paula Harwood since May 7, 1983. They have two children. See full bio »

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 2016 Center Stage: Dance Camp (TV Movie) (filming)
Jonathan Reeves
  DeTour (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Professor Zaring
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Ethan Carver
- KSR (2015) ... Ethan Carver
- Restraint (2015) ... Ethan Carver
- Taxed (2015) ... Ethan Carver
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series)
- Not So Together (2015) ... Larry
- Party Time (2015) ... Larry
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... Larry
- Kick the Can (2015) ... Larry
- Insanity (2015) ... Larry
 2015 In a Relationship (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Kroll Show (TV Series)
- #canadiansafesex (2014) ... Sage
 2011-2013 Whitney (TV Series)
- Breaking Dad (2013) ... Vince
 2012 Step Up Revolution
Mr. Anderson
 2010/I Burlesque
 2010 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Father Phil
- Cowboy (2010) ... Father Phil
- Forgiven (2010) ... Father Phil
- Sanctuary (2010) ... Father Phil
- Breakout (2010) ... Father Phil
- Comeback (2010) ... Father Phil
 2009 Dexter the Game (Video Game)
Harry Morgan (voice)
 2009 The War Boys
 2009/I Adam
Marty Buchwald
 2008 Shark (TV Series)
Frank Bell
 2007 The Gathering (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Michael Foster
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Store Clerk / Douglas Goldstein / Anchor / ...
- Rodigitti (2006) ... Store Clerk (voice, as Peter Gallager)
- Dragon Nuts (2006) ... Douglas Goldstein / Anchor / Spectator (voice)
 2003 A Tale of Two Wives (TV Movie)
Bill Goodman
 2003 How to Deal
Len Martin (uncredited)
 2001 Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Philippe Ferronaire
 2001 Protection
 2001 Family Guy (TV Series)
- Lethal Weapons (2001) ... Jared (voice)
 2001 Perfume
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Tom Chapman
 2000 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- George Eastman: The Wizard of Photography (2000) ... Eastman (voice)
 2000 Center Stage
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
 2000 Other Voices
 1999 Brotherhood of Murder (TV Movie)
Bob Mathews
 1998 Superman (TV Series)
- Where There's Smoke (1998) ... Kurt (voice)
 1998 Brave New World (TV Movie)
Bernard Marx
 1998 Host (TV Movie)
Dr. Joe Messenger
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks
Johnny Scardino
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Chris Rawls
- Closet Cases (1998) ... Chris Rawls
 1996 Titanic (TV Mini-Series)
Wynn Park
- Part 2 (1996) ... Wynn Park
- Part 1 (1996) ... Wynn Park
 1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
David Lewis
 1996 Last Dance
John Hayes
 1995 Cafe Society
Jack Kale
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Alan Campbell
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Jack Robbins
 1994 Mother's Boys
Robert Madigan
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Vic Tenetta
 1993 Malice
Dennis Riley
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Mitch Allison / Dr. Yorgrau
- The Frightening Frammis (1993) ... Mitch Allison
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... Dr. Yorgrau
 1993 Short Cuts
Stormy Weathers
 1993 Watch It
 1992 Bob Roberts
Dan Riley
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Philip Kautsky
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Philip Kautsky
 1992 The Player
Larry Levy
 1991 Late for Dinner
Bob Freeman
 1991 An Inconvenient Woman (TV Movie)
Philip Quennell
 1991 Milena
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Richard Quince
 1990 Love and Lies (TV Movie)
David West
 1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Aaron Copler
 1982-1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Castle / Logan Melton
- The Big Knife (1988) ... Charles Castle
- Private Contentment (1982) ... Logan Melton
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Leo Frank
 1987 Private Eye (TV Series)
Tommy Baron
- Blue Hotel Pt.1 (1987) ... Tommy Baron
 1985 Dreamchild
Jack Dolan
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
 1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Phil Grey
- A Different Twist (1984) ... Phil Grey
 1980 The Idolmaker
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Chuck Haskell (1979)
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Other Works:

: Played "Bernie Dodd" in "The Country Girl", a play by Clifford Odets (Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Peter Gallager


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(2011, on American Beauty) Well, the big heartbreak was, my agent first sent me the script and told me it was for the role of Lester. And so my heart just soared. I said, "Oh, my God, the moment I've been waiting for my whole life. A great role." "Oh, by the way, no, it's for Buddy Kane." But I thought, "Well, okay. All right. This is a good one. This is a great script." That was one of the best ... See more »


Sandy Cohen, Gallagher's character on The O.C. (2003), was ranked #25 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue]. See more »


Later in career, has regularly played reassuring father figures See more »

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