Top 5000
Up 617 this week

Peter Gallagher (I)

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 »

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 people
created 11 Dec 2010
a list of 22 people
created 31 May 2013
a list of 31 people
created 29 Nov 2013
a list of 32 people
created 21 Jul 2014
list image
a list of 22 people
created 25 Sep 2014

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Peter Gallagher's work have you seen?

User Polls

4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actor: TV (43 credits)
 2015 DeTour (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Professor Zaring
 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
 2014 Kroll Show (TV Series)
- #canadiansafesex (2014) ... Sage
 2011-2013 Whitney (TV Series)
- Breaking Dad (2013) ... Vince
 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 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Ethan Carver
- Taxed ... Ethan Carver
 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
 2001 Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Philippe Ferronaire
 2001 Family Guy (TV Series)
- Lethal Weapons (2001) ... Jared (voice)
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Tom Chapman
 2000 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- George Eastman: The Wizard of Photography (2000) ... Eastman (voice)
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
 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 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
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Jack Robbins
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Mitch Allison / Dr. Yorgrau
- The Frightening Frammis (1993) ... Mitch Allison
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... Dr. Yorgrau
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Philip Kautsky
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Philip Kautsky
 1991 An Inconvenient Woman (TV Movie)
Philip Quennell
 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
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
 1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Phil Grey
- A Different Twist (1984) ... Phil Grey
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Chuck Haskell (1979)
Show Show Actor: Movie (41 credits)
Show Show Actor: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Actor: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Actor: Video Game (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: TV (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Writer: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (50 credits)
Show Show Self: Documentary (6 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (4 credits)
Show Show Self: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Performed in original Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing", along with Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close and 'Christine Baranski'. Directed by Mike Nichols. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Peter Gallager


5' 9" (1.75 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I have a choice between a nice, bland hero or a really interesting, detestable character, I'd rather do the detestable one. Good guys can be pretty boring. I love playing characters who celebrate the power and joy and beauty of greed. As the bad guy, you have less moral and behavioral restrictions. There's no burden of being liked. It's real freedom for the actor. See more »


Starring in "The Country Girl" on Broadway. See more »


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

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
he looks like pkrcmr
EYEBROWS! kellywatchthestars86
sandys best quotes oc_uk
Hot for his age? beatlesfan-tothemax
Singing in the O.C penhensurfer
Is he related with David Gallagher? zenith_mx
Discuss Peter Gallagher on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page