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Peter MacNicol


Peter MacNicol was born on April 10, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Sophie's Choice (1982) and Ally McBeal (1997). He has been married to Martha Sue Cumming since October 11, 1986. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sophie's Choice
1982
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal John Cage
1997-2002

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 2017 Tangled: The Series (TV Series)
Nigel the Advisor
- The Quest for Varian (2017) ... Nigel the Advisor (voice)
- Not in the Mood (2017) ... Nigel the Advisor (voice)
- Painter's Block (2017) ... Nigel the Advisor (voice)
- Queen for a Day (2017) ... Nigel the Advisor (voice)
- The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth (2017) ... Nigel the Advisor (voice)
 2016-2017 Veep (TV Series)
Jeff Kane
- A Woman First (2017) ... Jeff Kane
- Kissing Your Sister (2016) ... Jeff Kane
- Camp David (2016) ... Jeff Kane
- Congressional Ball (2016) ... Jeff Kane
- C**tgate (2016) ... Jeff Kane
 2014-2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Old Man Hanson / Angel
- Ninety North, Zero West (2016) ... (voice)
- Roots (2016) ... Old Man Hanson (voice)
- Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas (2014) ... Angel (voice)
 2013-2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Professor Elliot Randolph
- Purpose in the Machine (2015) ... Professor Elliot Randolph
- The Well (2013) ... Professor Elliot Randolph
 2015 Batman: Arkham Knight (Video Game)
Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter (voice, uncredited)
 2015 CSI: Cyber (TV Series)
Simon Sifter
- Bit by Bit (2015) ... Simon Sifter
- Family Secrets (2015) ... Simon Sifter
- Ghost in the Machine (2015) ... Simon Sifter
- Click Your Poison (2015) ... Simon Sifter
- L0M1S (2015) ... Simon Sifter
 2014-2015 Star Wars: Rebels (TV Series)
Tseebo
- Fire Across the Galaxy (2015) ... Tseebo (voice)
- Gathering Forces (2014) ... Tseebo (voice)
- Empire Day (2014) ... Tseebo (voice)
 2014 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Rabbi Adler
- An Officer and a Gynecologist (2014) ... Rabbi Adler
 2013 Batman: Arkham Origins (Video Game)
Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter (voice)
 2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright (Video)
Dewey Ottoman (voice)
 2013 Necessary Roughness (TV Series)
Dr. Albert Gunner
- Regret Me Not (2013) ... Dr. Albert Gunner
- Hits and Myths (2013) ... Dr. Albert Gunner
- Frozen Fish Sticks (2013) ... Dr. Albert Gunner
 2012 Battleship
Secretary of Defense
 2011-2012 Young Justice (TV Series)
Professor Ivo / MONQI / Amazo
- Insecurity (2012) ... Professor Ivo / MONQI (voice)
- Humanity (2011) ... Professor Ivo (voice)
- Schooled (2011) ... Professor Ivo / Amazo / MONQI (voice)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Rick Davis
 2011 Batman: Arkham City (Video Game)
Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter (voice)
 2010-2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Stark
- White Wedding (2011) ... Dr. Robert Stark
- It's a Long Way Back (2011) ... Dr. Robert Stark
- This Is How We Do It (2011) ... Dr. Robert Stark
- Not Responsible (2011) ... Dr. Robert Stark
- Disarm (2011) ... Dr. Robert Stark
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Judge Smollet
- Coming Home (2011) ... Judge Smollet
 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series)
Firefly
- Homecoming Part 2 (2011) ... Firefly (voice)
 2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Oliver / Forever Knight #1 / Mr. Webb
- Reflected Glory (2010) ... Oliver / Forever Knight #1 (voice)
- Video Games (2010) ... Oliver / Mr. Webb (voice)
 2005-2010 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
- Cause and Effect (2010) ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
- Growin' Up (2010) ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
- And the Winner Is... (2010) ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
- Devil Girl (2010) ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
- Where Credit's Due (2009) ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
 2008-2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series)
Dr. Otto Octavius / Dr. Octopus / Master Planner
- Gangland (2009) ... Dr. Octopus (voice)
- Accomplices (2009) ... Dr. Otto Octavius / Dr. Octopus (voice)
- Shear Strength (2009) ... Dr. Octopus / Master Planner (voice)
- Reinforcement (2009) ... Master Planner / Dr. Otto Octavius (voice)
- Destructive Testing (2009) ... Master Planner (voice)
 2008 24 (TV Movie)
Tom Lennox
 2004-2008 The Batman (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk Langstrom
- Attack of the Terrible Trio (2008) ... Dr. Kirk Langstrom (voice)
- Pets (2005) ... Dr. Kirk Langstrom (voice)
- The Man Who Would Be Bat (2004) ... Dr. Kirk Langstrom (voice)
 2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (Video Game)
X the Eliminator (voice)
 2003-2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series)
X the Eliminator / Guard / Employee / ...
- The Death of Harvey: Part 2 (2007) ... X the Eliminator (voice)
- The Death of Harvey: Part 1 (2007) ... X the Eliminator (voice)
- Grodin (2006) ... X the Eliminator / Guard (voice)
- Birdnapped (2006) ... X the Eliminator / Employee (voice)
- Identity Theft (2005) ... X the Eliminator / Customer (voice)
 2007 24 (TV Series)
Tom Lennox
- Day 6: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2007) ... Tom Lennox
- Day 6: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2007) ... Tom Lennox
- Day 6: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2007) ... Tom Lennox
- Day 6: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2007) ... Tom Lennox
- Day 6: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2007) ... Tom Lennox
 2006 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Sydney Field
- Race Ipsa (2006) ... Dr. Sydney Field
 2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (Video)
Troopmaster (voice)
 2004-2005 Danny Phantom (TV Series)
Sidney Poindexter
- Reign Storm (2005) ... Sidney Poindexter (voice)
- Splitting Images (2004) ... Sidney Poindexter (voice, as Peter MacNichol)
 2005 Behind the Curtain (Short)
Vincent Poinsetta
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Chronos / David Clinton
- The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped (2005) ... Chronos / David Clinton (voice)
- The Once and Future Thing, Part One: Weird Western Tales (2005) ... Chronos / David Clinton (voice)
 2004 Breakin' All the Rules
Philip Gascon
 2004 This Just In (TV Series)
Craig Tindle
- Chappaquidicide (2004) ... Craig Tindle (voice)
- Vagicentrics (2004) ... Craig Tindle (voice)
 2003 Crazy Love (TV Movie)
Husband
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Darryl Nicks
- The Quantum Theory (2003) ... Darryl Nicks
 1997-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
John Cage
- Bygones (2002) ... John Cage
- All of Me (2002) ... John Cage
- Tom Dooley (2002) ... John Cage
- Love Is All Around: Part 2 (2002) ... John Cage
- Love Is All Around: Part 1 (2002) ... John Cage
 2002 Balto: Wolf Quest (Video)
Muru (voice)
 2001 The Ponder Heart (TV Movie)
Uncle Daniel
 2001 Recess: School's Out
Fenwick (voice)
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Major
- Stranger Invasion (2000) ... Major (voice)
- Strange Invasion (2000) ... Major (voice)
 2000 The Pooch and the Pauper (TV Movie)
Liberty (voice)
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Raju / Monkey
- Monkey See, Monkey Don't (2000) ... Raju / Monkey (voice)
 1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer (TV Movie)
Fido (voice)
 1999 Snowden's Christmas (TV Movie)
Snowden (voice)
 1999 Ally (TV Series)
John 'The Biscuit' Cage
 1999 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Kid Friendly
- The Legend of Kid Friendly/Silent But Deadly (1999) ... Kid Friendly (voice, as Peter McNichol)
 1999 Baby Geniuses
Dan
 1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1994-1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Alan Birch
- One Hundred and One Damnations (1998) ... Alan Birch
- Leave of Absence (1995) ... Alan Birch
- From Soup to Nuts (1995) ... Alan Birch
- Who Turned out the Lights? (1995) ... Alan Birch
- Wild Cards (1995) ... Alan Birch
 1998 Silencing Mary (TV Movie)
Lawrence Dixon
 1997 Bean
David Langley
 1996 Mojave Moon
Tire Repairman
 1996 Toto Lost in New York (Video)
Ork (voice)
 1996 Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Movie)
Roy Dowd
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Renfield
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Austin Haggard
- Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994) ... Austin Haggard
 1994 Radioland Murders
Son Writer
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Lewis Rickett
 1993 Addams Family Values
Gary Granger
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Mario
- Look Before You Sleep (1993) ... Mario
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Bradley Grist
- Grammargate: Part 1 (1993) ... Bradley Grist
- Having a Ball (1993) ... Bradley Grist
- Grandma's Big Decision (1993) ... Bradley Grist
- Grammargate: Part 2 (1993) ... Bradley Grist
- Bradley Gets Fired (1993) ... Bradley Grist
 1992 HouseSitter
Marty
 1991 Hard Promises
Stuart
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
Sedgwick
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Dr. Janosz Poha
 1989 American Blue Note
Jack Solow
 1986 Heat
Cyrus Kinnick
 1986 Johnny Bull (TV Movie)
Joe Kovacs
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Martin
 1982 Sophie's Choice
Stingo
 1981 Dragonslayer
Galen
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Other Works:

DragonLance Chronicles (audiobook) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter MacNichol | Peter C. MacNicol | Peter McNichol

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is a kind of madness. A managed madness. As we strive for emotional truth in our playing, we must necessarily reach down into scarred-over wounds, and feel the old pains, over and over again.

Trivia:

Is one of four 24 (2001) actors to appear in every episode of the only season in which they appeared. The others are Leslie Hope (Day 1), James Badge Dale (Day 3), and Marisol Nichols (Day 6). See more »

Trademark:

Versatile character actor accomplished in comedy and drama

Star Sign:

Aries

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