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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 & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sophie's Choice
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal John Cage


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 2016-2017 Veep (TV Series)
Jeff Kane
- A Woman First (2017) ... Jeff Kane
- Camp David (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)
 2015 Batman: Arkham Knight (Video Game)
Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter (voice, uncredited)
 2014-2015 Star Wars: Rebels (TV Series)
- 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)
 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)
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Judge Smollet
- Coming Home (2011) ... Judge Smollet
 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series)
- 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)
 2008 24 (TV Movie)
Tom Lennox
 2004-2008 The Batman (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk Langstrom
- Pets (2005) ... Dr. Kirk Langstrom (voice)
 2003-2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series)
X the Eliminator / Guard / Employee / ...
- Grodin (2006) ... X the Eliminator / Guard (voice)
- Birdnapped (2006) ... X the Eliminator / Employee (voice)
- Identity Theft (2005) ... X the Eliminator / Customer (voice)
 2006 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Sydney Field
- Race Ipsa (2006) ... Dr. Sydney Field
 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
 2004 This Just In (TV Series)
Craig Tindle
- Chappaquidicide (2004) ... Craig Tindle (voice)
- Vagicentrics (2004) ... Craig Tindle (voice)
 2003 Crazy Love (TV Movie)
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Darryl Nicks
- The Quantum Theory (2003) ... Darryl Nicks
 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)
- 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
 1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Silencing Mary (TV Movie)
Lawrence Dixon
 1996 Mojave Moon
Tire Repairman
 1996 Toto Lost in New York (Video)
Ork (voice)
 1996 Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Movie)
Roy Dowd
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Austin Haggard
- Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994) ... Austin Haggard
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Lewis Rickett
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
- Look Before You Sleep (1993) ... Mario
 1992 HouseSitter
 1991 Hard Promises
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
 1989 American Blue Note
Jack Solow
 1986 Johnny Bull (TV Movie)
Joe Kovacs
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
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Other Works:

(1986 to 1987 season) He acted in Robert Penn Warren's play, "All The King's Men," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Akin Babatunde, Barry Blier, Candy Buckley, James Carruthers, Timothy Crowe, Janice Duclos, Peter Gerety, David C. Jones, Richard Kneeland, Becca Lish, Brian McEleney, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Peter MacNichol | Peter C. MacNicol | Peter McNichol


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.


In an interview in Starlog 148 (published November 1989), MacNicol revealed that in the original script for Ghostbusters II (1989), the character of Janosz Poha was a rather lackluster villain called Jason. It was MacNicol who suggested to Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis to make the art restorer come from Carpathia, linking him to the painting of Vigo. During filming, MacNicol spent a lot of time ... See more »


Versatile character actor accomplished in comedy and drama

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