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Peter Tomarken (1942–2006)

Peter Tomarken was born on December 7, 1942 in Olean, New York, USA as Peter David Tomarken. He was an actor and writer, known for Heaven Can Wait (1978), Haunted (1998) and Press Your Luck (1983). He was married to Kathleen Abigail Eastman and Dana Jones. He died on March 13, 2006 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait Reporter
Haunted Sol
Press Your Luck
Press Your Luck Himself - Host
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files Commercial Director


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 2004 19 at 11 (Short)
Roger McAllister
 2001 Divorce: The Musical
Gary Bellwood
 2000 Paranoia (TV Series)
 2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (Video)
Slammy Whammy Informercial Host (uncredited)
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
- Only the Lonely (1999) ... Reporter
 1998 Haunted
 1992 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Network Reporter
 1988 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
- The Politics of Being (1988) ... Harding
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Peter Harbisher
- Green Blizzard (1987) ... Peter Harbisher
 1983 Condo (TV Series)
- Condomania (1983) ... Announcer
 1979 240-Robert (TV Series)
- Time Bomb (1979) ... Director
 1979 The Secret Empire (TV Series)
- Powerhouse (1979) ... Roe
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Commercial Director
- Black Mirror: Part 2 (1978) ... Commercial Director
- Black Mirror: Part 1 (1978) ... Commercial Director
 1978 Heaven Can Wait
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
1st Newsman
 1977 Secrets (TV Movie)
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Lincoln-Mercury (2003) See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I never had any interest in hosting game shows. My agent was the one who planted the idea in my head. It's hard not to get interested in great pay for two months of work. See more »


While working behind the camera, his agent encouraged him to become a game show host. See more »


The catchphrase - "Big Bucks, No Whammies!" See more »

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