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Pj Torokvei (1951–2013)

Pj Torokvei was born on March 19, 1951 in Toronto, Canada as Peter Torokvei. She was a writer and actress, known for Real Genius (1985), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) and Back to School (1986). She died on July 3, 2013 in California, USA. See full bio »


(age 62) in California, USA

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Known For

Real Genius
Real Genius Writer
WKRP in Cincinnati
Back to School
Armed and Dangerous


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 1994 Hostage for a Day (TV Movie) (written by)
 1994 Guarding Tess (written by)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
 1988 Caddyshack II (written by)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous (screenplay)
 1986 Back to School (screenplay - as Peter Torokvei)
 1985 Real Genius
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (story editor - 23 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (written by - 8 episodes, 1979 - 1982)
- Circumstantial Evidence (1982) ... (written by)
- Changes (1982) ... (written by)
- Rumors (1981) ... (written by)
- Out to Lunch (1981) ... (written by)
- Daydreams (1981) ... (written by)
 1981 SCTV (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- The Cisco Kid (1981) ... (additional material)
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 1995 Stuart Saves His Family
 1995 Falling for You (TV Movie)
Dr. Murphy
 1994 Hostage for a Day (TV Movie)
 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)
Phil Chow
 1981 SCTV (TV Series)
The Cisco Kid / Pop / Various
- The Cisco Kid (1981) ... The Cisco Kid / Pop / Various (voice)
 1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
- Emily (1977) ... Kalenkov
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 1980-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Circumstantial Evidence (1982) ... (producer)
- The Painting (1981) ... (producer)
- The Airplane Show (1980) ... (producer - as Peter Torokvei)
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 1988 The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary (TV Movie)
Himself / The Writer

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Peter Torokvei | Perter Torovei | Peter Torovei

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Was called in to help Howard Stern write his movie Private Parts after several of the original scripts didn't seem to fit Howard's specific humor.

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