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Gregory Peck (1916–2003)


Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only child, he was sent to live with his grandmother. He ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch
(1962)
Roman Holiday Joe Bradley
(1953)
Gentleman's Agreement Philip Schuyler Green
(1947)
The Guns of Navarone Capt. Keith Mallory
(1961)

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 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Father Mapple
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Father Mapple
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Father Mapple
 1993 The Portrait (TV Movie)
Gardner Church
 1991 The Will Rogers Follies (TV Movie)
Florenz Ziegfeld (voice)
 1991 Other People's Money
Andrew Jorgenson
 1991 Cape Fear
Lee Heller
 1989 Old Gringo
Bitter
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
President
 1983 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie)
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Abraham Lincoln
- Part 3 (1982) ... Abraham Lincoln
- Part 2 (1982) ... Abraham Lincoln
- Part 1 (1982) ... Abraham Lincoln
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Colonel Lewis Pugh
 1978 The Boys from Brazil
Dr. Josef Mengele
 1977 MacArthur
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
 1976 The Omen
Robert Thorn
 1974 Billy Two Hats
Arch Deans
 1971 Shoot Out
Clay Lomax
 1970 I Walk the Line
Sheriff Tawes
 1969 Marooned
Charles Keith
 1969 The Chairman
John Hathaway
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Sheriff Mackenna
 1968 The Stalking Moon
Sam Varner
 1966 Arabesque
Prof. David Pollock
 1965 Mirage
David Stillwell
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Manuel Artiguez
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Capt. Josiah J. Newman, MD
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch
 1962 How the West Was Won
Cleve Van Valen
 1962 Cape Fear
Sam Bowden
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Capt. Keith Mallory
 1959 On the Beach
Cmdr. Dwight Lionel Towers
 1959 Beloved Infidel
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 1959 Pork Chop Hill
Lt. Joe Clemons
 1958 The Big Country
James McKay
 1958 The Bravados
Jim Douglass
 1957 Designing Woman
Mike Hagen
 1956 Moby Dick
Captain Ahab
 1954 The Purple Plain
Squadron Leader Bill Forrester
 1954 Night People
Col. Steve Van Dyke
 1954 Man with a Million
Henry Adams
 1953 Boum sur Paris
Gregory Peck
 1953 Roman Holiday
Joe Bradley
 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Harry Street
 1952 The World in His Arms
Capt. Jonathan Clark
 1951 David and Bathsheba
King David
 1951 Only the Valiant
Capt. Richard Lance
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Capt. Horatio Hornblower R.N
 1950 The Gunfighter
Jimmy Ringo
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High
General Savage
 1949 The Great Sinner
Fedja
 1948 Yellow Sky
James 'Stretch' Dawson
 1947 The Paradine Case
Anthony Keane
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Philip Schuyler Green
 1947 The Macomber Affair
Robert Wilson
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Lewton 'Lewt' McCanles
 1946 The Yearling
Penny Baxter
 1945 Spellbound
John Ballantyne
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Paul Scott
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Father Francis Chisholm
 1944 Days of Glory
Vladimir
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Other Works:

TV commercials (PSA): Narrated People for the American Way commercial opposing the nomination of ultra-conservative Robert Bork's nomination by President Ronald Reagan for a seat on the US Supreme Court (Bork ultimately failed to be confirmed by the US Senate). (voiceover) See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 28 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on James Cagney] Now, you take a great cinema actor, in my opinion, James Cagney. He went very far. He was very theatrical, very intense, and yet always believable. He riveted the audience's attention. His acting advice was, "Believe what you say -- say what you believe." And that says it, really. See more »

Trivia:

As a board member of Handgun Control Inc. (along with Martin Sheen and Susan Sarandon), Peck was sometimes criticized for his friendship with Charlton Heston, a longtime advocate of gun ownership who served as President of the National Rifle Assocation (NRA) from 1998 to 2003. When anti-gun activist James Brady, who'd been grievously wounded during the assassination attempt on his boss, Ronald ... See more »

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Often plays leaders or authority figures See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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