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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 »

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Sophie's Choice
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal John Cage


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 2018 Harvey Birdman, Attorney General (TV Movie)
X the Eliminator (voice)
 2018 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Wolcott
 2017-2018 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series)
Nigel the Advisor
 2016-2017 Veep (TV Series)
Jeff Kane
 2014-2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Old Man Hanson / Angel
 2013-2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Professor Elliot Randolph
 2015 Batman: Arkham Knight (Video Game)
Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter (voice, uncredited)
 2015 CSI: Cyber (TV Series)
Simon Sifter
 2014-2015 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
 2014 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
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
 2012 Battleship
Secretary of Defense
 2011-2012 Young Justice (TV Series)
Professor Ivo / MONQI / Amazo
 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
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Judge Smollet
 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series)
 2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Oliver / Forever Knight #1 / Mr. Webb
 2005-2010 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
 2008-2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series)
Dr. Otto Octavius / Dr. Octopus / Master Planner / ...
 2008 24 (TV Movie)
Tom Lennox
 2004-2008 The Batman (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk Langstrom
 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 / ...
 2007 24 (TV Series)
Tom Lennox
 2006 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Sydney Field
 2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (Video)
Troopmaster (voice)
 2004-2005 Danny Phantom (TV Series)
Sidney Poindexter
 2005 Behind the Curtain (Short)
Vincent Poinsetta
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Chronos / David Clinton
 2004 Breakin' All the Rules
Philip Gascon
 2004 This Just In (TV Series)
Craig Tindle
 2003 Crazy Love (TV Movie)
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Darryl Nicks
 1997-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
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)
 2000 The Pooch and the Pauper (TV Movie)
Liberty (voice)
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Raju / Monkey
 1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer (TV Movie)
Fido (voice)
 1999 Snowden's Christmas (TV Movie)
Snowden (voice)
 1999 Men in Black: The Series (TV Series)
 1999 Ally (TV Series)
John 'The Biscuit' Cage
 1999 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Kid Friendly
 1999 Baby Geniuses
 1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1994-1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
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
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Austin Haggard
 1994 Radioland Murders
Son Writer
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Lewis Rickett
 1993 Addams Family Values
Gary Granger
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Bradley Grist
 1992 HouseSitter
 1991 Hard Promises
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
 1989 American Blue Note
Jack Solow
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Dr. Janosz Poha
 1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Steve Cooper
 1986 Heat
Cyrus Kinnick
 1986 Johnny Bull (TV Movie)
Joe Kovacs
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
 1982 Sophie's Choice
 1981 Dragonslayer
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Other Works:

Peter performed The Mad Hatter in the best selling video game of the year , Arkham. 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.


His paternal grandfather, originally surnamed "Jonnsen", was of Norwegian descent. Peter's other ancestry is French-Canadian, Irish, Austrian, German, English, Dutch, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish). See more »


Versatile character actor accomplished in comedy and drama

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