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Overview (2)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Martha Sue Cumming (11 October 1986 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Versatile character actor accomplished in comedy and drama

Trivia (6)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1981" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 33.
His wife, Marsue, runs a not-for-profit foundation that helps inner-city children in Los Angeles.
Is one of four 24 (2001) actors to appear in every episode of the only season in which they appeared. The others are Leslie Hope (Day 1), James Badge Dale (Day 3), and Marisol Nichols (Day 6).
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 in his trailer, creating Janosz' origin and accent, as well as a mythology for Carpathia. He even came up with his own vision for a Carpathian flag, which featured a snake stepping on a man.
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).
He auditioned for the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus (1984), but the part went to Tom Hulce.

Personal Quotes (1)

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.

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