Peter Frechette Poster


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Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island, Peter Frechette earned a B.F.A. in Theater from the University of Rhode Island before moving to New York City to pursue acting there on stage. He earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in the play Eastern Standard which played on Broadway, and the off-Broadway production of Our Country's Good. Additional stage credits include Night and Her Stars, and The Destiny of Me.

He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s to pursue acting in the movies and on television where his first movie role was a minor part in playing a T-Bird gang member in Grease 2 (1982) which he used his singing skills he learned on Broadway to good measure. From then on, Frechette acted in many acclaimed guest TV spots on shows such as "L.A. Law", "Picket Fences", "Thirtysomething" (which gave him an Emmy Award nomination for best guest appearance). He appeared as a regular on the shows "Dream Street" and "Profiler."

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Spouse (1)

David Warren (2017 - present)

Trivia (4)

Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1989 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "Eastern Standard;" and in 1991 as Best Actor (Play) for "Our Country's Good."
He is performing on Broadway as Roy in the Odd Couple with Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Brad Garrett, Rob Bartlett, Lee Wilkof, Olivia d'Abo, Jessica Stone. Brad Garret will be replaced by Mike Starr. The remaining cast will continue the run until June 4th '06. [October 2005]
Openly gay; long-term partner of director David Warren since 1988.
He was awarded the 1986 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities," in a Sundays at the Itchey Foot production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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