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Peter Tolan


Peter Tolan was born on July 5, 1958 in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA as Peter James Tolan III. He is a writer and producer, known for Rescue Me (2004), The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and America's Sweethearts (2001). He is married to Leslie Lorraine Bracken. He was previously married to Johanna S Brockelman. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Rescue Me Writer
(2004-2011)
(1992-1998)
(2001)
Murphy Brown Writer
(1991-1993)

Filmography

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  Mad About You (TV Series) (developed by - 12 episodes, 2019) (written by - 1 episode, 2019) (story by - 1 episode, 2019)
- Erotica and Expulsion (2019) ... (creator)
- Real Estate for Beginners (2019) ... (creator)
- The Cheese Stands Alone (2019) ... (creator)
- Anderson Cooper and Other Fantasies (2019) ... (creator)
 2018 Guess Who Died (TV Movie)
 2016-2017 Outsiders (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- How We Hunt (2017) ... (written by)
- All Hell (2016) ... (written by)
- Day Most Blessed (2016) ... (written by)
- Demolition (2016) ... (written by)
  The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Bosom Buddies (2016) ... (creator)
- The Mike Gaffigan Show (2016) ... (creator)
- Jim at the Museum (2016) ... (creator)
- My Brother's Keeper (2016) ... (creator)
- He Said, She Said (2016) ... (creator)
  Rake (TV Series) (developed for U.S. television by - 13 episodes, 2014) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Mammophile (2014) ... (creator)
- Man's Best Friend (2014) ... (creator)
- Remembrance of Taxis Past (2014) ... (creator)
- 50 Shades of Gay (2014) ... (creator)
- Hey, Good Looking (2014) ... (creator)
 2013 Gaffigan (TV Movie) (writer)
 2011 Brave New World (TV Movie)
 2011 The Council of Dads (TV Movie)
  Rescue Me (TV Series) (created by - 93 episodes, 2004 - 2011) (written by - 41 episodes, 2004 - 2011) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2009) (story by - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2004)
- Ashes (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Vows (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Jeter (2011) ... (creator)
- 344 (2011) ... (creator)
- Head (2011) ... (creator)
 2008 The End of Steve (TV Movie) (co-creator)
 2008 Rescue Me Minisodes (TV Series) (written by)
 2008 Finding Amanda (written by)
 2007 Fort Pit (TV Movie)
 2005 Just Like Heaven (screenplay)
 2005 Guess Who (screenplay)
 2003 Phil at the Gate (TV Movie)
  My Adventures in Television (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 2002) (written by - 1 episode, 2002)
- The Line of Duty (2002) ... (creator)
- The Last Chance (2002) ... (creator)
- No Escape (2002) ... (creator)
- Kind Stranger (2002) ... (creator)
- Journey by Night (2002) ... (creator)
 2002 Analyze That (characters) / (written by)
 2002 Stealing Harvard (screenplay) / (story)
  The Job (TV Series) (creator - 16 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (written by - 10 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2002)
- Dad (2002) ... (creator)
- Vacation (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Gay (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Neighbor (2002) ... (creator)
- Quitter (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2001 H.M.O. (TV Movie)
 2001 America's Sweethearts (written by)
 2000 Bedazzled (screenplay)
 2000 What Planet Are You From? (screenplay)
 1999 Analyze This (screenplay) / (story)
  Style & Substance (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1998) (written by - 1 episode, 1998)
- I Went to a Garden Party (1998) ... (creator)
- Chelsea's Ex (1998) ... (creator)
- No Soap, Romeo (1998) ... (creator)
- Chelsea's First Date (1998) ... (creator)
 1998 The Dave Chappelle Project (TV Movie) (written by)
  The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (written by - 24 episodes, 1992 - 1998) (story by - 2 episodes, 1992 - 1994)
- Flip (1998) ... (written by)
- Just the Perfect Blendship (1998) ... (written by)
- Beverly's Secret (1998) ... (written by)
- Pilots and Pens Lost (1998) ... (written by)
- As My Career Lay Dying (1998) ... (written by)
 1997 Ellen (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Secrets & Ellen (1997) ... (written by)
 1996 Style & Substance (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1996 My Fellow Americans (screenplay)
  Buddies (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1996) (creator - 2 episodes)
- Lights, Camera, Yuck! (1996) ... (writer)
- Pilot ... (writer)
- Whack and Blight ... (creator) / (writer)
- Engagement Hell ... (creator)
  The George Wendt Show (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 1995) (written by - 1 episode, 1995)
- My Brother, the Albatross (1995) ... (creator)
- And Here's to You, Mrs. Robertson (1995) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A River Runs Through His Head (1995) ... (creator)
- Prom Night: The Return (1995) ... (creator)
- Rash Behavior (1995) ... (creator)
 1994 Good Advice (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Two Times Twenty (1994) ... (written by)
 1991-1993 Murphy Brown (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Two for the Road (1993) ... (writer)
- Bump in the Night (1993) ... (writer)
- The British Invasion (1993) ... (writer)
- Life After Birth (1992) ... (writer)
 1991 Home Improvement (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Nothing More Than Feelings (1991) ... (written by)
- Adventures in Fine Dining (1991) ... (written by)
 1990-1991 Carol & Company (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- A Fall From Grace (1991) ... (written by)
- Teacher, Teacher (1990) ... (written by)
- Grandma Gets It On (1990) ... (written by)
  Wish You Were Here (TV Series) (story by - 2 episodes, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990) (written by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Marrakesh (1990) ... (story by)
- Barcelona (1990) ... (story by)
- Budapest (1990) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Paris (1990) ... (written by)
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Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (9 credits)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'Rescue Me' his series involving 9-11] You want to say, yes, people do survive, and they figure out how to go on with things. And that, ultimately, is what the show is about. See more »

Trivia:

Half of comedy/theatrical team "Wallem & Tolan" with Linda Wallem.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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