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Peter Falk

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Michael Falk  (born September 16, 1927, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is a retired American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles, and has been nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once. Director William Friedkin, when discussing Falk's role in his 1978 film The Brink's Job said that "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh." In 1968 he starred with Gene Berry in a ninety-minute TV pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series entitled, "The NBC Mystery Movie", along with "McCloud" and "McMillan And Wife". The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971-1978, took a five year respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1983-2003. He was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", writes historian David Fantle. Describing his role, Variety columnist Howard Prouty writes, "The joy of all this is watching Columbo dissemble the fiendishly clever cover stories of the loathsome rats who consider themselves his better."


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Born:
Sep 16, 1927 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
99
First Appeared:
In the series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Series NBC Mystery Movie 2017
Known For
Poster of The Trials of O'Brien
Poster of The Barbara Stanwyck Show
Poster of New York Confidential
Poster of Decoy
Filmography
Series NBC Mystery Movie Lieutenant Columbo 2017
Movie Ztracený případ Columbo 2015-07-05
Movie Char·ac·ter 2012-11-30
Movie American Cowslip Father Randolph 2010-09-07
Movie Three Days To Vegas Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald 2008-04-22
Movie Next Irv 2007-04-24
Movie Three Days of Rain 2007-10-09
Movie Checking Out Morris Applebaum 2006-09-15
Movie Esto es todo amigos Sam Kleinman 2005-01-01
Movie El espantatiburones Don Feinberg 2004-09-20
Movie When Angels Come to Town Max 2004-11-28
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us Interviewee 2003-07-01
Movie Finding John Christmas Max 2003-11-30
Movie Wilder Days James 'Pop Up' Morse 2003-10-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Invicto Mendy Ripstein 2002-08-23
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Crimen desorganizado Max 2001-07-13
Movie A Town Without Christmas Max 2001-12-16
Movie Corky Romano Francis A. 'Pops' Romano 2001-10-12
Movie El mundo perdido Theo Kerr 2001-12-25
Movie El buque del lago The Pierman 2000-04-13
Movie A Storm in Summer Abel Shaddick 2000-02-27
Movie Enemies of Laughter Paul's Father 2000-11-09
Movie Vig Vinnie 1998-12-04
Movie Pronto Harry Arno 1997-06-08
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All 1996-01-01
Movie The Sunshine Boys Willie Clark 1996-02-15
Movie Roommates Rocky Holzeck 1995-03-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Anything for John 1993-09-06
Movie ¡Tan lejos, tan cerca! sich 1993-09-09
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie El juego de Hollywood Himself 1992-04-03
Movie Realidad y ficción Pedro Carmichael 1990-01-01
Movie In the Spirit Roger Flan 1990-04-06
Movie Mi rebelde Cookie Dominick Capisco 1989-08-23
Movie Arena - John Cassavetes Himself 1989-01-24
Movie El misterio de la pirámide de oro Harry Buscafusco 1988-08-05
Movie Happy New Year Nick 1987-08-07
Movie El cielo sobre Berlín Peter Falk 1987-05-17
Movie La princesa prometida The Grandfather / Narrator 1987-09-18
Movie Un hombre en apuros Steve Rickey 1986-05-30
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie El gran golpe de los Teleñecos Tramp 1981-06-26
Movie Chicas con gancho Harry Sears 1981-10-16
Movie Los suegros Vincent J. Ricardo 1979-06-15
Movie El mayor robo del siglo Tony Pino 1978-12-08
Movie El detective barato Lou Peckinpaugh 1978-06-23
Movie Noche de estreno Peter Falk 1977-12-22
Movie Un cadáver a los postres Sam Diamond 1976-06-23
Movie Griffin and Phoenix Geoffrey Griffin 1976-02-27
Movie Mikey and Nicky Mikey 1976-12-21
Movie Una mujer bajo la influencia Nick Longhetti 1974-09-19
Movie A Step Out of Line Harry Connors 1971-02-26
Series Colombo Columbo 1971-09-15
Movie Operation Snafu Peter Pawney 1970-03-03
Movie Maridos Archie Black 1970-12-08
Movie Las Vegas, 1970 Charlie Adamo 1969-04-01
Movie La fortaleza Sgt. Rossi 1969-10-01
Movie La batalla de Anzio Cpl. Jack Rabinoff 1968-07-24
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Luv Milt Manville 1967-07-26
Movie Brigadoon Jeff Douglas 1966-10-15
Movie Too Many Thieves Danny 1966-01-01
Movie Penelope Lt. Horatio Bixbee 1966-11-10
Movie La carrera del siglo Max 1965-07-01
Series The Trials of O'Brien Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie 4 Gangsters de Chicago Guy Gisborne 1964-06-24
Movie Attack and Retreat Medic Captain 1964-09-16
Movie The Balcony Police Chief 1963-03-21
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie El mundo está loco, loco, loco Third Cab Driver 1963-11-07
Movie La clave de la cuestión Young Psychiatrist 1962-01-01
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Movie Un gángster para un milagro Joy Boy 1961-12-18
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie El sindicato del crimen Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles 1960-06-28
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Unknown 1960-09-19
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Movie The Secret Of The Purple Reef Tom Weber 1960-12-11
Series The Law and Mr. Jones 1960-10-07
Series New York Confidential Unknown 1959-01-01
Series La dimensión desconocida Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie The Bloody Brood Nico 1959-01-01
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Decoy Unknown 1957-10-14
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Westinghouse Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06