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Peter Falk
Falk in 2007
Birth namePeter Michael Falk
Personal information
Date of birthSeptember 16, 1927(age 82)
Birth placeNew York City, United States
Years active1956-Present
SpouseAlyce Mayo (1960 - 1976)&
Shera Danese (1977 - present)
Peter Michael Falk (born September 16, 1927) is an 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, and won the Emmy Award on five occasions and the Golden Globe award once. Oscar winning 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."Emery, Robert J. The Directors: Take Two, Allworth Press (2002)
As the star of the TV series Columbo, which aired from 1971 to 1978, 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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'Columbo' Star - They Falked Up My House - TMZ.com (blog) Tweet this news

TMZ.com (blog)---Peter Falk- has rich people's problems -- he claims a construction company did a lousy job on his Malibu remodel and wants some serious money. ...
Date : Fri, 19 Mar 2010 23:01:51 GMT+00:00

Secrets of Hollywood revealed - Seattle Post Intelligencer Tweet this news

Seattle Post Intelligencer--"Last week we were in front of -Peter Falk's- house and his dog groomer was outside, brushing -Peter Falk's- dog. The groomer gave us a thumbs-up. ...
Date : Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:11:10 GMT+00:00

Johnny Depp im Schlafanzug am Filmset in Venedig! - Promicabana (Blog) Tweet this news

Promicabana (Blog)--Solche Szenen kennen wir eigentlich nur vom herumirrenden -Peter Falk- - ein Promi im Schlafanzug, mitten in einer Touristenhochburg! ...
Date : Tue, 16 Mar 2010 14:44:54 GMT+00:00

'Saturday Night Live' - 'Jude Law/Pearl Jam' Recap - TV Squad (blog) Tweet this news

TV Squad (blog)--From Vincent Price to -Peter Falk- to Rod Serling, all amazing. His Serling-y smile was also great. This sketch was ridiculous but amusing through-and-through ...
Date : Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:43:41 GMT+00:00

Become a Follow-Up Fanatic - Entrepreneur Tweet this news

Entrepreneur--"It's about asking questions and listening--you're playing Columbo," Baig says, referring to the 1970s television detective played by -Peter Falk-. ...
Date : Sat, 13 Mar 2010 02:55:30 GMT+00:00

UN special rapporteur Peter Falk determined to go ahead despite Palestinian ... - Arab Monitor Tweet this news

Arab Monitor--Geneva, 9 March - -Peter Falk-, the Unite Nations special rapporteur for human rights in the Occupied Territories of Palestine, released a statement ...
Date : Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:55:20 GMT+00:00

When Politics, Roles and (Movie) Stars Align - Moviefone Tweet this news

Moviefone--The first name on a list that had been provided by the staff of then-California Governor Pat Brown was -Peter Falk-. He and others were campaigning for Brown, ...
Date : Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:06:01 GMT+00:00

Murder by Death - Anchor Tweet this news

Anchor---...- hard-boiled American gumshoe Sam Diamond (-Peter Falk-), London's Jessica Marbles (Elsa Lanchester), high-society couple Dick (David Niven) and Dora ...
Date : Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:09:54 GMT+00:00

"The Oscar": Greatest terrible movie of all time - Salon Tweet this news

Salon--The original cast was to include Steve McQueen, who was just coming of acting age, as the unscrupulous Frankie Fane, with -Peter Falk- as his long-suffering ...
Date : Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:29:08 GMT+00:00

Have faith, Oscar - MLive.com (blog) Tweet this news

MLive.com (blog)--Set in Berlin and costarring -Peter Falk- as an actor known for playing a detective named Columbo, director Wim Wenders' film creates a world in which the ...
Date : Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:38:51 GMT+00:00

Year Film Role Notes
1960 Murder Inc. Abe Reles Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1961 Pocketful of Miracles Joy Boy Nominated again for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1962 Pressure Point Young Psychiatrist
1963 The Balcony Police Chief
1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Cab Driver
1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods Guy Gisborne
1965 The Great Race Max
1966 Penelope Lieutenant Horatio Bixbee
1967 Luv Milt Manville
1968 Anzio Corporal Jack Rabinoff Alternative titles: The Battle of Anzio, Lo Sbarco di Anzio (Italian)
1969 Machine Gun McCain Charlie Adamo Alternative titles: For a Price, Gli intoccabili (Italian)
1969 Castle Keep Sargent Rossi
1970 Husbands Archie Black Alternative title: Husbands: A Comedy About Life, Death and Freedom
1974 A Woman Under the Influence Nick Longhetti
1976 Murder by Death Sam Diamond
1978 The Cheap Detective Lou Peckinpaugh Alternative title: Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective
1979 The In-Laws Vincent J. Ricardo
1981 …All the Marbles Harry Sears Alternative title: The California Dolls
1987 The Princess Bride Grandfather/Narrator
1987 Wings of Desire Himself Directed by Wim Wenders
1988 Vibes Harry Buscafusco Alternative title: Vibes: The Secret of the Golden Pyramids
1989 Cookie Dominick "Dino" Capisco
1990 Tune in Tomorrow Pedro Carmichael Alternative title: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
1993 Faraway, So Close Himself Directed by Wim Wenders
1995 Roommates Rocky Holzcek
2001 Made Max
2001 Corky Romano Francis A. "Pops" Romano Alternative title: Corky Romano: 'Special' Agent
2002 Undisputed Mendy Ripstein
2004 Shark Tale Don Feinberg Voice
2005 The Thing About My Folks Sam Kleinman
2007 Next Irv
2008 American Cowslip Father Randolph
Year Title Role Notes
1958 Kraft Suspense Theatre Izzy 1 episode
1959 Decoy Fred Dana 1 episode
1960 Have Gun - Will Travel Waller 1 episode
1961 The Twilight Zone Ramos Clemente 1 episode "The Mirror"
1960 The_Untouchables Duke Mullen 1 episode, "The Underworld Bank"
1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show Joe 1 episode, "The Assassin"
1962 The New Breed Lopez 1 episode
1963 Wagon Train Gus Morgan 1 episode
1964 Ben Casey Dr. Jimmy Reynolds 2 episodes
1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien Daniel O'Brien 22 episodes
1971-2003 Columbo Lieutenant Frank Columbo 68 episodes
1971 The Name of the Game Lewis Corbett 1 episode
1978 Dean Martin Roast (comedy) Guest appearance with Frank Sinatra - Watch
1995 The Sunshine Boys Willie Clark Television movie
2001 The Lost World Reverend Theo Kerr Television movie
2003 Finding John Christmas Max Television movie

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