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Peter Falk

Peter Michael Falk  (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor and comedian. He best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo (1968–2003), which earned him four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Falk was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Murder, Inc. (1960) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961). He is also known for his collaborations with filmmaker and actor John Cassavetes in films such as: Husbands (1970), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Opening Night (1977), Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky (1976) and the Columbo episode: Étude in Black (1972). Falk's other film roles include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Great Race (1965), Anzio (1968), Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), The In-Laws (1979), The Princess Bride (1987), Wings of Desire (1987), The Player (1992), and Next (2007).

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Sep 16, 1927 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 2022
Known For
Poster of Next
Poster of Undisputed
Poster of Arena - John Cassavetes
Poster of The Princess Bride
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 2022
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie Peter Falk versus Columbo Self (archive footage) 2019-03-31
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Ztracený případ Columbo (archive footage) 2014-12-01
Movie Char·ac·ter Self 2012-11-30
Movie American Cowslip Father Randolph 2009-07-24
Movie Three Days To Vegas Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald 2007-02-02
Movie Next Irv 2007-04-25
Movie The Thing About My Folks Sam Kleinman 2005-06-02
Movie Checking Out Morris Applebaum 2005-04-10
Movie Shark Tale Don Feinberg 2004-09-20
Movie When Angels Come to Town Max 2004-11-28
Movie Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us Self 2003-07-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Finding John Christmas Max 2003-11-30
Movie Wilder Days James 'Pop Up' Morse 2003-10-19
Movie Three Days of Rain Waldo 2002-05-12
Movie Undisputed Mendy Ripstein 2002-07-17
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Hubert's Brain Bailey (voice) 2001-03-31
Movie Corky Romano Francis A. 'Pops' Romano 2001-10-12
Movie Made Max 2001-07-13
Movie A Town Without Christmas Max 2001-12-16
Movie The Lost World Theo Kerr 2001-12-25
Series The Lost World Theo Kerr 2001-12-25
Movie From Where I Sit Abe 2000-01-01
Movie A Constant Forge Himself 2000-01-01
Movie A Storm in Summer Abel Shaddick 2000-01-18
Movie Lakeboat The Pierman 2000-04-13
Movie Enemies of Laughter Paul's Father 2000-11-10
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
Movie Money Kings Vinnie 1998-12-04
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream 1997-01-01
Movie Pronto Harry Arno 1997-06-08
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All Himself 1996-01-01
Movie The Sunshine Boys Willie Clark 1996-08-08
Movie Cops n Roberts Salvatore Santini 1995-01-01
Movie Roommates Rocky Holzeck 1995-03-03
Series Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin self 1994-03-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The World of Jim Henson Tramp (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Movie Faraway, So Close! Peter Falk 1993-09-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Anything for John Unknown 1993-09-06
Movie The Player Peter Falk 1992-04-03
Series The Larry Sanders Show Peter Falk 1992-08-15
Movie Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Movie In the Spirit Roger Flan 1990-04-06
Movie Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders Self 1990-04-25
Movie Tune in Tomorrow... Pedro Carmichael 1990-10-26
Movie Arena - John Cassavetes Himself 1989-01-24
Movie Cookie Dominick 'Dino' Capisco 1989-08-02
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Vibes Harry Buscafusco 1988-08-05
Movie Wings of Desire The Filmstar 1987-05-17
Movie Happy New Year Nick 1987-08-07
Series Seitenblicke self 1987-10-05
Movie The Princess Bride The Grandfather / Narrator 1987-09-25
Movie Big Trouble Steve Rickey 1986-05-30
Series American Masters Himself 1986-06-23
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Himself 1982-04-03
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie ...All the Marbles Harry Sears 1981-03-01
Movie The Great Muppet Caper Tramp 1981-06-26
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Himself 1979-05-16
Movie The In-Laws Vincent J. Ricardo 1979-06-15
Movie Scared Straight! Narration (voice) 1978-11-02
Movie The Cheap Detective Lou Peckinpaugh 1978-06-23
Movie The Brink's Job Tony Pino 1978-12-08
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis Himself 1977-03-01
Movie Opening Night Himself (uncredited) 1977-12-22
Series 30 millions d'amis self 1976-01-06
Movie Griffin and Phoenix Geoffrey Griffin 1976-02-27
Movie Murder by Death Sam Diamond 1976-06-23
Movie Mikey and Nicky Mikey 1976-12-21
Movie A Woman Under the Influence Nick Longhetti 1974-09-19
Movie A Step Out of Line Harry Connors 1971-02-26
Movie Ransom for a Dead Man Columbo 1971-03-01
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Series Columbo Columbo 1971-09-15
Movie Operation Snafu Peter Pawney 1970-03-03
Series Treffpunkte himself 1970-05-26
Movie Husbands Archie Black 1970-12-01
Movie Machine Gun McCain Charlie Adamo 1969-04-01
Movie Castle Keep Sgt. Rossi 1969-07-23
Movie Prescription: Murder Columbo 1968-02-20
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie A Hatful of Rain Polo Pope 1968-03-03
Movie Anzio Cpl. Jack Rabinoff 1968-07-24
Series The Name of the Game Lewis Corbett 1968-09-20
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Luv Milt Manville 1967-07-26
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung Himself 1966-01-25
Movie Too Many Thieves Danny 1966-10-13
Movie Penelope Lt. Horatio Bixbee 1966-11-10
Movie Brigadoon Jeff Douglas 1966-10-15
Movie The Great Race Max 1965-07-01
Series The Trials of O'Brien Daniel O'Brien 1965-09-18
Movie Robin and the 7 Hoods Guy Gisborne 1964-06-24
Movie Attack and Retreat lieutenant Mario 1964-09-16
Movie The Balcony Police Chief 1963-03-21
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963-09-25
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Bert Graumann 1963-10-04
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Third Cab Driver 1963-11-07
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Robert Evans 1962-09-20
Series Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine Cameo 1962-09-29
Movie Pressure Point Young Psychiatrist 1962-10-10
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Collucci 1961-09-17
Series The Dick Powell Show Dr. Alan Keegan 1961-09-26
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Pocketful of Miracles Joy Boy 1961-12-18
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie Murder, Inc. Abe Reles 1960-06-28
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Unknown 1960-09-19
Movie Pretty Boy Floyd Shorty Walters 1960-01-01
Series The Witness Abe Reles 1960-09-29
Movie The Secret Of The Purple Reef Tom Weber 1960-12-11
Series The Law and Mr. Jones 1960-10-07
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Movie The Bloody Brood Nico 1959-01-01
Series New York Confidential Unknown 1959-01-01
Series Play of the Week Mestizo 1959-10-12
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Deadline Box 1959-09-17
Movie Wind Across the Everglades Writer 1958-09-11
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Wagon Train Gus Morgan 1957-09-18
Series Decoy Fred Dana 1957-10-14
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Red Skelton Show Colonel Hush-Hush 1951-10-21
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Armstrong Circle Theatre Petar Porovic 1950-06-06
Series Bambi-Verleihung himself 1948-01-01
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07