Peter Falk

Name in Native Language: "Peter Fiak" (English/EN)
Actor / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Television Producer | * 09/16/1927 († 83, 06/23/2011) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards (1972, 1975, 1976, 1990) and a Golden Globe Award (1973). He first starred as Columbo in two 90-minute TV pilots; the first with Gene Barry in 1968 and the second with Lee Grant in 1971. The show then aired as part of The NBC Mystery Movie series from 1971 to 1978, and again on ABC from 1989 to 2003. Falk was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Murder, Inc. (1960) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961), and won his first Emmy Award in 1962 for The Dick Powell Theatre. He was the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy Award in the same year, achieving the feat twice (1961 and 1962). He went on to app... ()
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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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Peter Falk

Golden Globe Awards 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Peter Falk as Actor(87)

as Self (archive footage)2020 My Darling Vivian
as Self (archive footage)2019 Peter Falk versus Columbo
as Self (archive footage)2017 Arthur Miller: Writer
as himself2012 Char·ac·ter
as Father Randolph2009 American Cowslip
as Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald2007 Three Days To Vegas
as Irv2007 Next
as Sam Kleinman2005 The Thing About My Folks
as Morris Applebaum2005 Checking Out
as Don Feinberg2004 Shark Tale
as James 'Pop Up' Morse2003 Wilder Days
as Waldo2002 Three Days of Rain
as Mendy Ripstein2002 Undisputed
as Bailey (voice)2001 Hubert's Brain
as Theo Kerr2001 The Lost World
as Francis A. 'Pops' Romano2001 Corky Romano
as Max2001 Made
as Paul's Father2000 Enemies of Laughter
as Abel Shaddick2000 A Storm in Summer
as Abe2000 From Where I Sit
as The Pierman2000 Lakeboat
as himself2000 A Constant Forge
as Vinnie1998 Money Kings
as Harry Arno1997 Pronto
as Willie Clark1996 The Sunshine Boys
as Rocky Holzeck1995 Roommates
as Salvatore Santini1995 Cops n Roberts
as Tramp (archive footage)1994 The World of Jim Henson
as himself1993 Faraway, So Close!
as himself1992 The Player
as Roger Flan1990 In the Spirit
as Pedro Carmichael1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
as Dominick 'Dino' Capisco1989 Cookie
as Harry Buscafusco1988 Vibes
as The Filmstar1987 Wings of Desire
as The Grandfather / Narrator1987 The Princess Bride
as Nick1987 Happy New Year
as Steve Rickey1986 Big Trouble
as Harry Sears1981 ...All the Marbles
as Vincent J. Ricardo1979 The In-Laws
as Narration (voice)1978 Scared Straight!
as Lou Peckinpaugh1978 The Cheap Detective
as Tony Pino1978 The Brink's Job
as Himself (uncredited)1977 Opening Night
as Geoffrey Griffin1976 Griffin and Phoenix
as Sam Diamond1976 Murder by Death
as Mikey1976 Mikey and Nicky
as Nick Longhetti1974 A Woman Under the Influence
as Harry Connors1971 A Step Out of Line
as Columbo1971 Ransom for a Dead Man
as Archie Black1970 Husbands
as Peter Pawney1970 Operation Snafu
as Sgt. Rossi1969 Castle Keep
as Charlie Adamo1969 Machine Gun McCain
as Columbo1968 Prescription: Murder
as Polo Pope1968 A Hatful of Rain
as Cpl. Jack Rabinoff1968 Anzio
as Milt Manville1967 Luv
as Danny1966 Too Many Thieves
as Lt. Horatio Bixbee1966 Penelope
as Jeff Douglas1966 Brigadoon
as Max1965 The Great Race
as lieutenant Mario1964 Attack and Retreat
as Guy Gisborne1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
as Police Chief1963 The Balcony
as Third Cab Driver1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
as Young Psychiatrist1962 Pressure Point
as Joy Boy1961 Pocketful of Miracles
as Shorty Walters1960 Pretty Boy Floyd
as Abe Reles1960 Murder, Inc.
as Nico1959 The Bloody Brood

TV Shows/Series with Peter Falk as Actor(58)

as himself1998 Vivement dimanche
as himself1997 The View
as himself1992 The Larry Sanders Show
as himself1987 Seitenblicke
as himself1986 American Masters
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées
as himself1981 Wanna bet, that..?
as Columbo1971 Columbo
as himself1970 Treffpunkte
as Lewis Corbett1968 The Name of the Game
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Daniel O'Brien1965 The Trials of O'Brien
as himself1963 The Danny Kaye Show
as Robert Evans1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
as himself1962 The Merv Griffin Show
as Danilo Diaz1961 The DuPont Show of the Week
as Aristede Fresco1961 The Dick Powell Show
as Dr. Alan Keegan1961 The Dick Powell Show
as Martin1961 The Dick Powell Show
as Abe Reles1960 The Witness
as Mestizo1959 Play of the Week
as Box1959 Deadline
as Extortionist1958 Naked City
as Gimpy (uncredited)1958 Naked City
as Lee Staunton1958 Naked City
as Fred Dana1957 Decoy
as Gus Morgan1957 Wagon Train
as Colonel Hush-Hush1951 The Red Skelton Show
as Petar Porovic1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre

TV Shows/Series with Peter Falk as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1971 Columbo
Writing/Writer1971 Columbo

Additional Information

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Full Name: Peter Michael Falk
Born: Friday, 09/16 1927 (September) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 06/23 2011 (June) in Beverly Hills (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Hamilton College, New School, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Ossining High School
Spouses (current/former): Shera Danese
Student of: Eva Le Gallienne
Other names for Peter Falk (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Peter Michael Falk"
"Пітер Фальк"
"Питер Фальк"
Peter Falk frequently works together with these people:
Barbara Stanwyck (32x, Actress)
Jack Klugman (22x, Actor)
William Shatner (20x, Actor)
John Cassavetes (16x, Actor)
Robert Culp (16x, Actor)
Martin Balsam (15x, Actor)
Leo Penn (14x, Crew)
Alfred Hitchcock (13x, Crew)
Nehemiah Persoff (13x, Actor)
Sorrell Booke (13x, Actor)
Alfred Ryder (12x, Actor)
Joanne Linville (12x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2314, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/28/2021