Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was 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 said of Falk's role in his film The Brink's Job (1978): "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."
I did do my own stunts.
I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately.
Usually, I get hired because I'm tall.
|Full Name at Birth||Peter Michael Falk|
|Age||83 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1927|
|Birthplace||New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||June 23, 2011|
|Location of Death||Beverly Hills, California, USA|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Distinctive Features||Glass eye|
|Claim to Fame||Columbo|
|Friends||Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes|