Peter Falk

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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."

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Filmography

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Selected Peter Falk film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2009
Father Randolph

2007
Irv

2007
Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald

2005
Morris Applebaum

2005
Sam Kleinman

2004
Don Feinberg

2004
Max

2003
Max

2003
Wilder Days (TV Movie)
James 'Pop Up' Morse

2002
Three Days of Rain
Waldo

2002
Mendy Ripstein

2001
Francis A. Romano

2001
Max

2001
Hubert's Brain (Short Film)
Bailey

2001
A Town Without Christmas (TV Movie)
Max

2001
The Lost World (TV Movie)
Reverend Theo Kerr

2000
Enemies of Laughter
Paul's Father

2000
The Pierman

2000
A Storm in Summer (TV Movie)
Abel Shaddick

2000
From Where I Sit (TV Movie)
Abe

1998
Vig (TV Movie)
Vinnie

1997
Pronto (TV Movie)
Harry Arno

1995
Rocky Holzcek

1995
The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie)
Willie Clark

1995
Cops n Roberts
Salvatore Santini

1992
Peter Falk

1990
Roger Flan

1990
Pedro Carmichael

1989
Dominick Capisco

1988
Harry Buscafusco

1987
Nick

1987
The Grandfather, Narrator

1987
Der Filmstar

1986
Steve Rickey

1981
Harry Sears

1979
Vince Ricardo

1978
Tony Pino

1978
Lou Peckinpaugh

1977
Cameo appearance

1977
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (TV Movie)
Columbo

1976
Mikey

1976
Sam Diamond

1976
Griffin and Phoenix (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Griffin

1974
Nick Longhetti

1971
A Step Out of Line (TV Movie)
Harry Connors

1971
Columbo (TV Show)
Columbo

1970
Archie Black

1970
Peter Pawney

1969
Sgt. Rossi

1969
Charlie Adamo

1968
Cpl. Jack Rabinoff

1968
Lt. Columbo

1968
Lewis Corbett

1968
A Hatful of Rain (TV Movie)
Polo Pope

1967
Luv
Milt Manville

1967
Danny

1966
Lieutenant Horatio Bixbee

1966
Brigadoon (TV Movie)
Jeff Douglas

1965
Maximilian Meen

1965
Daniel O'Brien

1964
Medic Captain

1964
Ambassador at Large (TV Movie)
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1963
Third Cab Driver

1963
Police Chief

1963
Mike Galway, Bara, Bert Graumann

1963
Here's Edie (TV Show)
Cabbie

1962
Young Psychiatrist

1962
Robert Evans

1961
Joy Boy

1961
87th Precinct (TV Show)
Greg Brovane

1961
Ben Casey (TV Show)
Dr. Jimmy Reynolds

1961
Dr. Kildare (TV Show)
Matt Gunderson

1961
Martin, Dr. Alan Keegan, Dimitre Fresco

1961
Danilo Diaz, Collucci

1961
The New Breed (TV Show)
Lopez

1961
Nick Longo

1961
Sammy

1961
Cry Vengeance! (TV Movie)
Priest

1960
Abe Reles

1960
Shorty Walters

1960
The Aquanauts (TV Show)
Angel, Jeremiah Wilson

1960
Joe

1960
The Islanders (TV Show)
Hooker

1960
Sydney Jarmon

1960
The Witness (TV Show)
Abe Reles

1959
Nico

1959
Play of the Week (TV Show)
Mestizo

1959
The Untouchables (TV Show)
Nate Selko, Duke Mullen

1959
Twilight Zone (TV Show)
Ramos Clemente

1959
Brenner (TV Show)
Fred Gaines

1959
New York Confidential (TV Show)
Pete

1959
Deadline (TV Show)
Box

1958
Naked City (TV Show)
Frank O'Hearn, Lee Staunton, Gimpy

1957
Decoy (TV Show)
Fred Dana

1957
Waller

1957
Wagon Train (TV Show)
Gus Morgan

1955
Meyer Fine

1955
Camera Three (TV Show)
Stendhal

1951
Colonel Hush-Hush

1950
Petar Porovic

1950
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1948
Jack, Carmen's Assistant

1947
Kraft Theatre (TV Show)
Izzy, Radar Operator

Producer Credits

1971
Columbo (TV Show)
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Soundtrack Credits

1971
Columbo (TV Show)
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1970
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1966
Brigadoon (TV Movie)
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Quotes

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List of Peter Falk quotes.

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.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Peter Falk on the cover.
  • Peter Falk - Photoplay Magazine [United Kingdom] (February 1982)
  • Peter Falk - TV Times Magazine [United Kingdom] (23 February 1991)
  • Peter Falk - Films and Filming Magazine [United Kingdom] (September 1979)
  • Peter Falk - Time Magazine [United States] (26 November 1973)
  • Peter Falk - Life Magazine [United States] (9 May 1969)
  • Peter Falk - Rolling Stone Magazine [United States] (24 April 1975)

Dating History

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List of Peter Falk relationships, in date order.



First NamePeter
Last NameFalk
Full Name at BirthPeter Michael Falk
Age83 (age at death)
Date of BirthSeptember 16, 1927
BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA
Date of DeathJune 23, 2011
Location of DeathBeverly Hills, California, USA
Height5' 6" (168 cm)
BuildAverage
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBrown - Dark
Distinctive FeaturesGlass eye
Star SignVirgo
ReligionJewish
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameColumbo
FriendsBen Gazzara, John Cassavetes

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