Peter Falk

Peter Falk

  • Born on
    • September 16th, 1927
  • Died on
    • June 23rd, 2011
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).

Starring Peter Falk on Plex

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Acting (53 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2009American Cowslip as Father Randolph
2007Next as Irv
2005The Thing About My Folks as Sam Kleinman
2005Checking Out as Morris Applebaum
2004When Angels Come to Town as Max
2004Shark Tale as Don Feinberg
2003Finding John Christmas as Max
2002Undisputed as Mendy Ripstein
2001Corky Romano as Francis A. 'Pops' Romano
2001Made as Max
2001The Lost World as Theo Kerr
2001A Town Without Christmas as Max
2001The Lost World as Theo Kerr
2000Lakeboat as The Pierman
1998Vig as Vinnie
1996The Sunshine Boys as Willie Clark
1995Roommates as Rocky Holzeck
1993Faraway, So Close! as Peter Falk
1992The Player as Peter Falk
1990Tune in Tomorrow... as Pedro Carmichael
1989Cookie as Dominick 'Dino' Capisco
1988Vibes as Harry Buscafusco
1987Happy New Year as Nick
1987Wings of Desire as The Filmstar
1987The Princess Bride as The Grandfather / Narrator
1986Big Trouble as Steve Rickey
1981...All the Marbles as Harry Sears
1981The Great Muppet Caper as Tramp
1979The In-Laws as Vincent J. Ricardo
1978The Cheap Detective as Lou Peckinpaugh
1978The Brink's Job as Tony Pino
1978Scared Straight! as Narration (voice)
1976Mikey and Nicky as Mikey
1976Murder by Death as Sam Diamond
1974A Woman Under the Influence as Nick Longhetti
1971Ransom for a Dead Man as Columbo
1971Columbo as Columbo
1970Husbands as Archie Black
1969Machine Gun McCain as Charlie Adamo
1969Castle Keep as Sgt. Rossi
1968Anzio as Cpl. Jack Rabinoff
1968Prescription: Murder as Columbo
1967Luv as Milt Manville
1966Penelope as Lt. Horatio Bixbee
1965The Great Race as Max
1964Robin and the 7 Hoods as Guy Gisborne
1963The Balcony as Police Chief
1963It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World as Third Cab Driver
1962Pressure Point as Young Psychiatrist
1961Pocketful of Miracles as Joy Boy
1960Murder, Inc. as Abe Reles
1958Wind Across the Everglades as Writer

Himself (3 Credits)

2009Char·ac·ter as Self
1977AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis as Himself
1977Opening Night as Himself (uncredited)


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