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Peter Falk

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Michael Falk  (born September 16, 1927, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is a retired American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles, and has been 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, when discussing Falk's role in his 1978 film The Brink's Job said that "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh." In 1968 he starred with Gene Berry in a ninety-minute TV pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series entitled, "The NBC Mystery Movie", along with "McCloud" and "McMillan And Wife". The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971-1978, took a five year respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1983-2003. He was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", writes historian David Fantle. Describing his role, Variety columnist Howard Prouty writes, "The joy of all this is watching Columbo dissemble the fiendishly clever cover stories of the loathsome rats who consider themselves his better."

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Sep 16, 1927 In New York City - New York - USA
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First Appeared:
In the series Money Magazine
Latest Project:
Series Der Rhein von oben 2013-03-11
Known For
Poster of Wer ist John Christmas?
Poster of Three Days of Rain
Poster of Cookie - Die Tochter des Paten
Poster of Das große Dings bei Brinks
Series Money Magazine Harry Sears 2019
Series Der Rhein von oben Morris Applebaum 2013-03-11
Movie Char·ac·ter 2012-11-30
Movie American Cowslip Father Randolph 2010-09-07
Series Gaiji Keisatsu Unknown 2009-11-14
Movie Three Days To Vegas Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald 2007-02-02
Movie Next Irv 2007-04-24
Movie Reine Familiensache Sam Kleinman 2005-01-01
Movie Große Haie - Kleine Fische Don Feinberg 2004-09-20
Movie Ein Engel in der Stadt Max 2004-11-28
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Wilde Tage James 'Pop Up' Morse 2003-10-19
Movie Wer ist John Christmas? Max 2003-11-30
Movie Three Days of Rain Waldo 2002-05-12
Series The Cramp Twins Theo Kerr 2002-11-08
Movie Undisputed - Sieg ohne Ruhm Mendy Ripstein 2002-08-23
Movie Exit Wounds - Die Copjäger Lieutenant Columbo 2001-03-13
Movie Made Max 2001-07-13
Movie A Town Without Christmas Max 2001-12-16
Series The Lost World Reverend Theo Kerr 2001-12-25
Movie Mister Undercover Francis A. 'Pops' Romano 2001-10-12
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie A Constant Forge Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Lakeboat The Pierman 2000-04-13
Movie Enemies of Laughter Paul's Father 2000-11-10
Movie Sommer der Freundschaft Abel Shaddick 2000-01-18
Movie Money Kings Vinnie 1998-12-04
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Sonny Boys Willie Clark 1996-08-08
Movie John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All 1996-01-01
Movie Familien-Bande Rocky Holzeck 1995-03-03
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Anything for John 1993-09-06
Movie In weiter Ferne, so nah! sich 1993-09-09
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Player Himself 1992-04-03
Movie In the Spirit Roger Flan 1990-04-06
Movie Cookie - Die Tochter des Paten Dominick Capisco 1989-08-23
Movie Vibes - Die Jagd nach der glühenden Pyramide Harry Buscafusco 1988-08-05
Movie Der Himmel über Berlin Peter Falk 1987-05-17
Movie Die Braut des Prinzen The Grandfather / Narrator 1987-09-25
Movie Happy New Year Nick 1987-08-07
Movie Sterben… und leben lassen Steve Rickey 1986-05-30
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Der große Muppet Krimi Tramp 1981-06-26
Movie Zwei in Teufels Küche Vincent J. Ricardo 1979-06-15
Movie Das große Dings bei Brinks Tony Pino 1978-12-08
Movie Der Schmalspurschnüffler Lou Peckinpaugh 1978-06-23
Movie Opening Night Peter Falk 1977-12-22
Movie Griffin and Phoenix Geoffrey Griffin 1976-02-27
Movie Eine Leiche zum Dessert Sam Diamond 1976-06-23
Movie Mikey and Nicky Mikey 1976-12-21
Movie Eine Frau unter Einfluß Nick Longhetti 1974-09-19
Movie Endstation Schafott Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie A Step Out of Line Harry Connors 1971-02-26
Series Columbo Columbo 1971-09-15
Movie Ehemänner Archie Black 1970-12-01
Movie Stoßtrupp Avola - Ja, wo sind denn die Kanonen ? Peter Pawney 1970-03-03
Movie Das Schloss in den Ardennen Sgt. Rossi 1969-07-23
Movie Die Unschlagbaren Charlie Adamo 1969-04-01
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Die Schlacht um Anzio Cpl. Jack Rabinoff 1968-07-24
Movie Versuch's doch mal mit meiner Frau Milt Manville 1967-07-26
Movie Too Many Thieves Danny 1966-01-01
Movie Penelope Lt. Horatio Bixbee 1966-11-10
Series The Trials of O'Brien Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie Das große Rennen rund um die Welt Max 1965-07-01
Movie Attack and Retreat Medic Captain 1964-09-16
Movie Sieben gegen Chicago Guy Gisborne 1964-06-24
Movie Der Balkon Police Chief 1963-03-21
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Third Cab Driver 1963-10-04
Movie Pressure Point Young Psychiatrist 1962-10-10
Series Polizeirevier 87 Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Movie Die unteren Zehntausend Joy Boy 1961-12-18
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie Unterwelt Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles 1960-06-28
Movie The Secret Of The Purple Reef Tom Weber 1960-12-11
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Unknown 1960-09-19
Series The Law and Mr. Jones 1960-10-07
Series New York Confidential Unknown 1959-01-01
Movie The Bloody Brood Nico 1959-01-01
Series Unwahrscheinliche Geschichten Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Gnadenlose Stadt Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Alfred Hitchcock präsentiert Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06
Movie Weihnachten nach Maß Unknown 1945-12-17