Peter Dobson

Actor, Bricklayer
An appealing, dark-haired player who made his breakthrough dancing through the musical "Sing," Peter Dobson has worked consistently in film and television and emerged as a likable and talented comedic actor in series ... Read more »
Born: 07/19/1964 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Dice 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2:22 2010 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Made in Brooklyn 2010 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Love 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freezerburn 2005 (Movie)

Vince Ruby (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lady Jayne: Killer 2003 (Movie)

Hitman #1 (Actor)

Poolhall Junkies 2003 (Movie)

Cory (Actor)

Going to California 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Drowning Mona 2000 (Movie)

Feege (Actor)

Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Man at Supper Club (Actor)

Nowhere Land 1999 (Movie)

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Head Over Heels 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Heist 1997 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

Riot 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Life 1997 (Movie)

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Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Cold 1996 (Movie)

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Fallen Angels 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Guys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Squeeze 1996 (Movie)

Benny O'Malley (Actor)

The Frighteners 1996 (Movie)

Ray Lynskey (Actor)

Party of Five 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quiet Days in Hollywood 1995 (Movie)

Peter Blain (Actor)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

Young Elvis Presley (Actor)

Herman's Head 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Bago 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What She Doesn't Know 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Tommy Ray (Actor)

Lenny 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Undertow 1991 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Last Exit to Brooklyn 1990 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

So Proudly We Hail 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Takedown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sing 1989 (Movie)

Dominic (Actor)

Plain Clothes 1988 (Movie)

Kyle Kerns (Actor)

Bates Motel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Stranger's Heart (TV Show)

Actor

All Lies End in Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Doppelganger (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Rules (TV Show)

Actor

Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny Express (TV Show)

Actor

The Poseidon Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An appealing, dark-haired player who made his breakthrough dancing through the musical "Sing," Peter Dobson has worked consistently in film and television and emerged as a likable and talented comedic actor in series like the short-lived CBS action series "Johnny Bago" (1993) and the USA Network dramedy "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000-01). Throughout his career, Dobson has shown remarkable versatility, as capable of playing suave as silly, at times even taking on both sides in the same role. This New Jersey native attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, departing the school reportedly because of a lack of interest in required dance classes. Ironically, after making his TV and feature debut's respectively in the NBC TV-movie "Bates Motel" (1987) and Martha Coolidge's "Plain Clothes" (1988), Dobson was cast in the 1989 musical "Sing" because of his dancing as well as acting talents.

Relationships

Father

Mother
animal rights crusader

EDUCATION

Lee Strasberg Institute

New York , New York

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2000

Starred on the USA Network series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family"

2000

Played a police detective trying to find the killer of a widely loathed local woman (Bette Midler) in the comedy "Drowning Mona"

1999

Acted in the HBO biopic "Lansky"

1997

Was a regular on the UPN sitcom "Head Over Heels"

1997

Acted in the episodic drama "Quiet Days in Hollywood" and the black comedy crime caper "The Good Life"

1996

Played Joe DiMaggio in the HBO original biopic "Norma Jean & Marilyn"

1996

Had featured roles in the thriller "The Frighteners" and "Dead Cold"

1996

Starred as young hustler Benny O'Malley, a con man out to reap the rewards of an ex-baseball player's savings, in the independent comedy "The Big Squeeze"

1995

Appeared in "The Black Bargain", an episode of the Showtime anthology series "Fallen Angels" about a gangster

1994

Had a recurring role on "Party of Five" (Fox)

1994

Played young Elvis Presley in the popular, Academy Award-winning feature "Forrest Gump"

1993

Starred as the titular fugitive on the CBS action comedy series "Johnny Bago"

1992

Played one of a group of runaway teenagers in the drama "Where the Day Takes You"

1991

Featured in the comedy "The Marrying Man" and the action film "Undertow"

1990

Acted in the CBS TV-movie "So Proudly We Hail"

1990

Had a two-episode recurring role as an agent assasinated by a dealer on the Fox crime drama series "DEA"

1989

Starred in the musical film "Sing"

1989

Had a featured role in the Ulrich Edel-directed gritty 1951-set drama "Last Exit to Brooklyn"

1989

Guest starred on "Miami Vice" (NBC)

1988

Made feature debut with a villainous role in Martha Coolidge's "Plain Clothes"

1987

Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Bates Motel"

1985

Moved to Santa Cruz, California

1981

Lived in NYC while attending American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Portrayed the title character's brother, with a recurring role on the CBS sitcom "Lenny"

Guest starred on several episodes of the CBS romantic sitcom "Can't Hurry Love"

Performed with Monterey's Royal Shakespeare Festival

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