Peter Frechette

Actor, Musician
An intense, dark-haired character player, Peter Frechette has amassed an impressive body of work on stage and on television. His occasional forays on the big screen have generally been in generally forgettable genre ... Read more »
Born: 10/02/1956 in Coventry, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

I Just Want My Pants Back 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gone to the Dogs 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

Peter Hammond (Actor)

Law & Order 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 2000, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Profiler 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing the Dragon 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Waters 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Broadway Director (Actor)

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Milk and Money 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Larry Kramer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hyde in Hollywood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Street 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Paint It Black 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Unholy 1988 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

The Kindred 1987 (Movie)

Brad Dexter (Actor)

The Hills Have Eyes Part II 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Small Affair 1984 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

Grease 2 1982 (Movie)

DiMucci (Actor)

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An intense, dark-haired character player, Peter Frechette has amassed an impressive body of work on stage and on television. His occasional forays on the big screen have generally been in generally forgettable genre fare (i.e., "The Kindred" 1986; "Paint It Black" 1990), although he was seen briefly as a theater director in "The First Wives Club" (1996).

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Frechette originally wanted to pursue a music career. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, he moved to New York where he began appearing in stage productions. In 1982, he relocated to the West Coast where he landed his first feature role in "Grease 2". TV appearances followed, including guest roles on "Hills Street Blues", "Taxi" and "The Facts of Life". Beginning in the mid-1980s, Frechette began to land high profile roles on critically praised series, usually portraying gay men, including "L.A. Law", "Law & Order" and "thirtysomething". The latter led to an Emmy nomination and an annual appearance on the show. In 1989, when appearing on Broadway in his breakthrough stage role in "Eastern Standard", the actor was simultaneously co-starring in the short-lived, gritty NBC series "Dream Street". In the latter, Frechette was the irresponsible older brother in a working-class family. He continued alternating stage performances ("Our Country's Good" 1991; "The Destiny of Me" 1993) with high profile TV work ("Picket Fences" CBS, 1992; "Barbarians at the Gate" HBO, 1993). In 1996, he returned to series TV as a computer hacker working with the police on the NBC drama series "Profiler".

EDUCATION

University of Rhode Island

Kingston , Rhode Island

Milestones

2000

Had co-starring role in the Off-Broadway production of "What the Butler Saw"

1996

Had recurring role on the short-lived series "Matt Waters" as an alcoholic teacher

1995

Featured in two episodes of the short-lived CBS

1993

Co-starred in off-Broadway production of Larry Kramer's "The Destiny of Me"

1992

Appeared in two episodes of "Picket Fences" (CBS) as a district attorney

1991

Starred in the Broadway play "Our Country's Good"; earned Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Play

1989

TV series debut as regular, "Dream Street"

1989

Made annual appearances on ABC drama series "thirtysomething"

1988

Had breakthrough stage role in "Eastern Standard"; earned first Tony Award nomination as Featured Actor in a Play

1988

Moved back to NYC

1982

Moved to L.A.

1982

Feature film debut, "Grease 2"

Appeared as series regular on the NBC police drama "Profiler"

Had male lead in off-Broadway revival of the musical "Flora, the Red Menace"

Moved to NYC after college; appeared in off-Broadway productions

Born and raised in Rhode Island

Bonus Trivia

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Frechette has been twice nominated for the Tony Award: in 1989 as Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Eastern Standard" and again in 1991 as Best Actor in a Play for "Our Country's Good".

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