Peter Greene

Actor, Cab driver, Pizza maker
Peter Greene rapidly established himself as the screen villain of the 1990s with a host of characterizations in both dark melodramas and spry comedies. His pale-faced image was forever emblazoned in the consciousness of ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Chicago PD 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York New York 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

King of Hollywood 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Once Fallen 2014 (Movie)

Sonny Coogan (Actor)

Pinion 2014 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

The Shanghai Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Capuzzi (Actor)

The Kill Hole 2013 (Movie)

Peter Krebbs (Actor)

Das Kind 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justified 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

Mahler (Actor)

Earthling 2009 (Movie)

Swinnert (Actor)

Life 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

End Game 2006 (Movie)

Jack Baldwin (Actor)

Black Cloud 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scenes of the Crime 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gentleman Bandit 2002 (Movie)

Manny Breen (Actor)

Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nobody's Baby 2000 (Movie)

Vern (Actor)

Shadow Hours 2000 (Movie)

Detective Steve Andrianson (Actor)

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

Deacon (Actor)

Permanent Midnight 1998 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Trading Favors 1998 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Bang 1997 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Lowball 1996 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Sworn Enemies 1996 (Movie)

Clifton Santier (Actor)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Cole Wilson (Actor)

Clean, Shaven 1995 (Movie)

Peter Winter (Actor)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

Merc No 1 (Actor)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

Zed (Actor)

The Mask 1994 (Movie)

Dorian Tyrel (Actor)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

Sykes (Actor)

Laws of Gravity 1992 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Black Cat Run (TV Show)

Actor

Dead and Deader (TV Show)

Actor

Double Tap (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Painted Hero 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cool Surface 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

After Midnight 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Peter Greene rapidly established himself as the screen villain of the 1990s with a host of characterizations in both dark melodramas and spry comedies. His pale-faced image was forever emblazoned in the consciousness of moviegoers who saw him as Zed, the security guard playing "eenie, meenie, moe" while sodomizing Ving Rhames in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Greene had made his first feature film in a starring role for neophyte writer-director Nick Gomez in "Laws of Gravity" (1992), in which he was a petty criminal trying to sell some handguns and torn by loyalties. In 1993, he gave a haunting performance as a schizophrenic trying to meet his daughter in "Clean, Shaven." Greene was a gang member in "Judgment Night" (also 1993) and Dorian Tyrel, the creepy night club owner whom Jim Carrey flushes down the toilet in "The Mask" (1994). Since the release of "Pulp Fiction" gave him high notice, Greene has played the fence in "The Usual Suspects" and a terrorist in "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" (both 1995) and Halle Berry's blackmailer in the thriller "The Rich Man's Wife" (1996).

Relationships

Mother
Italian

John Green

Brother
younger

Mary Green

Sister
younger is married

Elisabetha Nunez

Wife
married c. 1984 moved to Florida when Greene ran into trouble with drug dealers in NYC separated since the late 1980s

EDUCATION

studied acting with Penelope Allen

Mountclair High School

Mountclair, New Jersey
dropped out at age 15

Milestones

1995

Played terrorist in "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"

1994

Played villainous roles in both "Pulp Fiction" and "The Mask"

1993

Starred in "Clean, Shaven"

1992

Made feature film debut in starring role, "Laws of Gravity"

1979

Dropped out of high school and moved to NYC (date approximate)

Began dealing drugs in downtown clubs in Manhattan; his partner and roommate Kenny was later murdered

Began working as a drug courier; lived on the streets of NYC

Greene was nearly killed when a safe house was firebombed by Colombian drug dealers from whom he had scammed drugs

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Began studying acting

Married a former beauty contestant who acted as translator for some of Greene's drug transactions

Raised in New Jersey

Taken in by an NYU professor who later died of a drug overdose

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the independent film producer of the same name.

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