Peter Masterson

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Masterson made his New York stage debut in "Call Me By My Rightful Name" in 1961 and has subsequently worked in films, theater and TV. He was one of the husbands in "The Stepford Wives" (1974), earned praise in the ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1934 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Texas Death Row 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

Colonel Feld (Actor)

The Storyteller 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Delta County U.S.A. 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

Walter Eberhart (Actor)

Man on a Swing 1974 (Movie)

Tucker's Assistant (Actor)

The Exorcist 1973 (Movie)

Clinic Director(character name offscreen) (Actor)

Tomorrow 1972 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Von Richthofen and Brown 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1967 (Movie)

Arnold Fryer (Actor)

Counterpoint 1966 (Movie)

Calloway (Actor)

A Question of Guilt (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

The Quinns (TV Show)

Actor
Director (10)

Whiskey School 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mermaid 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

The Only Thrill 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Lily Dale 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Arctic Blue 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Convicts 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Night Games 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Full Moon in Blue Water 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Trip to Bountiful 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

(Book as Source Material)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Tickling Leo 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

City in Fear (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Tickling Leo 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Other (2)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

("B" camera (New York unit)) (Assistant)

Keeping the Faith 2000 (Movie)

("B" camera) (Assistant)

Biography

Masterson made his New York stage debut in "Call Me By My Rightful Name" in 1961 and has subsequently worked in films, theater and TV. He was one of the husbands in "The Stepford Wives" (1974), earned praise in the leading role in the stage production "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" (1967) and in the TV-movie "A Question of Guilt" (CBS, 1978). In 1978, Masterson co-wrote (with Carol Hall and Larry L King) and co-directed (with Tommy Tune) the Broadway musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", which brought Masterson's wife, Carlin Glynn a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress. He and King also wrote the 1982 feature adaptation and the unsuccessful 1994 stage sequel, "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" (co-directed by Masterson and Tommy Tune).

Masterson persuaded screenwriter-playwright Horton Foote to allow him to helm the feature version of Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" (1985). This finely acted (particularly by Geraldine Page and Rebecca DeMornay) drama earned praise for Masterson in his directing debut. Minor misfires like "Full Moon in Blue Water" (1988) and "Night Game" (1989) were soon forgotten, though the stellar cast of "Blood Red" (1989) made its prominent failure smart all the more. Masterson returned to form with his assured handling of the potent "Convicts" (1991), which reteamed him with screenwriter-producer Foote. He also helmed the TV-movie version of Foote's play "Lily Dale" (Showtime, 1996) that starred the director's daughter, Mary Stuart Masterson.

Relationships

Josephine Yeager Masterson

Mother

Peter Carlos Bee Masterson

Son

Carlin Glynn

Wife
married on December 29, 1960

Carlos Masterson

Father

Carlin Masterson

Daughter

Mary Masterson

Daughter

EDUCATION

studied acting with Stella Adler

Rice University

Houston , Texas 1957

Milestones

1994

Co-wrote (with Larry L King) and co-directed (with Tommy Tune) the unsuccessful stage sequel "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public"

1985

Directed first feature film, "The Trip to Bountiful"

1978

Co-wrote (with Carol Hall and Larry L King) and co-directed (with Tommy Tune) the Broadway musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

1965

Film acting debut, "Ambush Bay"

1961

Stage acting debut, "Call Me by My Rightful Name"

1959

TV acting debut, "Camera Three"

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