Peter Riegert

Actor, Director, Waiter
An engaging, low-key performer, Peter Riegert marked time in a series of jobs from teaching eighth grade to waiting tables before he decided he wanted to pursue a career as an actor. Soon after settling on show ... Read more »
Born: 04/11/1947 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (79)

American Pastoral 2016 (Movie)

Lou Levov (Actor)

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Show Me a Hero 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

At Middleton 2014 (Movie)

Boneyard Sims (Actor)

Dads 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chosen One 2014 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Good Wife 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oka! 2011 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

One Tree Hill 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

Delbert McGinty (Actor)

White Irish Drinkers 2011 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

Leverage 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The First Basket 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Damages 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Surrender Dorothy 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Corner 2005 (Movie)

Leo Spivak (Actor)

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2002 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The Sopranos 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Behind the Movies: Animal House 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lateline 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Beast 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Weeds 2000 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Jerry & Tom 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Peters (Actor)

Sports Night 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

Attorney Michael Adler (Actor)

Hi-Life 1998 (Movie)

Miner (Actor)

Burt Lancaster 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bleeding Hearts 1996 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

Mel Feynmann (Actor)

Pie in the Sky 1996 (Movie)

Dad Dunlap (Actor)

Coldblooded 1995 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Mystery Dance 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mask 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant Kellaway (Actor)

Utz 1993 (Movie)

Marius Fischer (Actor)

Middle Ages 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Passed Away 1992 (Movie)

Peter Syracusa (Actor)

The Runestone 1992 (Movie)

Fanducol (Actor)

Oscar 1991 (Movie)

Aldo (Actor)

The Object of Beauty 1991 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

A Shock to the System 1990 (Movie)

Robert Benham (Actor)

The Hit List 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Ocean 1989 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

That's Adequate 1989 (Movie)

Adult Baby Elroy (Actor)

Crossing Delancey 1988 (Movie)

Sam Posner (Actor)

A Man in Love 1987 (Movie)

Michael Pozner (Actor)

The Stranger 1987 (Movie)

Dr Harris Kildee (Actor)

The City Girl 1984 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Local Hero 1983 (Movie)

Mac MacIntyre (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Le Grand Carnaval 1982 (Movie)

Walter Giammanco (Actor)

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Jason Cooper (Actor)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

Eric McMerkin (Actor)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

Sam Maguire (Actor)

National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 (Movie)

Donald Schoenstein (Actor)

An Element of Truth (TV Show)

Actor

Back When We Were Grownups (TV Show)

Actor

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Actor

Bojangles (TV Show)

Actor

Club Land (TV Show)

Actor

Concealed Enemies (TV Show)

Actor

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Face Down (TV Show)

Actor

Gypsy (TV Show)

Actor

Love Conquers Paul (Movie)

(Actor)

News at Eleven (TV Show)

Actor

North Shore Fish (TV Show)

Actor

The Baby Dance (TV Show)

Actor

The Infiltrator (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

King of the Corner 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

By Courier 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

King of the Corner 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

By Courier 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

An engaging, low-key performer, Peter Riegert marked time in a series of jobs from teaching eighth grade to waiting tables before he decided he wanted to pursue a career as an actor. Soon after settling on show business, the Bronx native joined the improvisational comedy troupe, War Babies. He obtained his Equity card playing Chico Marx in the stage musical "Minnie's Boys" and went on to appear in several theatrical productions, including the 1976 Off-Broadway hit "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by David Mamet.

Relationships

Bette Midler Actor

Companion
No longer together

EDUCATION

University of Buffalo

Buffalo , New York 1966

Milestones

2001

Had supporting role as a hot-tempered newsman in the ABC summer series "The Beast"

2000

Joined cast of the HBO series "The Sopranos" in a recurring role

2000

Directed the 13-minute short film "By Courier"; earned Oscar nomination for Best Short Film-Live Action

2000

Acted in "Traffic"

1998

Co-starred in the well-received independent film "Jerry and Tom"

1997

Returned to Broadway as star of David Mamet's "The Old Neighborhood"

1997

Appeared in the Showtime TV-movie "North Shore Fish"

1997

Returned to the stage as co-star of the Broadway production "An American Daughter", by Wendy Wasserstein

1994

Had feature role in "The Mask" as a policman chasing Jim Carrey

1993

Received Emmy nomination for his supporting performance in "Barbarians at the Gates" (HBO)

1993

Played Herbie opposite Bette Midler's Rose in the CBS remake of "Gypsy"

1992

Series regular on "The Middle Ages", a CBS-TV drama

1989

Portrayed noted photographer W Eugene Smith in the "American Masters" (PBS) segment "W Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult"

1988

Starred as a pickle salesman in love with Amy Irving's book editor in Joan Micklin Silver's "Crossing Delancey"

1987

Starred in the Broadway show "The Nerd"

1984

Sang and appeared in the CBS miniseries "ELlis Island"

1984

TV dramatic debut as the young Richard M. Nixon in "Concealed Enemies" (PBS)

1983

Starred opposite Burt Lancaster in "Local Hero"

1979

First collaboration with Joan Micklin Silver, "Chilly Scenes of Winter/Head Over Heels"

1978

First appearance in feature film, "National Lampoon's Animal House", playing one of the fraternity house residents

1976

Appeared Off-Broadway in David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago"

1975

Off-Broadway debut in "Dance with Me"

1970

Decided to become an actor on New Year's Day

1970

Performed with "War Babies" improvisational comedy group

Worked as an eighth grade teacher, social worker and political aide to Bella Abzug during her 1970 campaign

Cast as Chico Marx in a Philadelphia production of "Minnie's Boys"; obtained Equity card

Film debut in the short "A Director Talks About His Film"

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