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Peter Gallagher was born on August 19, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Killian Gallagher. He is an actor, known for American Beauty (1999), The O.C. (2003) and The Player (1992). He has been married to Paula Harwood since May 7, 1983. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Buddy Kane
(1999)
The O.C.
The O.C. Sandy Cohen
(2003-2007)
The Player
The Player Larry Levy
(1992)
The Man Who Knew Too Little
(1997)

Filmography

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  DeTour (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Professor Zaring
 2014-2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Deputy Chief William Dodds / Chief Dodds
- Gone Baby Gone (2018) ... Chief Dodds
- Sanctuary (2017) ... Deputy Chief William Dodds
- American Dream (2017) ... Deputy Chief William Dodds
- The Newsroom (2017) ... Deputy Chief William Dodds
- Terrorized (2016) ... Deputy Chief William Dodds
 2017 A Bad Moms Christmas
Hank
 2017 Literally, Right Before Aaron
Orson Schwartzman
 2017 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Nick
- The Other Vibrator (2017) ... Nick
- The Sign (2017) ... Nick
 2017 Man Seeking Woman (TV Series)
Joel Greenberg
- Dolphin (2017) ... Joel Greenberg
 2016 Cruel Intentions (TV Movie)
Edward Valmont
 2016 New Girl (TV Series)
Gavin
- Last Thanksgiving (2016) ... Gavin
- Landing Gear (2016) ... Gavin
- Return to Sender (2016) ... Gavin
- D-Day (2016) ... Gavin
 2016 Center Stage: On Pointe (TV Movie)
Jonathan Reeves
 2015-2016 Togetherness (TV Series)
Larry
- Just the Range (2016) ... Larry
- Changetown (2016) ... Larry
- Everybody Is Grownups (2016) ... Larry
- Hotels (2016) ... Larry
- Not So Together (2015) ... Larry
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Ethan Carver
- KSR (2015) ... Ethan Carver
- Restraint (2015) ... Ethan Carver
- Taxed (2015) ... Ethan Carver
 2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris
Willy Williams
 2015 In a Relationship (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010-2014 Covert Affairs (TV Series)
Arthur Campbell
- Gold Soundz (2014) ... Arthur Campbell
- Frontwards (2014) ... Arthur Campbell
- Transport Is Arranged (2014) ... Arthur Campbell
- She Believes (2014) ... Arthur Campbell
- Starlings of the Slipstream (2014) ... Arthur Campbell
 2014 Kroll Show (TV Series)
Sage
- #canadiansafesex (2014) ... Sage
 2011-2013 Whitney (TV Series)
Vince
- Breaking Dad (2013) ... Vince
- Something Black, Something Blue (2012) ... Vince
- Christmas Is Cummings (2011) ... Vince
 2012 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Professor Vinick
- The Final Page: Part One (2012) ... Professor Vinick
 2012 Step Up Revolution
Mr. Anderson
 2010/I Burlesque
Vince
 2010/II Conviction
Barry Scheck
 2010 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Father Phil
- Cowboy (2010) ... Father Phil
- Forgiven (2010) ... Father Phil
- Sanctuary (2010) ... Father Phil
- Breakout (2010) ... Father Phil
- Comeback (2010) ... Father Phil
 2009 Californication (TV Series)
Dean Stacy Koons
- Comings and Goings (2009) ... Dean Stacy Koons
- Mr. Bad Example (2009) ... Dean Stacy Koons
- The Apartment (2009) ... Dean Stacy Koons
- So Here's the Thing... (2009) ... Dean Stacy Koons
- Glass Houses (2009) ... Dean Stacy Koons
 2009 Dexter the Game (Video Game)
Harry Morgan (voice)
 2009 The War Boys
Slater
 2009/I Adam
Marty Buchwald
 2008 Center Stage: Turn It Up
Jonathan Reeves
 2008 Shark (TV Series)
Frank Bell
- Partners in Crime (2008) ... Frank Bell
 2007 The Gathering (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Michael Foster
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Dr. Michael Foster
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Dr. Michael Foster
 2003-2007 The O.C. (TV Series)
Sandy Cohen
- The End's Not Near, It's Here (2007) ... Sandy Cohen
- The Night Moves (2007) ... Sandy Cohen
- The Shake Up (2007) ... Sandy Cohen
- The Case of the Franks (2007) ... Sandy Cohen
- The Groundhog Day (2007) ... Sandy Cohen
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Store Clerk / Douglas Goldstein / Anchor / ...
- Rodigitti (2006) ... Store Clerk (voice, as Peter Gallager)
- Dragon Nuts (2006) ... Douglas Goldstein / Anchor / Spectator (voice)
 2003 A Tale of Two Wives (TV Movie)
Bill Goodman
 2003 How to Deal
Len Martin (uncredited)
 2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (Video)
The Mole King (voice)
 2002 Mr. Deeds
Chuck Cedar
 2001 The Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Philippe Ferronaire
 2001 Protection
Ted
 2001 Family Guy (TV Series)
Jared
- Lethal Weapons (2001) ... Jared (voice)
 2001 Perfume
Guido
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Tom Chapman
 2000 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Eastman
- George Eastman: The Wizard of Photography (2000) ... Eastman (voice)
 2000 Center Stage
Jonathan
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
Harry
 2000 Other Voices
Jordin
 1999 Brotherhood of Murder (TV Movie)
Bob Mathews
 1999 House on Haunted Hill
Blackburn
 1999 American Beauty
Buddy Kane
 1998-1999 The Secret Lives of Men (TV Series)
Michael
- T-Day (1999) ... Michael
- Guessing Games (1999) ... Michael
- The Elephant in the Living Room (1999) ... Michael
- Member of the Wedding (1998) ... Michael
- Mafia Boss (1998) ... Michael
 1998 Superman (TV Series)
Kurt
- Where There's Smoke (1998) ... Kurt (voice)
 1998 Brave New World (TV Movie)
Bernard Marx
 1998 Host (TV Movie)
Dr. Joe Messenger
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks
Johnny Scardino
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Chris Rawls
- Closet Cases (1998) ... Chris Rawls
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
James Ritchie
 1996 Titanic (TV Mini-Series)
Wynn Park
- Part 2 (1996) ... Wynn Park
- Part 1 (1996) ... Wynn Park
 1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
David Lewis
 1996 Last Dance
John Hayes
 1995 Cafe Society
Jack Kale
 1995 The Underneath
Michael Chambers
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Jack Robbins
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Alan Campbell
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Vic Tenetta
 1993 Mother's Boys
Robert Madigan
 1993 Malice
Dennis Riley
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Mitch Allison / Dr. Yorgrau
- The Frightening Frammis (1993) ... Mitch Allison
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... Dr. Yorgrau
 1993 Short Cuts
Stormy Weathers
 1993 Watch It
John
 1992 Bob Roberts
Dan Riley
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Philip Kautsky
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Philip Kautsky
 1992 The Player
Larry Levy
 1991 Late for Dinner
Bob Freeman
 1991 Milena
Pollak
 1991 An Inconvenient Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Philip Quennell
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Philip Quennell
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Philip Quennell
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Richard Quince
 1990 Love and Lies (TV Movie)
David West
 1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape
John Mullany
 1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Aaron Copler
 1988 High Spirits
Brother Tony
 1982-1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Castle / Logan Melton
- The Big Knife (1988) ... Charles Castle
- Private Contentment (1982) ... Logan Melton
 1988 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (TV Movie)
Lt. Com. John Challee
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Leo Frank
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Leo Frank
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Leo Frank
 1987 Private Eye (TV Series)
Tommy Baron
- Blue Hotel Pt.1 (1987) ... Tommy Baron
 1987 Long Day's Journey Into Night (TV Movie)
Edmund Tyrone
 1986 My Little Girl
Kai
 1985 Dreamchild
Jack Dolan
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
Nick
 1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Phil Grey
- A Different Twist (1984) ... Phil Grey
 1982 Summer Lovers
Michael Pappas
 1980 The Idolmaker
Caesare
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
John Skagska
- What Passes for Love in East Pittsburgh (1980) ... John Skagska
- The Working Girl: Part 2 (1980) ... John Skagska
- The Working Girl: Part 1 (1980) ... John Skagska
- The Wildcatters (1980) ... John Skagska
- In Trouble at 15 (1980) ... John Skagska
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Chuck Haskell (1979)
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Other Works:

Starred as Edmund Tyrone in "Long Days Journey Into Night" at the Broadhurst Theatre, on Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Nominated for Tony Award for Best Actor (Play). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Peter Gallager

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

"The OC" was great fun, especially the first season. See more »

Trivia:

1973-77: Attended Tufts University. He sang in a group called the Beelzebubs, which is a "mini rock choir" (a capella group) at Tufts. See more »

Trademark:

Often played smooth but self-asorbed and perverse characters in his early career See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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