Peter Falk Biography

Birthday: 1927-09-16
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927 in New York City, New York. At the age of three, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was President of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and he worked as an efficiency expert for the Budget Bureau of the state of Connecticut before becoming an actor. On choosing to change careers, he studied the acting art with Eva Le Gallienne and Sanford Meisner. His most famous role is that of the detective Columbo, however this was not his first foray into acting the role of a detective, during a high school play, he stood in for such a role when the original student actor fell sick. He has been married twice, and is the father of two children - Catherine, a private detective in real life, and Jackie. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2008, which was most likely brought on by Alzheimer's disease, from which he died on June 23, 2011.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kraft Television Theatre Izzy / ... 1947 - 1958
Trials of O'Brien Daniel O'Brien 1965 Drama
Columbo Columbo 1971 Crime
Roommates Rocky Holzcek 1995 Comedy
Made Max 2002 - Comedy
Finding John Christmas 2003 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Pocketful of Miracles 1961 Comedy, Drama
The Great Race 1965 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Luv Milt Manville 1967
Anzio Rabinoff 1968
Husbands Archie 1970
A Woman Under the Influence 1974
Murder by Death Sam Diamond 1976 Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Mikey and Nicky 1976 Drama
Scared Straight! 1978
The Cheap Detective Lou Peckinpaugh 1978 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Lakeboat 1980
Big Trouble Steve Rickey 1986 Comedy
The Princess Bride The Grandfather 1987 0, Biography, 0, 0
In the Spirit Roger Flan 1990 Comedy
Tune in Tomorrow 1990
Roommates Rocky Holzcek 1995 Comedy, Drama
Enemies of Laughter Paul's Father 2000 Comedy, Romance
Corky Romano 2001 0, 0
Undisputed Mendy Ripstein 2002 Action, Crime, Drama
Finding John Christmas 2003 Drama, Family, Fantasy
Shark Tale Don Feinberg 2004 Drama, 0, 0
Three Days of Rain Waldo 2005
Checking Out 2006 Comedy
The Thing About My Folks 2006 Comedy, Drama
Three Days to Vegas Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald 2007 Comedy, Romance
Made Max 2009 0
American cowslip 2010
Happy New Year Nick 2014 0, Comedy