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Peter Falk

1927-09-16 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Peter Falk


Peter Michael Falk  (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor and comedian. He best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo (1968–2003), which earned him four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Falk was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Murder, Inc. (1960) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961). He is also known for his collaborations with filmmaker and actor John Cassavetes in films such as: Husbands (1970), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Opening Night (1977), Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky (1976) and the Columbo episode: Étude in Black (1972). Falk's other film roles include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Great Race (1965), Anzio (1968), Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), The In-Laws (1979), The Princess Bride (1987), Wings of Desire (1987), The Player (1992), and Next (2007).


My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Peter Falk versus Columbo Self (archive footage) 2019-03-31
Arthur Miller: Writer Self (archive footage) 2017-12-08
Ztracený případ Columbo (archive footage) 2014-12-01
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Char·ac·ter Self 2012-11-30
American Cowslip Father Randolph 2009-07-24
Three Days To Vegas Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald 2007-02-02
Next Irv 2007-04-25
Checking Out Morris Applebaum 2005-04-10
The Thing About My Folks Sam Kleinman 2005-06-02
When Angels Come to Town Max 2004-11-28
Shark Tale Don Feinberg 2004-09-20
Finding John Christmas Max 2003-11-30
Wilder Days James 'Pop Up' Morse 2003-10-19
Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us Self 2003-07-01
Undisputed Mendy Ripstein 2002-07-17
Three Days of Rain Waldo 2002-05-12
The Lost World Theo Kerr 2001-12-25
Made Max 2001-07-13
Corky Romano Francis A. 'Pops' Romano 2001-10-12
Hubert's Brain Bailey (voice) 2001-03-31
A Town Without Christmas Max 2001-12-16
Enemies of Laughter Paul's Father 2000-11-10
From Where I Sit Abe 2000-01-01
A Storm in Summer Abel Shaddick 2000-01-18
A Constant Forge Himself 2000-01-01
Lakeboat The Pierman 2000-04-13
Money Kings Vinnie 1998-12-04
Pronto Harry Arno 1997-06-08
Frank Capra's American Dream 1997-01-01
John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All Himself 1996-01-01
The Sunshine Boys Willie Clark 1996-08-08
Cops n Roberts Salvatore Santini 1995-01-01
Roommates Rocky Holzeck 1995-03-03
The World of Jim Henson Tramp (archive footage) 1994-11-23
In weiter Ferne, so nah! Peter Falk 1993-09-01
Anything for John 1993-09-06
The Player Peter Falk 1992-04-03
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (archive footage) 1991-01-01
In the Spirit Roger Flan 1990-04-06
Tune in Tomorrow... Pedro Carmichael 1990-10-26
Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders Self 1990-04-25
Arena - John Cassavetes Himself 1989-01-24
Cookie Dominick 'Dino' Capisco 1989-08-02
Vibes Harry Buscafusco 1988-08-05
Der Himmel über Berlin The Filmstar 1987-05-17
The Princess Bride The Grandfather / Narrator 1987-09-25
Happy New Year Nick 1987-08-07
Big Trouble Steve Rickey 1986-05-30
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Himself 1982-04-03
Night of 100 Stars 1982-03-08
...All the Marbles Harry Sears 1981-03-01
The Great Muppet Caper Tramp 1981-06-26
The In-Laws Vincent J. Ricardo 1979-06-15
The Muppets Go Hollywood Himself 1979-05-16
The Brink's Job Tony Pino 1978-12-08
Scared Straight! Narration (voice) 1978-11-02
The Cheap Detective Lou Peckinpaugh 1978-06-23
Opening Night Himself (uncredited) 1977-12-22
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis Himself 1977-03-01
Mikey and Nicky Mikey 1976-12-21
Murder by Death Sam Diamond 1976-06-23
Griffin and Phoenix Geoffrey Griffin 1976-02-27
A Woman Under the Influence Nick Longhetti 1974-09-19
Ransom for a Dead Man Columbo 1971-03-01
A Step Out of Line Harry Connors 1971-02-26
Husbands Archie Black 1970-12-01
Rosolino Paternò, soldato... Peter Pawney 1970-03-03
Castle Keep Sgt. Rossi 1969-07-23
Gli intoccabili Charlie Adamo 1969-04-01
Lo sbarco di Anzio Cpl. Jack Rabinoff 1968-07-24
A Hatful of Rain Polo Pope 1968-03-03
Prescription: Murder Columbo 1968-02-20
Luv Milt Manville 1967-07-26
Too Many Thieves Danny 1966-10-13
Penelope Lt. Horatio Bixbee 1966-11-10
Brigadoon Jeff Douglas 1966-10-15
The Great Race Max 1965-07-01
Robin and the 7 Hoods Guy Gisborne 1964-06-24
Italiani brava gente lieutenant Mario 1964-09-16
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Third Cab Driver 1963-11-07
The Balcony Police Chief 1963-03-21
Pressure Point Young Psychiatrist 1962-10-10
Pocketful of Miracles Joy Boy 1961-12-18
The Secret Of The Purple Reef Tom Weber 1960-12-11
Murder, Inc. Abe Reles 1960-06-28
Pretty Boy Floyd Shorty Walters 1960-01-01
The Bloody Brood Nico 1959-01-01
Wind Across the Everglades Writer 1958-09-11