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Gallagher, Peter 1955(?)–

GALLAGHER, Peter 1955(?)–


Born August 19, 1955 (some sources say 1956), in Yonkers, NY (some sources say Armonk, NY, or New York, NY); son of Tom (an advertising executive) and Mary (a bacteriologist) Gallagher; married Paula Harwood (a music video producer), 1983; children: James, Kathryn. Education: Tufts University, B.A., economics, 1977; studied Marxist theory at the University of California, Berkeley; studied at Actor's Studio with Robert Lewis; studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. Avocational Interests: Playing golf.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Brillstein–Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA; Anonymous Content, 8522 National Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City, CA 90232. Publicist—Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, screenwriter, producer, and music performer. Appeared in television commercials for Infiniti Q45, 2000, and Oxygen Network, 2003.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, 1982, for A Doll's Life; Clarence Derwent Award, 1985, for The Real Thing; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a featured dramatic role, 1986, for Long Day's Journey into Night; Volpi Cup (with others), Venice Film Festival, 1993, Special Golden Globe Award (with others), best ensemble cast, 1994, both for Short Cuts; Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble, 1999, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, 2000, for American Beauty.


Film Appearances:

Caesare, The Idolmaker, United Artists, 1980.

Michael Pappas, Summer Lovers, Filmways/Orion, 1982.

Jack Dolan, Dreamchild, Universal, 1983.

Kai, My Little Girl, Hemdale, 1987.

Brother Tony, High Spirits, TriStar, 1988.

John Milaney, Sex, Lies, and Videotape (also known as Sex, Lies …), Outlaw, 1989.

Richard Quince, Tune in Tomorrow … (also known as Aunt Julia and the Screenwriter), Cinecom Entertainment, 1990.

Matt, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, MediaScope, 1991.

Bob Freeman, Late for Dinner, Castle Rock, 1991.

Pollak, Milena (also known as The Lover and Geliebte Milena), 1991.

News anchor Dan Riley (Philadelphia), Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992.

Larry Levy, The Player, Fine Line, 1992.

Attorney Dennis Riley, Malice, Columbia, 1993.

Stormy Weathers, Short Cuts, Fine Line, 1993.

John, Watch It, Skouras, 1993.

Vic Tenetta, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker—Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994.

Robert Madigan, Mother's Boys, Dimension Films, 1994.

Alan Campbell, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line, 1994.

Himself, Everybody Just Stay Calm (documentary), 1994.

Peter Callaghan, While You Were Sleeping (also known as Coma Guy), Buena Vista, 1995.

Michael Chambers, The Underneath (also known as Present Tense and Underneath), Gramercy, 1995.

Jack Kale, Cafe Society, 1995.

Himself, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man and Con Man), Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1996.

David Lewis, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, Triumph, 1996.

John Hayes, Last Dance, Buena Vista, 1996.

James Ritchie, The Man Who Knew Too Little (also known as Agent Null Null Nix), Warner Bros., 1997.

Buddy Kane, American Beauty, DreamWorks, 1999.

Donald W. Blackburn, M.D., The House on Haunted Hill, Warner Bros., 1999.

Himself, The Making of "Center Stage" (documentary), Columbia, 2000.

Himself, American Beauty: Look Closer … (documentary), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000.

Jordin, Other Voices, A–Pix Entertainment, 2000.

Jonathan Reeves, Center Stage (also known as Centre Stage), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Guido, Perfume, Studio Home Entertainment, 2001.

Jake, Lunar Girl, 2001.

Ted, Protection, 2001.

Himself, Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (documentary), 2002.

Chuck Cedar, Blake Media CEO, Mr. Deeds, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Voice of the Mole King, The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

(Uncredited) Len Martin, How to Deal, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

John Skagska, Skag, NBC, 1980.

Michael, The Secret Lives of Men, ABC, 1998–1999.

Himself, Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002.

Host, Page to Screen, Bravo, 2003.

Sandy Cohen, The O.C., Fox, 2003—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Leo Frank, The Murder of Mary Phagan, NBC, 1988.

Philip Quennell, An Inconvenient Woman, 1991.

Wynn Park, Titanic, CBS, 1996.

Philippe Ferronaire, Feast of All Saints (also known as Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Logan Melton, Private Contentment, PBS, 1982.

Nick, Terrible Joe Moran, CBS, 1984.

Lieutenant Commander John Challee, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, CBS, 1988.

Aaron Copler, I'll Be Home for Christmas, NBC, 1988.

David West, Love and Lies (also known as True Betrayal), ABC, 1990.

Jack Robbins, White Mile, HBO, 1994.

Special Agent John Anticev, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), HBO, 1997.

Bernard Marx, Brave New World, NBC, 1998.

Johnny Scardino, Johnny Skidmarks, HBO, 1998.

Dr. Joe Messenger, Host (also known as Virtual Obsession), ABC, 1998.

Bob Mathews, Brotherhood of Murder, Showtime, 1999.

Harry, Cupid & Cate, CBS, 2000.

Tom Chapman, The Last Debate, Showtime, 2000.

Bill Goodman, Double Bill (also known as A Tale of Two Wives), Oxygen, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

John Skagska, Skag, NBC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Making of "Summer Lovers" (documentary), 1982.

Phil Gray, A Different Twist, ABC, 1984.

Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, PBS and Showtime, 1987.

Charlie Castle, "The Big Knife," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

"Guys and Dolls: Off the Record," Great Performances, PBS, 1992.

Luck, Trust, and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, 1994.

The 50th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1996.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1997.

Voice of Gideon Hausner, The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, PBS, 1997.

Voice of George Eastman, The Wizard of Photography (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Himself, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, PBS, 2001.

Himself, Reel Comedy: Mr. Deeds, Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, Comedy Central, 2003.

The O.C. Pop Culture Special, Fox, 2004.

Himself, The O.C. Behind the Scenes Special, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

PC Green, "Roots of Evil," Bergerac, 1990.

Late Night with David Letterman, 1992.

Mitch, "Frightening Frammis," Fallen Angels, 1993.

Yorgrau, "The Quiet Room," Fallen Angels, 1993.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995, 1996.

Voice of Kurt, "Where There's Smoke …," The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), The WB, 1997.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Chris Rawls, "Closet Cases," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1998.

Little Bernard the Tall Man, "The Rising of the Moon," The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, 2000.

Voice of Jared, "Lethal Weapons," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2001.

Rod Brogan, "Burn Out: Part 1," Waking the Dead, 2001.

Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Large man, "Time and Time Again," My Hero, 2003.

Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, On–Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2004.

Television Work; Series:

Main title performer, The Secret Lives of Men, ABC, 1998–1999.

Stage Appearances:

Danny Zuko, Grease, Eden Theatre, then Broadhurst Theatre, later Royale Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Danny Zuko, Grease, Paper Mill Playhouse, Milburn, NJ, 1977.

Hair, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Caligula, Robert Lewis Acting Company, New York City, 1978.

Romeo and Juliet, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1980.

Another Country, Long Wharf Theatre, 1982, then Boston Shakespeare Company, Boston, MA, c. 1982.

Otto, A Doll's Life, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Morgan Evans, The Corn Is Green, Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Billy, The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, Long Wharf Theatre, 1985.

Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Broadhurst Theatre, 1986.

Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Joey Evans, Pal Joey, Center Theater, New York City, 1995.

Miles Gloriosus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Open Air Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Nick, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000.

Lloyd Dallas, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002.

The Exonerated, 45 Bleeker, New York City, 2002.

Nick Arnstein, Funny Girl, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2002.



The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, 1991.



Entertainment Weekly, May 17, 1996, p. 14.

Parade Magazine, January 18, 2004, p. 18.

People Weekly, November 11, 1996, p. 174; August 18, 2003, p. 73; May 17, 2004, p. 124.

Premiere, October, 1990.

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