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Gerety, Peter 1940–

Gerety, Peter 1940–


Full name, Peter J. Gerety; born May 17, 1940, in Providence, RI; children. Education: Attended Boston University.

Addresses: Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Appeared in advertisements. Worked as a director. Worked as a bartender and fruit picker.

Awards, Honors: Boston Theatre Critics Award, best actor, 1983, for Billy Bishop Went to War; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a play, 2006, for The Lieutenant of Inishmore.


Film Appearances:

First public relations man, The House of God, United Artists, 1984.

Billy Kilgore, Papa Was a Preacher, 1985.

Biker, Complex World (also known as It's a Complex World), Hemdale Releasing, 1990.

George, Wolf, Columbia/TriStar, 1994.

Police officer, Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Father Brian, Mrs. Winterbourne, TriStar, 1996.

(Uncredited) Lawyer, Sleepers, Warner Bros., 1996.

Marcel, Surviving Picasso, Warner Bros., 1996.

Mr. Patterson, Arresting Gena, Good Machine, 1997.

Maurice, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God … Be Back by Five, Phaedra Cinema, 1998.

Neskaloosa, The Legend of Bagger Vance, DreamWorks, 2000.

Ned, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (also known as Im Bann des Jade Skorpions), DreamWorks, 2001.

Sal, K-pax (also known as K-PAX—Alles ist moeglich), Universal, 2001.

Norris Volpe, People I Know (also known as Der innere Kreis and Im inneren Kreis), Miramax, 2002.

Psychiatrist, Hollywood Ending, DreamWorks, 2002.

Uncle Handy, Ash Wednesday, Focus Features/IFC Films, 2002.

Mr. Reynolds, Virgin, 2003, Artistic License Films, 2004.

Title role, Wrigley (short film), 2004.

Gus Mapplethorpe, Looking for Kitty, ThinkFilm, c. 2004.

Marshall, Second Best, 2004, Velocity Films/ThinkFilm, 2005.

Hatch boss and load manager, War of the Worlds, Paramount, 2005.

Leland "Lee" Janus, Syriana (also known as See No Evil), Warner Bros., 2005.

Mo, Runaway (also known as Runaway Boys), 2005.

O'Brien, Indocumentados, 2005.

Captain Coughlin, Inside Man, Universal, 2006.

Ump, Things That Hang from Trees, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

The Adams Chronicles, PBS, 1976.

John (editor), Central Park West (also known as CPW), CBS, 1995–96.

Neil Fogarty, Public Morals, CBS, 1996.

Detective Stuart Gharty, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1997–99.

Judge Daniel Phelan, The Wire, HBO, 2002–2004.

Dean Harold Harper, The Bedford Diaries, The WB, beginning 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Edwin H. Fearon, "Concealed Enemies," American Playhouse, PBS, 1984.

Irish driver, The Kennedys of Massachusetts, ABC, 1990.

Thompkins, Return to Lonesome Dove, CBS, 1993.

Samuel Adams, LIBERTY! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997.

Joseph Galloway, Benjamin Franklin, PBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Andrew Brooks, The Demon Murder Case (also known as The Rhode Island Murders), NBC, 1983.

Taxi driver, First Affair, CBS, 1983.

Bobby Doyle, A Case of Deadly Force, CBS, 1986.

Sergeant Matt Nelson, Cagney & Lacey: The Return, CBS, 1994.

Mike, Montana (also known as Nothing Personal), HBO, 1998.

Lieutenant Stuart Gharty, Homicide: The Movie (also known as Homicide: Life Everlasting), NBC, 2000.

Private Lies (also known as Bye Bye America and Scheidung auf amerikanisch), 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Archie, "The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski," American Playhouse, PBS, c. 1983.

Officer Burke, "The Little Sister" (also known as "Forbidden" and "The Tender Age"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.

Gertz, "Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

(In archive footage) Detective Stuart Gharty, Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street," PBS, 1998.

Appeared in theatrical productions broadcast on public television.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charles Powell, "Pride," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1995.

Chet Randolph, "Work Shift," Remember WENN, American Movie Classics, 1998.

U.S. marshal Joseph McClintock, "Who's Who," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as SOF, Inc., S.O.F., Inc., and S.O.F. Special Ops Force), syndicated, 1998.

Charles Powell, "Gunshow," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1999.

Bernie Peterson, "Just Another Night at the Opera," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Dick Knight, "Pretty Girls and Waffles," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2000.

Dick Knight, "Valentine's Day," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2001.

George Dawkins, "Anti-Thesis," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

O'Malley, "Sacrilege," The Job, ABC, 2002.

Dean Connors, "Star Crossed," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order: Prime), NBC, 2003.

TV Road Trip: New York, Travel Channel, 2003.

The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Dean Connors, "Truth or Consequences," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Father McMillan, "Downhill," Conviction (also known as Young Prosecutors), NBC, 2006.

Father McMillan, "Indiscretion," Conviction (also known as Young Prosecutors), NBC, 2006.

Appeared in Movin' On, NBC; also appeared in "Everyday People," an unaired episode of Prince Street, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

On Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1995.

Dean Harold Harper, "I'm Gonna Love College," The Bedford Diaries, The WB, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Johannes, Bishop of Ely, Queen Isabel, and Captain Fluellen, Baal, Circle in the Square, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Billy, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI, c. 1983.

Willie Stark, All the King's Men, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX, c. 1986, Trinity Repertory Company, 1987.

Harry (an actor), Interweaving the Real and Make-Believe—Six Characters in Search of an Author (also known as Six Characters), New York International Festival of the Arts, New York City, 1988.

Lush, The Hothouse, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Finney the Book, Conversations with My Father, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1992–93.

Wilbur Wilberforce, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller, Lamb's Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Launce, Two Gentleman of Verona, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Seyton and a porter, Macbeth, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Mr. Hansen, Further Than the Furthest Thing, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 2002.

Bishop of Ely, Queen Isabel, and Captain Fluellen, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Butcher, Fucking A, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Alfred J. Morgenthal, Never Gonna Dance, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2003–2004.

Donny, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Atlantic Theater Company, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, beginning 2006.

Appeared as Pseudolus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), as Captain Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, as Lear's fool, King Lear, as the title role, Tartuffe, and as Trinculo, The Tempest, all Trinity Repertory Company; appeared in several other productions of the Trinity Repertory Company; appeared in the off-Broadway productions In the Summer House, King Stag, and Othello; appeared in other plays, including productions at the Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA.



(With others) Stephen King, From a Buick 8: A Novel, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.

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