Goetz, Peter Michael 1941-

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Goetz, Peter Michael 1941-


Born December 10, 1941, in Buffalo, NY; son of Irving A. (a construction engineer) and Esther L. Goetz; married Constance Fleurat, June 11, 1966; children: Michael, Kevin. Education: State University of New York College at Fredonia, B.A., speech and theatre; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, M.A., playwriting and theatre; University of Minnesota, Ph.D., theatre; also attended the University of Miami.


Agent—Silver Massetti and Associates, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 480, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actor. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, guest artist, 1989-90.


Film Appearances:

Just Be There, 1973.

California Split (also known as Jackpot!), Columbia, 1974.

The Director, 1975.

Selden Ross, Wolfen, Warner Bros., 1981.

Charles Delehuth, Prince of the City, Warner Bros., 1981.

John Wolfe, The World According to Garp, Warner Bros., 1982.

Joyner, Best Defense, Paramount, 1984.

Gramps, C.H.U.D., New World Pictures, 1984.

Dr. Ingersoll, King Kong Lives, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Mr. Page, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Harley Feemer, Beer (also known as The Selling of America), Orion, 1986.

Norman Bettinger, My Little Girl, Hemdale Releasing, 1988.

Francis George Shaw, Glory, TriStar, 1989.

Dr. Ethridge, Dad, Universal, 1989.

Dr. Welty, My Girl, Columbia, 1991.

John MacKenzie, Father of the Bride, Buena Vista, 1991.

Therapist, Another You, TriStar, 1991.

John MacKenzie, Father of the Bride, Part II (also known as Father's Little Dividend), Buena Vista, 1995.

Judge, Above Suspicion (also known as The Rhinehart Theory), 1995.

Dr. Hellman, Infinity, First Look Pictures, 1996.

Sigmund Freud, The Empty Mirror, Walden Woods Films, 1996.

Robert Salsburg, My Engagement Party, Imlaystown Films, 1998.

Douglas Flake, Valerie Flake, I.E. Films, 1999.

Dr. Mullins, View from the Swing, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

George Shields, One of the Boys, NBC, 1982.

Wally Wainwright, After M*A*S*H (also known as AfterMASH), CBS, 1983-84.

Charles "Chuck" Cavanaugh, The Cavanaughs, CBS, 1986-89.

Ken Kazurinsky, Room for Two, ABC, 1992-93.

Principal Herbert Adams, The Faculty, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Pat Hallford, I Know My First Name Is Steven (also known as The Missing Years), NBC, 1989.

Colonel St. George, The Buccaneers, BBC, 1995, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Warren Fitzpatrick, Act of Love, NBC, 1979.

Gerald Diems, An Invasion of Privacy, ABC, 1980.

Woodie Harris, Right to Die, NBC, 1987.

Chapin, A Father's Homecoming (also known as Oakmont, The Oakmont Stories, and Town and Gown), NBC, 1988.

Homer Keller, A Stoning in Fulham County (also known as The Amish Story, Incident at Tile Mill Road, and The Stoning), NBC, 1988.

Mayor Vincent Maneri, Maybe Baby (also known as And Baby Makes Three and Sooner or Later), NBC, 1988.

Harold Carpenter, The Karen Carpenter Story (also known as A Song for You), CBS, 1989.

Everett Madison, The Outside Woman, CBS, 1989.

Fine Things (also known as Danielle Steel's "Fine Things"), NBC, 1990.

Alexander Howell, Tagget (also known as Dragonfire), USA Network, 1991.

First soapbox speaker, "The Water Engine," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992.

Judge, Above Suspicion (also known as The Rhinehart Theory), HBO, 1994.

Josh Tabor, My Brother's Keeper, CBS, 1995.

Donnie Paul Lugger, Where There's a Will, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ben Hecht, PBS, 1981.

Salesperson, Carl Sandburg: Echoes and Silences, 1982.

Stuart, "Promise," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1986.

Leo Hoffstetter, What's Alan Watching? (also known as Outrageous and What's Alan Watching Now?), CBS, 1989.

The Day My Parents Ran Away (also known as Missing Parents), Fox, 1993.

The Roman Empire in the First Century, PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Phoenix, ABC, 1982.

"The Count," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Fred Burnett, "A New Life," The Facts of Life, 1985.

United States Ambassador Fraser, "A Small Talent for War," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Dr. Messina, The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1987.

Peter Dorian, "Consilum Abditum," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.

Steven Abbot, "The Scrooge," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

Kaufman, "Weapons-Grade," Mancuso, FBI, 1989.

Dr. Stein, "Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom Tom," The Golden Girls, 1990.

Dr. Robert Woolf, "Whatever Happened to Hannah?," L.A. Law, 1990.

Jared, "Invitation to Love," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

Petroni, "To Catch a Con: Part 1," Gabriel's Fire, 1990.

Petroni, "To Catch a Con: Part 2," Gabriel's Fire, 1990.

"Safe Smuggling," Stat, 1991.

Dr. Aaron Haber, "Cross Examination," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993.

Ron Ginrich, The Boys Are Back, 1994.

Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Jordan DuBois, Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996.

Dr. Haddassi, "Makin' Whoopie," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1997.

David L. Forrest, "Redemption," 413 Hope St., Fox, 1997.

Mr. Hicks, "The Guru," Fame L.A., 1997.

Dr. Hanover, Home Improvement, ABC, 1998.

James Yarborough, Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Dr. Dennis Murphy, "Appeal and Denial," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Dr. Dennis Murphy, "Show and Tell," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Dr. Dennis Murphy, "An Early Frost," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Paul Hackett, "18th and Potomac," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Ron Winters, "M.Y.O.B.," That's Life, CBS, 2001.

Straub Hayden, "Christopher Returns," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The WB, 2001.

Straub Hayden, "Dear Emily and Richard," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The WB, 2003.

Mr. Mandel, "A Tree Falls," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2003.

Dr. Farmer, "Fakin' It," Arrested Development, FOX, 2006.

Griffin Mahoney, "Weekend Warriors," Psych, USA Network, 2006.

Also appeared in episodes of Lou Grant and Nurse, both CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Walt Parker, All Together Now, 1984.

Captain Joyce, Braker: Chief of Police (also known as Braker), ABC, 1985.

Dr. Hendricks, The Pretender, NBC, 1996.

Also appeared in the pilot In Trouble Dad.

Stage Appearances:

Typist and the Tiger, 1968.

The Alchemist, Cricket Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1968.

Troilus and Cressida, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 1968.

Malloy, A Touch of the Poet, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1969.

Mrs. Young's husband, The Beauty Part, Guthrie Theatre, 1969.

Sebastian, The Tempest, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Polly, A Man's a Man, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Love Girl and the Innocent, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Julius Caesar, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Cyrano de Bergerac, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Biondello, The Taming of the Shrew, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

The Relapse, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Ferdinand, The Italian Straw Hat, Guthrie Theatre, 1970.

Lenny, Of Mice and Men, Guthrie Theatre, 1971.

Snug, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Guthrie Theatre, 1971.

Pozzo, Waiting for Godot, Guthrie Theatre, 1971.

Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1972.

Ghost Dancer, Guthrie Theatre, 1973.

Ekhart, Baal, Guthrie Theatre, 1973.

Thomas a Becket (title role), Becket, Guthrie Theatre, 1973.

Bobchinski, The Government Inspector, Guthrie Theatre, 1973.

Jerry Devine, Juno and the Paycock, Guthrie Theatre, 1973.

Title role, Richard III, St. Mary's College, Winona, MN, 1974.

Ash, The National Health, Guthrie Theatre, 1974.

Ferdinand, Love's Labour's Lost, Guthrie Theatre, 1974.

Cleante, Tartuffe, Guthrie Theatre, 1974.

Milo Tindle, Sleuth, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, 1974.

Fedot, Chemin de fer, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, 1974.

Mortimer Brewster, Arsenic and Old Lace, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

Mitch, A Streetcar Named Desire, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

Elif, Mother Courage, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

First narrator, Under Milkwood, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

Provost, Measure for Measure, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

The Merchant of Venice, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

First elder, Oedipus, Guthrie Theatre, 1975.

Cornelius Hackle, The Matchmaker, Guthrie Theatre, 1976.

Gooper, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Guthrie Theatre, 1976.

Hovstad, An Enemy of the People, Guthrie Theatre, 1976.

Polixines, The Winter's Tale, Guthrie Theatre, 1976.

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, Guthrie Theatre, 1976.

Creep, Pantagleize, Guthrie Theatre, 1977.

Young Marlow, She Stoops to Conquer, Guthrie Theatre, 1977.

Bracciano, The White Devil, Guthrie Theatre, 1977.

Fledis and King Skule, The Pretenders, Guthrie Theatre, 1978.

Tyrone, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Guthrie Theatre, 1978.

Benson, Boy Meets Girl, Guthrie Theatre, 1979.

Podkolyossin, Marriage, Guthrie Theatre, 1979.

Various roles, Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference of New Plays, Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center, Waterford, CT, 1979.

Various roles, Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference of New Plays, Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center, 1980.

Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1980.

Balthazer, Solomon's Child, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1980.

Rudge, Jerusalem, Minneapolis Children's Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1980.

Jack (John Barrymore), Ned and Jack, Hudson Guild Theatre, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Ben, The Little Foxes, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1981.

Maiden Stakes, Circle in the Square, New York City, then White Barn Theatre, CT, both 1982.

Dr. Framingham, Beyond Therapy, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Amos, The Queen and the Rebels, Purchase, NY, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, both 1982.

Jack Jerome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1983-84.

Miss Lulu Bett, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1984.

Starkman, Before the Dawn, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985.

An Evening with Colleen Dewhurst and Peter Michael Goetz, Vistaford Lines (on a ship), 1985.

Caught, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1985.

Anton Skvoznik-Dmuchanovsky, The Government Inspector, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Chandler Tate, Comic Potential, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2000.

Appeared as Joey, The Homecoming, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; also appeared in productions of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1989-90.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Jack Jerome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, pre-Broadway tour.