Levin, Peter

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Levin, Peter


Original name, Daniel Levin; born in Trenton, NJ; son of Max (a merchant) and Katherine (maiden name, Klempner) Levin; married Audrey Davis (a writer). Education: Carnegie-Mellon University, B.F.A., 1954; trained for the stage at the Webber-Douglas School of Drama, London, and with Lee Strasberg.


Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Director, producer, and actor.


Actors' Equity Association, Directors Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

Shakespeare Cup, 1954-55; Emmy Award nomination, achievement by an individual in a daytime drama, 1972, for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, best director, daytime special program, 1974, for The Other Woman; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing in a drama series, 1980, for Lou Grant; Christopher Award (with others), television and cable, 2004, for Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story; Fulbright scholarship; Norman Apell Award; Webber Cup.


Television Work; Series:

Producer, Sons and Daughters, CBS, 1991.

Consultant, Love Potion No. 9, 1992.

Television Director; Miniseries:

And Never Let Her Go, CBS, 2001.

Television Director; Movies:

Heart in Hiding, 1973.

The Other Woman, ABC, 1973.

"Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner," Hollywood Television Theatre, 1976.

The Comeback Kid, ABC, 1979.

Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case, 1980.

Palmerstown, USA, CBS, 1980.

Washington Mistress, 1981.

The Marva Collins Story, CBS, 1981.

The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, CBS, 1982.

A Doctor's Story, 1983.

A Reason to Live, 1984.

Call to Glory: J. F. K., 1985.

Between the Darkness and the Dawn, 1985.

Northstar, 1986.

"Popeye" Doyle, 1986.

Houston: The Legend of Texas, 1987.

Sworn to Silence, ABC, 1987.

Hostage (also known as Against Her Will), CBS, 1988.

The Littlest Victims, CBS, 1989.

Lady in a Corner, NBC, 1989.

A Killer Among Us, NBC, 1990.

My Son Johnny (also known as Bad Seed), CBS, 1991.

Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story, CBS, 1992.

Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (also known as Take Down and Under Pressure), CBS, 1992.

The Man with Three Wives, CBS, 1993.

Precious Victims, 1993.

Fighting for My Daughter, 1995.

A Stranger in Town, 1995.

A Stranger to Love, CBS, 1996.

The Perfect Mother (also known as The Mother-In-Law), 1997.

Two Voices (also known as Two Small Voices), 1997.

Little Girl Fly Away (also known as The Poet), CBS, 1998.

My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (also known as Death in the Shadows), CBS, 1998.

To Love, Honor & Betray, 1999.

In the Name of the Pope, 2000.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, Lifetime, 2003.

In from the Night, CBS, 2006.

A Perfect Day, TNT, 2006.

Queen Sized, Lifetime, 2008.

Other Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Heartless, 1997.

Executive producer, High Voltage, 1998.

Co-executive producer, To Love, Honor & Betray, 1999.

Television Director; Pilots:

Joshua's World, CBS, 1980.

Palmerstown, U.S.A., 1980.

Knots Landing, CBS, 1983.

In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1988.

The Bakery, CBS, 1990.

Television Director; Specials:

Monkey, Monkey, Bottle of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here?, PBS, 1974.

Sojourner, CBS, 1975.

Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (also known as Zalmen), PBS, 1975.

Secret Service, PBS, 1977.

Television Director; Episodic:

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS, 1972.

"Circuit of Death," The Starlost, 1973.

"The Other Woman," The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (also known as ABC Matinee Today), ABC, 1973.

"Heart in Hiding," The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (also known as ABC Matinee Today), ABC, 1975.

Beacon Hill, CBS, 1975.

Starsky and Hutch, 1975.

Lovers and Friends, NBC, 1977.

Lou Grant, CBS, 1977.

James at 15 (also known as James at 16), NBC, 1977.

Kaz, CBS, 1977-78.

Paper Chase, CBS, 1978.

"Just Friends," Family, ABC, 1978.

"Malicious Mischief," Family, ABC, 1979.

Married: The First Year, 1979.

Lou Grant, 1979-82.

"Scandal," Palmerstown, U.S.A., 1981.

"Words," Fame, NBC, 1982.

"Homecoming," Fame, 1982.

Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1982-83.

Ryan's Four, ABC, 1983.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1983.

Trauma Center, ABC, 1983.

Emerald Point, N.A.S., CBS, 1983-84.

AfterMASH, CBS, 1984.

Boone, NBC, 1984.

Two Marriages, ABC, 1984.

Call to Glory, ABC, 1984-85.

The Best Times, NBC, 1985.

Hell Town, NBC, 1985.

"But Not for Me," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1988.

In the Heat of the Night, 1988-89.

"Blame It On Midnight," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989.

"The Reverend Soundbite," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1990.

Sons and Daughters, CBS, 1991.

Reasonable Doubts, 1991.

"Blood Is Thicker …," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1995.

Dellaventura, 1997.

Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.

"The Men from the Boys," The Guardian, CBS, 2001.

"Boston Terriers from France," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

"Every Stranger's Face I See," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

"Requiem," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

"Tricks of the Trade," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

"Death Be Not Whatever," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.

The Lyon's Den, NBC, 2003.

Also directed "The Madness of God," Theatre in America, PBS; Best of Families, ABC; Another World.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sam Holliday, Goodnight, Beantown, CBS, 1983.

Stage Appearances:

Peter, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1955.

Orlando, As You Like It, San Diego Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA, 1960.

Octavius Caesar, Julius Caesar, San Diego Shakespeare Festival, 1960.

Horatio, Hamlet, San Diego Shakespeare Festival, 1960.

Parritt, The Iceman Cometh, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1960.

Orlando, As You Like It, Shakespeare Festival, Princeton, NJ, 1961.

Stage Director:

Hardware Poets, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1962-66.

The Show Off, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1975.

Also directed Real Inspector Hound and A Memory of Two Mondays, Guildhall School, London; You Never Can Tell, Arlington Heights, IL, then Chicago, IL.

Major Tours:

Directed a tour of Hamlet, U.S. cities.


Television Series:

Emerald Point, N. A. S., CBS, 1983-84.