McRobbie, Peter 1943–

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MCROBBIE, Peter 1943–


Born January 31, 1943, in Hawick, Borders, Scotland; immigrated to the United States, c. early 1950s; son of William (a storekeeper) and Mary Fleming (a writer; maiden name, Heigh) McRobbie; married Charlotte Bova (an actress), September 15, 1977; children: Oliver William, Andrew Peter. Education: Yale School of Drama, B.A., 1966; attended graduate school at Tulsa University; studied acting with Uta Hagen at Herbert Berghof Studios, New York City.

Career: Actor. Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI, resident company member, 1977–79; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, resident company member, 1981–83; Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA, resident company member, 1982. Military service: U.S. Army, 1966–68.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.


Film Appearances:

George Cooke, A Jury of Her Peers, 1977.

Voice, The Wobblies, 1979.

Workers rally speaker, Zelig, Warner Bros., 1983.

Mr. Millhauser, The Beniker Gang (also known as Dear Lola, or How to Start Your Own Family), Lorimar Productions, 1983.

Twilly (the Communist), The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orion, 1984.

Electronics N.E.S.T. (Nuclear Emergency Search Team) member, The Manhattan Project (also known as Deadly Game), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Third executive, Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Flip Doubt, Johnny Suede, Miramax, 1991.

Chaplain, School Ties, Paramount, 1992.

Bartender, Shadows and Fog, Orion, 1992.

Man at theatre, Bullets over Broadway, Miramax, 1994.

Reverend Watkins, The Neon Bible, Iberoamericana Films, 1995.

Linda's ex-landlord, Mighty Aphrodite, 1995.

Dr. Mancuso, Jaded, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1996.

Loan officer, Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Chief of police, Palookaville, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Lawyer, Sleepers, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1996.

Executive at strip club, The Associate, Columbia, 1996.

Second ad executive, Picture Perfect, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Damned man/Harry's character, Deconstructing Harry, Fine Line Features, 1997.

Gordon Pritzker, Snake Eyes, Buena Vista, 1998.

Father Gladen's fan on porch, Celebrity, 1998.

Principal, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Paramount Classics, 1998.

Stelu, Side Streets, Warner Bros., 1998.

Father Malachy, A Fish in the Bathtub, 1999.

Ballroom host, Kill By Inches, 1999.

Frenchy's lawyer, Small Time Crooks, DreamWorks, 2000.

Lieutenant Cromartie, Shaft (also known as Shaft—Noch fragen?), Paramount, 2000.

Lee Vilensky, The American Astronaut, Artistic License, 2001.

Prison doctor, Love the Hard Way, Kino International Corp., 2001.

Pedar Gleck, Corn, 2002.

Stuart Quinn, Messengers, 2004.

OsCorp representative, Spider-Man 2 (also known as Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience), Columbia, 2004.

John Twist, Brokeback Mountain, Focus Features, 2005.

George Gordon Holmes, The Hoax, Buena Vista, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Judge Walter Bradley, Law & Order, NBC, 2001–2005.

Judge Walter Bradley, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2003–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sex therapist, Doubletake, CBS, 1985.

George Pape, Witness to the Mob, NBC, 1998.

Priest, Hamlet, Odyssey, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cop, Izzy and Moe, CBS, 1985.

John Hanlon, In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (also known as The F.B.I. Murders), NBC, 1988.

Dr. Max Essex, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993.

Dr. Ames, "Where the Dead Are," Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics, CBS, 1994.

Reuben Troyer, Harvest of Fire, CBS, 1996.

Male attorney, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), HBO, 1997.

Dr. Brimmer, Cupid & Cate, CBS, 2000.

Mr. Dumbrowski, Rock the Boat (also known as Atlantis Conspiracy), HBO, 2000.

Bushnell's superior, Sometimes in April, HBO, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Charles Lummis, The Land of Little Rain, PBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lieutenant McGiver, Golden Years (also known as Stephen King's "Golden Years"), CBS, 1991.

Mr. Mueller, Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Television debut) Dr. Steele, As the World Turns, CBS, 1980.

New Show, NBC, 1984.

Thurmond Yoder, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1985.

Manager, "Sonata for Solo Organ," Law and Order, NBC, 1991.

John Ennis, "Point of View," Law and Order, NBC, 1992.

Herbert Fowler, "Guardian," Law and Order, NBC, 1995.

Mitchell Presley, Feds, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Thomas Neustadt, "Tabloid," Law and Order, NBC, 1998.

Father Felix, "From Where to Eternity," The Sopranos, HBO, 1999.

Dr. Prescott, "Fire and Ice," Now and Again, CBS, 2000.

Father Felix, "Proshai, Livushka," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

Chairman, "Joe Must Go," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Mayor Owens, "Past, Present, Future," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002.

Judge Walter Bradley, "The Line," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Also appeared as Dr. Sanford, "Are You There, Alpha Centauri?," H.E.L.P.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) James Anderson, My Fat Friend, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 1975.

Richard, Rattle of a Simple Man, Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975.

Nebeker, The Wobblies, Labor Theatre, New York City, 1976.

(Broadway debut) Dr. Travers, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Standby and Dennis Quinlan, Last Licks, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Major Swindon, The Devil's Disciple, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Standby, Mixed Couples, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Murderer and doctor, Macbeth, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1982.

The Inspector, Cinders, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Captain Gower, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Doc, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1984.

Standby Sam Evans, Strange Interlude, Nederlander Theatre, 1985.

James Throttle, stage manager, barkeep, Harold, citizens of Clositerham, chairman, and Crispakle, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Sir James Tyreel and Lord Mayor, The Tragedy of Richard III, Delacorte Theatre, 1990.

Thomas Putnam, The Crucible, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1991–92.

Ragnar Brovik, The Master Builder, Belasco Theatre, 1992.

Court page and De Courcelles, Saint Joan, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Senator Doogan, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Painter, Timon of Athens, Delacorte Theatre, 1996.

Frank, The Memory of Water, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1998.

Inspector Belsize, Night Must Fall, Lyceum Theatre, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Mark Pattison/W.T. Snead, The Invention of Love, Lyceum Theatre, 2001.

Bretschneider, doctor, Katz, and Schroder, Svejik, Duke on 42nd, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in Endangered Species, and Rosmersholm, Off-Broadway productions.

Major Tours:

Sea captain and priest, Twelfth Night, Chicago, IL, and East Coast cities, 1978.

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