Peter Falk

Peter Falk

actor, producer, director

Peter Falk was born on Sep 16, 1927 in USA. Peter Falk's big-screen debut came with Wind Across the Everglades directed by Nicholas Ray in 1958, strarring Writer. Peter Falk is known for Faraway, So Close! directed by Wim Wenders, Otto Sander stars as Cassiel and Peter Falk as Peter Falk. Peter Falk has got 20 awards and 27 nominations so far. The most recent award Peter Falk achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Peter Falk plays is Next which will be released on Apr 27, 2007.

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and he worked as an efficiency expert for the Budget Bureau of the state of Connecticut before becoming an actor. On choosing to change careers, he studied the acting art with Eva Le Gallienne and Sanford Meisner. His most famous role is that of the detective Columbo (1971); however, this was not his first foray into acting the role of a detective. During a high school play, he stood in for such a role when the original student actor fell sick. He has been married twice, and is the father of two children:Catherine, a private detective in real life, and Jackie. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2008, which was most likely brought on by Alzheimer's disease, from which he died on June 23, 2011.

  • Birthday

    Sep 16, 1927
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For


20 wins & 27 nominations

Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards)
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Winner - Best Actor
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
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