Peter Falk

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Peter Michael Falk  (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor and comedian. He best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo (1968–2003), which earned him four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Falk was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Murder, Inc. (1960) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961). He is also known for his collaborations with filmmaker and actor John Cassavetes in films such as: Husbands (1970), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Opening Night (1977), Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky (1976) and the Columbo episode: Étude in Black (1972). Falk's other film roles include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Great Race (1965), Anzio (1968), Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), The In-Laws (1979), The Princess Bride (1987), Wings of Desire (1987), The Player (1992), and Next (2007).

MOVIE CREDITS:
1981: Harry Sears - ...All the Marbles
2005: Sam Kleinman - The Thing About My Folks
1978: Tony Pino - The Brink's Job
1974: Nick Longhetti - A Woman Under the Influence
1978: Lou Peckinpaugh - The Cheap Detective
1979: Vincent J. Ricardo - The In-Laws
2002: Waldo - Three Days of Rain
2005: Morris Applebaum - Checking Out
1998: Vinnie - Money Kings
1989: Dominick 'Dino' Capisco - Cookie
1976: Mikey - Mikey and Nicky
1987: Nick - Happy New Year
2000: Abel Shaddick - A Storm in Summer
2004: Max - When Angels Come to Town
2000: The Pierman - Lakeboat
1976: Geoffrey Griffin - Griffin and Phoenix
2003: James 'Pop Up' Morse - Wilder Days
1995: Rocky Holzeck - Roommates
1968: Cpl. Jack Rabinoff - Lo sbarco di Anzio
1970: Archie Black - Husbands
1996: Himself - John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All
1963: Police Chief - The Balcony
1996: Willie Clark - The Sunshine Boys
1967: Milt Manville - Luv
2007: Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald - Three Days To Vegas
1971: Harry Connors - A Step Out of Line
1966: Danny - Too Many Thieves
1997: Harry Arno - Pronto
1971: Columbo - Ransom for a Dead Man
1968: Columbo - Prescription: Murder
1990: Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders
1978: Narration (voice) - Scared Straight!
2020: Telephone for Lieutenant Columbo
1972: Columbo - Columbo: Étude in Black
1988: Harry Buscafusco - Vibes
2002: Mendy Ripstein - Undisputed
1960: Abe Reles - Murder, Inc.
1969: Charlie Adamo - Gli intoccabili
1969: Sgt. Rossi - Castle Keep
2001: Francis A. 'Pops' Romano - Corky Romano
1986: Steve Rickey - Big Trouble
1959: Nico - The Bloody Brood
1993: Anything for John
1990: Roger Flan - In the Spirit
2014: Columbo (archive footage) - Ztracený případ
1990: Pedro Carmichael - Tune in Tomorrow...
1966: Jeff Douglas - Brigadoon
2003: Interviewee - Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us
2001: Bailey (voice) - Hubert's Brain
1993: Peter Falk - In weiter Ferne, so nah!
1965: Max - The Great Race
1962: Young Psychiatrist - Pressure Point
2005: Max - Finding John Christmas
1966: Lt. Horatio Bixbee - Penelope
1960: Tom Weber - The Secret Of The Purple Reef
1970: Peter Pawney - Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
1968: Polo Pope - A Hatful of Rain
1987: Himself - Der Himmel über Berlin
1961: Joy Boy - Pocketful of Miracles
1976: Sam Diamond - Murder by Death
2001: Max - Made
2009: Father Randolph - American Cowslip
1964: Guy Gisborne - Robin and the 7 Hoods
2000: Paul's Father - Enemies of Laughter
1982: Himself - The American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra
1995: Salvatore Santini - Cops n Roberts
2019: Himself (archive footage) - Peter Falk versus Columbo
2001: Theo Kerr - The Lost World
1964: lieutenant Mario - Italiani brava gente
1989: Himself - Arena - John Cassavetes
2000: Himself - A Constant Forge
2007: Irv - Next
2012: Char·ac·ter
2001: Max - A Town Without Christmas
1987: The Grandfather / Narrator - The Princess Bride
2000: Abe - From Where I Sit
1958: Writer - Wind Across the Everglades
1960: Shorty Walters - Pretty Boy Floyd
2020: Self (archive footage) - My Darling Vivian
2004: Don Feinberg - Shark Tale
1997: Frank Capra's American Dream
1981: Tramp - The Great Muppet Caper
1991: (archive footage) - Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'
1977: Peter Falk - Opening Night
1994: Tramp (archive footage) - The World of Jim Henson
1963: Third Cab Driver - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
1992: Peter Falk - The Player
2014: And the Oscar Goes To...

TV CREDITS:
2003: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
1948: Studio One
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1960: The Law and Mr. Jones
1968: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
1957: Have Gun – Will Travel
1960: The Aquanauts
1950: Robert Montgomery Presents
1994: Inside the Actors Studio
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
1997: The View
1958: Naked City
1960: The Islanders
1955: Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959: The Twilight Zone
1961: 87th Precinct
1961: Target: The Corruptors!
1963: Bert Graumann - Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1957: Fred Dana - Decoy
1961: Ben Casey
1961: The New Breed
1960: The Barbara Stanwyck Show
1959: New York Confidential
1961: Dr. Kildare
2001: Good Day Live
1981: Wanna bet, that..?
2001: Theo Kerr - The Lost World
1971: V.I.P. Schaukel
1986: Himself - American Masters
1992: Peter Falk - The Larry Sanders Show
1965: Daniel O'Brien - The Trials of O'Brien
1968: Lewis Corbett - The Name of the Game
1951: Colonel Hush-Hush - The Red Skelton Show
1961: Collucci - The DuPont Show of the Week
1961: Danilo Diaz - The DuPont Show of the Week
1962: Cameo - Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine
1962: Sammy - Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine
1957: Gus Morgan - Wagon Train
1961: Aristede Fresco - The Dick Powell Show
1961: Dr. Alan Keegan - The Dick Powell Show
1961: Martin - The Dick Powell Show
1960: Abe Reles - The Witness
1959: Mestizo - Play of the Week
1959: Play of the Week
1950: Petar Porovic - Armstrong Circle Theatre
1959: Box - Deadline
1971: Columbo - Columbo
1966: Himself - Goldene Kamera Verleihung
1948: himself - Bambi-Verleihung
1956: Himself - Host - Tony Awards
1956: Presenter - Tony Awards
1982: Champs-Elysées
1968: Himself - Guest - The Dick Cavett Show
1974: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts
1970: himself - Treffpunkte
1962: Robert Evans - The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1987: self - Seitenblicke
1963: Self - The Danny Kaye Show