Peter Falk

Highest Rated:
98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:
6% Vibes (1988)
Birthday:
Sep 16
Birthplace:
New York City, New York, USA
Bio:
Best known as the rumpled television detective Columbo, character actor Peter Falk also enjoyed a successful film career, often in association with the groundbreaking independent filmmaker John Cassavetes. Born September 16, 1927, in New York City, Falk lost an eye at the age of three, resulting in…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Char-ac-ter
  • Actor
-- 2012
Character
  • Actor
-- 2009
American Cowslip
  • Father Randolph
-- 2009
Three Days to Vegas (Retirement)
  • Gus Fitzgerald
-- 2007
28% Next
  • Irv
$18.0M 2007
43% Checking Out
  • Morris Applebaum
-- 2005
40% Three Days of Rain
  • Waldo
-- 2005
45% The Thing About My Folks
  • Sam Kleinman
$0.7M 2005
When Angels Come to Town
  • Max
-- 2004
36% Shark Tale
  • Director
  • Ira Feinberg
$160.8M 2004
Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife
  • Lt. Columbo
-- 2003
57% Enemies of Laughter
  • Paul's Father
-- 2003
Finding John Christmas
  • Max
-- 2003
Wilder Days
  • James "Pop-Up" Morse
-- 2003
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Cab Driver
-- 2003
48% Undisputed
  • Emmanuel "Mendy" Ripstein
$12.3M 2002
A Town Without Christmas
  • Actor
-- 2001
71% Made
  • Max
$3.7M 2001
6% Corky Romano
  • Pops Romano
$23.0M 2001
The Lost World
  • Rev. Theo Kerr
-- 2001
A Constant Forge
  • Actor
-- 2000
A Storm in Summer
  • Abel Shaddick
-- 2000
Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes
  • Lt. Columbo
-- 2000
83% Lakeboat
  • Actor
-- 2000
Columbo: Ashes to Ashes
  • Actor
-- 1998
Money Kings
  • Actor
-- 1998
Pronto
  • Actor
-- 1997
Frank Capra's American Dream
  • Actor
-- 1997
The Sunshine Boys
  • Actor
-- 1997
29% Roommates
  • Rocky Holzcek
-- 1995
Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey
  • Actor
-- 1993
55% Faraway, So Close! (In weiter Ferne, so nah!)
  • Himself
-- 1993
Columbo: No Time to Die
  • Lieutenant Columbo
-- 1992
98% The Player
  • Himself
-- 1992
Columbo: Caution - Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
  • Actor
-- 1991
Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot
  • Lt Columbo
-- 1991
In The Spirit
  • Roger Flan
-- 1990
45% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
  • Pedro Carmichael
-- 1990
18% Cookie
  • Dominick "Dino" Capisco
-- 1989
Columbo: Murder, a Self Portrait
  • Actor
-- 1989
6% Vibes
  • Harry Buscafusco
-- 1988
Happy New Year
  • Nick
-- 1987
97% The Princess Bride
  • The Grandfather
-- 1987
98% Wings of Desire
  • Himself
-- 1987
Big Trouble
  • Steve Rickey
-- 1986
I'm Almost Not Crazy...: John Cassavetes - The Man and His Work
  • Actor
-- 1984
79% The Great Muppet Caper
  • Tramp
-- 1981
...All the Marbles (The California Dolls)
  • Harry
-- 1981
88% The In-Laws
  • Vince Ricardo
-- 1979
The Brink's Job (Big Stickup at Brink's)
  • Tony Pino
-- 1978
50% The Cheap Detective
  • Lou Peckinpaugh
-- 1978
Scared Straight!
  • Host
-- 1978
95% Opening Night
  • Actor
-- 1977
Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case
  • Actor
-- 1977
69% Murder by Death
  • Sam Diamond
-- 1976
83% Mikey and Nicky
  • Mikey
-- 1976
Griffin and Phoenix
  • Jeff Griffin
-- 1976
95% A Woman Under the Influence
  • Nick Longhetti
-- 1975
Columbo: Double Shock
  • Actor
-- 1973
Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star
  • Actor
-- 1973
Columbo: A Stitch in Crime
  • Actor
-- 1973
Columbo: Short Fuse
  • Actor
-- 1972
Columbo: Blueprint for Murder
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1972
Columbo: Étude in Black
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1972
Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle
  • Actor
-- 1972
Columbo: The Most Crucial Game
  • Actor
-- 1972
Columbo: Dagger of the Mind
  • Actor
-- 1972
Columbo: Dead Weight
  • Actor
-- 1971
Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man
  • Actor
-- 1971
Columbo: Murder by the Book
  • Actor
-- 1971
Columbo: Death Lends a Hand
  • Actor
-- 1971
Columbo: Lady in Waiting
  • Actor
-- 1971
Columbo: Suitable for Framing
  • Actor
-- 1971
Machine Gun McCain
  • Charlie Adamo
-- 1970
71% Husbands
  • Archie
-- 1970
43% Castle Keep
  • Sgt. Orlando Rossi
-- 1969
67% Anzio
  • Rabinoff
-- 1968
Luv
  • Milt Manville
-- 1967
Columbo: Prescription Murder
  • Actor
-- 1967
Penelope
  • Lt. Bixbee
-- 1966
77% The Great Race
  • Max
-- 1965
Italiani brava gente (Attack and Retreat)
  • Medic Captain
-- 1965
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods
  • Guy Gisborne
-- 1964
60% The Balcony
  • Police Chief
-- 1963
Pressure Point
  • Young psychiatrist
-- 1962
Dick Powell Theater - The Price of Tomatoes
  • Actor
-- 1962
63% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Joy Boy
-- 1961
Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Shorty Walters
-- 1960
Murder, Inc.
  • Abe Reles
-- 1960
The Secret of the Purple Reef
  • Tom Weber
-- 1960
The Bloody Brood
  • Nico
-- 1959
Wind Across the Everglades
  • Writer
-- 1958

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Quotes from Peter Falk's Characters

    1. Sam Diamond: Stop that. Stop that, I said.
    2. Dick Charleston: What is it, Diamond?
    3. Sam Diamond: The nurse is giving my palm the finger, the dirty old broad.
    From Murder by Death. Submitted by Jeff G (10 months ago)
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