Peter Friedman

Peter Friedman

Highest Rated: 100% Mana: Beyond Belief (2004)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Seventh Sign (1988)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1949

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Avid filmgoers and adherents to the indie film movement that swept through America in the early to mid-'90s will invariably remember Peter Friedman as the sneaky, underhanded, New Age-espousing "self-help guru" who supposedly attempts to offer ailing Julianne Moore a hand up -- but only succeeds in draining her wallet -- in Todd Haynes' harrowing drama Safe (1995). In truth, that role represented just one of many memorable cinematic contributions for the prolific, highly versatile character actor, whose resumé reads like a best-of list of both independent film and Hollywood product. This slightly diminutive, stocky, and balding player first made an impression with a small role in the holiday slasher opus Christmas Evil (1980), then essayed a series of consistently interesting projects including Finnegan Begin Again (1984), The Seventh Sign (1988, as a priest), Blink (1994, as an ophthalmologist), and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). Friedman's onscreen activity extended into the 2000s, most visibly in Tamara Jenkins' drama The Savages (2007), in which he played Laura Linney's sex-hungry paramour.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Keep In Touch Dallan Parcel 2016
83% Side Effects Banks Partner #1 $32.2M 2013
No Score Yet Poor Consuelo Conquers The World Director 2013
17% Coming Up Roses Charles 2012
No Score Yet A Wife Alone Screenwriter Producer 2012
73% Harvest Carmine Monopoli $7K 2011
48% Love and Other Drugs California Man $33.3M 2010
60% Breaking Upwards Alan 2010
No Score Yet The Call to the Post Actor 2010
16% Spinning Into Butter Jay Salter 2009
68% Synecdoche, New York Emergency Room Doctor $3.1M 2008
89% The Savages Larry $6.5M 2007
85% Unconscious Actor 2006
23% Freedomland Lt. Gold $12.3M 2006
71% King of the Corner Arthur Wexler 2005
100% Mana: Beyond Belief Screenwriter Producer Director 2004
27% Paycheck Attorney General Brown $53.7M 2003
No Score Yet Greendale Officer No. 3 2003
No Score Yet Power and Beauty Sam Giancana 2002
No Score Yet Two Against Time Robert Portman 2002
42% Someone Like You Stephen $26.8M 2001
No Score Yet Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Peter Hofstrom 2000
No Score Yet In the Presence of Mine Enemies Kohn 1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport Young Nat's Father 1996
75% I Shot Andy Warhol Alan Burke 1996
No Score Yet Death by Design Screenwriter Director Producer 1995
86% Safe Peter Dunning 1995
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles Scoop Rosenbaum 1995
63% Blink Dr. Ryan Pierce 1994
No Score Yet Silverlake Life: The View from Here Director Producer 1993
54% Single White Female Graham Knox 1992
No Score Yet Guilty Until Proven Innocent Richard Emery 1991
22% Slaves of New York Actor 1989
15% The Seventh Sign Father Lucci 1988
No Score Yet Finnegan Begin Again John Jewell 1984
43% Daniel Ben Cohen 1983
No Score Yet Rage of Angels Larry 1983
91% Prince of the City DA Goldman 1981
83% Christmas Evil Mr. Grosch 1980


91% Succession
Frank 2019
98% High Maintenance
Jim 2016
92% Person Of Interest
Lawrence Szilard 2013
57% 666 Park Avenue
Samuel Steinberg 2012
33% Made in Jersey
Judge Henry Sohn 2012
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
Steve Burris 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
Voice 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
Mamon Whitmore 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
Harold Jensen Billy Goodwin Prof. William Goodwin 2002
No Score Yet POV
Director Producer 1993
100% Brooklyn Bridge
George Silver 1993


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