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Peter Friedman



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Side Effects
  • Banks Partner #1
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
2011
49% Love and Other Drugs
  • California Man
2010
63% Breaking Upwards
  • Alan
2010
16% Spinning Into Butter
  • Jay Salter
2009
69% Synecdoche, New York
  • Emergency Room Doctor
2008
No Score Yet Unconscious
  • Actor
2008
89% The Savages
  • Larry
2007
23% Freedomland
  • Lt. Gold
2006
71% King of the Corner
  • Arthur Wexler
2005
100% Mana: Beyond Belief
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2004
27% Paycheck
  • Attorney General Brown
2003
No Score Yet Greendale
  • Officer No. 3
2003
No Score Yet Power and Beauty
  • Sam Giancana
2002
43% Someone Like You
  • Stephen
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
77% I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Alan Burke
1996
85% Safe
  • Peter Dunning
1995
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles
  • Scoop Rosenbaum
1995
62% Blink
  • Dr. Ryan Pierce
1994
No Score Yet Silverlake Life: The View from Here
  • Producer
  • Director
1993
56% Single White Female
  • Graham Knox
1992
No Score Yet Guilty Until Proven Innocent
  • Richard Emery
1991
19% The Seventh Sign
  • Father Lucci
1988
43% Daniel
  • Ben Cohen
1983
95% Prince of the City
  • DA Goldman
1981
80% Christmas Evil
  • Mr. Grosch
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
94% High Maintenance
2016
  • Jim
31% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Judge Henry Sohn
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Voice
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Harold Jensen Billy Goodwin Prof. William Goodwin
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Lawrence Szilard
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Director
  • Producer
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Steve Burris
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Mamon Whitmore
58% 666 Park Avenue
2012-2013
  • Samuel Steinberg

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