Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

Highest Rated: 100% Dreamchild (1985)

Lowest Rated: 9% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1955

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

An accomplished stage and screen performer, with piercing blue eyes, thick black hair and strong, handsome features, dominated by full, pouty lips, Peter Gallagher received his training at Tufts University and apprenticed at the Boston Shakespeare Company. After appearing in the touring company of "Grease" and subsequently in the Broadway production, he went on to rack up numerous stage credits, including the American premiere of "Another Country" (1982), the short-lived musical "A Doll's Life" (also 1982) and a small role as Glenn Close's lover in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" (1984). He won praise and a Tony nomination as Edmund Tyrone (alongside Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey) in Jonathan Miller's controversial production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," presented in 1987 on Broadway, London's West End and cable TV. In 1992, he triumphed as Sky Masterson in the successful revival of "Guys and Dolls." More recently, he made a memorable Joey opposite Patti LuPone in the four-day run of City Center Encores' "Pal Joey" in 1995. He and LuPone also reteamed for a one-night only benefit staging of "Annie Get Your Gun" (1998).


Highest Rated Movies



94% 88% Palm Springs Howard (Character) - 2020
19% 69% After Chancellor Ken Scott (Character) $12.1M 2019
32% 44% A Bad Moms Christmas Hank (Character) $72.1M 2017
25% 48% Literally, Right Before Aaron Orson Schwartzman (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 41% Center Stage: On Pointe Peter Gallagher (Character) - 2016
85% 76% Hello, My Name Is Doris Willy Williams (Character) $14.4M 2015
41% 68% Step Up Revolution Mr. Anderson (Character) $35.1M 2012
9% 36% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Paul Sveck (Character) - 2011
37% 64% Burlesque Vince (Character) $39.4M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gas Hole Narrator - 2010
67% 70% Conviction Barry Scheck (Character) $6.8M 2010
No Score Yet 65% The War Boys Slater (Character) - 2009
66% 72% Adam Marty Buchwald (Character) $2.3M 2009
60% 58% Center Stage: Turn It Up Jonathan Reeves (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tale of Two Wives Bill Goodman (Character) - 2003
27% 64% How to Deal Len Martin (Character) $14.1M 2003
No Score Yet 39% The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina The Mole King (Voice) - 2002
22% 59% Mr. Deeds Chuck Cedar (Character) $126.2M 2002
No Score Yet 23% Protection Ted (Character) - 2001
11% 51% Perfume Guido (Character) - 2001
42% 82% Center Stage Jonathan Reeves (Character) $17.2M 2000
67% 62% Jesus Christ Superstar Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Debate Tom Chapman (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 53% Cupid & Cate Harry (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 17% Other Voices Jordin (Character) - 2000
87% 93% American Beauty Buddy Kane (Character) $130.1M 1999
No Score Yet 33% Brotherhood of Murder Bob Mathews (Character) - 1999
30% 42% House on Haunted Hill Donald W. Blackburn, M.D. (Character) $40.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Virtual Obsession Dr. Joe Messenger (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 17% Johnny Skidmarks Johnny Scardino (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 46% Brave New World Bernard Marx (Character) - 1998
39% 69% The Man Who Knew Too Little James 'Jimmy' Ritchie (Character) $13.8M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing John Anticev (Character) - 1997
32% 50% Last Dance John Hayes (Character) $5.9M 1996
14% 42% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday David Lewis (Character) $4.1M 1996
59% 39% The Underneath Michael Chambers (Character) $386.9K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cafe Society Jack Kale (Character) - 1995
80% 79% While You Were Sleeping Peter Callaghan (Character) $81.1M 1995
No Score Yet 0% White Mile Jack Robbins (Character) - 1994
59% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Vic Tenetta, Party Singer (Character) $2.1M 1994
43% 29% Mother's Boys Robert Madigan (Character) $531.4K 1994
75% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Alan Campbell (Character) $2.1M 1994
56% 54% Watch It John (Character) $28.3K 1993
57% 46% Malice Atty. Dennis Riley (Character) $46M 1993
95% 88% Short Cuts Stormy Weathers (Character) $6.1M 1993
98% 84% The Player Larry Levy (Character) $21.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Inconvenient Woman Philip Quennell (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Matt (Character) - 1991
58% 66% Late for Dinner Bob Freeman (Character) $8.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lover Pollak (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Lies David West (Character) - 1990
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Richard Quince (Character) - 1990
96% 79% Sex, Lies, and Videotape John (Character) $22.7M 1989
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan Leo Frank (Character) - 1988
27% 59% High Spirits Brother Tony (Character) $7.9M 1988
No Score Yet 77% The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lt. Com. John Challee (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 79% Long Day's Journey into Night Edmund Tyrone (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 43% My Little Girl Kai (Character) - 1986
100% 81% Dreamchild Jack Dolan (Character) $38.5K 1985
25% 52% Summer Lovers Michael Pappas (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skag John Skagska (Character) - 1980
89% 86% The Idolmaker Caesare (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO MAX: The O.C. HD Sandy Cohen (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020 2011-2012
76% 88% Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Mitch Clarke (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Chief Dodds (Guest Star) 2014-2019
79% 70% The Gifted Benedict Ryan (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown John Haggerty (Guest Star) 2018
88% 89% Grace and Frankie Nick (Guest Star) 2017-2018
94% 87% Man Seeking Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
95% 84% New Girl Gavin (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
94% 92% The Good Wife Ethan Carver (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
93% 76% Covert Affairs Arthur Campbell (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Professor Vinick (Guest Star) 2012
19% 40% Whitney Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
89% 88% Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
57% 77% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gathering Dr. Michael Foster (Character) 2007
67% 71% The O.C. Sandy Cohen (Character) 2003-2007
No Score Yet 90% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Jared (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Lives of Men Unknown (Character) 1998
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Titanic Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bergerac Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Unknown (Character) 1988


James Ritchie says: Am I talking to an actor now or a human being?

Hawkins says: Neither, sir. I'm a policeman.

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: You give up your seat every day in the train.

Peter Callaghan says: Well... But that's not heroic

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: It is to the person who sits in it.

Saul Tuttle says: I couldn't love you anymore if you were my own son. But the fact of the matter is, you're... well you're a putz.

Peter Callaghan says: Is there a point to this?

Peter Callaghan says: Remember the squirrels?

Jack Callaghan says: Don't even say it.

Peter Callaghan says: First, I knocked them out of their nest with a rock.

Jack Callaghan says: Peter!

Peter Callaghan says: Then I saved them.

Jack Callaghan says: You suck!

Peter Callaghan says: I suck, or the outfit sucks?

Jack Callaghan says: It's a toss-up.

Ashley Bartlett Bacon says: Peter Callahan is engaged to me. I object to this wedding!

Priest says: Get in line

Ashley's Husband says: And I object to your objection.

Mary Callaghan says: Who's that?

Peter Callaghan says: Ashley's husband.

Midge says: You proposed to a married woman?

Peter Callaghan says: Yes. And I'm in a coma when my brother makes a play for my- sort of my fiancée.

Chuck Cedar says: Information is good.. Now will you please stop soaking your ass.

Chuck Cedar says: As soon as that moron goes back to Cowpie Falls, you are out of here on your fat, Puerto Rican ass.

Caroline Burnham says: That was exactly what I needed .. the royal treatment, so to speak .. Ugh! I was so stressed out! Ahhh .. ah ... ah! (laughs)

Buddy Kane says: You know what I do when I feel like that?

Caroline Burnham says: What?

Buddy Kane says: I fire a gun .. oh yeah, I go to this little firing range downtown and I .. just pop of a few rounds.

Caroline Burnham says: I've never fired a gun before.

Buddy Kane says: Well you've got to try it .. nothing makes you feel more powerful .. well, almost nothing.

Tess says: Tell me a lie.

Vince says: I need your fabulous sewing skills.

Tess says: Tell me a new lie.

Vince says: I don't love you.

Buddy Kane says: Man... You are one twisted f*ck.

Lester Burnham says: Nope. I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.

Buddy Kane says: In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.

Buddy Kane says: [Carolyn is having sex in a motel room with the Real Estate King] Do you like getting nailed by the King?

Caroline Burnham says: Yes, your majesty!