Peter Michael Goetz

Peter Michael Goetz

Highest Rated: 92% Prince of the City (1981)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 10, 1941

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Peter Michael Goetz is a veteran stage actor and familiar on-screen presence from over 30 years of small but memorable performances in everything from the heart-wrenching childhood drama "My Girl" to the dysfunctional family comedy "Arrested Development." Soon after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Goetz joined the award-winning Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he has maintained an active stage presence for over 40 years. His early roles, like his portrayal of Whoopi Goldberg's no-nonsense boss in the action-comedy film "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and his portrayal of a fellow writer in the award-winning film adaptation of John Irving's "The World According to Garp," were usually small, but by the early '90s, Goetz had graduated to bigger parts; he played troubled singer Karen Carpenter's emotionally distant father in the highly-rated TV movie "The Karen Carpenter Story" and co-starred with Steve Martin in the popular 1991 film "Father of the Bride," where he portrayed the upper-class father of Martin's soon-to-be son-in-law. Goetz starred as a conservative Boston Irish Catholic in the family sitcom "The Cavanaughs" and was later cast as a crusty Civil War general in the award-winning drama "Glory."

Highest rated movies

Prince of the City
The World According to Garp
The Empty Mirror
Father of the Bride
Scenic Route
Father of the Bride Part II
My Girl




17% 74% A Violent Separation Riley Jenkins (Character) - 2019
67% 50% Scenic Route Old Man (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% Where There's a Will Donnie Paul Lugger (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valerie Flake Douglas Flake (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Engagement Party Robert Salsburg (Character) - 1999
71% 80% The Empty Mirror Sigmund Freud (Character) $10.8K 1997
62% 34% Infinity Dr. Gell-Mann (Character) $145.7K 1996
52% 60% Father of the Bride Part II John MacKenzie (Character) $76.6M 1995
70% 70% Father of the Bride John MacKenzie (Character) $89.1M 1991
50% 77% My Girl Dr. Welty (Character) $60.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tagget Alex Howell (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 46% Fine Things Bergosian (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outside Woman Madison (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 11% A Stoning in Fulham County Keller (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe Baby Mayor Vincent Maneri (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Baby Makes Three Mayor Vincent Maneri (Character) - 1988
0% 16% King Kong Lives Dr. Andrew Ingersoll (Character) $4.3M 1986
27% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash James Page (Character) $24.5M 1986
No Score Yet 45% Promise Stuart (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 13% Best Defense Frank Joyner (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Invasion of Privacy Gerald Deims (Character) - 1983
74% 78% The World According to Garp John Wolfe (Character) - 1982
92% 81% Prince of the City Charles Deluth (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Act of Love Dr. Warren Fitzpatrick (Character) - 1980


27% 64% Rush Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
74% 85% Arrested Development Dr. Farmer (Guest Star) 2006
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Straub Hayden (Guest Star) 2001 2003
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Paul Hackett (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
14% No Score Yet The Faculty Herb Adams (Character) 1996
82% 89% Twin Peaks Jared (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Dr. Stein (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Fred Burnett (Guest Star) 1985
67% No Score Yet AfterMASH Wally Wainwright (Character) 1983-1984