Peter Donat

Peter Donat

Highest Rated: 86% The China Syndrome (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1928

Birthplace: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Canadian-born actor Peter Donat began his career with a gallant performance as the title character in a production of "Cyrano de Bergerac." While his nearly five-decade run in Hollywood as a minor character player has seldom matched such grandiose beginnings, Donat has made consistent, quality contributions to such major films as "The Godfather Part II" (1974), "The China Syndrome" (1979), and "The Babe" (1992), among a slew of others. Beginning in the 1970s, Dobson landed regular appearances on American television, including the Emmy-nominated drama "Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II" and the prime-time soap "Flamingo Road," where he played the editor of a small town newspaper. But Donat's most notable TV appearances would come in the 1990s: as the time-traveling villain Dr. Mordecai Sahmbi on the short-lived show "Time Trax" and as agent Fox Mulder's (David Duchovny) father, William Mulder, on the hit conspiracy series "The X-Files." Peter Donat died on September 10, 2018 at the age of 90.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Eamon Byrne (Character) - 2003
82% 59% The Deep End Jack Hall (Character) $8.8M 2001
75% 84% The Game Samuel Sutherland (Character) $48.3M 1997
30% 48% Red Corner David McAndrews (Character) $22.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seduced and Betrayed Judge Van Owen (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dieppe McNaughton (Character) - 1994
60% 68% School Ties Headmaster Dr. Bartram (Character) $12.5M 1992
47% 37% The Babe Harry Frazee (Character) $17M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Things That Go Bump in the Night Walker Garrison (Character) - 1989
85% 71% The War of the Roses Jason Larrabee (Character) $84.1M 1989
84% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Kerner, Prosecuter (Character) $19.2M 1988
No Score Yet 79% The Bay Boy Will Campbell (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 0% Massive Retaliation Lee Briscoe (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 19% Mazes and Monsters Harold (Character) - 1982
64% 65% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Harley Dennis (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Princess and the Cabbie Edward James (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highpoint Maronzella (Character) - 1980
86% 81% The China Syndrome Don Jacovich (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suicide's Wife Wayne Harrington (Character) - 1979
33% 71% A Different Story Sills (Character) - 1978
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Arthur St. Clair (Character) - 1978
0% 37% Billy Jack Goes to Washington Ralph Butler (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mirrors Dr. Philip Godard (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delta County, U.S.A. John McCain Jr. (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 80% The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Hours Before Morning Peter Helms (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 40% Russian Roulette McDermott (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant Dr. Bryce (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Charlie Chan Noel Adamson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Lagoon David Burnham (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
74% 86% The X-Files William Mulder (Guest Star) 1999 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Trax Dr. Mordecai "Mo" Sahmbi (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993-1994 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Schuster (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Edwin Mansfield (Guest Star) 1973 1971 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959

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