Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli

Highest Rated: 80% Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

Lowest Rated: 0% Breaking & Exiting (2018)

Birthday: Nov 26, 1973

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Though he could have easily fallen into a "nice guy" Hollywood stereotype, clean-cut actor Peter Facinelli refused to be pigeonholed in one set category or type of role; that very versatility, in turn, became one of Facinelli's trademarks. He grew up amid a large Italian-American family in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, NY, studied at St. Francis Preparatory High, and then enrolled at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in Manhattan, where his mentors included Giancarlo Esposito, William H. Macy, and Felicity Huffman. By the mid- to late '90s, Facinelli made a beeline for the West Coast and, in seemingly no time at all, began to build a hefty résumé of acting roles, occasionally in a lead capacity. Early projects included the 1998 slice-of-lifer Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (as a wealthy young man eager to leave his Texas town with his buddies and start over in L.A.), the 1998 teen-oriented romantic comedy Can't Hardly Wait, and -- as largely a showcase for Facinelli's acting chops -- the stagy ensembler The Big Kahuna (1999), with Facinelli, Kevin Spacey, and Danny DeVito as industrial lubricant salesmen sharing a hotel suite. In that film, Facinelli played a born-again Christian who threatens to alienate his colleagues when he inadvertently lets their prize client slip through his fingers. In 2001, Facinelli married 90210 actress Jennie Garth, whom he had met when they co-starred together in the 1996 TV movie An Unfinished Affair (the pair divorced in 2013). He also began to find even greater success on the big screen in 2001, appearing as Takmet in the Rock-headlined blockbuster action movie The Scorpion King, and in a small part in the Penny Marshall-helmed comedy drama Riding in Cars with Boys, starring Drew Barrymore.In addition to his successful film career, Facinelli found a good deal of exposure on the small screen. His first major TV role was on the short-lived Fox series Fastlane (2002-2003); on that Fast and the Furious-like action program, produced by McG, he starred alongside Bill Bellamy and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as undercover cop Van Ray. In 2004, Facinelli landed a small recurring role on the critically lauded HBO drama Six Feet Under as Jimmy, one of Claire's (Lauren Ambrose) friends at art school. A few years later, in 2007, the actor cropped up on television again, this time in a recurring role on the suspenseful basic-cable mystery drama Damages, starring Glenn Close; he portrayed Gregory Malina, a seemingly small player early on in season one of that series, who ends up having a pivotal part in the elaborate mystery of that season.Meanwhile, Facinelli was still active in features, appearing in such films as sci-fi thriller Hollow Man 2 (2006) and the comedy Finding Amanda (2008). He finally appeared in a giant success when he landed the role of Edward's father, Dr. Carlisle Cullen, in the phenomenally successful Twilight films.In 2009 he began a successful run on the small screen in the award-winning series Nurse Jackie, and in 2011 wrote the gentle family crime film Loosies. The Twilight Saga wrapped in 2012 and Facinelli maintained his role on Nurse Jackie through seven seasons, in addition to a guest arc on Glee. In 2015, he joined the new CBS series Supergirl, playing one of the show's antagonists.


Highest Rated Movies



26% Countdown Dr. Sullivan 2019
25% Running with the Devil Number One 2019
No Score Yet Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter Keith Raniere 2019
46% Asher Uzi 2018
0% Breaking & Exiting Director 2018
0% Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) George 'Bugs' Moran 2017
27% The Wilde Wedding Actor 2017
No Score Yet Heartthrob Mr. Rickett 2017
54% Walter Jim Benjamin 2015
33% Freezer Detective Sam Gurov 2014
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Dr. Carlisle Cullen $292.3M 2012
22% Loosies Producer Bobby Screenwriter $3.8K 2012
25% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Dr. Carlisle Cullen $281.3M 2011
No Score Yet Enfants Terribles Actor 2011
48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Dr. Carlisle Cullen $300.6M 2010
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Carlisle $296.6M 2009
49% Twilight Dr. Carlisle Cullen $191.5M 2008
40% Finding Amanda Greg $31.8K 2008
No Score Yet Arc Paris Pritchett 2007
No Score Yet The Lather Effect Danny 2006
No Score Yet Touch the Top of the World Erik Weihenmayer 2006
20% Hollow Man 2 Frank Turner 2006
No Score Yet Mighty Warriors of Comedy Actor 2006
No Score Yet Stealing Time Alec Nichols 2003
40% The Scorpion King Takmet $90.4M 2002
49% Riding in Cars With Boys Tommy $29.7M 2001
No Score Yet Rennie's Landing Actor 2001
No Score Yet Tempted Jimmy Mulate 2001
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Honest Daniel Wheaton 2000
73% The Big Kahuna Bob Walker 2000
10% Supernova Karl Larson 2000
No Score Yet Blue Ridge Fall Danny Shepherd 1999
42% Can't Hardly Wait Mike Dexter 1998
80% Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 Terrell Lee 1998
20% Telling You Phil 1998
No Score Yet Touch Me Bail 1997
No Score Yet After Jimmy Jimmy Stapp 1996
27% Foxfire Ethan Bixby 1996
No Score Yet Calm at Sunset James Pfeiffer 1996
No Score Yet An Unfinished Affair Rick Connor 1996
No Score Yet Angela Devil 1996
No Score Yet The Price of Love Actor 1995


86% Supergirl
Maxwell Lord 2020
63% FBI
Mike Venutti 2019
No Score Yet S.W.A.T.
Michael Plank 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
Appearing 2016
54% American Odyssey
Peter Decker Peter Drucker 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2015
81% Nurse Jackie
Dr. Fitch Cooper 2015
71% Glee
Rupert Campion 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2012
91% Damages
Gregory Malina 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2010
No Score Yet It's On With Alexa Chung
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
Guest 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
Voice 2008
83% Six Feet Under
Jimmy 2004
44% Fastlane
Off. Van Ray 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
Shane Sutter 1995


Karl Larson says: Stars die so that we can live. And we die so that stars can be reborn.

Karl Larson says: The only real sin is regret.

Rosalie says: Why? What is she to me?

Dr. Carlisle Cullen says: Rosalie. Bella is with Edward. She's part of the family now. We protect our family.

Bobby says: I have a problem with commitment.

Lucy says: Yeah, you can't commit, not even to a cigarette.

Bobby says: I have a problem with commitment.

Lucy says: Yeah, you can't commit.

Bobby says: Death would be a welcome relief compared to the world of shit I live in now.

Bobby says: Hey, you got a loosie?

Lucy says: Yeah, Lucy. How'd you guess?

Bobby says: Just psychic.

Carlisle says: Listen to her heart.

The Scorpion King/Mathayus says: You! You betrayed your own father?

Takmet says: Yes. He was very shocked. [holds up his father's head]

Takmet says: You could tell by the look on his face.

Edward Cullen says: [to Jacob] I think you may be right. [to everyone] Jacob just had an idea.

Jacob Black says: It wasn't an idea. It was more of a snide comment.

Dr. Carlisle Cullen says: What were you thinking?

Jacob Black says: [smirks] That it's just looking for someone to sink it's teeth into.

Bella Swan says: He's thirsty.

Jasper says: I know the feeling...

Rosalie says: Why should I? What is she to me?

Dr. Carlisle Cullen says: Bella is with Edward. She's a part of this family, and we protect our family

Dr. Carlisle Cullen says: Bella is with Edward. She's a part of this family, and we protect our family.