Peter Falk

Peter Falk

Highest Rated: 98% Wings of Desire (1987)

Lowest Rated: 7% Corky Romano (2001)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1927

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Permanently enshrined in the hearts of television viewers and mystery fans for his Emmy and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of the savvy Lt. Columbo, actor-director-producer Peter Falk was a much-admired star of television, film and stage for over half a century. Falk brought streetwise energy to his comic roles, which included his Oscar-nominated turn in "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961) and the enduring cult favorite "The In-Laws" (1979), but could also be searingly intense in dramas, as he proved in a string of films for his close friend, independent filmmaker John Cassavetes, including "Husbands" (1970) and "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974). After reviving "Columbo" for a string of successful television movies in the late 1980s, he remained a fixture in television movies and feature films, which frequently tapped his boundless charm to play wise grandparents and even the occasional angel. His image as the perennially trenchcoat-clad curmudgeon was an enduring one; he was always ready with an endearing quip, and he became one of the most beloved television characters of all time.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 60% Arthur Miller: Writer Self - 2017
No Score Yet 50% American Cowslip Father Randolph (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Char-ac-ter Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 26% Three Days to Vegas Gus Fitzgerald (Character) - 2007
28% 53% Next Irv (Character) $18M 2007
45% 52% The Thing About My Folks Sam Kleinman (Character) $814.7K 2005
38% 58% Checking Out Morris Applebaum (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Angels Come to Town Max (Character) - 2004
36% 46% Shark Tale Don Brizzi (Voice) $160.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Likes the Nightlife Columbo (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding John Christmas Max (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% Wilder Days James "Pop Up" Morse (Character) - 2003
40% 25% Three Days of Rain Waldo (Character) $2.8K 2002
48% 46% Undisputed Mendy Ripstein (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Without Christmas Max (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Murder With Too Many Notes Columbo (Character) - 2001
71% 66% Made Max (Character) $5.3M 2001
7% 39% Corky Romano Pops (Character) $24M 2001
57% No Score Yet Enemies of Laughter Paul's Father (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 54% A Storm in Summer Abel Shaddick (Character) - 2000
83% 62% Lakeboat The Pierman (Character) $5.2K 2000
No Score Yet 36% Vig Vinnie (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Ashes to Ashes Columbo (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: A Trace of Murder Columbo (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sunshine Boys Willie Clark (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Pronto Harry Arno (Character) - 1997
29% 57% Roommates Rocky Holzcek (Character) $12.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Strange Bedfellows Columbo (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey Columbo (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Undercover Columbo (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's All in the Game Columbo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: It's All in the Game Columbo (Character) - 1993
58% 87% Faraway, So Close! Cameo appearance (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: A Bird in the Hand Columbo (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1992
No Score Yet 55% Columbo: No Time to Die Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star Columbo (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 82% Columbo: Caution, Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Columbo (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot Columbo (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Murder in Malibu Columbo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Agenda for Murder Columbo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Cries Wolf Columbo (Character) - 1990
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Pedro Carmichael (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 72% Columbo: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo Columbo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Goes to College Columbo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 80% In the Spirit Roger Flan (Character) $15.9K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown Columbo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Grand Deceptions Columbo (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective Columbo (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Deceptions Columbo (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Goes to the Guillotine Columbo (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Murder, A Self-Portrait Columbo (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Murder, Smoke and Shadows Columbo (Character) - 1989
15% 39% Cookie Dominick Capisco (Character) $1.4M 1989
14% 61% Vibes Harry Buscafusco (Character) $1.7M 1988
98% 93% Wings of Desire Self $120.8K 1987
97% 94% The Princess Bride Grandpa (Character) $26.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy New Year Nick (Character) $30.6K 1987
17% 27% Big Trouble Steve Rickey (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% ...All the Marbles Harry Sears (Character) - 1981
76% 79% The Great Muppet Caper Tramp (Character) - 1981
88% 83% The In-Laws Vince Ricardo (Character) - 1979
75% 55% The Brink's Job Tony Pino (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder Columbo (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 78% Scared Straight! Unknown (Character) - 1978
47% 57% The Cheap Detective Lou Peckinpaugh (Character) - 1978
65% 83% Murder by Death Sam Diamond (Character) - 1976
87% 80% Mikey and Nicky Mikey (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story Geoffrey Griffin (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Forgotten Lady Unknown (Character) - 1975
90% 91% A Woman Under the Influence Nick Longhetti (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blueprint for Murder Columbo (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Dagger of the Mind Lt. Columbo (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Situation: Normal A.F.U. Peter Pawney (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ransom for a Dead Man Columbo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sister From Napoli Lewis Corbett (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Snafu Peter Pawney (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Step Out of Line Harry Connors (Character) - 1970
64% 80% Husbands Archie (Character) - 1970
38% 49% Castle Keep Sgt. Rossi (Character) - 1969
80% 38% Machine Gun McCain Charlie Adamo (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 78% Columbo Lt. Columbo (Character) - 1968
67% 44% Anzio Cpl. Jack Rabinoff (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Deductible Mike Galway (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 44% Luv Milt Manville (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 63% Penelope Lieutenant Horatio Bixbee (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Thieves Danny (Character) - 1966
74% 83% The Great Race Maximilian Meen (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack and Retreat Medic Captain (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perilous Times Bara (Character) - 1965
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Guy Gisborne (Character) - 1964
60% 33% The Balcony Police Chief (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 75% Pressure Point Young Psychiatrist (Character) - 1962
50% 72% Pocketful of Miracles Joy Boy (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Purple Reef Tom Weber (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 48% Murder, Inc. Abe Reles (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 25% The Bloody Brood Nico (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 55% Wind Across the Everglades Writer (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Lt. Columbo (Character),
Director
2003 2001 1997-1998 1989-1995 1971-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1977 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1967 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Jimmy Reynolds (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Unknown (Character) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Ramos Clemente (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked City Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960

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