Peter Frechette

Peter Frechette

Highest Rated: 71% Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

Lowest Rated: 38% Grease 2 (1982)

Birthday: Oct 3, 1956

Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

An intense, dark-haired character player, Peter Frechette has amassed an impressive body of work on stage and on television. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Frechette originally wanted to pursue a music career. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, he moved to New York where he began appearing in stage productions. In 1982, he relocated to the West Coast where he landed his first feature role in "Grease 2." TV appearances followed, including guest roles on "Hills Street Blues," "Taxi" and "The Facts of Life." Beginning in the mid-1980s, Frechette began to land high-profile roles on critically praised series, including "L.A. Law," "Law & Order" and "thirtysomething." The latter led to an Emmy nomination and an annual appearance on the show. In 1989, when appearing on Broadway in his breakthrough stage role in "Eastern Standard," the actor was simultaneously co-starring in the short-lived, gritty NBC series "Dream Street." In the latter, Frechette was the irresponsible older brother in a working-class family. He continued alternating stage performances ("Our Country's Good" 1991; "The Destiny of Me" 1993) with high profile TV work ("Picket Fences" CBS, 1992; "Barbarians at the Gate" HBO, 1993). In 1996, he returned to series TV as a computer hacker working with the police on the NBC drama series "Profiler."

Highest rated movies

Barbarians at the Gate
No Small Affair
Grease 2




No Score Yet 20% Milk and Money Bookstore Clerk (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing the Dragon Louis (Character) - 1996
71% 74% Barbarians at the Gate Robert Allegro (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paint It Black Gregory (Character) - 1989
57% 33% No Small Affair Leonard (Character) - 1984
38% 53% Grease 2 Louis DiMucci (Character) - 1982


No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1995 2003
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler George Fraley (Character) 1997-2000
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Peter Montefiore (Guest Star) 1989-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Sidney (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Leonard Dulcimer (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Knight (Guest Star) 1982