Peter Riegert

Birthday: Apr 11, 1947
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
University of Buffalo graduate, former Bella Abzug campaign worker, and onetime schoolteacher Peter Riegert finessed an early flair for comedy into appearing with an improv troupe called the War Babies. This led to Riegert's Broadway bow in 1975, then to his being hired by the National Lampoon people for several projects, the first of which was Animal House (1978), in which the actor portrayed Donald "Boon" Schoenstein. He went on to play such roles as the feckless corporate-flunky good guy in Local Hero (1983) and the unhitched pickle vendor Amy Irving would never marry in a million years but does anyway in Crossing Delancey (1989). Usually bypassed by the gossip columnists (which he doesn't seem to mind at all), Riegert raised journalistic eyebrows when he was cast opposite his onetime lady friend Bette Midler in the 1993 TV version of Gypsy. In the years to come, Riegert would venture behind the camera as a director, in addition to continued roles on screen, including regular appearances on One Tree Hill and The Good Wife.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
21% American Pastoral Lou Levov $0.6M 2016
57% At Middleton Boneyard Sims $53.4K 2014
No Score Yet Le Grand Carnaval Actor 2013
64% We Bought a Zoo Delbert McGinty $72.8M 2011
71% OKA! Doc $10.5K 2011
No Score Yet The Chosen One Bob 2011
100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness Tevye $1M 2011
45% White Irish Drinkers Whitey 2011
No Score Yet Love Conquers Paul Actor 2009
70% The First Basket Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Starz Inside: In the Gutter Actor 2008
71% King of the Corner Screenwriter Director Leo Spivak 2005
No Score Yet Back When We Were Grownups Zeb 2004
No Score Yet Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update Actor 2003
58% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Larry 2002
No Score Yet Bleacher Bums Decker 2001
No Score Yet Bojangles Marty 2001
92% Traffic Adler $123.9M 2000
No Score Yet In the Weeds Barry 2000
19% Passion of Mind Dr. Peters 2000
No Score Yet Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story Irving Mansfield 1998
83% Hi-Life Miner 1998
No Score Yet The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion Actor 1998
75% Jerry and Tom Stan 1998
No Score Yet Surrender Dorothy Mel 1998
No Score Yet The Baby Dance Richard Luckman 1998
No Score Yet Face Down Coop 1997
No Score Yet North Shore Fish Porker 1997
62% Infinity Mel Feynman 1996
No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Dad Dunlap 1996
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart Doctor 1995
No Score Yet Coldblooded Steve 1995
No Score Yet The Infiltrator Rabbi Cooper 1995
No Score Yet Cold Blooded Actor 1995
No Score Yet Element of Truth Sidney Wiltz 1995
77% The Mask Lt. Mitch Kellaway 1994
71% Barbarians at the Gate Peter Cohen 1993
No Score Yet Utz Marius Fisher 1993
40% Gypsy Herbie 1993
10% Passed Away Peter 1992
No Score Yet The Runestone Capt. Gregory Fanducci 1991
12% Oscar Aldo 1991
77% The Object of Beauty Larry 1991
77% A Shock to the System Bob Benham 1990
No Score Yet That's Adequate Adult Baby Elroy 1989
No Score Yet W. Eugene Smith - Photography Made Difficult W. Eugene Smith 1989
91% Crossing Delancey Sam Posner 1988
No Score Yet Un homme amoureux (A Man in Love) Peter/Michael Pozner 1987
No Score Yet The Stranger Dr. Harris Kite 1987
No Score Yet News at Eleven Eric Ross 1986
100% Local Hero Maclntyre 1983
0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness Jason 1982
No Score Yet Head over Heels Sam 1979
No Score Yet Americathon Eric McMurkin 1979
90% National Lampoon's Animal House Boon 1978

TV

CREDIT
96% Show Me a Hero
2015
Oscar Newman
  • 2015
  • 15
0% Dads
2013-2014
David Sachs David
  • 2014
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Harvey Winter Judge Winter
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
91% Damages
2007-2012
The Executive George Moore
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
Dr. August Kellerman
  • 2011
92% Leverage
2008-2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia
2008
Len Dinerstein
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Attorney Zierko Chauncey Zeirko Chauncey Zierko Atty. Craig Zierko Zierko
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2003
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Assemblyman Zellman
  • 2002
  • 2001
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
Jay
  • 2000
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Kimbrough
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Jerold Dixon
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Igor
  • 1977
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Richard Nixon

QUOTES FROM Peter Riegert CHARACTERS