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Peter Riegert

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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
23% American Pastoral
  • Lou Levov
2016
59% At Middleton
  • Boneyard Sims
2014
No Score Yet Le Grand Carnaval
  • Actor
2013
66% We Bought a Zoo
  • Delbert McGinty
2011
71% OKA!
  • Doc
2011
No Score Yet The Chosen One
  • Bob
2011
100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
  • Tevye
2011
44% 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
59% 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
2000
No Score Yet In the Weeds
  • Barry
2000
17% 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
67% Barbarians at the Gate
  • Peter Cohen
1993
No Score Yet Utz
  • Marius Fisher
1993
40% Gypsy
  • Herbie
1993
11% Passed Away
  • Peter
1992
No Score Yet The Runestone
  • Capt. Gregory Fanducci
1991
13% 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
90% 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
91% National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Boon
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Jerold Dixon
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Attorney Zierko Chauncey Zeirko Chauncey Zierko Atty. Craig Zierko Zierko
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Assemblyman Zellman
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • The Executive George Moore
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
  • Dr. August Kellerman
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
0% Dads
2013-2014
  • David Sachs David
97% Show Me a Hero
2015
  • Oscar Newman
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Jay
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Harvey Winter Judge Winter
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Kimbrough
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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