Peter FalkOscar Nominee
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Peter was born under the official name Falk, Peter Michael on September 16th, 1927. He died on June 23rd, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (Alzheimer's disease). He has been a credited actor since the 1961 film Pocketful of Miracles.
Peter Falk has yet to establish a position as a bankable star. He has starred in two films including the 2007 comedy movie Three Days to Vegas as the character Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald and the 1995 comedy film Roommates playing Rocky Holzcek.
Peter has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in ten films including: the 2004 adventure film Shark Tale as the character Don Feinberg, the 2002 action movie Undisputed playing Mendy Ripstein and the 2001 comedy release Corky Romano cast as Francis A. Romano.
Peter Falk has earned salaries up to $350,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2004 adventure film Shark Tale, which brought in $161,000,000 at the box office.
Peter has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least six magazines and featured in seven magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.
As an actor Peter Falk has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Abe Reles in the 1960 film Murder, Inc.. Peter Falk was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Joy Boy in the 1961 movie Pocketful of Miracles .