Peter Gallagher

Biography

Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and writer. Gallagher was born in New York City, New York. His mother, Mary Ann (née O'Shea), was a bacteriologist, and his father, Thomas Francis Gallagher II, was an advertising executive. He is of Irish Catholic background and was raised in Armonk, New York. Gallagher graduated from Tufts University, where he had been active in theater, appearing in such shows as Stephen Sondheim's Company and singing with the all-male a cappella group the Beelzebubs. Gallagher specializes in character parts which are, to varying degrees, either good or bad guys. He played a potential career threat to Tim Robbins studio executive in The Player as a possible replacement; the comatose "fiancé" of Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping; an egotistical real estate salesman having an affair with Annette Bening in American Beauty; a villainous media executive in Mr. Deeds; and a political reporter exposing media ethics during a presidential debate in The Last Debate. Gallagher appeared on Broadway with Glenn Close in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, but first achieved fame for his role in Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape (1989). Since 2003, Gallagher has starred as Sandy Cohen, a public defender and corporate lawyer, on the Fox television show The O.C., a show which has introduced him to a whole new generation of TV viewers. He hosts an annual award ceremony named "The Sandy Cohen Awards" or The Sandys, which, in honor of his character on The O.C., gives a scholarship to a law school student at UC Berkeley who wants to become a public defender. Gallagher released an album entitled 7 Days in Memphis in 2005, on the Sony BMG label. This includes a studio recording of his performance of Don't Give Up On Me (originally by Solomon Burke), which was featured in an episode of The O.C.. He also has a video for his single Still I Long For Your Kiss, in which he starred with his TV-wife Kelly Rowan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Birth Name

Peter Killian Gallagher

Birth Place

Nueva York, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

8/19/1955
Known For
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While You Were Sleeping

Peter Callaghan

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The Man Who Knew Too Little

James 'Jimmy' Ritchie

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

John

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Adam

Marty Buchwald

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The Underneath

Michael Chambers

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Summer Lovers

Michael Pappas

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Palm Springs

Howard

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Center Stage: Turn It Up

Jonathan Reeves

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Mother's Boys

Robert Madigan

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Last Dance

John Hayes

Starring In
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Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

Mitch

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Broadway: The Golden Age

Self

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One December Night

Mike Sullivan

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Palm Springs

Howard

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After

Ken Scott

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A Bad Moms Christmas

Hank

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Center Stage: On Pointe

Jonathan Reeves

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Hello, My Name Is Doris

Willy Williams

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Step Up: Revolution

Mr. Anderson

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

Paul Sveck

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Burlesque

Vince

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Conviction

Barry Scheck

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Adam

Marty Buchwald

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The War Boys

Slater

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Center Stage: Turn It Up

Jonathan Reeves

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Buddy Kane (archive footage)

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself (6 episodes, 1997-2005)

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How to Deal

Len Martin (uncredited)

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

The Mole King (voice)

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Mr. Deeds

Chuck Cedar

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Jesus Christ Superstar

First Priest

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My Favorite Broadway - The Love Songs

Himself

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Perfume

Guido

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Protection

Ted

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Protection

Ted

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The Feast Of All Saints

Philippe Ferronaire

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Center Stage

Jonathan Reeves

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Cupid & Cate

Harry

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House on Haunted Hill

Donald W. Blackburn, M.D.

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American Beauty

Buddy Kane

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Brotherhood of Murder

Bob Mathews

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Brave New World

Bernard Marx

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Fotografia Mortal

Johnny Scardino

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The Man Who Knew Too Little

James 'Jimmy' Ritchie

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Con Man (aka Cannes Man)

Himself

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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

David Lewis

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The West

Voices

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The Titanic

Wynn Park

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Last Dance

John Hayes

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While You Were Sleeping

Peter Callaghan

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The Underneath

Michael Chambers

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White Mile

Jack Robbins

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Mother's Boys

Robert Madigan

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The Hudsucker Proxy

Vic Tenetta

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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Alan Campbell

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Malice

Atty. Dennis Riley

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Short Cuts

Stormy Weathers

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Bob Roberts

Dan Riley

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The Player

Larry Levy

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Bob Roberts

Dan Riley

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Late for Dinner

Bob Freeman

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Love and Lies

David West

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Tune In Tomorrow

Richard Quince

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

John

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High Spirits

Brother Tony

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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

Lt. Com. John Challee

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Edmund Tyrone

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My Little Girl

Kai

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Dreamchild

Jack Dolan

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Terrible Joe Moran

Nick

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Summer Lovers

Michael Pappas

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The Idolmaker

Caesare

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