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Peter Riegert

PETER RIEGERT has been acting, writing, directing and producing for over 45 years. His movies include: ANIMAL HOUSE, LOCAL HERO, CROSSING DELANCEY, CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, COLDBLOODED, UTZ, OSCAR, PASSED AWAY, THE MASK, TRAFFIC, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, MIDDLETON and the short films THE WALK and THE RESPONSE, which received the ABA Silver Gavel and was short listed for an Academy nomination for live-action short. Television credits include: THE SOPRANOS, DAMAGES, GYPSY, BARBARIANS AT THE GATE, CONCEALED ENEMIES, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GOOD WIFE and ONE TREE HILL.

On Broadway he was in THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER, THE NERD and DANCE WITH ME. Off B'Way includes: SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, MOUTAIN LANGUAGE, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC and A ROSEN BY ANY OTHER NAME.

His directorial film debut was the Academy nominated short BY COURIER, followed by his first feature, KING OF THE CORNER, with Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Rita Moreno, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Bogosian and Dominic Chianese.

Books on Tape include: THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION by Michael Chabon; WHERE I'M CALLING FROM, (11 short stories) by Raymond Carver; BLACK MONEY and THE CHILL by Ross McDonald and THE LAWGIVER by Herman Wouk.

He played Oscar Newman in David Simon's mini-series for HBO, SHOW ME A HERO, with Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener, based on Lisa Belkin's non-fiction book of the same name, directed by Paul Haggis.

AMERICAN PASTORAL directed and starring Ewan McGregor, with Jennifer Connolly, Dakota Fanning, David Strathairn, and Uzo Aduba,  adapted from Philip Roth's novel by John Romano.

He plays Artie Goodman in Tina Fey's Netflix show, UNBREAKABLE KIMMIE SCHMIDT and plays opposite Kathy Bates in her new show, DISJOINTED, also for Netflix.