Peter Riegert

Peter Riegert

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-04-11 (74 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

59 Movies · 21 TV shows

Also Known As: Peter Riegart

Biography

Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his roles as Donald "Boone" Schoenstein in Animal House (1978), oil company executive "Mac" MacIntyre in Local Hero (1983), pickle store owner Sam Posner in Crossing Delancey (1988), Lt. Mitch Kellaway in The Mask (1994), and glove manufacturer Lou Levov in American Pastoral (2016). He directed the short film By Courier (2000), for which he was nominated along with producer Ericka Frederick for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.On television, Riegert had a recurring role as crooked Newark Assemblyman and later State Senator Ronald Zellman in seasons three and four of the HBO series The Sopranos (2001–2002), appeared as George Moore in the first season of the FX series Damages (2007), and portrayed Seth Green's father in the comedy series Dads (2013–2014). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the HBO film Barbarians at the Gate in 1993.

Movies & TV shows

2016.

1 Movie
American Pastoral

American Pastoral

2
2016
Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.

2015.

2 TV shows
TV
Show Me a Hero

Show Me a Hero

6
2015
When federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office during the worst crisis in the city's history.
TV
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

6.33
2015
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn't think existed anymore.

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Dads

Dads

2013
Two successful guys in their 30s have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.
At Middleton

At Middleton

2013
Two parents are on a college tour and fall in love.

2012.

1 Movie
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness

2012
The basis of the Broadway musical was written by a great writer. The story of the genius who created an entirely new literature is told in Sholem Aleichem. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked...

2011.

3 Movies
Oka!

Oka!

2011
An American ethno-musicologist lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years.
We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo

9
2011
Benjamin lost his wife and purchased a large house that has a zoo in order to start his life over, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work ...
White Irish Drinkers

White Irish Drinkers

2011
A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty ...

2010.

1 Movie
The Chosen One

The Chosen One

2010
Paul is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his Buddhist-monk brother constantly reminds him of his flaws. Paul's life is about to change in a big way even t...

2009.

1 TV show
TV
The Good Wife

The Good Wife

6.01
2009
After her husband's sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce.

2008.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Leverage

Leverage

6.42
2008
A five person team comprised of a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by Nathan Ford, use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citi...
Animal House: The Inside Story

Animal House: The Inside Story

2008
There is a film about the making of Animal House.
TV
Cashmere Mafia

Cashmere Mafia

2008
Four ambitious and sexy women, who've been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. The...
The Response

The Response

2008
The courtroom drama is based on the transcripts of the military tribunals. In the vein of "12 Angry Men", the film revolves around the trial of a suspected enemy combatant and the military judges who ...
Starz Inside: In the Gutter

Starz Inside: In the Gutter

2008
From the moment Shakespeare wrote his first fart joke, audiences have loved gross-out humor. In this 'Starz Inside' documentary, take a trip through the history of taboo-busting comedy that began with...

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Damages

Damages

6
2007
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruth...

2006.

1 Movie
Surrender, Dorothy

Surrender, Dorothy

7
2006
Natalie used to visit the summer home where Sara passed away. Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.

2004.

2 Movies
Back When We Were Grownups

Back When We Were Grownups

2004
A 53-year-old widow thinks she has been turned into the wrong person in this tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck runs a business and cares for her large family. Beck embarked on a journey, st...
King of the Corner

King of the Corner

2004
The man is drifting through life without a compass. His father is getting old fast, his daughter is rebelling and his wife is losing her patience. A twist of fate and some bizarre wisdom from a "freel...

2003.

1 Movie
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update

Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update

2003
A follow up on the lives of the Faber students in Animal House.

2002.

1 Movie
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog

2002
The story of a playwright who lives in Los Angeles. He is in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. During one of his middle-of-the-night strolls, he encounters his doppelgnger...

2001.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Beast

The Beast

2001
The Beast is an American drama series that aired on ABC. Created by Kario Salem, the series premiered on June 21, 2001 and was canceled after five episodes.
Bojangles

Bojangles

2001
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was a tap-dancing star of stage and screen. Robinson was considered the best tap dancer of his generation in 1916. At the peak of his career, he was the highest paid Black en...
Bleacher Bums

Bleacher Bums

2001
Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a gam...
Club Land

Club Land

2001
A father and son are working.

2000.

4 Movies
By Courier

By Courier

2000
The short film was nominated for an Oscar.
Traffic

Traffic

6.05
2000
An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs. The war on drugs becomes personal for the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy when he discovers his daughter is abusin...
In the Weeds

In the Weeds

2000
Martha is a waitress in New York. She is learning how to work in a restaurant. Adam is dealing with his ex-girlfriend. He is certain that he will get his big break soon. An explosion seems inevitable ...
Passion of Mind

Passion of Mind

2000
When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan. The women are alike. William begins to court Marie....

1999.

3 TV shows
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the Griffin family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town and the middle kid is not very bright but has a p...
TV
The Sopranos

The Sopranos

6.32
1999
The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he ...
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.09
1999
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...

1998.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story

Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story

1998
Drugs, alcohol and controversy mark the author's life.
TV
Sports Night

Sports Night

1998
The offbeat cast and crew of a sports news show deal with professional, personal, and ethical challenges while functioning in a pressure-cooker work environment.
TV
LateLine

LateLine

1998
LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken,...
Jerry and Tom

Jerry and Tom

1998
Tom and Jerry work at a car dealership. Tom and Jerry are new to the business. Tom has to kill Karl.
The Baby Dance

The Baby Dance

1998
Six months pregnant and living in a beat-up tiny mobile home with her family in a grungy trailer park, Wanda Le Fauve thinks she has found the solution to her problems when she reads a newspaper and a...
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion

The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion

1998
This documentary, created for the Animal House (1978) collector's edition DVD, is composed of a collection of new interviews with the cast and crew behind the making of the film. There's even some arc...
Hi-Life

Hi-Life

1998
Jimmy needs $900 to clear a gambling debt but a series of lies leads to Ray trying to raise the cash from friend's who owe him money.

1997.

2 Movies
Face Down

Face Down

1997
Bob Signorelli is a private eye in New York. A night of steamy passion snowballs into a marathon of madness and murder when they are linked to a murder.
North Shore Fish

North Shore Fish

1997
Tony Danza is the foreman at North Shore Fish. He and Flo were high school sweethearts and are currently carrying on an affair.

1996.

3 Movies
Infinity

Infinity

1996
The life of a genius.
Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

1996
Pie in the Sky is a 1996 American romantic comedy film about a young man obsessed with traffic and falling in love with an avant-garde dancer.
Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach

1996
From street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, he went from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. One of the five children of a New York City postal worker was named Burton Stephen L...

1995.

2 Movies
Coldblooded

Coldblooded

1995
A mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home is promoted to hitman. Steve is a seasoned killer. He must figure out a way to leave the mob so they can be together after falling in love w...
An Element of Truth

An Element of Truth

1995
A beautiful woman uses her charms to dupe her new sweetheart and his buddies.

1994.

1 Movie
The Mask

The Mask

7.19
1994
Stanley Ipkiss' life changed when he found a mask with the spirit of the Norse god Loki. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy charm and confidence which allows him to catch th...

1993.

2 Movies
Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate

1993
A television movie is based on the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar.
Gypsy

Gypsy

1993
A show based on the Broadway musical is in the works.

1992.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Middle Ages

Middle Ages

1992
Middle Ages aired from September 3 to October 1, 1992.
Passed Away

Passed Away

1992
The grieving eccentric Scanian clan are drawn together in a test of family endurance that soon has them at each other's throats.
Utz

Utz

1992
Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to become embroiled in the wre...

1991.

3 Movies
Oscar

Oscar

5.36
1991
He made a promise to his father that he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. He is going to keep his promise despite not having any experience making money in a legal fashi...
The Object of Beauty

The Object of Beauty

1991
Jake and Tina are an American couple living in an expensive hotel in London. He suggests they sell Tina's Henry Moore sculpture to cover the debt when they are asked to pay a large dinner bill. They h...
The Runestone

The Runestone

1991
A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --- the end o...

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Shock to the System

A Shock to the System

1990
Graham Marshall paid his dues. He has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. Graham accidentally killed a homeless man by push...
Beyond the Ocean

Beyond the Ocean

1990
A big-time businessman throws in the towel on his company just as its stock is about to be publicly offered. He tried to avoid the phone calls from Manhattan and recorded his thoughts about the mid-li...
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.

1989.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

1989
The war in the South Pacific, a country doctor in Colorado, and victims of industrial pollution in a Japanese village were all photographed by the legendary W. Eugene Smith. Peter Riegert portrays Smi...
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.
That's Adequate

That's Adequate

1989
The cast of this mockumentary is interesting. James CoCo is the head of the studio and Tony Randall is the host. Includes parodies of everything from silent comedies to porn, including an ultra violen...

1988.

1 Movie
Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

3.5
1988
She lives in New York where she works at a bookshop and where she meets her intellectual friends. A good old fashioned Jewish matchmaker was hired to help her with her love life after her grandmother ...

1987.

2 Movies
The Stranger

The Stranger

1987
Bonnie Bedilia plays a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she had a car accident. She describes the murder but doesn't remember who was involved or where.
A Man in Love

A Man in Love

1987
An American film-star and a British actress are in Rome. When he refuses to speak to her father, she is angry, but later they have a passionate relationship.

1986.

1 Movie
News at Eleven

News at Eleven

1986
When Eric Ross pressures Frank Kenley to sensationalize the news, Kenley isn't pleased, and the conflict comes to a head when a local high school sex scandal hits the news. Kenley tried to find a bala...

1985.

1 TV show
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The City Girl

The City Girl

1984
A female photographer is looking into a cult in the local club scene. She helps one of the cult's victims escape by living out some of her sexual fantasies.
TV
Ellis Island

Ellis Island

1984
Ellis Island was shown on the CBS television network in 1984. The 1983 novel was adapted for the screenplay by Fred Mustard Stewart. The story of immigrants from the late 1800s to the early 1910s is t...

1983.

3 Movies
Local Hero

Local Hero

6
1983
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up a village that they want to build a refinery in. Things don't go as planned.
The Making of a "Local Hero" (With a Little Help from His Friends)

The Making of a "Local Hero" (With a Little Help from His Friends)

1983
There is a documentary about the making of local hero.

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
American Playhouse

American Playhouse

1982
The Public Broadcasting Service in the United States broadcasts American Playhouse.
National Lampoon's Movie Madness

National Lampoon's Movie Madness

1982
A parody of film genres, consisting of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.

1979.

2 Movies
Americathon

Americathon

1979
A young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being taken over by wealthy Native Americans.
Chilly Scenes of Winter

Chilly Scenes of Winter

1979
A bored civil servant is Charles. He spends most of his time reflecting on his relationship with Laura, a coworker who left Charles to return to her husband.

1978.

1 Movie
Animal House

Animal House

7.4
1978
At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

5.65
1972
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They are forced to make their own fun with little help. The doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers are fond of...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Extra Innings

Extra Innings

The manager of the Boston Red Socks has secrets that a reporter is trying to uncover.
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