Peter Friedman

Peter Friedman (born April 24, 1949) is an American stage, screen, and television actor. Born in New York City, Friedman graduated from Hofstra University before making his Broadway debut in The Great God Brown in 1972. Additional theatre credits include The Visit (1973), Piaf and A Soldier's Play (both 1981), The Heidi Chronicles (1989), Ragtime (1998), and Twelve Angry Men (2004). He has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Play, and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. On television, Friedman starred as patriarch George Silver in Brooklyn Bridge, has made numerous guest appearances in such series as Miami Vice, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, and Damages, and had a featured role in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder. Friedman's many feature film credits include Prince of the City, Daniel, The Seventh Sign, Single White Female, I'm Not Rappaport, I Shot Andy Warhol, Safe, Freedomland, The Savages, and I'm Not There. Friedman married actress Joan Allen in 1990. The couple divorced in 2002. They have one daughter, Sadie, born in March 1994. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Paycheck (2003)

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Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

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A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Kaufman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Samantha Morton  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Michelle Williams

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Kaufman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Samantha Morton  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Michelle Williams

Side Effects (2013)

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A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Jude Law  •  Channing Tatum  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Jude Law  •  Channing Tatum  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

Daniel (1983)

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his experiences to the memory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Ed Asner

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his experiences to the memory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Ed Asner

Freedomland (2006)

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Edie Falco  •  Aunjanue Ellis

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Edie Falco  •  Aunjanue Ellis

I'm Not There (2007)

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Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Heath Ledger  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ben Whishaw

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Heath Ledger  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ben Whishaw

Prince of the City (1981)

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Richard Foronjy  •  Don Billett

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Richard Foronjy  •  Don Billett

Single White Female (1992)

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Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek out a roommate in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Steven Weber  •  Peter Friedman

Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek out a roommate in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Steven Weber  •  Peter Friedman

Someone Like You... (2001)

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Goldwyn
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Marisa Tomei

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Goldwyn
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Marisa Tomei

The Seventh Sign (1988)

Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Michael Biehn  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Peter Friedman

Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Michael Biehn  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Peter Friedman

I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Jared Harris  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Stephen Dorff

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Jared Harris  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Stephen Dorff

Blink (1994)

Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn  •  James Remar  •  Peter Friedman

Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn  •  James Remar  •  Peter Friedman

Safe (1995)

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Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor treats her concerns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Peter Friedman  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Dean Norris

Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor treats her concerns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Peter Friedman  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Dean Norris

The Heidi Chronicles (1995)

Adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein's play, directed by Paul Bogart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Hulce  •  Peter Friedman  •  Kim Cattrall

Adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein's play, directed by Paul Bogart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Hulce  •  Peter Friedman  •  Kim Cattrall

Breaking Upwards (2009)

'Breaking Upwards' explores a young, real-life New York couple who, four years in and battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment devised by director/actor Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daryl Wein
CAST:  Zoe Lister-Jones  •  Daryl Wein  •  Julie White  •  Andrea Martin

'Breaking Upwards' explores a young, real-life New York couple who, four years in and battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment devised by director/actor Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daryl Wein
CAST:  Zoe Lister-Jones  •  Daryl Wein  •  Julie White  •  Andrea Martin

Harvest (2011)

Gathered one summer in a beautiful shoreline town, three generations are drawn together by their patriarch. With endearing moments of humor and uplifting spirit, Harvest is a portrait of a family awkwardly yet delicately hanging on to what was, what now is, and to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Meyers
CAST:  Robert Loggia  •  Jack Carpenter  •  Victoria Clark  •  Arye Gross

Gathered one summer in a beautiful shoreline town, three generations are drawn together by their patriarch. With endearing moments of humor and uplifting spirit, Harvest is a portrait of a family awkwardly yet delicately hanging on to what was, what now is, and to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Meyers
CAST:  Robert Loggia  •  Jack Carpenter  •  Victoria Clark  •  Arye Gross

Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Sam Waterston  •  Sylvia Sidney

A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Sam Waterston  •  Sylvia Sidney

Two Against Time (2002)

This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Ellen Muth  •  Peter Friedman  •  Karen Robinson

This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Ellen Muth  •  Peter Friedman  •  Karen Robinson

Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards (2005)

Broadway royalty and Tony-winners Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and Harvey Fierstein are your hosts for this third compilation of great musical performances from the archives of the Tony Award® broadcasts. Legendary stars from legendary shows strut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gwen Verdon  •  Carol Channing  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Ray Walston

Broadway royalty and Tony-winners Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and Harvey Fierstein are your hosts for this third compilation of great musical performances from the archives of the Tony Award® broadcasts. Legendary stars from legendary shows strut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gwen Verdon  •  Carol Channing  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Ray Walston

Unconscious (2006)

Six different people all believe an unconscious and unidentified man in a hospital is their missing person. A film about being unconscious . . . or not.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Wigor
CAST:  John Speredakos  •  Adam LeFevre  •  Benjamin Walker  •  Josh Pais

Six different people all believe an unconscious and unidentified man in a hospital is their missing person. A film about being unconscious . . . or not.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Wigor
CAST:  John Speredakos  •  Adam LeFevre  •  Benjamin Walker  •  Josh Pais
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