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Peter Falk Net Worth

How rich is Peter Michael Falk?

Peter Michael Falk net worth:
$14 Million

Peter Michael Falk information

Peter Michael Falk information

Birth date: 1927-09-16, New York City, United States
Death date: 2011-06-23, Beverly Hills, California, US
Birth place: New York City, New York, USA
Height:1.68
Profession:American Actor
Education:Ossining High School, Hamilton College, University of Wisconsin, New School for Social Research, Syracuse University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Shera Danese (1997-2011)
Children:Catherine, Jackie
Parents:Michael Peter Falk, Madeline Hochhauser
Awards:Academy Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program, TV Land Favorite "Casual Friday" Cop Award
Movies:"The Pirates of Penzance", “The Witness” (1960), "Colombo" (1971-1978), "The Princess Bride" (1987), "A Woman Under The Influence" (1974), "The Cheap Detective" (1978), "The Great Race", "The Brink's Job" (1978), "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", "Murder by Death"
TV shows:"The Pirates of Penzance", “The Crucible”, “The Country Girl”, “Don Juan”, “The Iceman Cometh”, “Diary of a Scoundrel” (1956)

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In addition to being among the most beloved actors ever, the late, great Peter Falk had an estimated net worth of roughly $14 million before his passing earlier in 2011. And he certainly was not beloved for his net worth. Instead, he had a great screen presence as well as a mountain of ability to thank for his enduring popularity. He had a generous quantity of success in the stage, but he was counseled never to anticipate a thriving career in movie as a result of his now famous glass eye. From that point, Falk defied the naysayers by being cast in the legendary director Frank Capra’s final movie Pocketful of Miracles.

Peter Falk Net Worth $14 Million Dollars

Falk continued to work in small parts in TV and films until 1968, when he first appeared in what would become his most famous role: Detective Columbo. Falk’s portrayal of the apparently absent minded, slovenly police detective went to appear in a TV series that was also immensely popular. After Columbo, Falk appeared in rather artistic films from directors like Wim Wenders and John Cassavetes. He passed away in June, 2011.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Cowslip2009Father Randolph
Next2007Irv
Three Days to Vegas2007Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald
The Thing About My Folks2005Sam Kleinman
Checking Out2005Morris Applebaum
When Angels Come to Town2004TV MovieMax
Shark Tale2004Don Feinberg (voice)
Finding John Christmas2003TV MovieMax
Wilder Days2003TV MovieJames 'Pop Up' Morse
Columbo1971-2003TV SeriesColumbo
Undisputed2002Mendy Ripstein
Three Days of Rain2002Waldo
The Lost World2001TV MovieReverend Theo Kerr
A Town Without Christmas2001TV MovieMax
Corky Romano2001Francis A. Romano
Made2001Max
Hubert's Brain2001ShortBailey (voice)
From Where I Sit2000TV MovieAbe
Enemies of Laughter2000Paul's Father
Lakeboat2000The Pierman
A Storm in Summer2000TV MovieAbel Shaddick
Vig1998TV MovieVinnie
Pronto1997TV MovieHarry Arno (Henri Arnaud)
The Sunshine Boys1996TV MovieWillie Clark
Cops n Roberts1995Salvatore Santini
Roommates1995Rocky Holzcek
The Larry Sanders Show1992TV SeriesPeter Falk
The Player1992Peter Falk
Tune in Tomorrow...1990Pedro Carmichael
In the Spirit1990Roger Flan
Cookie1989Dominick Capisco
Vibes1988Harry Buscafusco
The Princess Bride1987The Grandfather
Happy New Year1987Nick
Wings of Desire1987Peter Falk
Big Trouble1986Steve Rickey
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters1984Video shortCameo appearance (uncredited)
...All the Marbles1981Harry Sears
The Great Muppet Caper1981Tramp (uncredited)
The In-Laws1979Vince Ricardo
The Brink's Job1978Tony Pino
The Cheap Detective1978Lou Peckinpaugh
Opening Night1977Peter Falk (uncredited)
Mikey and Nicky1976Mikey
Murder by Death1976Sam Diamond
Griffin and Phoenix1976TV MovieGeoffrey Griffin
A Woman Under the Influence1974Nick Longhetti
A Step Out of Line1971TV MovieHarry Connors
The Name of the Game1971TV SeriesLewis Corbett
Husbands1970Archie Black
Rosolino Paternò, soldato...1970Peter Pawney
Castle Keep1969Sgt. Rossi
Machine Gun McCain1969Charlie Adamo
Anzio1968Cpl. Jack Rabinoff
A Hatful of Rain1968TV MoviePolo Pope
Prescription: Murder1968TV MovieLt. Columbo
Too Many Thieves1967Danny
Luv1967Milt Manville
The Red Skelton Hour1967TV SeriesColonel Hush-Hush
Penelope1966Lt. Bixbee
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963-1966TV SeriesMike Galway / Bara / Bert Graumann
Brigadoon1966TV MovieJeff Douglas
The Trials of O'Brien1965-1966TV SeriesDaniel O'Brien
The Great Race1965Maximilian Meen
Ben Casey1964TV SeriesDr. Jimmy Reynolds
Attack and Retreat1964Medic Captain
Ambassador at Large1964TV Movie
The DuPont Show of the Week1962-1964TV SeriesDanilo Diaz / Collucci
Robin and the 7 Hoods1964Guy Gisborne
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1964TV SeriesCameo
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Third Cab Driver
Wagon Train1963TV SeriesGus Morgan
Dr. Kildare1963TV SeriesDr. Matt Gunderson
The Balcony1963Police Chief
The Dick Powell Theatre1962-1963TV SeriesMartin / Dr. Alan Keegan / Aristede Fresco
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962TV SeriesRobert Evans
Here's Edie1962TV SeriesCabbie
Pressure Point1962Young Psychiatrist
Naked City1958-1962TV SeriesFrankie O'Hearn / Lee Staunton / Gimpy / ...
87th Precinct1962TV SeriesGreg Brovane
The New Breed1962TV SeriesLopez
Pocketful of Miracles1961Joy Boy
The Twilight Zone1961TV SeriesRamos Clemente
The Untouchables1960-1961TV SeriesNate Selko / Duke Mullen
Target: The Corruptors1961TV SeriesNick Longo
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1961TV SeriesJoe
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1961TV SeriesMeyer Fine
The Million Dollar Incident1961TV MovieSammy
Cry Vengeance!1961TV MoviePriest
The Aquanauts1961TV SeriesAngel / Jeremiah Wilson
The Law and Mr. Jones1961TV SeriesCarbell Carney
The Witness1960TV SeriesAbe Reles
The Secret of the Purple Reef1960Tom Weber
Have Gun - Will Travel1960TV SeriesWaller
The Islanders1960TV SeriesHooker
Murder, Inc.1960Abe Reles
Play of the Week1959-1960TV SeriesMestizo
Pretty Boy Floyd1960Shorty Walters
The Bloody Brood1959Nico
Brenner1959TV SeriesFred Gaines
Deadline1959TV SeriesBox
New York Confidential1959TV SeriesPete
Wind Across the Everglades1958Writer
Kraft Theatre1957-1958TV SeriesIzzy / Radar Operator
Decoy1958TV SeriesFred Dana
Armstrong Circle Theatre1958TV SeriesPetar Porovic
Studio One in Hollywood1957TV SeriesJack / Carmen's Assistant
Camera Three1957TV SeriesStendhal
Robert Montgomery Presents1957TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ColumboTV Series co-executive producer - 13 episodes, 1989 - 1991 executive producer - 11 episodes, 1991 - 2003

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cheap Detective1978performer: "Deep Purple", "Heigh Ho" - uncredited
ColumboTV Series 2 episodes, 1976 - 1978 performer - 4 episodes, 1972 - 1978
Husbands1970performer: "Show Me the Way to Go Home" 1925, "Good Morning, Mr Zip-Zip-Zip!" 1918 - uncredited
Brigadoon1966TV Movie performer: "I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean"
Robin and the 7 Hoods1964performer: "All for One and One for All" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Columbo1972TV Series 2 episodes

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made2001charcoal drawings
Faraway, So Close!1993original artwork

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Columbo1993TV Series written by - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Constant Forge2000Documentary archival photographs courtesy of

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial ColeccionistaTV Series in memory of - 1 episode, 2013 dedicatee - 1 episode, 2011
Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us2003Video documentary short special thanks
View from the Top2003special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memories of John2012Documentary shortHimself
Making American Cowslip2010Documentary shortHimself
Char·ac·ter2009DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Cops2009TV Movie documentaryHimself / Columbo
Nice People2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
T'empêches tout le monde de dormir2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Edge of Outside2006DocumentaryHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000-2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us2003Video documentary shortHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself / Columbo (Alias skit)
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Wetten, dass..?2003TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2001-2003TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Silver Screen: Ray Milland2002TV MovieHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Seitenblicke2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Dick Schaap: Flashing Before my Eyes2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Constant Forge2000DocumentaryHimself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentarySegment Presenter
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio1999TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee: Actor
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin1997TV SeriesHimself
John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All1996DocumentaryHimself
CBS This Morning1995TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Play
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anything for John1993TV Movie documentary
Faraway, So Close!1993Himself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series / Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries & Outstanding Comedy Series
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders1990TV Movie documentary
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series / Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Reading Rainbow1988TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Cinéma cinémas1984-1985TV Series documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
Hollywood '841984TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame1984Himself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra1982TV Special documentaryHimself
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
The American Movie Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The First 40 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1979TV Series documentaryHimself
Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star Salute1979TV MovieHimself
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Surprise Appearance / ...
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra1978TV SpecialColumbo (uncredited)
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look, Part Two1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Super Night at the Super Bowl1978TV MovieHimself
Scared Straight!1978DocumentaryHimself - Host
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis1977TV Special documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976TV SeriesHimself
Treffpunkte1975TV Series documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredit)
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Dinah's Place1974TV SeriesHimself
NFL Players Association Awards Dinner1973TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The 24th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Performer
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity
You Don't Say1967TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1964-1967TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1965TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes with Blake Edwards' 'The Great Race'1965Documentary shortHimself
The Jerry Lewis Show1963TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Here's Hollywood1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryLt. Columbo from Columbo
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010-2011TV SeriesThe Grandfather / Narrator / Third Cab Driver
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
America's Top Sleuths2006TV Movie documentaryLt. Columbo
VM Show Vol. 22005TV SeriesThe Grandfather
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryColumbo
Great Performances1994TV SeriesTramp
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'1991TV Movie documentarySecond Cab Driver (uncredited)
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryNick Longhetti (uncredited)
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1963TV SeriesSammy
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary post-production
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s2012DocumentaryHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Bambi Verleihung 20112011TV MovieHimself - Memorial Tribute
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn July 25, 2013. At 6654 Hollywood Blvd.
2006Best ActorMilano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards)The Thing About My Folks (2005)
2006OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardFlorida Film Festival
2004Golden PlateDavid di Donatello Awards
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardMethod Fest
2000Lifetime Achievement AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film Festival
1993BambiBambi AwardsTV Series InternationalColumbo (1971)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1978TP de OroTP de Oro, SpainBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Columbo (1971)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1976BambiBambi AwardsTV Series InternationalColumbo (1971)
1976Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest German ActorColumbo (1971)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesColumbo (1971)
1975TP de OroTP de Oro, SpainBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Columbo (1971)
1974Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaColumbo (1971)
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesColumbo (1971)
1972Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Dick Powell Show (1961)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryThe Thing About My Folks (2005)· Olympia Dukakis
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite "Casual Friday" CopColumbo (1971)
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorUndisputed (2002)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialA Storm in Summer (2000)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionColumbo (1971)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionColumbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaColumbo (1971)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1991People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1990People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaColumbo (1971)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaColumbo (1971)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaColumbo (1971)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaColumbo (1971)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesColumbo (1971)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing)Columbo (1971)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaColumbo (1971)
1962OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RolePocketful of Miracles (1961)
1961OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleMurder, Inc. (1960)
1961Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleMurder, Inc. (1960)
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single ProgramThe Law and Mr. Jones (1960)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality

TitleSalary
Murder by the Book (1971)$350,000 per 2 hour episode
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)$300 /week

#Fact
1His first wife Alyce Caroline Mayo died in March 2016 at the age of 85.
2His mother died in 2003, only four years before Falk was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
3He was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972) before Robert Duvall was cast.
4He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 25, 2013.
5Peter Michael Falk passed away on June 23, 2011, three months away from what would have been his 84th birthday on September 16.
6His remains were interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
7Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character on the television series Columbo (1971).
8Shera Danese, his wife, is awarded conservatorship of his affairs. [May 2009]
9Shera Danese, Falk's wife of 32 years, files paperwork with the court, including sworn statements from longtime CPA, attorney, friends and family members, stating she is already attending to Falk's affairs, Falk named her as his guardian when first diagnosed with the disease, and long-estranged adopted daughter's attempt to gain conservatorship and control of his affairs is not in Falk's best interests. [January 2009]
10Adopted daughter, Catherine Falk, files for conservatorship, explaining that Falk has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and, at age 81, he no longer recognizes anyone. Later sworn statements from the Falk family, family friends and associates report Catherine has been long-estranged from her father and would not handle his affairs in his best interest. [December 2008]
11When actors are required to move from one location to another during filming on a sound stage, the exact spot they are to move to is marked on the floor, usually with a piece of tape. This is to ensure that they stand in the area that is preset for the correct camera angle, lighting, sound, etc. Part of Falk's trademark behavior as Columbo was out of necessity, as he pretended to scratch or touch his forehead over his left eye. In reality, he blocked the camera view of his good eye, so as he was looking down, he could locate the tape on the floor. That is how his trademark "pensive Columbo look" got its start.
12Numerous press obits incorrectly stated that Falk won a 1972 Tony Award for Best Actor in a play for Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue". As listed on a Tony Awards website search, Cliff Gorman won the 1972 Tony Award for the play "Lenny". In addition, Falk was never nominated for a Tony Award in his career.
13At 29 years old, he studied acting with the Mark Twain Masquers in Hartford, Connecticut, and studied with Eva Le Gallienne at the White Barn Theater in Westport, Connecticut.
14After high school, he briefly attended Hamilton College in upstate New York. He was a merchant marine after he dropped out of college. He went to New York City where he received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He received his Master's degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University in Syracause, New York.
15He was awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture of France; the medal was given to him by Gérard Depardieu in March 1996.
16Underwent a series of major dental operations in 2007.
17Wanted to join the United States Marine Corps when he was 17, but was rejected because of his blind eye.
18Had been a heavy cigarette smoker since he was 15, but after he started playing Columbo he began smoking cigars as well.
19Diagnosed with dementia, probably brought on by Alzheimer's disease, in 2007.
20Had a hip replacement. [June 2008]
21He was involved in a car accident when he lost control while driving, sustaining a head injury. [June 2008]
22Auditioned for the role of Ted Henderson in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), which went to Elliott Gould.
23In 1961, he became the first actor nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year, receiving best supporting nominations for the movie Murder, Inc. (1960) and the television series The Law and Mr. Jones (1960). He followed up in 1962 by being doubly nominated again for supporting actor for the movie Pocketful of Miracles (1961) and best actor (he won) for "The Price of Tomatoes", an episode of The Dick Powell Theatre (1961).
24Has inspired at least two Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Dick Dastardly in Wacky Races (1968) was based on Falk's Max Meen from The Great Race (1965), and Mumbly, the detective dog on The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975) was loosely based on Columbo.
25Avatar's voice in the animated movie Wizards (1977) (voiced by Bob Holt) was modelled after Falk.
26Was close friends with the late Patrick McGoohan.
27Had a street renamed after him in his hometown of Ossining, New York. To unveil the Peter Falk Place street sign, he pulled off a trademark raincoat covering the sign (2005).
28He and his good friend John Cassavetes made six movies together: Husbands (1970), Machine Gun McCain (1969), Mikey and Nicky (1976), Opening Night (1977), Big Trouble (1986), A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and one television movie: Columbo: Étude in Black (1972).
29Has his lookalike puppet in the French comedy show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
30During the June 5, 2000, episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999), Craig Kilborn's third question to Falk during "Five Questions" was this: "Use the words 'Falk' and 'you' in a sentence". Falk chuckled a bit, touched his nose, and replied simply: "Falk... you!".
31Began acting when he was 26, but did not officially declare himself an actor and move to New York until he was 28.
32Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 153-154. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
33Had two daughters with his wife Alyce Mayo: Catherine Falk and Jackie Falk.
34Columbo's wife, of whom he often speaks, is never seen in the series. Interestingly, most of the facts that are supposedly known about Lt. Columbo's private life are up in the air and sometimes contradictory. This may be due to his character being somewhat forgetful or may be due to him leading a suspect with a "likely story" hoping they will trip up and reveal a clue. His car, a 1959 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet, is in most every episode and is treated almost as a character.
35Lt. Columbo's first name is explicitly and even doggedly never revealed in the series (i.e. "What's your first name? Lieutenant...") However, with modern freeze-frame capabilities, when Columbo flashes his badge in the episode "Dead Weight", the name "Frank" can clearly be seen on his ID.
36His daughter Catherine Falk is a private detective in real life.
37Once when he was playing in a Little League game, the umpire called him out. Falk thought that he was safe. He pulled his glass eye out of its socket and handed it to the umpire, telling him, "Here, I think you might need this.".
38Peter's paternal grandparents, Louis and Ida Falk, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Peter's maternal grandfather, Peter Hochhauser, was a Hungarian Jew, and Peter's maternal grandmother, Rosa Heller, was a Czech Jewish immigrant (from what was then Bohemia).
39Harry Cohn, head of Columbia Pictures and renowned for his boorishness and vulgarity, rejected Falk, declaring, "For the same money, I can get an actor with two eyes!".
40In his first foray into acting, he took the role of detective in a high school play when original student-actor fell sick. He left college to serve as a cook in the Merchant Marines. He later received political science degree from New School in New York, then graduated from Syracuse University. He applied at the CIA, but was turned down. He took state budget department job in Hartford, Connecticut. Five years after he started taking acting lessons, he earned first Oscar nomination.
41Falk put the damper on a rumor that his trademark Columbo raincoat had been placed in the Smithsonian Institution: said that it was in his upstairs closet.
42Was a certified public accountant.
43Worked as an efficiency expert for the Budget Bureau of the state of Connecticut before becoming an actor. Studied acting with Eva Le Gallienne and Sanford Meisner.
44President of his high school class.
45Attended and graduated from Ossining High School on Ossining, New York.
46His right eye was surgically removed at the age of three, because of cancer.
47One of his greatest passions was drawing and sketching; has studio on grounds of Beverly Hills estate.

#Quote
1Being chased by Columbo is like being nibbled to death by a duck.
2[on Columbo's appeal] What are you hanging around for? Just one thing. You want to know how he gets caught.
3[upon losing to Peter Ustinov for the 1961 Oscars] When I hit the seat, I turned to the press agent and said "You're fired!". I didn't want him charging me for another day.

#Trademark
1New York accent
2Thick eyebrows
3High-pitched gravelly voice
4Short and stocky physique
5Half-closed eye which was actually removed in childhood
6As Columbo: The raincoat, the cigar, the slouch, the false exit followed by the catchphrase, "One more thing..."

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