Peter MacNicol

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Peter MacNicol
  • Birth Place: Dallas, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/10/1954, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; director; writer
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Peter MacNicol Fast Facts:
  • Plays the bagpipes.
  • Intended to become a paleontologist before switching his focus to acting.
  • First film appearance was in 1981's Dragonslayer; he made his Broadway debut that same year in Crimes of the Heart.
  • Won the coveted role of Stingo in 1982's Sophie's Choice even though at 5 ft. 7 in., he was too short to play a character who was supposed to be over 6 ft. tall. Wore cowboy boots with 4-inch heels to his audition and later padded them with packs of tissues in order to stand taller.
  • Asked for an early departure from his role as hospital lawyer Alan Birch on David E. Kelley's Chicago Hope when he learned that Kelley wouldn't be involved in the medical drama as much.
  • In 2007, he kept busy on the small screen as crime-solving physicist Dr. Larry Fleinhardt on the CBS drama Numb3rs and trouble-making government official Tom Lennox on the Fox series 24.
  • Returned to TV for a recurring role as a pediatrician on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy in 2010. 
  • Peter MacNicol Relationships:
  • John MacNicol - Father
  • Barbara MacNicol - Mother
  • Becky MacNicol Gregory - Sister
  • Marsue Cumming MacNicol - Wife
  • Peter MacNicol Awards:
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Dallas, Irving, TX; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (BFA in Theatre Arts, 1976)

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