Arthur Peterson

  • Birth Name: Arthur H. Peterson Jr.
  • Birth Place: Mandan, North Dakota, United States
  • Died: October 31, 1996
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Worked as a piano tuner in Chicago before his acting career took off.
  • His first acting roles were with the government-funded initiative the Federal Theater Project, where he also met his future wife.
  • Lent his voice to several radio dramas, including "Bachelor's Children," "Girl Alone" and "The Story of Mary Marlin."
  • Served in the U.S. Army during World War II under Gen. George Patton.
  • He and his wife starred in ABC's first-ever sitcom, That's O'Toole.
  • Founded the Actors Alley Repertory Theater in Los Angeles in 1971.


  • Margaret — Sister
  • Norma Ransom — Wife
  • Paul Peterson — Son
  • Kristin — Daughter
  • Arthur H. Peterson — Father
  • Ruth M. Peterson — Mother


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (BFA in Theater)

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