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Peter Gallagher Biography

Birth Name:
Peter Killian Gallagher
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Originally was to be named Brian Christopher Gallagher, but his mother (a bacteriologist) realized that BCG are the initials for a certain strain of bacillus and changed her mind
  • Sang in an a capella group called the Beelzebubs at Tufts University
  • Made his Broadway debut in the original production of Hair in 1977
  • Released his debut album, 7 Days in Memphis, in 2005 after signing a deal with Epic Records executives, who were impressed by his cover of "Don't Give Up On Me" in an episode of The O


  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1986Tony-Actor (Featured Role--Play): nominated


  • Kathryn Gallagher -- Daughter
  • Tom Gallagher -- Father
  • Mary Gallagher -- Mother
  • James Gallagher -- Son
  • Jamey Gallagher -- Son
  • Paula Harwood -- Wife