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|Birthdate:||April 10, 1954|
|Birthplace:||Dallas, Texas, USA|
Biography and career Edit
Peter MacNicol was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He is the youngest of five children of Barbara Jean (née Gottlich), a homemaker, and John Wilbur Johnson, a corporate executive who became an Episcopal priest later in life. MacNicol studied at the University of Dallas and then, the University of Minnesota. While in Minnesota, he started acting in theater, and a New York talent agent recommended him to move to New York.
MacNicol started working in off-Broadway plays, but eventually reached Broadway. He also started his acting career in 1981, appearing in the film Dragonslayer. That same year, he was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1981" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 33. After that, he appeared in films like Sophie's Choice, Ghostbusters II (with Harris Yulin), and Battleship (with Louis Lombardi).
Aside of films, MacNicol is more known for his role on TV shows. He had a prominent role on the TV show Numb3rs, from 2005 to 2010. The show also featured Navi Rawat, Lou Diamond Phillips. Other shows in which he has appeared are Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal (with Albert Hall), and Grey's Anatomy (with Kim Raver). In 2015, he became part of the main cast of the new CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber.
24 credits Edit
Selected filmography Edit
- Battleship (2012)
- Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
- Baby Geniuses (1999)
- Bean (1997)
- Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
- Radioland Murders (1994)
- Addams Family Values (1993)
- Ghostbusters II (1989)
- Sophie's Choice (1982)
- Dragonslayer (1981)
- CSI: Cyber (2015-)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
- Grey's Anatomy (2010-2011)
- 24 (2007, 2008)
- Boston Legal (2006)
- Numb3rs (2005-2010)
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2003-2005)
- Ally McBeal (1997-2002)
- Chicago Hope (1994-1998)
- Tales from the Crypt (1994)
- Faerie Tale Theatre (1984)