Peter MacNicol

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MacNicol in November 2001

Peter MacNicol (born April 10, 1954) is an American actor. He was born in Dallas, Texas.

MacNicol is known for his stage debut in Crimes of the Heart. His movie roles include Galen in Dragonslayer (1981), Stingo in Sophie's Choice (1982), Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II (1989), camp organizer Gary Granger in Addams Family Values (1993) and David Langley in Bean (1997).[1][2]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Dragonslayer Galen Bradwarden
1982 Sophie's Choice Stingo
1986 Heat Cyrus Kinnick
1986 American Blue Note Jack Solow
1989 Ghostbusters II Dr. Janosz Poha
1991 Hard Promises Stuart
1992 Housesitter Marty
1993 Addams Family Values Gary Granger
1994 Radioland Murders Son Writer
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Thomas Renfield
1996 The Oz Kids Ork (voice)
1996 Mojave Moon Tire Repairman
1997 Bean David Langley
1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Narrator Direct-to-video
1999 Baby Geniuses Dan Bobbins
2001 Recess: School's Out Fenwick (voice)
2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest Muru (voice) Direct-to-video
2004 Breakin' All the Rules Philip Gascon
2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Troopmaster Bickle (voice) Direct-to-video
2012 Battleship Secretary of Defense
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Dewey Ottoman (voice) Direct-to-video

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre Martin Episode: "The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers"
1990 By Dawn's Early Light Sedgwick Television film
1992–1993 The Powers That Be Bradley Grist 20 episodes
1993 Cheers Mario Episode: "Look Before You Sleep"
1994 Tales from the Crypt Austin Haggard Episode: "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime"
1994–1995, 1998 (guest) Chicago Hope Alan Birch 31 episodes
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1995–96)
1996–2003 Dexter's Laboratory Additional voices
1997–2002 Ally McBeal John Cage 103 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2001)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1998)
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1999)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1999-2000)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series (2002)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2001–02)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1999-2001)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1998, 2000)
1998–2004 The Powerpuff Girls Additional voices
1999 The Angry Beavers Kid Friendly (voice) Episode: "The Legend of Kid Friendly"
1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer Fido (voice) Television film
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Raju, Monkey (voices) Episode: "Monkey See, Monkey Don't"
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Major (voice) 2 episodes
2003–2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Various (voices) 14 episodes
2004–2005 Danny Phantom Sidney Poindexter (voice) 2 episodes
2004–2008 The Batman Dr. Kirk Langstrom (voice) 3 episodes
2005 Justice League Unlimited Chronos (voice) 2 episodes
2005–2010 Numbers Dr. Larry Fleinhardt 94 episodes
2006 Boston Legal Dr. Sydney Field Episode: "Race Ipsa"
2007 24 Tom Lennox 24 episodes
2008 24: Redemption Television film
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Doctor Octopus (voice) 12 episodes
2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Oliver, Mr. Webb, Forever Knight #1 (voices) 2 episodes
2010–2011 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Robert Stark 7 episodes
2011 Young Justice Professor Ivo (voice) 2 episodes
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Firefly (voice) Episode: "Homecoming Part 2"
2011 Fairly Legal Judge Smollet Episode: "Coming Home"
2012 Game Change Rick Davis Television film
2012-14 The Legend of Korra The Guard #4, Additional voice Main Role
2013 Necessary Roughness Dr. Gunner 3 episodes
2013–2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Professor Elliot Randolph 2 episodes
2014 The Mindy Project Rabbi David Adler Episode: "An Officer and a Gynecologist"
2014 Star Wars Rebels Tseebo (voice) 2 episodes
2014–2016 American Dad! Angel / Old Man Hanson (voices) 2 episodes
2015 CSI: Cyber Simon Sifter Main cast; 13 episodes
2016–2019 Veep Jeff Kane 9 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2019)
Previous Primetime Emmy Award nomination revoked due to rule technicality[3]
2017 Tangled: The Series Nigel The Advisor (voice) Main cast
2018 The Big Bang Theory Dr. Robert Wolcott Episode: "The Reclusive Potential"
2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Ishmael Episode: "The End"
2020 All Rise Judge Campbell Episode: "What The Constitution Greens to Me"

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Role
2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law X the Eliminator
2011 Batman: Arkham City Mad Hatter
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight

References[change | change source]

  1. "Film Reference bio". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  2. C., Debra. "Peter MacNicol Online :: Articles".
  3. Whipp, Glenn (July 20, 2016). "A few seconds of screen time cost 'Veep' actor Peter MacNicol an Emmy nomination". Los Angeles Times.

Other websites[change | change source]