Peter MacNicol Biography, Age, Family, Child, Net Worth, Height, Wife, Movies

Peter MacNicol Biography

Peter MacNicol is an actor from the United States. He won a Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut in the play Crimes of the Heart in 1981. His film appearances include Galen in Dragonslayer (1981), and Stingo in Sophie’s Choice (1982), and he made his New York stage debut in Crimes of the Heart (1980). In 1981, the production was brought to Broadway, where he received the Theatre World Award.


How old is Peter MacNicol?- Age

He is 69 years old as of April 2023. Peter was born on April 10, 1954, · Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

Peter MacNicol Height

Peter stands at a height of 5′ 7″ (1.70 m) tall.

Peter MacNicol Family

MacNicol was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, the youngest of five children to homemaker Barbara Jean and John Wilbur Johnson, a Norwegian-American corporate executive who eventually became an Episcopal priest.

Peter MacNicol Wife- Child

MacNicol has been married to Martha Cumming since 1986. He had no children.

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Peter MacNicol Career

MacNicol appeared for two seasons at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, from 1978 to 1979. He appeared in several productions, including Hamlet and The Pretenders. He made his off-Broadway debut in the 1980 play Crimes of the Heart. In 1981, the production was transferred to Broadway, where he received the Theatre World Award.  During this production, a casting agent observed him and asked him to audition for a role in the film Sophie’s Choice. In 1981, he co-starred in his first picture, Dragonslayer, with Ralph Richardson. MacNicol was featured in the Trinity Repertory Company’s original production of Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, which premiered at the Dallas Theater Center in 1987.

His theater credits also include the Broadway performance of Black Comedy/White Lies. He has performed in repertory theater, including at the New York Shakespeare Festival, where he played the title parts in Richard II and Romeo and Juliet, as well as in Twelfth Night, Rum and Coke, and Found a Peanut. In films, he has played the naive Southern writer who falls in love with Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice, the museum curator Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II, and camp director Gary Granger in Addams Family Values alongside future Numbers co-star David Krumholtz. Housesitter and American Blue Note are two of her other cinematic credits. In the political drama Bradley Grist, he co-starred with John Forsythe, Holland Taylor, David Hyde Pierce, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 1992 to 1993.

He later returned to Kelley in 1997 by appearing as a prominent guest star on Ally McBeal from Season 1 through Season 4 and as a recurring character in Season 5. MacNicol is best known for his role as eccentric attorney John Cage in Ally McBeal, for which he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2001. He also appeared as scientist Dr. Larry Fleinhardt in the drama Numbers, and as Tom Lennox in the sixth season of the hit FOX show 24. In the film 24: Redemption, MacNicol repeated his role as Lennox. He also appeared in the Cheers episode “Look Before You Sleep” as Mario, a hotel receptionist.

Peter MacNicol’s Net Worth

Peter has an estimated net worth of 4 million dollars.

Peter MacNicol Movies

2020–2021 All Rise
2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events
2018 The Big Bang Theory
2017–2020 Tangled: The Series
2016–2019 Veep
2015 CSI: Cyber
2014–2016 American Dad!
2014 The Mindy Project
2014 Star Wars Rebels
2013–2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013 Necessary Roughness
2012 Game Change
2011 Young Justice
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades
2011 Fairly Legal
2010–2011 Grey’s Anatomy
2010 Ben 10: Ultimate
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man
2008 24: Redemption
2007 24
2006 Boston Legal
2005–2010 Numbers
2005 Justice League
2004–2008 The Batman
2004–2005 Danny Phantom
2003–2007 Harvey Birdman,
2000 The Wild Thornberrys
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command