Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 June 23, 2011) was an American actor.
He was best known as the titular police detective on Columbo, appearing in 69 TV movies over 35 years as the disheveled lieutenant. He also appeared in films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Great Race, Murder by Death, The In-Laws and The Princess Bride.
His distinctive odd stare was the result of having a glass eye, after a cancerous growth required the removal of his right eye when he was only three years old.
- Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Joy Boy
- The Twilight Zone, episode "The Mirror" (1961) as Ramos Clemente
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as the Third Cab Driver
- The Great Race (1965) as Maximillian "Max" Meen
- Luv (1967) as Milt Manville
- Columbo (1968-2003) as Lt. Columbo ("Just one more thing, sir...")
- A Woman Under the Influence (1974) as Nick Longhetti
- Mikey and Nicky (1976) as Mikey
- Murder by Death (1976) as Sam Diamond
- The Cheap Detective (1978) as Lou Peckinpaugh
- The In-Laws (1979) as Vincent J. Ricardo
- The Great Muppet Caper (1979) as the Tramp
- ...All the Marbles (1981) as Harry
- The Princess Bride (1987) as the Grandfather
- Wings of Desire (1987) As Himself
- The Sunshine Boys (1996) as Willie Clark
- Corky Romano (2001) as Francis A. "Pops" Romano
- Shark Tale (2004) as Don Ira Feinberg (voice)