Oct. 3rd, 1956
Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
Peter Frechette's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Miracle at St. Anna
2007 - The Savages
2006 - Inside Man
1996 - The First Wives Club
1987 - The Kindred
1985 - The Hills Have Eyes Part II
1982 - Grease 2
Guest TV Roles
D.A. Barnaby Woods
Dr. Frank Matthews
Peter Frechette (born October 3, 1956) is an American film, stage and television actor.
Early life Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island, Frechette earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Rhode Island.
Career Off-Broadway he has appeared in Absent Friends, The Destiny of Me, What the Butler Saw, and The Dazzle, for which he won the Obie Award. His Broadway credits include Eastern Standard, which won him the Theatre World Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play; Our Country's Good, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play; and the 2005 revival of The Odd Couple.
Frechette's first major screen role was the hormone-driven Louis DiMucci in Grease 2. Additional film credits include No Small Affair, The Hills Have Eyes Part II, The First Wives Club, Inside Man, The Savages, and Miracle at St. Anna.
Frechette appeared in numerous television series, including The Facts of Life, Taxi, Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, L.A. Law, and Matlock, before being cast in the recurring role of gay artist Peter Montefiore in thirtysomething. The 1989 episode "Strangers" generated a great deal of controversy because it depicted Peter and Russell Weller, portrayed by David Marshall Grant, in bed, seemingly naked after having had sexual relations following a first date. A number of advertisers refused to run commercials during the broadcast, and ABC opted not to air the episode again during summer reruns. Frechette was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.
Personal life Frechette's longtime partner is director David Warren.
- Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1989 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "Eastern Standard;" and in 1991 as Best Actor (Play) for "Our Country's Good."
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