Birth Date: September 27, 1927 / Age: 85
Biography: Peter Falk (born September 16, 1927) is an American actor. He is a descendent of Miksa Falk, who was the editor of the liberal Hungarian newspaper, the Pester Lloyd.
He was nominated for best supporting actor twice for Murder Inc, and Pocketful of Miracles.
He is best known for the title role in the long-running TV series Columbo, a shabby, seemingly slow-witted police detective. Columbo inevitably solved his cases through close attention to tiny inconsistencies in a suspect's story, hounding them until they confessed. Columbo's signature technique was to exit the scene of an interview, invariably stopping in the doorway to ask "just one more thing" of a suspect, which always brought to light the key inconsistency. The role won him 5 Emmies and a Golden Globe.
Falk is also loved for his brilliant performance in the high-brow comedy, The In-Laws. Falk played a crazed CIA agent who dupes his father-in-law, a New York City dentist, into joining a scheme to rob the U.S. Treasury. He also gave a memorable performance opposite Gena Rowlands in director John Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence.
His right eye was surgically removed at the age of three because of cancer.