Peter MacNicol Biography (1954?-)

Full name, Peter C. MacNicol; born April 10, 1954 (some sources cite 1957 or1958), in Dallas, TX; son of John (an Episcopal priest) and Barbara MacNicol;married Martha Sue "Marsue" Cumming (a theatre administrator and producer),October 11, 1986. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management,8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Ron West, Thruline Entertainment, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actor, voice performer, director
Birth Details
April 10, 1954?
Dallas, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Galen, Dragonslayer, Paramount, 1981
  • Stingo, Sophie's Choice, Universal, 1982
  • Cyrus Kinnick, Heat, New Century-Vista, 1987
  • Janosz Poha, Ghostbusters II, Columbia, 1989
  • Jack Solow, American Blue Note (also known as Fakebook), Panorama Entertainment, 1991
  • Stuart Coalter, Hard Promises, Columbia, 1992
  • Marty, Housesitter, Universal, 1992
  • Gary Granger, Addams Family Values, 1993
  • Son writer, Radioland Murders, Universal, 1994
  • R. M. Renfield, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, 1995
  • Tire repairman, Mojave Moon, 1996
  • Voice of Ork, Toto Lost in New York, 1996
  • David Langley, Bean (also known as Bean: The Movie and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie), Gramercy, 1997
  • Narrator, The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Dan Bobbins, Baby Geniuses, TriStar, 1999
  • Voice of Fenwick, Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2001
  • Voice of Muru, Balto II: Wolf Quest (animated), Universal CartoonStudios, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Bradley Grist, The Powers That Be, CBS, 1992
  • Alan "The Eel" Birch, a recurring role, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994-1995
  • John "The Biscuit" Cage, Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997-2002
  • John "The Biscuit" Cage, Ally, Fox, 1999
  • Movies
  • Joe Kovacs, Johnny Bull, ABC, 1986
  • Lieutenant Commander Tom Sedgewicke, By Dawn's Early Light (also known as The Grand Tour and Red Alert), HBO, 1990
  • Lewis Rickett, Roswell (also known as Incident at Roswell and Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-up), Showtime, 1994
  • Roy Dowd, Abducted: A Father's Love (also known as Fugitive from Justice), NBC, 1996
  • Lawrence Dixon, Silencing Mary (also known as Campus Justice), NBC, 1998
  • Voice of Liberty, The Pooch and the Pauper, ABC, 1999
  • Uncle Daniel Ponder, "The Ponder Heart," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS,2001
  • Episodic
  • Martin, "The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out about the Shivers," FaerieTale Theatre (also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre),Showtime, 1984
  • Steve Cooper, "Here's Why They Call the Little One a Jingle and the Big One the Blues," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, 1987
  • Mario, "Look before You Sleep," Cheers, NBC, 1993
  • Austin Haggard, "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime," Tales from the Crypt, 1994
  • Alan Birch, "One Hundred and One Damnations," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Voice of Raju, "Monkey See, Monkey Don't," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000
  • Voice of major, "Strange Invasion," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Voice of major, "Stranger Invasion," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Appeared in an episode of The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye.
  • Specials
  • Voice of Snowden, Snowden's Christmas (animated), CBS, 1999
  • Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 1999
  • Voice of Fido, Olive, the Other Reindeer (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, HBO, 1999
  • Presenter, The 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2000
  • Presenter, Lifetime Presents: Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2001
  • The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • Presenter, The British Comedy Awards 2001, ITV (England), 2001
  • Other
  • Safe Harbor, 1984
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Fools Night Out," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998
  • "Making Spirits Bright," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998
  • Girls Club, 2002
  • "Chapter Forty-eight," Boston Public, Fox, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Barnette Lloyd, Crimes of the Heart, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1980, then (Broadway debut) John Golden Theatre, 1981, later CenterTheatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982
  • Another Country, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982
  • Little Earl 5, Found a Peanut, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Tartuffe, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage and Fairbanks, 1984
  • Execution of Justice, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1985
  • Jake Seward, Rum and Coke, New York Shakespeare Festival, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Title role, Richard II, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1987
  • All the King's Men, Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI, 1987
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, New York Shakespeare Festival, AnspacherTheatre, Public Theatre, 1988
  • Human Nature, The 52nd Street Project, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater,New York City, 1990
  • The Dream Theme, Ensemble Studio Theater, New York City, 1991
  • Brindsley Miller, Black Comedy/White Liars, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Also appeared in All the King's Men, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, TX; The Nerd, Broadway production; and The Spring Thing, off-Broadway production.
  • Audio Books
  • Trophy for Eagles, by Walter J. Boyne, 1990
  • The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, 1997
  • Narrator of Beach Music and DragonLance Chronicles.
  • Television Episodes
  • (With David E. Kelley) "All of Me," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002

Further Reference


    • Starlog, November, 1989, pp. 29-31
    • TV Guide, February 23, 1998, pp. 16-22; June 13, 1998, pp. 39, 42

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