Born November 16, 1912; died November 16, 1997, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor. Petrie was a versatile acrot who made the transition from stage to radio to television. He also appeared in several movies, including the comdey hit Planes,Trains and and Automobiles. Educated at the University of Southern California, Petrie starred in several Broadway productions that were benefits for themilitary during World War II. After the war, he appeared in the radio programs The Amazing Mr. Malone, The Falcon, Gregory Hood and Charlie Wild, Mr. District Attorney and Theater Guild on the Air. After his radio career, much of Petrie's work was on television.
He was a regular on the Jackie Gleason Show and The Honeymooners and appeared on the soap operas As the World Turns, The Edge of Night and Search for Tomorrow. Petrie appeared in several movies during the 1960s including Gypsy, Hud, Wall of Noise, He Rides Tall, and What's SoBad About Feeling Good? Much of his television appearances during the 1970s and early 1980s was on television movies. These included The Deadly Season, Tail Gunner Joe, Raid on Entebbe, A Fire in the Sky, With this Ring, Goldie and the Boxer, Silent Victory: TheKitty O'Neil Story, City in Feal, The Dream Merchants, Goldie and the Boxer go to Hollywood, The Day After and Something in Common. He acted mostly in television series in the 1980s,appearing in Dallas, Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, The Twilight Zone, DearJohn, Wiseguy, Newhart, Who's the Boss and had a recurring role in the 1990s sitcom, Mad About You.
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