Donald Petrie Biography (1954-)

Full name, Donald Mark Petrie; born April 2, 1954, in New York; son of Daniel(a director) and Dorothea (a television producer; maiden name, Grundy) Petrie; brother of Daniel Petrie, Jr. (a writer, director, producer, and actor), June Anne Petrie Battersby (a producer), and Mary Susan Petrie Lowen (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Alan Gasmer, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, actor
Birth Details
April 2, 1954
New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Qualcuno paghera? (also known as The Opponent), National Cinematografica/Nuova Dania Cinematografica, 1987
  • Mystic Pizza, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1988
  • Opportunity Knocks, Universal, 1990
  • Grumpy Old Men, Warner Bros., 1993
  • The Favor (also known as The Indecent Favour), Orion, 1994
  • Richie Rich, Warner Bros., 1994
  • The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996
  • My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Miss Congeniality (also known as Miss Undercover), Warner Bros., 2000
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (also known as Wie werde ich ihn los--In 10 Tagen?), Paramount, 2003
  • Directed the short film The Expert.
  • Film Appearances
  • Barney Joe, The Turning Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Doug, H.O.T.S. (also known as T & A Academy), Vestron Video, 1979
  • Luke, The Hearse, Crown International, 1980
  • White rookie, Fort Apache, the Bronx, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Voyager from the Unknown, MCA Home Video, 1982
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Desperately," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • "The Golden Triangle," MacGyver, ABC, 1985
  • "Mr. Magic," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1985
  • "Trumbo's World," MacGyver, ABC, 1985
  • "Dead Drop," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • "Fry Me to the Moon," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • "Shades of Darkness," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • "Tip on a Sure Thing," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • "The Venus Butterfly," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • "December Bride," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987
  • "The Douglas Fur Ball," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987
  • The Oldest Rookie, CBS, 1987
  • "Riding the Elephant," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • "Remembering Rosemary," Picket Fences, CBS, 1992
  • "Rise from the Dead," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Opposite Sex, Fox, 2000
  • Also directed episodes of Downtown, CBS; The Heights, Fox;and Players, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Why on Earth?, ABC, 1988
  • Turner & Hooch, NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS,1986
  • Country Estates, ABC, 1993
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Cub photographer, "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1977
  • Tom, Haywire, CBS, 1980
  • Why Me?, ABC, 1984
  • Pilots
  • Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery, NBC, 1978
  • Private Billy Henderson, The 416th, CBS, 1979
  • Orville Wright, Voyagers!, NBC, 1982
  • Episodic
  • Lieutenant Doug Rafferty, "High Jinx," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), NBC, 1976
  • Copy boy, "Stop the Presses," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1978
  • Marty, "Mother's Rule," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1979
  • Alan Barton, "To See the Light: Part 2," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1980
  • Kodus, "Flight of the War Witch: Parts 1 & 2," Buck Rogers in the25th Century, NBC, 1980
  • "B. J. and the Witch," B. J. and the Bear, NBC, 1980
  • Officer Jim Bolton, "Eyewitness Blues," Three's Company, ABC, 1981
  • Randy, "Seldom Silent, Never Heard," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1981
  • Dixon, "Long Lost Love," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983
  • Paramedic, "Broken Promises," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1983
  • Also appeared in an episode of Police Story, NBC and ABC.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cinefantastique, March, 1999, pp. 46-49

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