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List of Peter Falk Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
19
4
A Woman Under the Influence
R
19
4

Mabel Longhetti, the wife of Nick, a Municipal construction worker in LA, is lonely and desperate. She craves happiness but gets increasingly unstable especially when there are people around. She is fraying and coming undone because of the varied influences and demands that the society has imposed on her. Nick is convinced that her volatile behaviour may become a threat to his family and thus, he commits her for six months to an institution. With three kids to raise, he awaits her turn but that is not all what's in store.

Role:
Nick Longhetti
Starring:
Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes
Directed By:
John Cassavetes
3. Wings of Desire (1987)
33
9
Wings of Desire
PG-13
33
9

Damiel and Cassiel are two angels who are gliding through the streets of Berlin, while observing its population. Damiel soon falls for a lonely trapeze artist named Marion, and wishes to experience life in the physical world. He soon learns that although it might be possible to become a human, there is no guarantee that he will be able to locate her, or that she will have the same feelings for him.

Role:
Peter Falk
Starring:
Bruno Ganz, Curt Bois, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander
Directed By:
4. Prescription: Murder (1968)
14
3
Prescription: Murder
TV-PG
14
3
Role:
Lt. Columbo
Starring:
Nina Foch, Gene Barry, William Windom, Katherine Justice
Directed By:
Richard Irving
5. Brigadoon (1966)
10
3
Brigadoon
10
3
Role:
Jeff Douglas
Starring:
Finlay Currie, Sally Ann Howes, Robert Goulet, Marlyn Mason
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
6. The Player (1992)
26
9
The Player
TV-MA
26
9

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

Directed By:
8. A Step Out of Line (1971)
8
3
A Step Out of Line
8
3

A Step Out of Line is a drama film which tells the story of three friends, who want to somehow get rid of their financial problems. They eventually plan to commit a bank robbery.

Role:
Harry Connors
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Peter Lawford, Vic Morrow, Jo Ann Pflug
Directed By:
Bernard McEveety
10. Mikey and Nicky (1976)
12
3
Mikey and Nicky
R
12
3
Role:
Mikey
Starring:
Elaine May, John Cassavetes, Carol Grace, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
11. Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
10
3
Griffin and Phoenix
10
3
Role:
Geoffrey Griffin
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Dorothy Tristan, John Lehne, Ben Hammer
Directed By:
Daryl Duke
12. Murder by Death (1976)
23
7
Murder by Death
PG
23
7

Eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain invites five renowned private detectives to his castle for a ‘dinner and murder,’ and after sealing off his house, he challenges them to find the killer of a murder that will occur at midnight. He announces 1million for solving the case. Long before midnight, Twain’s blind butler, Bensonmum, is found dead. What is the mystery behind the tricky set-up?

Role:
Sam Diamond
Starring:
David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, James Cromwell, Eileen Brennan
Directed By:
Robert Moore
13. The In-Laws (1979)
12
4
The In-Laws
PG
12
4

The In-Laws is a crime comedy adventure film which tells the story of Sheldon and Vince, two fathers who develop a friendship on the eve of their children’s marriage. Their friendship soon leads them to a series of misadventures, starting from New York to Central America.

Role:
Vince Ricardo
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Ed Begley Jr., Nancy Dussault, Richard Libertini
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
14. The Great Race (1965)
14
5
The Great Race
14
5

The Great Race is an action adventure sports comedy film which tells the story of two rivals, The Great Leslie, and Professor Fate, who plan an automobile race from New York to Paris. However, Fate’s sidekick, Max, attempts to sabotage Leslie's car and of the other racers, but Leslie finds an unlikely ally in Maggie, a journalist-turned-racer whose car breaks down during the race.  

Role:
Maximilian Meen
Starring:
Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Keenan Wynn, Denver Pyle, Vivian Vance
Directed By:
15. In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
10
4
In weiter Ferne, so nah!
PG-13
10
4

Cassiel and Raphaella are two angels who observe the busy life around Berlin. Cassiel gets involved with the life of an 11-year-old girl whom he believes might be in some sort of trouble. However, things get complicated when he is detained by the police.

Role:
Peter Falk
Starring:
Nastassja Kinski, Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Horst Buchholz, Mikhail Gorbachev
Directed By:
16. Husbands (1970)
11
4
Husbands
GP
11
4
Role:
Archie Black
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre, Jenny Lee Wright
Directed By:
John Cassavetes
17. Attack and Retreat (1964)
7
3
Attack and Retreat
7
3
Starring:
Arthur Kennedy, Andrea Checchi, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Raffaele Pisu
Directed By:
Giuseppe De Santis
18. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
10
4
Pocketful of Miracles
10
4

Dave the Dude is a successful gangster in New York City, who believes that the apples that he purchases from Apple Annie, an alcoholic street peddler, brings him luck. When Annie learns that her daughter is being escorted by an aristocratic suitor, she finds herself in a dilemma as she had tricked her daughter into believing that she is a wealthy socialite. Fearing that her true identity is going to disappoint her daughter, she decides to ask Dave for help.

Role:
Joy Boy
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Ann-Margret, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell
Directed By:
Frank Capra
19. Pressure Point (1962)
8
3
Pressure Point
8
3
Role:
Young Psychiatrist
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Carl Benton Reid, Mary Munday
Directed By:
Stanley Kramer, Hubert Cornfield
20. A Hatful of Rain (1968)
8
3
A Hatful of Rain
8
3
Role:
Polo Pope
Starring:
Herschel Bernardi, Michael Parks, Sandy Dennis, Don Stroud
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey
21. The Lost World (2001)
7
4
The Lost World
7
4
Starring:
Bob Hoskins, Joanna Page, James Fox, Tom Ward, Elaine Cassidy
Directed By:
Stuart Orme
22. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
6
3
Wind Across the Everglades
6
3

Wind Across the Everglades is an adventure romantic drama film which tells the story of an ornithologist who tries to implement conservation laws in Florida.  However, the only thing standing in his way is a family of bird poachers.

Starring:
Christopher Plummer, Gypsy Rose Lee, Burl Ives, Chana Eden
Directed By:
Budd Schulberg, Nicholas Ray
23. Murder, Inc. (1960)
8
3
Murder, Inc.
8
3
Role:
Abe Reles
Starring:
May Britt, Stuart Whitman, Henry Morgan, David J. Stewart
Directed By:
Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg
24. The Thing About My Folks (2005)
7
4
The Thing About My Folks
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Sam Kleinman
Starring:
Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Perkins
Directed By:
Raymond De Felitta
25. The Brink's Job (1978)
7
4
The Brink's Job
PG
7
4

In 1950, led by Tony Pipo and Joe McGinnis, a group of unlikely criminal masterminds commit the robbery of the century. Eventually, the FBI gets involved, and the cops begin to crack down on the gang, but McGinnis still refuses to hand over the loot.

Role:
Tony Pino
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Gena Rowlands, Warren Oates, Allen Garfield
Directed By:
William Friedkin
26. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
7
4
Robin and the 7 Hoods
7
4

The murder of boss Big Jim Stevens leaves a void at the top. Gisborne - the one who planned Stevens' murder, takes over. But Stevens always treated Robbo like his son and wanted him to succeed him whenever the time was right. This triggers a gangland war. Jim's sophisticated and beautiful daughter, Marian Stevens, intervenes, but she has her own ulterior motives.

Role:
Guy Gisborne
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Edward G. Robinson, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
27. The Cheap Detective (1978)
13
4
The Cheap Detective
PG
13
4
Role:
Lou Peckinpaugh
Starring:
Louise Fletcher, Jonathan Banks, Abe Vigoda, Scatman Crothers, Fernando Lamas, Sid Caesar, Ann-Margret
Directed By:
Robert Moore
28. ...All the Marbles (1981)
7
5
...All the Marbles
R
7
5
Role:
Harry Sears
Starring:
Tracy Reed, Burt Young, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon
Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
29. Roommates (1995)
7
4
Roommates
PG
7
4
Role:
Rocky Holzcek
Starring:
William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, D.B. Sweeney, Ellen Burstyn, Jan Rubes
Directed By:
Peter Yates
30. Made (2001)
11
6
Made
R
11
6

Two close friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme and within some time, they both find themselves in the world of organized crime.

Starring:
Jennifer Esposito, Vince Vaughn, Drea de Matteo, Famke Janssen, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Tom Morello
Directed By:
31. Next (2007)
46
28
Next
PG-13
46
28

The movie follows a small-time magician Chris Johnson who has the ability to see into the future, but can only see two minutes ahead. With the impending threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb, he is hunted both by the terrorists and the FBI who want to use him to stop the threat.

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Jessica Biel, Julianne Moore, Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Kittles
Directed By:
Lee Tamahori
32. Too Many Thieves (1967)
5
3
Too Many Thieves
5
3

Too Many Thieves is a crime drama film which tells the story of a priceless Macedonian artifact that is stolen from a museum, by a gang of criminals. A lawyer named Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things.

Role:
Danny
Starring:
David Carradine, Britt Ekland, Elaine Stritch, Joanna Barnes, Nehemiah Persoff
Directed By:
Abner Biberman
33. Penelope (1966)
6
4
Penelope
PG
6
4
Role:
Lt. Bixbee
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
34. Machine Gun McCain (1969)
6
5
Machine Gun McCain
GP
6
5

After mobster Charlie Adamo gets his old lieutenant, Hank McCain, out of prison, Hank and his son Jack, plan a heist at a Las Vegas casino. Unfortunately, the casino is run by a rival mob boss. Once the job is done, Jack must find a way to escape the mobsters along with his love Irene. 

Role:
Charlie Adamo
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Gena Rowlands, Gabriele Ferzetti, John Cassavetes, Luigi Pistilli
Directed By:
Giuliano Montaldo
35. Undisputed (2002)
13
9
Undisputed
R
13
9

A heavyweight boxing champion, George Chambers, ends up in prison after he is convicted of rape. A resident gangster arranges a boxing match between George and the current prison champion Hutchens.

Role:
Mendy Ripstein
Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda
Directed By:
Walter Hill
36. Castle Keep (1969)
6
4
Castle Keep
R
6
4
Role:
Sgt. Rossi
Starring:
Bruce Dern, Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Astrid Heeren
Directed By:
37. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
6
5
Tune in Tomorrow...
PG-13
6
5
Role:
Pedro Carmichael
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Elizabeth McGovern, Patricia Clarkson, Barbara Hershey, Bill McCutcheon
Directed By:
Jon Amiel
38. The Balcony (1963)
5
3
The Balcony
5
3

Adapted from a play of the same name, this Oscar-nominated film revolves around the Madame of a brothel who is asked to impersonate the missing queen during a country-wide revolution. Instead she offers three of her customers to play the General, the Bishop and the Chief Justice, all of whom are dead. 

Role:
Police Chief
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Leonard Nimoy, Lee Grant, Jeff Corey
Directed By:
Joseph Strick
39. Lo sbarco di Anzio (1968)
6
4
Lo sbarco di Anzio
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Cpl. Jack Rabinoff
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Giancarlo Giannini, Earl Holliman, Robert Ryan, Mark Damon
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti
40. The Sunshine Boys (1996)
5
4
The Sunshine Boys
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Willie Clark
Starring:
Liev Schreiber, Edie Falco, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, Jennifer Esposito, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael McKean
Directed By:
John Erman
41. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)
5
3
Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
5
3

During the Second World War, a group of American soldiers enter Sicily on a secret mission. They first intend to seize German arms supply. But they are surprised to see that there is not a single gun in sight. They soon meet an Italian POW, who agrees to help them.

Role:
Peter Pawney
Starring:
Martin Landau, Slim Pickens, Jason Robards, Nino Manfredi
Directed By:
Nanni Loy
42. Vibes (1988)
6
4
Vibes
PG
6
4
Starring:
Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Buscemi, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner, Hercules Vilchez, Jerry Vichi
Directed By:
Ken Kwapis
43. Luv (1967)
4
4
Luv
4
4

Depressed with his life, Harry is about to take his own life by jumping off a bridge, when he is stopped by an old friend, Milt. Milt is having his own problems with his marriage, and decides to use Harry to take away his wife.  

Role:
Milt Manville
Starring:
Harrison Ford, Elaine May, Jack Lemmon, Nina Wayne
Directed By:
Clive Donner
44. The Bloody Brood (1959)
4
4
The Bloody Brood
4
4
Role:
Nico
Starring:
Barbara Lord, Jack Betts, Ron Hartmann, Ron Taylor
Directed By:
Julian Roffman
45. Corky Romano (2001)
6
6
Corky Romano
PG-13
6
6

After his father is charged with racketeering by the FBI, his son Corky, decides to infiltrate the agency in order to destroy the evidence against his father. However, he instead finds himself in a deeper conspiracy.

Role:
Francis A. Romano
Starring:
Fred Ward, Chris Penn, Peter Berg, Vinessa Shaw
Directed By:
Rob Pritts
46. The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960)
3
4
The Secret of the Purple Reef
3
4

The Secret of the Purple Reef is a crime drama film which revolves around Mark and Dean, two brothers who set off on a voyage to solve the mystery around their father’s drowning death in the Caribbean. They soon encounter an unruly gang of pirates who seem to know a lot more than what they reveal.

Role:
Tom Weber
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Terence de Marney, Jeff Richards, Margia Dean
Directed By:
William Witney
47. Arthur Miller: Writer (2017)
8
3
Arthur Miller: Writer
8
3
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Clark Gable, Joan Copeland, John Guare, Joan Allen
Directed By:
48. A Storm in Summer (2000)
7
3
A Storm in Summer
7
3
Role:
Abel Shaddick
Starring:
Andrew McCarthy, Nastassja Kinski, Ruby Dee, Aaron Meeks
Directed By:
Robert Wise
49. When Angels Come to Town (2004)
8
4
When Angels Come to Town
TV-PG
8
4
Starring:
Katey Sagal, Mark Akeson, Dylan Aucoin, Tammy Blanchard, Danny Blanco Hall
Directed By:
Andy Wolk
50. Finding John Christmas (2003)
7
3
Finding John Christmas
TV-PG
7
3
Starring:
Valerie Bertinelli, William Russ, David Cubitt, Jennifer Pisana, Maria Ricossa
Directed By:
Andy Wolk
51. Cry Vengeance! (1961)
5
3
Cry Vengeance!
5
3
Role:
Priest
Starring:
Sal Mineo, Ben Gazzara, Sorrell Booke, Cal Bellini
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner
52. A Town Without Christmas (2001)
6
3
A Town Without Christmas
6
3
Starring:
Ernie Hudson, Patricia Heaton, Rick Roberts, Isabella Fink
Directed By:
Andy Wolk
53. From Where I Sit (2000)
5
3
From Where I Sit
5
3
Starring:
Lizzy Caplan, Marcia Gay Harden, David Paymer, Daveigh Chase, Jane Adams
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck
54. Checking Out (2005)
5
4
Checking Out
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Morris Applebaum
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Judge Reinhold, Laura San Giacomo
Directed By:
Jeff Hare
55. Lakeboat (2000)
5
4
Lakeboat
R
5
4
Role:
The Pierman
Starring:
Charles Durning, Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Robert Forster
Directed By:
Joe Mantegna
56. Ambassador at Large (1964)
5
3
Ambassador at Large
5
3
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner
57. Vig (1998)
5
4
Vig
R
5
4
Role:
Vinnie
Starring:
Lauren Holly, Tyne Daly, Timothy Hutton, Colm Meaney
Directed By:
Graham Theakston
58. Happy New Year (1987)
8
4
Happy New Year
PG
8
4
Role:
Nick
Starring:
Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas, Jack Hrkach
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
59. Cops n Roberts (1995)
5
3
Cops n Roberts
5
3
Role:
Salvatore Santini
Starring:
Herb Edelman, Priscilla Barnes, Stephen Furst, Dee Wallace
Directed By:
Peter Crane
60. Wilder Days (2003)
5
4
Wilder Days
PG
5
4
Role:
James 'Pop Up' Morse
Starring:
Josh Hutcherson, Tim Daly, Kate Vernon, Conchita Campbell
Directed By:
David Mickey Evans
61. Pronto (1997)
5
4
Pronto
R
5
4
Role:
Harry Arno (Henri Arnaud)
Starring:
Walter Olkewicz, Glenne Headly, James Le Gros, Sergio Castellitto
Directed By:
Jim McBride
62. Enemies of Laughter (2000)
4
4
Enemies of Laughter
4
4
Role:
Paul's Father
Starring:
Kathy Griffin, Marilu Henner, Bea Arthur, Rosalind Chao
Directed By:
Joey Travolta
63. Cookie (1989)
4
4
Cookie
R
4
4
Role:
Dominick Capisco
Starring:
Joy Behar, Dianne Wiest, Ricki Lake, Jerry Lewis, Brenda Vaccaro, Adrian Pasdar
Directed By:
Susan Seidelman
64. Three Days of Rain (2002)
4
4
Three Days of Rain
R
4
4
Starring:
Robert Carradine, Lyle Lovett, Wayne Rogers, Blythe Danner, Penelope Allen
Directed By:
Michael Meredith
65. Big Trouble (1986)
4
4
Big Trouble
R
4
4
Role:
Steve Rickey
Starring:
Charles Durning, Alan Arkin, Robert Stack, Beverly D'Angelo
Directed By:
John Cassavetes
66. In the Spirit (1990)
4
4
In the Spirit
R
4
4
Role:
Roger Flan
Starring:
Melanie Griffith, Elaine May, Olympia Dukakis, Jeannie Berlin
Directed By:
Sandra Seacat
67. American Cowslip (2009)
3
4
American Cowslip
R
3
4
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Cloris Leachman, Diane Ladd, Bruce Dern, Val Kilmer
Directed By:
Mark David
68. Three Days to Vegas (2007)
3
4
Three Days to Vegas
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Gus 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald
Starring:
Charlie Murphy, Chris Diamantopoulos, Rip Torn, George Segal
Directed By:
Charlie Picerni

Animation Movies

Hubert's Brain (2001)
6
3
Hubert's Brain
6
3
Role:
Bailey (voice)
Starring:
Bruce Campbell, Jonathan Harris, J.D. Daniels, Charles Howerton
Directed By:
Phil Robinson, Gordon Clark
Shark Tale (2004)
12
8
Shark Tale
TV-PG
12
8

Violent shark Frankie is accidentally killed while trying to convince his vegetarian brother Lenny to become a killer like the rest of the family by eating the small fish Oscar. Oscar exploits the situation by claiming to have killed the shark himself, only to find out that he was the son of fearsome crime lord Don Edward Lino.

Role:
Don Feinberg (voice)
Starring:
Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Jack Black, Renée Zellweger
Directed By:
Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman

TV Shows

The Twilight Zone
111
11
The Twilight Zone
TV-PG
111
11
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Elizabeth Montgomery, Buddy Ebsen, Claude Akins, Art Carney, Carol Burnett, George Takei
Directed By:
John Brahm, Douglas Heyes, Buzz Kulik, Lamont Johnson, Richard L. Bare
Omnibus
9
1
Omnibus
9
1
Starring:
Jack Lord, Anne Bancroft, Rex Harrison, Patricia Neal, Mike Nichols, Walter Matthau, Hume Cronyn
Directed By:
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
28
5
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14
28
5
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Inger Stevens, Frances Bavier, Robert Redford, Mel Blanc, Clint Eastwood, Leslie Nielsen
The Larry Sanders Show
18
3
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
18
3
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Silverman, Sharon Stone, Bill Maher, Drew Carey, Lori Loughlin
Directed By:
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
14
2
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
14
2
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Lee Majors, Ann Sothern, Richard Dawson, Christopher Lee, John Carradine, Katharine Ross
87th Precinct
8
2
87th Precinct
8
2
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Dawn Wells, John Aniston, Gena Rowlands, Leonard Nimoy, Norman Fell, Robert Lansing
Directed By:
Don Weis, James Sheldon, Alan Crosland Jr., Don Taylor, Herschel Daugherty
Have Gun - Will Travel
11
2
Have Gun - Will Travel
11
2
Starring:
Vincent Price, Elinor Donahue, Werner Klemperer, James Coburn, Sydney Pollack, James Franciscus, George Harris Kennedy, Jr
Directed By:
William Conrad, Richard Donner, Don Taylor, Gary Nelson, Buzz Kulik
Naked City
9
2
Naked City
9
2
Starring:
Jon Voight, Cicely Tyson, William Shatner, Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Alice Ghostley
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
Columbo
49
10
Columbo
49
10
Role:
Columbo (68 episodes, 1971-2003)
Starring:
Celeste Holm, Anne Baxter, Kim Cattrall, Ian McShane, Don Ameche, Janet Leigh, Mel Ferrer
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
Robert Montgomery Presents
8
2
Robert Montgomery Presents
8
2
Starring:
Grace Kelly, James Dean, Charlton Heston, Louis Jourdan, Dorothy McGuire, Geraldine Page, Teresa Wright
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Norman Felton, James P. Yarbrough, Vincent J. Donehue
Camera Three
8
2
Camera Three
8
2
Starring:
George C. Scott, Vanessa Redgrave, Roy Scheider, Sam Waterston, Corin Redgrave, Ian Richardson, Natalie Wood
Directed By:
Nick Havinga, John J. Desmond, Merrill Brockway, John Musilli, Ivan Cury
The Law and Mr. Jones
8
2
The Law and Mr. Jones
8
2
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Gus Trikonis, Tom Bosley, Martin Landau, James Whitmore, Bruce Dern, Russ Brown
Directed By:
Kraft Television Theatre
8
2
Kraft Television Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, James Whitmore, Jackie Cooper, Ed Asner, George Reeves, Ossie Davis, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
The Trials of O'Brien
8
2
The Trials of O'Brien
8
2
Role:
Daniel O'Brien (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Roger Moore, Rita Moreno, Frank Langella, Alan Alda, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman
Directed By:
Abner Biberman, Stuart Rosenberg, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Bogart, Robert Gist
The Aquanauts
8
2
The Aquanauts
8
2
Role:
Angel / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Ray Walston, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Burt Reynolds, James Coburn, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
John Rich, David Friedkin, David Orrick McDearmon, Allen H. Miner, Gene Fowler Jr.
The Red Skelton Show
9
2
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
9
2
Starring:
John Banner, Jayne Mansfield, Amanda Blake, Harpo Marx, Jane Wyman, Eva Gabor, Tina Louise
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Armstrong Circle Theatre
8
2
Armstrong Circle Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Lee Remick, Anthony Perkins, Steven McQueen, Audra Lindley, Martin Sheen, Cliff Robertson, Lorne Greene
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine
8
2
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine
TV-G
8
2
Role:
 Self - Cameo 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Starring:
Jean Stapleton, Paul Lynde, Arthur Godfrey, Dina Merrill, Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, Jack Klugman
The New Breed
7
2
The New Breed
7
2
Starring:
James Doohan, Eddie Albert, Ron Howard, Bea Benaderet, Dina Merrill, Peter Fonda, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Joseph Pevney, Allen H. Miner
Target: The Corruptors
7
2
Target: The Corruptors
7
2
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Ray Walston, Jack Klugman, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau
Directed By:
The Untouchables
10
3
The Untouchables
10
3
Starring:
Ryan O'Neal, Majel Barrett, Linda Evans, Bert Convy, Sterling Holloway, Jack Lord, Lee Marvin
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Bernard L. Kowalski, Walter Grauman, Allen Reisner, Alex March
Decoy
7
2
Decoy
7
2
Starring:
Larry Hagman, Ed Asner, Diane Ladd, Al Lewis, Frank Campanella, Beverly Garland
The Barbara Stanwyck Show
7
2
The Barbara Stanwyck Show
7
2
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Anna May Wong, Jack Nicholson, Julie London, Barbara Stanwyck, Marion Ross, Buddy Ebsen
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Richard Whorf, Arthur Hiller, David Lowell Rich, Robert Florey
Studio One
7
2
Studio One
7
2
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Warren Beatty, Jane Wyatt, Frances Farmer, Eli Wallach, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jessica Tandy
Directed By:
The Witness
7
2
The Witness
7
2
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Charles Haydon, Verne Collett, Frank Milan, William Smithers
Directed By:
Alex March, Ralph Nelson
The Name of the Game
7
2
The Name of the Game
7
2
Starring:
Veronica Cartwright, Orson Welles, O. J. Simpson, Tom Skerritt, Paul Winfield, Barbara Feldon, Jeanne Crain
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
7
2
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
7
2
Starring:
Peggy Lipton, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Reed, Maximilian Schell, Bob Hope, George Peppard, Broderick Crawford
Directed By:
Brenner
7
2
Brenner
7
2
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Jerry Stiller, Sorrell Booke, Lee Grant, Sydney Pollack, Edward Binns, James Broderick
Directed By:
James Sheldon, Gerald Mayer, Herman Hoffman
The Dick Powell Show
7
2
The Dick Powell Show
7
2
Starring:
John Wayne, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Russell, Henry Fonda, Don Rickles, Angie Dickinson, Lloyd Bridges
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Wagon Train
10
3
Wagon Train
10
3
Starring:
Annette Funicello, Carolyn Jones, Agnes Moorehead, Sessue Hayakawa, John Drew Barrymore, Joyce Bulifant, Melody Thomas Scott
Directed By:
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (1984)
7
3
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
7
3
Role:
Peter Falk (uncredited)
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, Teri Garr, Bill Murray, John Candy, Danny DeVito
Directed By:
Play of the Week
6
2
Play of the Week
6
2
Starring:
Helen Hayes, Lillian Gish, Gene Wilder, Patricia Neal, Shelley Winters, Alice Ghostley, Lee Grant
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Ben Casey
6
3
Ben Casey
6
3
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Mary Wickes, Gloria Swanson, Richard Dreyfuss, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas, Lee Marvin
Dr. Kildare
6
3
Dr. Kildare
6
3
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, James Earl Jones, Fred Astaire, James Mason, Bob Denver, Claudine Longet, Lesley Ann Warren
Directed By:
The Islanders
5
3
The Islanders
5
3
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Charles Bronson, Gena Rowlands, Keenan Wynn, Martin Landau, Werner Klemperer, George Takei
Directed By:
Herman Hoffman
Here's Edie
4
3
Here's Edie
4
3
Starring:
Edie Adams, Don Chastain, Peter Hanley, The Eligibles
The DuPont Show of the Week
4
3
The DuPont Show of the Week
4
3
Starring:
Sir John Mills, Ron Leibman, Greer Garson, Ray Milland, Peter Lorre, Rod Taylor, Teresa Wright
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Smight, Fielder Cook, James Elson, Fred Freed

Special Appearance/Cameo

Opening Night (1977)
14
4
Opening Night
PG-13
14
4

A young woman is killed during an accident while trying to meet Myrtle Gordon, her favorite actress. Therefore, Myrtle feels responsible for the death, which leads her to an emotional crisis and a mental breakdown. This starts affecting her professional life as well.

Role:
Peter Falk (uncredited)
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, John Cassavetes
Directed By:
John Cassavetes
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
14
6
The Great Muppet Caper
G
14
6

The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog are newspaper reporters who interview a rich victim of jewel thieves, Lady Holiday in Britain. Kermit is head over heels with Miss Piggy, Lady Holiday's secretary. The thieves strike again, and Miss Piggy is framed in the act. The onus is now on The Muppets and Kermit to track down the real culprits.

Role:
Tramp (uncredited)
Starring:
John Cleese, Charles Grodin, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
Directed By:
Jim Henson
Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)
4
3
Pretty Boy Floyd
4
3

Charles Arthur, a man from rural Oklahoma finds work at an oil rig after serving time in prison for armed robbery. However, his life takes a turn again when he starts having an affair with a married woman. He is eventually forced to quit his job, due to his past, after which he goes back to his hometown, only to find that his father has been murdered, and the killer has been set free on a plea of self-defense.  

Role:
Shorty Walters
Starring:
Al Lewis, John Ericson, Barry Newman, Roy Fant
Directed By:
Herbert J. Leder

Peter Falk Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Columbo Best TV Actor - Drama 1973
Primetime Emmy Awards
Columbo Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 1990
Columbo Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 1976
Columbo Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series 1975
Columbo Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series 1972
The Dick Powell Show Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 1962