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Born: October 3, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Coventry, Rhode Island, USA Profession: actor, musician

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An intense, dark-haired character player, Peter Frechette has amassed an impressive body of work on stage and on television. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Frechette originally wanted to pursue a music career. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, he moved to New York where he began appearing in stage productions. In 1982, he relocated to the West Coast where he landed his first feature role in "Grease 2." TV appearances followed, including guest roles on "Hills Street Blues," "Taxi" and "The Facts of Life." Beginning in the mid-1980s, Frechette began to land high-profile roles on critically praised series, including "L.A. Law," "Law & Order" and "thirtysomething." The latter led to an Emmy nomination and an annual appearance on the show. In 1989, when appearing on Broadway in his breakthrough stage role in "Eastern Standard," the actor was simultaneously co-starring in the short-lived, gritty NBC series "Dream Street." In the latter, Frechette was the irresponsible older brother in a working-class family. He continued alternating stage performances ("Our Country's Good" 1991; "The Destiny of Me" 1993) with high profile TV work ("Picket Fences" CBS, 1992; "Barbarians at the Gate"...

An intense, dark-haired character player, Peter Frechette has amassed an impressive body of work on stage and on television. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Frechette originally wanted to pursue a music career. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, he moved to New York where he began appearing in stage productions. In 1982, he relocated to the West Coast where he landed his first feature role in "Grease 2." TV appearances followed, including guest roles on "Hills Street Blues," "Taxi" and "The Facts of Life." Beginning in the mid-1980s, Frechette began to land high-profile roles on critically praised series, including "L.A. Law," "Law & Order" and "thirtysomething." The latter led to an Emmy nomination and an annual appearance on the show. In 1989, when appearing on Broadway in his breakthrough stage role in "Eastern Standard," the actor was simultaneously co-starring in the short-lived, gritty NBC series "Dream Street." In the latter, Frechette was the irresponsible older brother in a working-class family. He continued alternating stage performances ("Our Country's Good" 1991; "The Destiny of Me" 1993) with high profile TV work ("Picket Fences" CBS, 1992; "Barbarians at the Gate" HBO, 1993). In 1996, he returned to series TV as a computer hacker working with the police on the NBC drama series "Profiler."

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Savages, The (2007)
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 Milk and Money (1996)
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 Paint It Black (1989)
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 Unholy, The (1988) Claude
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 Kindred, The (1987) Brad Dexter
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1982:
Feature film debut, "Grease 2"
1988:
Had breakthrough stage role in "Eastern Standard"; earned first Tony Award nomination as Featured Actor in a Play
1988:
Moved back to NYC
1991:
Starred in the Broadway play "Our Country's Good"; earned Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Play
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Appeared as series regular on the NBC police drama "Profiler"
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Born and raised in Rhode Island
1989:
Made annual appearances on ABC drama series "thirtysomething"
1989:
TV series debut as regular, "Dream Street"
1993:
Co-starred in off-Broadway production of Larry Kramer's "The Destiny of Me"
1995:
Featured in two episodes of the short-lived CBS
1992:
Appeared in two episodes of "Picket Fences" (CBS) as a district attorney
2000:
Had co-starring role in the Off-Broadway production of "What the Butler Saw"
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Had male lead in off-Broadway revival of the musical "Flora, the Red Menace"
1996:
Had recurring role on the short-lived series "Matt Waters" as an alcoholic teacher
1982:
Moved to L.A.
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Moved to NYC after college; appeared in off-Broadway productions
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Education

University of Rhode Island: Kingston, Rhode Island -

Notes

Frechette has been twice nominated for the Tony Award: in 1989 as Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Eastern Standard" and again in 1991 as Best Actor in a Play for "Our Country's Good".

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