Peter Riegert

Episode 84: Peter Riegert

Actor, writer, director and producer Peter Riegert

Show notes

Peter Riegert has been acting, writing, directing and producing for over 50 years. His films include: ANIMAL HOUSE, LOCAL HERO, CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, CROSSING DELANCEY, TRAFFIC and THE MASK. His television credits include: SUCCESSION, THE SOPRANOS, DAMAGES, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GOOD WIFE, ONE TREE HILL, SHOW ME A HERO, UNBREAKABLE KIMMIE SCHMIDT and DISJOINTED.

Peter's directorial debut landed him an Academy Award nomination for the short film, BY COURIER. Peter then wrote, directed and starred in his first feature film, KING OF THE CORNER. On Broadway Peter starred in David Mamet’s THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER, THE NERD and DANCE WITH ME. His Off-Broadway credits include: SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE, and ISN'T IT ROMANTIC.

Please join us for this super-fun, insightful chat about Peter's childhood and early inspirations; his big break landing ANIMAL HOUSE; a behind the scenes look at that film and why it became a cultural phenomenon and cult classic; his overall acting journey and working with legends like John Belushi, Donald Sutherland and Burt Lancaster; living in the Hudson Valley; and more. And, you might just get his thoughts on a certain twice-indicted/arrested former president!

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Produced by Andy Ostroy and Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud Music by Andrew Hollander Design by Cricket Lengyel



Peter Riegert

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