Peter Gallagher

Biography: After beginning his career with stage roles, including a part in the original Broadway production of Grease in the '70s, Gallagher segued into TV and film projects in the '80s, usually playing leads in television productions and supporting parts in films. His convincing turn as a cheating yuppie in the Steven Soderbergh film Sex, Lies, and Videotape led to roles in high-profile projects such as Robert Altman's The Player and Tim Robbins' Bob Roberts. His career chugged along at a respectable pace until a part as a California patriarch on the hit prime-time soap The O.C. kicked it into overdrive in 2003. After the show ended in 2007, he returned to the stage for a revival of The Country Girl, opposite Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand. He continues to appear on stage and on both the big and small screens.

Peter Gallagher's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 86 sex, lies, and videotape
Lowest Metascore: 20 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
83 Palm Springs Jul 10, 2020 Howard 7.9
30 After Apr 12, 2019 Chancellor Ken Scott / Ken Scott 4.7
42 A Bad Moms Christmas Nov 1, 2017 Cast / Cast / Amy's Father / Amy's Father / Amy's Father / Amy's Father / Hank / Hank tbd
28 Literally, Right Before Aaron Sep 29, 2017 Orson Schwartzman / Orson Schwartzman 2.8
63 Hello, My Name Is Doris Mar 11, 2016 Cast / Cast / Willy Williams / Willy Williams 5.9
20 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Oct 5, 2012 Paul Sveck / Paul Sveck tbd
47 Burlesque Nov 24, 2010 Vince / Vince Scali 7.5
61 Conviction Oct 15, 2010 Cast / Barry Scheck 7.0
56 Adam Jul 29, 2009 Marty Buchwald 8.0
49 The Flying Scotsman Dec 29, 2006 Line Producer / Producer 7.6
65 Ae Fond Kiss... Nov 26, 2004 Line Producer 7.3
86 Sweet Sixteen May 16, 2003 Line Producer / Line Producer 5.5
24 Mr. Deeds Jun 28, 2002 Chuck Cedar 5.4
76 Ratcatcher Oct 13, 2000 Associate Producer 7.3
52 Center Stage May 12, 2000 Jonathan Reeves 4.7
28 House on Haunted Hill Oct 29, 1999 Donald W. Blackburn, M.D. 2.4
84 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Buddy Kane 8.9
69 The Underneath Apr 28, 1995 Michael Chambers / Michael Chambers tbd
67 While You Were Sleeping Apr 21, 1995 Peter Callaghan 8.7
66 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Nov 23, 1994 Alan Campbell tbd
52 Malice Oct 1, 1993 Dennis Riley 8.2
86 The Player Apr 3, 1992 Larry Levy 8.0
86 sex, lies, and videotape Aug 4, 1989 John Mullany 7.8
47 High Spirits Nov 18, 1988 Brother Tony tbd