actors with distinctive and impressive performances. He has formed his own
production company, A7SLE Films, and is currently working on a variety of
projects which allows him the opportunity to expand his creative talents as a
writer, producer, director and actor.
Peter currently can be seen in the new CBS series “Supergirl”, airing Monday
nights on the CW at 8/7c. He portrays green tech billionaire Maxwell Lord in a
Prior to “Supergirl”, Peter had a starring role in “American Odyssey” in which he
played Peter Decker, a lawyer caught in a web of deception.
Peter starred as Doctor Fitch Cooper, opposite Edie Falco, in Showtime’s
critically acclaimed comedy series “Nurse Jackie” for 7 seasons.
Peter can also be seen in the film “Walter” which was released in March 2015 to
select theaters and on DVD/Blu-Ray . Also starring in the movie are Andrew J.
West and William Macy.
The supernatural thriller “The Damned” in which Peter has the lead role was
released in the fall of 2014. The story of an American (Facinelli), widowed from
his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to
retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Ramos). After a car accident leaves
them stranded in a rundown isolated inn, they discover the old innkeeper has
locked a young girl in the basement and their decision to set her free has
Peter’s comic book, “Protocol: Orphans” was published in 4 parts to rave
reviews. It was also released as a graphic novel in December 2014. Fox network
is currently in working on a series adaptation of the novel. Peter also expanded
his writing into other genres with a YA novel, “After The Red Rain” which was
released in August 2015. Publisher’s Weekly described the storyline as “set in a
future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious
boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably
change the lives of everyone on the planet.”
Peter also had a recurring role in Season 5 of Glee! On the series, Peter played
Rupert Campion who is the director of the Broadway show “Funny Girl”.
Peter starred as Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the altruistic patriarch of the Cullen coven, in
the blockbuster feature films, The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon,
Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 for Summit
Entertainment. The studio’s Twilight film franchise is based on Stephanie Meyer’s
#1 New York Times bestselling series.
Peter also can be seen in the movie “Loosies” which he wrote and stars in. Peter
plays a young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast and free lifestyle
when is confronted by a woman with whom he had a one night affair. She informs him that she is pregnant with his child. He must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he leads or take responsibility for his actions.
One of Peter’s most celebrated roles was as Donovan “Van” Ray in the
2002-2003 Fox tv series Fastlane. Along with Bill Bellamy who
played Deaqon Hayes, they portrayed two mismatched cops teamed together by
shady vixen police lieutenant, Wilhelmina “Billie” Chambers, in a secretive
undercover division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Operating with the
motto “Everything we seize, we keep. Everything we keep, we use,” their base of
operations is the “Candy Store”—a warehouse containing a fortune in
confiscated cars, clothes, weapons and everything else needed to blend into the
seedy criminal underworld of Los Angeles. (Wikipedia)
In 2007, Peter starred in the dark thriller, ARC, as Paris Pritchert, a former police
officer turned drug dealer and addict who embarks on a quest to find a missing
child in the hope of redeeming his eroding character.
Peter starred opposite Matthew Broderick and Brittany Snow in the dramedy,
Finding Amanda, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. His
portrayal in The Big Kahuna as a Bob Walker, a devout Baptist whose strong
religious beliefs bring him into sharp conflict with his older and more cynical
colleagues, earned him rave reviews. Also starring Kevin Spacey and Danny De
Vito, the film premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and was also
accepted at the Toronto Film Festival that year. His additional feature film credits
include The Scorpion King opposite Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Penny
Marshall’s Riding in Cars with Boys opposite Drew Barrymore, a starring role in
Walter Hills’ sci-fi thriller Supernova with James Spader and Angela Bassett,
Can’t Hardly Wait opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 with
Breckin Meyer, and Foxfire opposite Angelina Jolie.
Peter also had a recurring role on “Damages”, FX’s award winning legal thriller
starring Glenn Close. His additional television credits included a recurring role as
a promising art student and love interest for Lauren Ambrose’s character in the
award winning HBO Series “Six Feet Under.” Facinelli shared the cast’s 2005
nomination for the SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama.
Peter Facinelli was born and raised in New York and attended
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.