Peter currently can be seen in “American Odyssey”, a new series on NBC airing Sunday night at 10/9c, in which he has a starring role. The series follows a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist as their lives unexpectedly collide after an international conspiracy. Peter portrays the disillusioned corporate lawyer, Peter Decker, who is pulled into the center of this conspiracy.
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 unintended consequences.
Peter’s comic book, “Protocol: Orphans” was published in 4 parts to rave reviews. It will be released as a graphic novel in December 2014. Peter is now expanding his writing into other genres with a YA novel, “After The Red Rain” to be released in August 2015.
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.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT / AWAITING RELEASE
Projects that are currently being worked on or awaiting release include “After the Red Rain” which Peter co-penned with his A7SLE partner, Rob DeFranco, and YA author Barry Lyga. The book is being published by Little, Brown with an anticipated release date during the summer of 2015. Publisher’s Weekly has 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.”
“Street Soldier’ is another project in the pipeline in which Peter is partnering with Fox to bring to the station’s lineup as an event series. Peter will have the starring role and will serve as an executive producer. The story revolves around Eddie MacKenzie who served as the enforcer for New England crime boss, Whitey Bulger.
“The Last Word” is a film which Peter’s production company, A7SLE Films, has teamed up with Film District to produce. The film is described as a paranormal horror film. A release date is pending.
Peter announced A7SLE Films has acquired the rights to “The Devil’s Rooming House”. Written by M. William Phelps, the story is a historical true crime. As described on Phelps’ website “A silent, simmering killer terrorized New England in 1911…a woman who was both a Black Widow and an Angel of Death.”
Another M. William Phelps story is in the works at A7SLE Films. “Nathan Hale: The Life And Death Of America’s First Spy” is in the beginning stages of development. As Peter stated in an article in Variety.com, “I am excited to bring the story of Nathan Hale to life, a man who sacrificed everything for what he believed in.”
“Cropsey”, a film that takes a fresh look at the campfire myth which has terrorized young children for decades is currently being penned by Adam Robitel for A7SLE.
A7SLE Films has acquired book and script rights to Tom McManus’s memoir “We’ll Always Be Pals’: The last words of a dying father and a true hero!” The story chronicles the relationship between McManus and his father as the elder helps his son through life’s journey by detailing his past war experiences.
Peter Facinelli was born and raised in New York and attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.