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Peter Gerety Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: May 17, 1940
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

A burly, thickset, and occasionally scruffy character actor with a domineering and imposing presence, Peter Gerety often accepted roles as ordinary working-class stiffs, judges, or inner-city law officers. A performer with equal footing in film and on the stage, Gerety took his premier onscreen bow during the early '80s but first began drawing substantial attention over a decade later. Gerety remains best known for his multi-season portrayal (1996-1999) of Detective Stuart Gharty on the cop drama [[Feature~V284356~Homicide: Life on the Street~homicide:lifeonthestreet[tvseries]]]. He also played the recurring role of Judge Daniel Phelan on another Baltimore-set crime series, [[Feature~V270832~The Wire~thewire[tvseries]]] (2002-2008). Big-screen projects include [[Feature~V154494~Sleepers~sleepers]] (1996), [[Feature~V254887~K-PAX~kpax]] (2001), [[Feature~V308154~Syriana~syriana]] (2005), [[Feature~V332835~Charlie Wilson's War~charliewilsonswar]] (2007), [[Feature~V361870~Leatherheads~leatherheads]] (2008), and [[Feature~V426658~Public Enemies~publicenemies]] (2009). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi