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Peter Macdissi Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Perhaps inevitably, Beirut-born Lebanese actor Peter Macdissi initially found himself cast as Middle Eastern stereotypes in Hollywood productions, such as [[Performer~P166478~David O. Russell~davidorussell]]'s [[Feature~V180980~Three Kings~threekings]] (1999) and [[Performer~P110432~Joel Schumacher~joelschumacher]]'s [[Feature~V262167~Bad Company~badcompany]] (2002). In time, however, Macdissi cultivated a more serious reputation as a thespian via an ongoing series of impressive collaborations with acclaimed writer/director [[Performer~P271194~Alan Ball~alanball]] ([[Feature~V180738~American Beauty~americanbeauty]]) -- collaborations that offered Macdissi the advantages of intelligent scripts with sharp dialogue and multi-layered characterizations. The director and star worked together on the series [[Feature~V246267~Six Feet Under~sixfeetunder[tvseries]]] (in which Macdissi played bisexual art teacher Olivier Castro-Staal) and in [[Performer~P271194~Ball~alanball]]'s feature directorial debut, [[Feature~V415847~Towelhead~towelhead]] (2007, aka [[Feature~V415847~Nothing Is Private~towelhead]]), in which Macdissi gave a chilling portrayal of a dictatorial and authoritarian Lebanese father. Macdissi's resumé also includes guest appearances on such television series as [[Feature~V348008~JAG~jag[tvseries]]] and [[Feature~V163252~The X-Files~thexfiles[tvseries]]]. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi