Peter Michael

United States

Peter Michael Falk Bio

Who is Peter Michael

Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. Falk was an accomplished artist, he held an exhibition of his artwork at the Butler Institute of American Art.

Early Life (Childhood)

Peter Michael Falk was born in New York City and raised in Ossining, New York. Falk was the son of Michael Peter Falk and his wife, Madeline (née Hochhauser). Both of his parents were Jewish.

Interesting Facts

Falk right eye was surgically removed at the age of 3, because of cancer, he wore an artificial eye. The artificial eye was the cause of his trademark squint. American actor, Peter Michael Falk had an estimated net worth of $14 million.

Personal Life

Falk married Alyce Mayo whom he met at Syracuse University, on April 17, 1960. The couple adopted two daughters, Catherine and Jackie. They divorced in 1976. On December 7, 1977, Falk again married with actress Shera Danese.


He was awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture of France; the medal was given to him by Gérard Depardieu in March 1996. He has won many awards and also was nominated for many.


There is a rumor of Falk's dementia which plagued the actor in the final years of his life.