Peter MacNicol

Peter C. MacNicol (born April 10, 1954) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor. He may be best known in films for his roles of Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II, Stingo in Sophie's Choice, Thomas Renfield in Dracula: Dead and Loving It and David Langley in Bean. For television he is best known for the roles of the eccentric lawyer John Cage in the FOX comedy-drama Ally McBeal, as Tom Lennox in the sixth season of action-thriller 24, Alan Birch in the Medical drama Chicago Hope, and as physicist Dr. Larry Fleinhardt on CBS's crime drama NUMB3RS. MacNicol was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, the youngest of five children of Barbara and John MacNicol, an Episcopal priest. He began his career studying at the University of Dallas and University of Minnesota. While in Minnesota, he performed in two seasons at the Guthrie Theater. A New York talent agent spotted him and told him to make a move to Manhattan. MacNicol was cast in the off-Broadway play, Crimes of the Heart. The production eventually moved to Broadway, and he won the Theatre World Award. It was also during this production that a casting agent noticed him and called him in to read for his eventual role in Sophie's Choice.

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