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  • Real name : Peter Killian Gallagher
  • Date of birth : 19/08/1955

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  • Gallagher Peter

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Peter Gallagher (1955)

Peter Killian Gallagher

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Peter Killian Gallagher is an American actor, musician and writer. Since 1980, Gallagher has played many roles in numerous Hollywood films. He starred as Sandy Cohen in the television drama series The O.C. from 2003 to 2007. He currently appears in a recurring role on the USA Network drama Covert Affairs as CIA Clandestine Services Director Arthur Campbell.

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 early life
Gallagher was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary, a bacteriologist, and Tom Gallagher, an advertising executive. He is of Irish Catholic background and was raised in Armonk, New York. Gallagher graduated from Tufts University, where he had been active in theatre, appearing in such shows as Stephen Sondheim's Company and singing with the all-male a cappella group the Beelzebubs.

 career
Gallagher's debut movie performance was as one of the co-stars in the 1980 movie, The Idolmaker.

Gallagher appeared on Broadway with Glenn Close in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, but first achieved fame for his role in Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape . He also starred as Sky Masterson in the 1992 Broadway Revival of Guys and Dolls.

Gallagher played a potential career threat to Tim Robbins' studio executive in The Player ; the comatose fiancé of Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping ; a real estate salesman having an affair with Annette Bening in American Beauty ; a media executive in Mr. Deeds ; and a political reporter exposing media ethics during a presidential debate in The Last Debate.

From 2003 to 2007, Gallagher starred as Sandy Cohen, a Jewish public defender and corporate lawyer, on the Fox television show The O.C.. He hosts an annual award ceremony named "The Sandy Cohen Awards" or The Sandys, which, in honor of his character on The O.C., gives a scholarship to a law school student at UC Berkeley who wants to become a public defender.

Gallagher released an album entitled 7 Days in Memphis in 2005, on the Sony BMG label. This includes a studio recording of his performance of "Don't Give Up On Me" , which was featured in an episode of The O.C. He also has a video for his single "Still I Long For Your Kiss", in which he starred with his TV-wife Kelly Rowan.

 personal life
Gallagher is married and has two children, Kathryn and James.

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