Arthur Peterson

Arthur Peterson

  • Highest Rated: 88% Targets (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
  • Birthday: Nov 18, 1912
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Arthur Peterson played character and supporting roles on stage, television, and feature films. On television, fans of the series Soap (1977-1981), a funny spoof of soap operas, may remember Peterson for playing the Major. North Dakota born and raised, Peterson first obtained a degree in theater from the University of Minnesota before becoming a professional actor with the first Federal Theater Project. Peterson made his media debut in 1936 with a regular role on the radio serial The Guiding Light. During WWII, Peterson fought within General Patton's third regimen. Upon his discharge, Peterson appeared in the ABC network's first situation comedy, That's O'Toole. Peterson's stage work included appearances in such plays as Inherit the Wind. His film career has been sporadic, including such titles as Born Wild (1968) and the television movie Rollercoaster (1977). Peterson spent 1981 to 1991 touring the country with his wife in a Pasadena Playhouse production of The Gin Game (a play made famous on Broadway by Jessica Tandy and her husband Hume Cronyn). When the play's long run ended, Peterson retired from acting. He passed away on October 31, 1996, of Alzheimer's disease in the Amberwood Convalescent Hospital in Los Angeles at age 83.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

58% Rollercoaster Owner 1977
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Jefferson Jones 1972
88% Targets Ed Loughlin 1968
50% Yours, Mine and Ours Priest 1968
No Score Yet The Young Animals The Principal 1968
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter Schoop 1964
No Score Yet One Man's Way Instructor 1963
No Score Yet Return to Peyton Place Selectman 1961
75% Call Northside 777 Keeler's Assistant 1948

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Kelly
  • 1982
No Score Yet Soap
1977-1981
The Major
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Doctor
  • 1976
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Henny
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Arny Judge Brooker Drunk Doctor Parks
  • 1974
  • 1969
  • 1966
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Homer
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Mr. Martin
  • 1972
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Judge Nelson Dr. Adams Reverend Jordan James Snell Donavan Martin Lloyd Walsh
  • 1972
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1962
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Dr. Stoddard Dr. Stuart
  • 1970
  • 1967
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Helm
  • 1969
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1966
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
George Bancroft
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Doctor
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Sorrell Dr. McBurney
  • 1963
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Sheriff
  • 1960

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