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Arthur Peterson

Highest Rated:   89% Targets (1968)
Lowest Rated:   50% Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
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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
53% Rollercoaster
  • Owner
1977
73% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
  • Jefferson Jones
1972
89% 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
78% Call Northside 777
  • Keeler's Assistant
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Soap
1977-1981
  • The Major
  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Kelly
  • 1982
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
  • 1966
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Helm
  • 1969
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • Actor
  • 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
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Sheriff
  • 1960

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