Peter MacNicol Bio

(Actor, Voice Artist)

Relationship Statistics of Peter MacNicol

What is Peter MacNicol marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Peter MacNicol get married ? (married date):, 1986
Is Peter MacNicol having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Peter MacNicol gay ?: No
Who is Peter MacNicol wife ? (name):Martha Cumming

More about the relationship

Peter MacNicol and Martha Sue Cumming were married on 11th October 1986. Marsue Cumming is the executive director of the 52nd Street Project, a theatre program for homeless children. She also runs a non-profit organization and assists inner-city children who want to pursue higher education and college scholarships.

Peter and Marsue met on a blind date, and the evening’s main diversion was ‘Password’. Marsue got him to say ‘pneumatic’. That was when Peter knew they are meant for each other.

Mr. and Mrs. MacNicol live in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Who is Peter MacNicol?

Peter MacNicol is an award-winning veteran American Actor. Peter MacNicol is also renowned as a director, author, character artist, and voice over. His nickname is ‘Peter Johnson’.

Peter is credited as audio voice-overs to his credit in ‘Nemesis’ and ‘Beach Music’. On audio, some of them are ‘Snowden’s Christmas, and ‘G.I.Joe’. As an actor in theatre, movies, and television, his roles include ‘Crimes of the Heart’, ‘Dragonslayer’, and ‘Mr. Bean’, ‘Ally McBeal’, and ‘Numb3rs’ among others.

Peter MacNicol- Birth Age, Early Life

Peter MacNicol was born on the 10th of April 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. His parents Johnson Wilbur MacNicol and Barbara Jean Gottlich-MacNicol raised Peter along with four siblings- two brothers and two sisters in Dallas, Texas. Peter is the youngest among his siblings, and one of his sisters is Becky MacNicol-Gregory. Peter’s father John Wilbur was the local Priest in Dallas, and also the Executive Officer of a cooperative in Dallas. Peter’s mother Barbara Jean lives in Dallas, Texas.

Peter MacNicol: Education, Professional Career

After High School, Peter first studied at the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, and later enrolled at the  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Peter completed his BFA in 1976 with a major in Theatre and Living Arts.


While studying at the University of Minnesota in 1978, he performed at the Guthrie Theatre for two seasons. At Guthrie Theatre, a talent agent from New York spotted Peter and with a little encouragement, Peter moved to Manhattan during the 1980s. Incidentally, his debut in Broadway’s ‘Crimes of the Heart’ coincided with his movie debut in 1980-81, ‘Dragonslayer’.

His first debut in the off-Broadway stage play, ‘Crimes of the Heart’ became a success after the production finally moved to Broadway. There MacNicol received his first Theatre World Award. Then with the assistance of another casting agent, Peter’s success in Broadway opened up the way for him to appear for the first reading of ‘Sophie’s Choice.

In 1987, Peter worked with the cast at the Trinity Repertory Company production in ‘All The King’s Men’. Moreover, he worked in the lead role of Shakespeare’s plays like ‘Romeo and Juliet’, and ‘Richard II’, at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Television Career

Peter appeared on many TV Shows. He appeared as Martin in is an American live-action fairy-tale anthology television series ‘Faerie Tale Theatre’, in 1984, and then appeared as Sedgwick in HBO original movie ‘By Dawn’s Early Light’. He showed up as Bradley Grist in the 1992-93 American Sitcom ‘The Powers That Be’. His most recent TV Show is ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ in which he appears as Ishmael.

On television, Peter was a regular actor in the series ‘The Powers That Be’ as John Forsythe’s press secretary. Peter appeared in the guest roles and some of his appearances are in ‘Cheers’, ‘The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd’, ‘Necessary Roughness’, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, and ‘The Big Bang Theory’, among others.

In 2015, Peter was Simon Sifter in the CBS series ‘CSI: Cyber’, and from 2016 and still going strong in 2019, is in the role of a political kingmaker in the HBO political comedy series ‘VEEP’. In 2019, Peter appeared as the guest-star Ishmael in the Netflix black-comedy drama ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’.

The television series that really defined Peter MacNicol was ‘Numb3rs’ and ‘Ally McBeal’. His latest CBS series is, ‘CSI: Cyber’ where he stars opposite Patricia Arquette.

Movie Career

While working at Guthrie Theatre in 1978, Peter also worked for the movies like ‘The Pretenders’ and ‘Hamlet’ on the side, in the role of Cyrus Kinnick in the American action-thriller ‘Heat’, and as the Secretary of Defense in the science-fiction ‘Battleship’. In all, Peter has worked in more than 40 movies, more than 25 TV series, and theater. He also did several voice-over works and also featured in some video games.

Peter MacNicol: Controversy

A few days after his nomination for an Emmy for the HBO comedy series ‘VEEP’, Peter was ruled ineligible for the award. The reason given is that his appearance in the guest-role exceeds the limit set by the Emmy Selection Committee. Dennis Miller and Henry Winkler are among those who along with Peter MacNicol were found ineligible for the Emmy Award.

The good news for Peter is that in 2019, he was re-nominated in the same category but for the seventh season of ‘VEEP’.

Peter MacNicol- Net Worth

Peter’s net worth is estimated at $5 M. His earnings accrue from acting, stage performance among others. His earnings as an actor are $75 k US and more.

Peter MacNicol- Height Weight

Peter MacNicol has brown hair and brown eyes. His height is 5 Feet 7 Inch. But his weight is not known.

Peter MacNicol- Social Media

Peter MacNicol has 8.6k followers on his Twitter account. For his birthday, Peter MacNicol received a tweet that made his day. It said that Peter is very talented and is as ‘great as Amazo, X the Eliminator, Sidney Poindexter, Doc Ock, Man-Bat/ Kirk Langstrom, Chronos, Firefly, Professor Ivo, and Mad Hatter / Jervis Tetch’.

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