Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director. Born in The Bronx, Riegert grew up in Hartsdale, NY, graduated Ardsley High School in 1964 and later from the University of Buffalo and worked at a number of jobs, including teaching, waiting tables, and social worker before settling on acting as a career. He made his Broadway debut in the musical Dance with Me. Other Broadway credits include The Old Neighborhood, An American Daughter, The Nerd, and Censored Scenes From King Kong. Off-Broadway he has appeared in Road to Nirvana, The Birthday Party, Isn't It Romantic, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and A Rosen by Any Other Name.