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Peter Mackenzie was born Peter Cook on Jan. 19, 1961, in Boston, MA. He made his debut as a screen actor with supporting roles in comedy films like "Firehouse" (1987) and the acclaimed Robin Williams picture "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987). After accruing a handful of one-off parts on television series, Mackenzie landed a costarring role on the high-concept comedy series "Herman's Head" (Fox 1991-94), playing the personification of the titular Herman's intellect. After the series' cancelation, Mackenzie went on to appear in comedy and family films like "Speechless" (1994), "Theodore Rex" (1995), and "Tom and Huck" (1995), before joining the cast of the short-lived sitcom "The Faculty" (ABC 1996). After appearing in films like "Major League: Back to the Minors" (1998) and "The In Crowd" (2000), Mackenzie spent the bulk of the 2000s making minor appearances on sitcoms and drama series, including "Ally McBeal" (Fox 1997-2002), "ER" (NBC 1994-2009), "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), and "Gilmore Girls" (The WB/Netflix 2000-07, 2016), all the while periodically lending his voice to the animated series "American Dad!" (Fox 2005-). Over time, he began appearing in more and more films, including "It's...

Peter Mackenzie was born Peter Cook on Jan. 19, 1961, in Boston, MA. He made his debut as a screen actor with supporting roles in comedy films like "Firehouse" (1987) and the acclaimed Robin Williams picture "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987). After accruing a handful of one-off parts on television series, Mackenzie landed a costarring role on the high-concept comedy series "Herman's Head" (Fox 1991-94), playing the personification of the titular Herman's intellect. After the series' cancelation, Mackenzie went on to appear in comedy and family films like "Speechless" (1994), "Theodore Rex" (1995), and "Tom and Huck" (1995), before joining the cast of the short-lived sitcom "The Faculty" (ABC 1996). After appearing in films like "Major League: Back to the Minors" (1998) and "The In Crowd" (2000), Mackenzie spent the bulk of the 2000s making minor appearances on sitcoms and drama series, including "Ally McBeal" (Fox 1997-2002), "ER" (NBC 1994-2009), "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), and "Gilmore Girls" (The WB/Netflix 2000-07, 2016), all the while periodically lending his voice to the animated series "American Dad!" (Fox 2005-). Over time, he began appearing in more and more films, including "It's Complicated" (2009), "Project X" (2012), and "42" (2013). Soon after, Mackenzie landed regular roles in series like "Hart of Dixie" (The CW 2011-15), on which he played Rev. Peter Mayfair, and "Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23" (ABC 2012-13), on which he played series lead Dreama Walker's character June's father. In addition to playing Anthony Anderson's character's boss on the sitcom "Black-ish" (ABC 2014-), Mackenzie went on to appear in films like "Trumbo" (2015) and the Warren Beatty-directed "Rules Don't Apply" (2016).

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 Trumbo (2015)
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 42 (2013)
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 Project X (2012)
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 It's Complicated (2009)
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 Player 5150 (2008)
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 One Hour Photo (2002)
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 In Crowd, The (2000) Bob Mead
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 Inherit the Wind (1999) Jesse Dunlap
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1991:
Costarred on the comedy series "Herman's Head" as the character Genius.
2015:
Costarred on the sitcom "Black-ish" as the boss of series star Anthony Anderson.

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