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Also Known As: Pete Deluise, Peter John Deluise Died:
Born: November 6, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, delivery person for florist, pizza maker

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A tall, husky, actor adept at adding comedy to action-drama roles, Peter DeLuise often has been cast as gentle giants. Like his father, actor-comedian Dom DeLuise, he has a tendency to carry extra weight. DeLuise is perhaps best recalled as Doug Penhall, the deeply caring, sometimes volatile undercover police officer, on "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1990) or as Dagwood, the failed prototype of a genetically-engineered soldier who was reduced to maintenance duty, on "seaQuest DSV" (NBC, 1994-1995). DeLuise made his show business debut at age one on an episode of his father's "The Dom DeLuise Show" (CBS) in 1968. He also played his father's son in his first film "Hot Stuff" (1979). At Pacific Palisades High School, DeLuise was captain of the football team, but harbored acting aspirations. He went on to land the role of a skateboarder in "Happy" (CBS, 1983), a TV movie which starred his father as a clown turned sleuth. The elder DeLuise also executive produced the telefilm and made it a family affair finding roles for his wife Carol Arthur and sons Michael and David. Michael later also appeared on "21 Jump Street" as the brother of Peter's character and all three brothers appeared together on "seaQuest...

A tall, husky, actor adept at adding comedy to action-drama roles, Peter DeLuise often has been cast as gentle giants. Like his father, actor-comedian Dom DeLuise, he has a tendency to carry extra weight. DeLuise is perhaps best recalled as Doug Penhall, the deeply caring, sometimes volatile undercover police officer, on "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1990) or as Dagwood, the failed prototype of a genetically-engineered soldier who was reduced to maintenance duty, on "seaQuest DSV" (NBC, 1994-1995).

DeLuise made his show business debut at age one on an episode of his father's "The Dom DeLuise Show" (CBS) in 1968. He also played his father's son in his first film "Hot Stuff" (1979). At Pacific Palisades High School, DeLuise was captain of the football team, but harbored acting aspirations. He went on to land the role of a skateboarder in "Happy" (CBS, 1983), a TV movie which starred his father as a clown turned sleuth. The elder DeLuise also executive produced the telefilm and made it a family affair finding roles for his wife Carol Arthur and sons Michael and David. Michael later also appeared on "21 Jump Street" as the brother of Peter's character and all three brothers appeared together on "seaQuest DSV".

Peter DeLuise had his first acting role without parental involvement with a walk-on for an episode of "The Facts of Life" and also guested on "Diff'rent Strokes" before "Jump Street" made him a working actor. He has appeared in some feature films. DeLuise was one of the orphaned teens of "Solarbabies" (1986) and was Don Michael Paul's quick-fisted buddy in "Winners Take All" (1987). In "Listen to Me" (1989), DeLuise was Cameron Sweet, a jock who wants to excel in mental gymnastics as well, while in "Rescue Me" (1991), he was one of the thick-headed hoodlums who kidnaps a high school girl, later thwarted by Stephen Dorff. In the low budget "Children of the Night" (1992), DeLuise joined Karen Black as a vampire. He wrote and starred in the independent "Between the Sheets", helmed by his brother Michael.

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DIRECTOR:

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  16 Wishes (2010)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Engaged to Kill (2006)
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 National Lampoon's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women (1994) Stan Sant ("Tonya: The Battle Of Wounded Knee")
6.
 Rescue Me (1991) Rowdy
7.
 Children of the Night (1991) Mark Gardener
8.
 Listen To Me (1989) Cameron Sweet
9.
 Winners Take All (1987) Wally Briskin
10.
 Solarbabies (1986) Tug
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Milestones close milestones

1968:
Made TV debut at age one on "The Dom DeLuise Show" (CBS)
1979:
Feature film debut playing Dom DeLuise's son in "Hot Stuff"
1983:
TV-movie debut with small role in "Happy" (CBS)
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Was captain of football team at Pacific Palisades High School
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Made adult TV debut with walk-on part on episode of "The Facts of Life" (NBC)
1986:
Had first adult role in feature films in "Solarbabies"
1987:
Played Doug Penhall on "21 Jump Street" (Fox)
1990:
Made directorial debut with episodes of "21 Jump Street"
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Was regular on "seaQuest DSV" (NBC)
1996:
Helmed episodes of "Silk Stalkings" (syndicated)
1997:
Was creative consultant on and occasional director of the Showtime sci-fi series "Stargate SG-1"
1997:
Wrote and starred in "Between the Sheets", directed by his brother Michael and featuring appearances by his parents
1999:
Helmed an episode of the syndicated "V.I.P."; played cameo role opposite former "21 Jump Street" co-star Dustin Nguyen
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Education

Pacific Palisades High School: Los Angeles , California -
Beverly Hills Playhouse: Beverly Hills , California -

Notes

DeLuise suffers from dyslexia, not diagnosed until after he finished high school.

"If you were shopping for a father, you'd have to take out a serious loan to afford mine. He's the best." --Peter DeLuise in People in 1988

"Peter doesn't have to try to be funny. He was born funny." --"21 Jump Street" co-star Holly Robinson to People in 1988

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wife:
Gina Nemo. Actor. Played his "21 Jump Street" fiancee; divorced.
companion:
Anne Marie Loder. Actor. Born c. 1979; engaged.

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father:
Dom DeLuise. Actor, comedian.
mother:
Carol Arthur. Actor.
brother:
Michael DeLuise. Actor. Born on August 4, 1970.
brother:
David DeLuise. Actor. Born on November 11, 1971.
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