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Peter Michael Goetz is a veteran stage actor and familiar on-screen presence from over 30 years of small but memorable performances in everything from the heart-wrenching childhood drama "My Girl" to the dysfunctional family comedy "Arrested Development." Soon after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Goetz joined the award-winning Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he has maintained an active stage presence for over 40 years. His early roles, like his portrayal of Whoopi Goldberg's no-nonsense boss in the action-comedy film "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and his portrayal of a fellow writer in the award-winning film adaptation of John Irving's "The World According to Garp," were usually small, but by the early '90s, Goetz had graduated to bigger parts; he played troubled singer Karen Carpenter's emotionally distant father in the highly-rated TV movie "The Karen Carpenter Story" and co-starred with Steve Martin in the popular 1991 film "Father of the Bride," where he portrayed the upper-class father of Martin's soon-to-be son-in-law. Goetz starred as a conservative Boston Irish Catholic in the family sitcom "The Cavanaughs" and was later cast as a crusty Civil War general in the award-winning...

Peter Michael Goetz is a veteran stage actor and familiar on-screen presence from over 30 years of small but memorable performances in everything from the heart-wrenching childhood drama "My Girl" to the dysfunctional family comedy "Arrested Development." Soon after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Goetz joined the award-winning Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he has maintained an active stage presence for over 40 years. His early roles, like his portrayal of Whoopi Goldberg's no-nonsense boss in the action-comedy film "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and his portrayal of a fellow writer in the award-winning film adaptation of John Irving's "The World According to Garp," were usually small, but by the early '90s, Goetz had graduated to bigger parts; he played troubled singer Karen Carpenter's emotionally distant father in the highly-rated TV movie "The Karen Carpenter Story" and co-starred with Steve Martin in the popular 1991 film "Father of the Bride," where he portrayed the upper-class father of Martin's soon-to-be son-in-law. Goetz starred as a conservative Boston Irish Catholic in the family sitcom "The Cavanaughs" and was later cast as a crusty Civil War general in the award-winning drama "Glory."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Scenic Route (2013)
2.
 Valerie Flake (1999) Douglas Flake
3.
 Empty Mirror, The (1996) Sigmund Freud
4.
 Infinity (1996) Dr Hellman
5.
 Father of the Bride II (1995) John Mackenzie
6.
 Above Suspicion (1995) Judge
7.
 My Brother's Keeper (1995) Josh Tabor
9.
 Water Engine, The (1992) 1st Soapbox Speaker
10.
 My Girl (1991) Dr Welty
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