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Peter Donat

Peter Donat

90 (passed away Sep. 10th, 2018)
Jan. 20th, 1928
Born in
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Peter Donat's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Time Trax TV Show
Time Trax
Flamingo Road TV Show
Flamingo Road
Rafferty TV Show
Wojeck (CA) TV Show
Wojeck (CA)
Hawaiian Heat TV Show
Hawaiian Heat
Matt Helm TV Show
Matt Helm
NBC Special Treat TV Show
NBC Special Treat

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Peter Donat (born Pierre Collingwood Donat) was a Canadian-American actor. His credits include: Mission: Impossible, Banacek, The Waltons, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, Charlie's Angels, Lou Grant, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Dallas, Quincy, M.E., Hart to Hart, Hill Street Blues, Simon & Simon and Murder, She Wrote. He also starred in Cyrano de Bergerac playing the title role, in 1972 on the PBS anthology Theatre in America. He was a regular cast member of the 1980s primetime serial, Flamingo Road as Elmo Tyson, in 1993 on the series Time Trax as the antagonist Dr. Mordecai Sahmbi, and more recently had a recurring role as Bill Mulder, Agent Mulder's father, in The X-Files.
Donat has also worked extensively in films. Some of his more prominent roles include The Godfather Part II (1974), The Hindenburg (1975), Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1976), The China Syndrome (1979), The Bay Boy (1984), Skin Deep (1989), The Babe (1992) and The Game (1997). Donat was a prominent member of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco for a number of years. He has also been active in local theatre, most notably playing his first singing role as Professor Higgins in the 1988 Cabrillo Stage production of My Fair Lady.

  • Naturalized U.S. citizen.
  • Nephew of actor 'Robert Donat' (qv).
  • Father of 3 sons: Chris, Caleb and 'Lucas Donat' (qv).

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