PETER RIEGER has been acting, writing, directing and producing for the past 40
years. His movies include: Animal House, Local Hero, Crossing Delancey, Chilly
Scenes of Winter, Coldblooded, UTZ, Oscar, Passed Away, The Mask, Traffic, White
Irish Drinkers and the short film The Response, which received the ABA Silver
Gavel. He was short listed for an Academy Award nomination for a live-action
short. Television credits which include: HBO's "The Sopranos," FX's "Damages,"
Gypsy, Barbarians at the Gate, "Concealed Enemies," NBC's "Law and Order SVU,"
CBS' "The Good Wife" and CW's "One Tree Hill." On Broadway, he was in "The Old
Neighborhood," "An American Daughter," "The Nerd" and "Dance With Me." Off B'Way
includes: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," "The Birthday Party," "Moutain
Language," "Isn't It Romantic?" and "A Rose By Any Other Name." His directorial
film debut was the Academy Award nominated short By Courier, followed by his
first feature, King of the Corner, with Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Rita
Moreno, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Bogosian and Dominic Chianese. He is currently
preparing his next feature based on the novel, A Field of Darkness, by Cornelia
Read and is working on a documentary about the oldest cemetery in Queens, NY,
Prospect Cemetary, est. 1668 (see Kickstarter campaign).
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