|Born||Peter Abraham Haskell
October 15, 1934
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||April 12, 2010
Northridge, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Annie Compton (1960–1974)
Dianne Tolmich (1974–2010)
Haskell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Rose Veronica Golden and geophysicist Norman Abraham Haskell. He attended Browne & Nichols and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard University following a two-year stint in the United States Army.
His plan to study at Columbia Law School was derailed when he was cast in the off-Broadway play The Love Nest with James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland. The play closed after only 13 performances but led to his being cast in an episode of Death Valley Days.
Guest appearances on The Outer Limits, Dr. Kildare, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ben Casey, The Fugitive, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Big Valley, Mannix, Medical Center, Barnaby Jones, Vega$,B. J. and the Bear, Charlie's Angels, The A-Team, Matlock, and Booker followed. He later was a regular on the daytime soap operas Search for Tomorrow and Ryan's Hope and the prime time drama Bracken's World, had a recurring roles in Garrison's Gorillas, and was featured in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man Book II and the television movie The Cracker Factory with Natalie Wood.
Haskell was married to Annie Compton from 1960 until their 1974 divorce. In 1974, he married Dianne Tolmich. Haskell's daughter reported his death on his Facebook page the day the actor died. She did not immediately post the cause of death.
- Film Reference biography for Peter Haskell
- "Peter Haskell, prolific actor who starred in TV's 'Bracken's World,' dies at 75". The Los Angeles Times. April 19, 2010. p. AA6. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
- "The Love Nest". Lortel Archives.
- "Veteran television actor Peter Haskell dies at 75". forum.bcdb.com. April 14, 2010.