Peter McRobbie

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Peter McRobbie
Born (1943-01-31) 31 January 1943 (age 72)
Hawick, Borders, Scotland

Peter McRobbie (born 31 January 1943) is a Scottish-born, American-based character actor.


McRobbie has more than 60 movies and television series to his credit. The movies include Spider-Man 2, World Trade Center, Sleepers, and Bullets over Broadway. He is also recurring on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the original Law & Order series. It was on these two shows that McRobbie has played perhaps his most famous role to date, Judge Walter Bradley. McRobbie also garnered wide attention for his portrayal of John C. Twist in the motion picture Brokeback Mountain (2005).

McRobbie plays George H. Pendleton in Lincoln, (2012) as Lincoln's most virulent and snarling opponent in the House of Representatives in relation to the constitutional amendment outlawing slavery. He also appears in the film Inherent Vice.

Personal life[edit]

McRobbie was born in Hawick, Borders, Scotland, the son of Mary Fleming (née Heigh), a writer, and William McRobbie, a storekeeper.[1] McRobbie, who immigrated to the United States with his family as a child, grew up in Milford, Connecticut and graduated from Yale University with a degree in theater. He also briefly served in the United States Army. McRobbie is married to Charlotte and the father of two sons, Oliver and Andrew.


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