Peter Sagal (born January 31, 1965) is an American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and host of the National Public Radio game show , and the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! PBS special . Constitution USA with Peter Sagal [1 ]
Life and career [ edit ]
Sagal was born in
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey to Jewish parents. Sagal attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also was a one-time contestant on in April 1988, in which he placed second. Jeopardy! [2 ]
Sagal is a regular contributor to
's "True-Life Tales" column, beginning with a column entitled "He Goes Down Looking," which appeared in the August 6, 2006 issue. He was also a guest movie critic on the television show The New York Times Magazine in the December 2, 2006, episode. He has a column about running equipment in Ebert & Roeper and has also written for the Runner's World , Chicago Tribune , and other publications. His book Houston Chronicle The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) was published in October 2007 by HarperCollins. [3 ]
In April 2007, his play
Denial received its New York premiere at the Metropolitan Playhouse on the Lower East Side. The play, which portrays a Jewish lawyer who represents a [4 ] Holocaust denier, has also been recorded by the L.A. Theatre Works company. Sagal is also credited as co-writer of the movie [5 ] . Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights [6 ]
Sagal is a
marathon runner who completed the 2007 Boston Marathon. He ran a portion of the Chicago Marathon in 2011. [7 ] He was present near the explosions at the [8 ] 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. [9 ]
Sagal's brother, Doug, is the rabbi at Temple Emanuel-El in
Westfield, New Jersey. [10 ] [11 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Constitution USA with Peter Sagal". PBS . Retrieved 2013-05-06.
^ "Peter Sagal". J!Archive . Retrieved October 24, 2011.
^ "The Book of Vice By Peter Sagal". HarperCollins . Retrieved 2007-10-16.
^ "Denial". nytheatre.com . Retrieved 2009-10-14.
^ Public Radio Exchange. Accessed on 2/18/12 at: http://www.prx.org/pieces/74136-denial#description
^ "Act Three:Wait Wait...Don't Film Me". This American Life. Chicago Public Media . Retrieved October 24, 2011.
^ "Peter Sagal: The Power of Racing, The Joy of Running" . Retrieved 2012-01-07.
^ Helliker, Kevin (2011-11-05). "Fleet of Foot and Blissfully Bold, Freeloaders at the Marathon Wear Fake Bibs—but Win No Prizes" . Retrieved 2012-01-07.
^ "@petersagal "Guided my man William to a 4:04. A great race. Was a hundred yards beyond line when explosions happened. We’re fine.. ""
^ "Built to Last?". CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal. May 28, 2013. PBS.
^ Sagal, Peter (January 15, 2012). "Happy Birthday to the Grand Rabbi of Westfield, NJ" . Retrieved May 28, 2013.
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