Donald Petrie

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Donald Petrie
Petrie in 2012
Donald Mark Petrie

(1954-04-02) April 2, 1954 (age 69)
Occupation(s)Actor, film director
Years active1976–present

Donald Mark Petrie[1] (born April 2, 1954)[1] is an American film director and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Petrie was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dorothea (née Grundy), a television producer, actor, and novelist, and Daniel Petrie, a director.[1][2] He is the brother of writer Daniel Petrie Jr. Petrie began his entertainment career as an actor, having trained and graduated from California State Northridge as a theatre major. Donald soon was appearing in many television episodes. In 1980, Donald decided to shift his focus to directing when he was accepted as a Fellow at the American Film Institute. [3]

Petrie has acted and guest-starred on television programs since 1976.



TV movies

  • Why on Earth? (1988)
  • Turner & Hooch (1990)
  • Country Estates (1993)

TV series

Year Title Episode(s)
1985 MacGyver "Trumbo's World"
Amazing Stories "Mr. Magic"
1985-1988 The Equalizer "Desperately", "Dead Drop", "Shades of Darkness", "Tip on a Sure Thing" and "Riding the Elephant"
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
Downtown "Pilot"
1986-1987 L.A. Law "The Venus Butterfly" and "The Douglas Fur Ball"
1987 Private Eye "Nicky the Rose"
The Oldest Rookie "At the End of the Long Arm Is the Glad Hand", "Blue Flu" and "Expert Witness"
1992 The Heights "Talk to an Angel" and "On the Nickel"
Picket Fences "Remembering Rosemary"
1995 Chicago Hope "Rise from the Dead"
1997 Players "Con Job"
1999 Snoops "Blood Lines"
2000 Opposite Sex "Pilot"
2015 Chicago Med "Mistaken", "Reunion", "Hearts", "On Shaky Ground" and "What You Don't Know"
2017 Chicago Justice "Fake", "Double Helix" and "Lily's Law";
Also executive producer
2018 The Kominsky Method "Chapter 3. A Prostate Enlarges" and "Chapter 7. A String Is Attached"
2019 Chicago P.D. "Good Men"


  1. ^ a b c "Donald Petrie Biography (1954-)". 1954-04-02. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  2. ^ "Daniel Petrie Biography (1920-)". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  3. ^ "Donald Petrie, director". CSUN. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

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