Peter Hobbs (actor)
January 19, 1918|
January 2, 2011 (aged 92)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Early life, education and military service
Hobbs was born in Étretat, France, to Dr. Austin L. Hobbs and Mabel Foote Hobbs. However, he was raised in New York City. Hobbs attended Solebury School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He served in as sergeant in combat engineering during World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.
Hobbs made two guest appearances on Perry Mason including the role of defendant Gregory Pelham in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Careless Kidnapper." He also had appearances and reoccurring roles on Barney Miller, Lou Grant, The Odd Couple, The Doris Day Show, The Facts of Life, Knots Landing, The F.B.I., and The Tim Conway Show. Hobbs played Peter Ames on the CBS daytime series The Secret Storm from 1954 to 1962.
His film credits included roles in The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969), The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Steagle (1971), Sleeper (1973), The Lady in Red (1979), Loving Couples (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Beyond Witch Mountain (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983) and Nickel Mountain (1984).
Hobbs died at his home in Santa Monica, California, on January 2, 2011, shortly before his 93rd birthday, following a brief illness. He was survived by his wife, Carolyn Adams Hobbs, three daughters, two stepsons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
- Lost Boundaries (1949) - Eddie Clark (uncredited)
- The Killers (1964) - Instructor
- The New Interns (1964) - Dr. Duane
- Good Neighbor Sam (1964) - Phil Reisner
- Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969) - Cathy's Doctor (uncredited)
- The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969) - Robert Farwell
- The Andromeda Strain (1971) - General Sparks
- The Steagle (1971) - Dr. Payne
- Star Spangled Girl (1971) - Man in Car
- Heavy Traffic (1973) - (voice)
- Sleeper (1973) - Dr. Dean
- The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974) - (voice)
- Death Sentence (1974)- Judge
- Wizards (1977) - General (voice)
- The Lady in Red (1979) - Pops Geissler
- Loving Couples (1980) - Frank
- Any Which Way You Can (1980) - Motel Clerk
- 9 to 5 (1980) - Doctor at St. Ambrose Hospital
- Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) - Dr. Peter Morton
- The Man with Two Brains (1983) - Dr. Brandon
- Nickel Mountain (1984) - Dr. Costard
- The Next One (1984) - Barnaby
- In the Mood (1987) - The Judge
- Hot to Trot (1988) - Veterinarian