Peter Jurasik

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Peter Jurasik
Peter Jurasik by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peter Jurasik in 2013.
Born (1950-04-25) April 25, 1950 (age 65)
Queens, New York, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Website peterjurasik.com

Peter Jurasik (born April 25, 1950) is an American actor known for his television roles as Londo Mollari in the 1990s science fiction series Babylon 5 and Sid the Snitch on the 1980s series Hill Street Blues and its short-lived spinoff Beverly Hills Buntz.

Career[edit]

Among Jurasik's guest appearances are an entomologist in one episode of MacGyver, CID investigator Captain Triplett in two episodes of M*A*S*H, and Dr. Oberon Geiger on three episodes of Sliders.

Jurasik also starred as Mitch Kline in the 1983 short-lived CBS series Bay City Blues. He starred as Dr. Simon Ward in an episode of Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective in 1989.

His film roles include Crom in the film Tron (1982), with future Babylon 5 co-star Bruce Boxleitner, and as Roy, the perfect father neighbor, in Problem Child (1990).

In 1998, he wrote Diplomatic Act (ISBN 0-671-87788-7) with William H. Keith, Jr., a science fiction novel wherein the lead character, an actor in a science fiction show, is kidnapped by aliens who think he is the character from the program. The book is similar in tone and story to Galaxy Quest, which was released one year later.

In 2000, Jurasik appeared in the Doctor Who audio adventure Winter for the Adept.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1982 Born Again Henry Kissinger
1982 Tron Crom
2015 The Longest Ride Howie Sanders
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1978-9 Barney Miller George Alsop / Philip Hamel Inquisition / The Bank
1981 M*A*S*H Captain Triplett Snap Judgement
1982 Taxi Tom Pelton Zena's Honeymoon
1982 Family Ties Max Brown A Christmas Story
1983 Bay City Blues Mitch Klein 8 episodes
1983 Fame Brother Timothy Ending on a High Note
1984 Night Court Leonard Brandon Welcome Back, Momma (Night Court)
1982-7 Hill Street Blues Sid the Snitch (Sid Thurston) 25 episodes
1993-8 Babylon 5 Ambassador Londo Mollari Main cast, all episodes

Personal life[edit]

Jurasik was born in Queens, New York, the third of four children. He lives with his wife and son in Wilmington, North Carolina and teaches acting for the camera in the Theatre Department and the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he appeared in several plays.

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