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 69)
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1977–present
Websitepeterjurasik.com

Peter Jurasik (/ˈʊərəsɪk/ JOOR-ə-sik[1]; 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. Peter Jurasik also portrayed Oberon Geiger: Diana's boss in the T.V. series “Sliders”.

Personal life[edit]

Jurasik was born in Queens, New York. He is the third of four children. He attended the University of New Hampshire, where he appeared in several plays. 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Jurasik is best known for playing Londo Mollari on Babylon 5.[3] He has guest-starred as an ornithologist 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 starred as Mitch Kline in the 1983 short-lived CBS series Bay City Blues and as Dr. Simon Ward in an episode of Columbo: "Sex and the Married Detective" in 1989. He also had a long-running occasional role on Hill Street Blues as "Sid the Snitch" which became semi-regular in the last two seasons. At the conclusion of that series, his and co-star Dennis Franz's characters were spun off into the short-lived series Beverly Hills Buntz. In 1985, Jurasik co-starred with Michael Keaton and Clint Howard in the Keaton-produced short film "But I'm Happy" which aired on NBC as part of David Letterman's 'Holiday Film Festival'.

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

Writing[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1978 Born Again Henry Kissinger
1982 Tron Crom
1990 Problem Child Roy
2015 The Longest Ride Howie Sanders
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1978-79 Barney Miller George Alsop / Philip Hamel Inquisition / The Bank
1981 M*A*S*H Captain Triplett Snap Judgement
1982 In the Custody of Strangers Andy Barnes TV movie
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)
1985 Scandal Sheet Simon McKey TV movie
1986 Acceptable Risks Jack Morris TV movie
1989 Peter Gunn Lt. Jacoby TV movie
1989 Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Portis TV movie
1989 Midnight Caller Walter Wheaton 1 episode
1990 Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 Bob Stanton TV movie
1992 A House of Secrets and Lies Steve TV movie
1982-87 Hill Street Blues Sid the Snitch (Sid Thurston) 25 episodes
1987-88 Beverly Hills Buntz Sid the Snitch (Sid Thurston) Hill Street Blues Spinoff
1993-98 Babylon 5 Ambassador Londo Mollari Main cast, all episodes
1999-2000 Sliders Doctor Oberon Geiger 3 episodes

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