Peter Masterson

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Peter Masterson
Born (1934-06-01) June 1, 1934 (age 84)
United States
Occupation Film director, film producer, writer, actor
Carlin Glynn
(m. 1960)
Children 3, including Mary Stuart Masterson

Peter Masterson (born June 1, 1934) is an American actor, director, producer and writer.

Life and career[edit]

Masterson often worked with his cousin, writer Horton Foote. Acting from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, including 1975's The Stepford Wives as Walter Eberhart, since then he has concentrated mostly on directing and producing. The actress Mary Stuart Masterson is his daughter and she appeared with her father in The Stepford Wives as one of the Eberharts' daughters.

His other acting credits include roles in Ambush Bay (1966), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Counterpoint (1968), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971), Tomorrow (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Man on a Swing (1974) and Gardens of Stone (1987).

Masterson co-wrote (with Larry L. King) the books for the hit musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978)[1] and its short-lived sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994).[2] In 1985 he directed The Trip to Bountiful, for which Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress. His directing credits additionally include Full Moon in Blue Water (1988), Night Game (1989), Blood Red (1989), Convicts (1991), Arctic Blue (1993), The Only Thrill (1997), Lost Junction (2003) and Whiskey School (2005).


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Ambush Bay Sgt. William Maccone
1967 In the Heat of the Night Fryer
1967 Counterpoint Sgt. Calloway
1971 Von Richthofen and Brown Major Oswald Boelke
1972 Tomorrow Lawyer Douglas
1973 The Exorcist Dr. Barringer - Clinic Director
1974 Man on a Swing Willie Younger
1975 The Stepford Wives Walter Eberhart
1986 Witchfire
1987 Gardens of Stone Col. Feld


  1. ^ "'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Broadway", accessed November 7, 2015
  2. ^ "'The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public' Broadway" Archived 2015-09-14 at the Wayback Machine., accessed November 7, 2015

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