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Peter Donat (Pierre Collingwood Donat)

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Biography

Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Cando-American actor Peter Donat had a 50-year-long career in TV, motion pictures and theater. So respected was Donat, that Francis Ford Coppola considered casting him in the role of Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972) that went to Robert Duvall.

The nephew of Oscar-winning actor Robert Donat, Peter was born Pierre Collingwood Donat on January 20, 1928 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. His father, landscape gardener Philip Donat, was Anglo-Canadian while his Marie (née Bardet) was French-Canadian.

In 1950, the 22-year-old Donat moved to the United States to study drama at Yale. (He is a naturalized U.S. Read more...

Actor

Character: Questadt

The Godfather: Part II 1974

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Character: Ralph Butler

Billy Jack Goes to Washington 1977

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Character: David McAndrews

Red Corner 1997

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Character: Judge Van Owen

Seduced and Betrayed 1995

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Character: Headmaster Dr. Bartram

School Ties 1992

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Character: Harry Frazee

The Babe 1992

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Character: Jason Larrabee

The War of the Roses 1989

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Character: Lee Briscoe

Massive Retaliation 1984

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Character: Bill Mulder

The Truth: Parts 1 & 2 2002

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Character: Don Jacovich

The China Syndrome 1979

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Character: Oscar Cockrell

The Waltons 1971

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Character: Burton Wells

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: Dr. Charles Selby

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: David Ormsby-Gore, British Ambassador to U.S.

The Missiles of October 1974

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Character: Dr. Harrison Straker

Hart to Hart 1979

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Character: Murray Starr

McMillan & Wife 1971

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Character: Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case 1976

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Character: Sid Degraft

Judd for the Defense 1967

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Character: Arthur Warner

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Calvin Webb

Medical Center 1969

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Character: Clair Montrose

Captains and the Kings 1976

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Character: Col. Mathis

Black Sheep Squadron 1976

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Character: Arthur Raymond

Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II 1976

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Character: District Attorney Lew Foley

The Young Lawyers 1969

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Character: Reed Channing

The Hindenburg 1975

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Character: Admiral Beasley

Earth Star Voyager: Part 1 1988

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Character: Alan Yarnell

Sara 1976

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Character: Arthur St. Clair

F.I.S.T. 1978

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Character: Dr. Whedon

A Matter of Life and Death 1981

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