Peter Allas

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Peter Allas (Teach) born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and then in New York City, where he acquired his love of the theatre. Mr. Allas began formal studies at Boston University School of Fine Arts Program and received his degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He burst onto the New York Theatre scene in the 1984 revival of William Mastrosimone’s “The Woolgatherer” as “Cliff at the Phoenix Theatre.

 

 

Other NYC credits include The Fixer in “The Adding Machine” (Fordham Rep –Lincoln Center) and “The Gingham Dog” as “Vince” (Phoenix Theatre). In 2008 he starred in the World Premiere(both L.A. and New York) of Hannah Logan’ 70’s period southern drama “Trailerville”, as Preacher Robert Blackburn, an ex-marine Colonel turned bible belt preacher, for which he received critical acclaim. Los Angeles & regional credits include “Che Che” in “Anna In The Tropics” (Seattle Rep & Maltz Theatre, FL) directed by Sharon Ott, West Coast Premiere of Lisa Loomer’s “Expecting Isabel” at the Mark Taper Forum , the World Premieres of “About Faith” written & dir. By Dan Frischman (“Head Of the Class”) at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, “Lou/Lu” (dir. By Dorothy Lyman), and the award winning revival “Detective Story” as “Det. Dakis”(LA Weekly & Critics winner)at the Lee Strasburg Institute, “House Of Blue Leaves” (as “Billy Einhorn) Alliance Rep, “Minor Demons” as Vince”(dir. by Louis D’Esposito), “Lakeboat” (Tiffany Theatre) dir. by Joe Mantegna. In addition, he directed the “critically acclaimed 1995 L.A. revival of “Savage In Limbo” by John Patrick Shanley, starring Reale Hunter (yes that’s right) and again with Shanleyfest 2000 in “Italian-American Reconciliation”

Having lived in Los Angeles for the past 21 years he has starred in over 75 film and TV series; “Spiderman 2”, “S.W.A.T.”, “End Of The Game” (with Jenna Elfman), HBO’s “Cast A Deadly Spell (opposite Julianne Moore), “Lovers Of Deceit” (with Virginia Madsen), “Defenseless” with Sam Sheppard and Barbara Hershey, directed by Martin Campbell of ‘Zorro”,and “Goldeneye” fame. Foreign films include the Italian-American family 60’s period drama “My Brother Jack” (with Freddy Rodriguez of “Ugly Betty” Marco Leonardi “Like Water For Chocolate” & Michael Cavalieri “The Next Karate Kid”) as “Sal” I which he was nominated for best supporting actor in Naples, Italy and Method Film Fest) and “Ithica ; A Sea Apart (Greece) opposite Tamila Kulieva & Akis Sakellariou.

Some standout TV guest credits include – “Without A Trace”, “E.R.”, “”Day break”, “N.Y.P.D. Blue”, Strong Medicine”, “Pointe Pleasant” as Dr. Med “Arl$$”, “Columbo” (with Peter Falk)”, “Mike Hammer” as “Det. Melitti (with Stacy Keach). “Perfect Strangers” as Verbos, and Michael Mann’s “Crime Story” as David Abrahms. He is most recognized for speaking Italian “Early Edition”, first as Mario “The CALZONE” man on “SEINFELD”, and (subtitled) as “Salvatore” the Neapolitan speaking hired killer of Frankie Valli (“Rusty”) on “The SOPRANO’S”.