Peter Greene

Peter Greene (born Peter Green; October 8, 1965) is an American character actor, generally known for playing villains.

Peter Greene
Peter Green

(1965-10-08) October 8, 1965
ResidenceNew York City
Years active1990present

Early life

A native of Montclair, New Jersey,[1] Greene did not pursue a career in acting until his mid 20s. He initially landed several roles in cinema and television in the early 1990s.

Film career

Greene had roles in Pulp Fiction; The Mask; Clean, Shaven; and The Usual Suspects in 1994 and 1995. In Pulp Fiction, Greene appeared as Zed, who rapes Marsellus Wallace. The Mask saw him play the villainous Dorian Tyrell opposite Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz. Greene played the schizophrenic Peter Winter in Clean, Shaven. The Usual Suspects saw him play the character of Redfoot. Greene often plays villains, such as in Judgment Night, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Training Day (as a corrupt narcotics officer) and martial arts/crime film Fist of the Warrior (opposite Ho-Sung Pak, Roger Guenveur Smith and Sherilyn Fenn).

Greene worked with director Jordan Alan twice: once on the film Kiss and Tell, a dark comic turn and then again four years later in The Gentleman Bandit (aka Gentleman B). After Greene's arrests in 1998 for drug related crimes, Alan had to put the actor through rehab to get him through the second film and eventually, after coming upon Greene doing heroin with Mike Starr, he was forced to replace Greene's voice because of the vocal problems caused by drugs. Despite these problems, Mr. Alan vouched for Greene to producer Tobe Jaffe for the movie Blue Streak, in which Greene played Martin Lawrence's nemesis.

Greene has continued to work mostly as a character actor. He appeared in the short-lived television drama The Black Donnellys. He also appeared as a policeman in Prodigy of Mobb Deep's video for "A,B,C's", as well as the focal character in House of Pain's video for "Fed Up". Greene appeared in the opening scene of the premiere of the FX series Justified. He has appeared in two films by director Eric Brian Hughes, Turnabout and the upcoming Exit 0. Greene's slated to appear in the award winning crime-thriller web series The Jersey Connection. This would be Greene's foray into the web series medium, in which he received a nomination for Best Actor in a Thriller at the New Jersey Web Festival in Montclair, New Jersey.

Personal life

He has two younger siblings, John and Mary Anne. [2] He is of Irish descent. [3] In 2007, Greene was arrested for possessing crack cocaine.[4]


  • Laws of Gravity (1992) as Jimmy
  • Clean, Shaven (1993) as Peter Winter
  • Judgment Night (1993) as Sykes
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) as Zed
  • The Mask (1994) as Dorian Tyrell
  • The Usual Suspects (1995) as Redfoot the Fence (uncredited)
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) as Mercenary #1
  • Bang (1995) as Adam
  • Lowball (1996) as John
  • Coyote Run (1996) as Clifton Santier / Bosco
  • The Rich Man's Wife (1996) as Cole Wilson
  • Snakeland (1996, Short) as Johnny
  • Do Me a Favor (1997) as Teddy
  • Double Tap (1997) as Nash
  • Kiss & Tell (1997) as Detective John Finnigan
  • Permanent Midnight (1998) as Gus
  • Out in Fifty (1999) as Tony Grayson
  • Blue Streak (1999) as Deacon
  • The Boss (1999)
  • Shadow Hours (2000) as Det. Steve Andrianson
  • Nobody's Baby (2001) as Vern
  • Ticker (2001) as Det. Artie Pluchinsky
  • Training Day (2001) as Jeff (uncredited)
  • Scenes of the Crime (2001) as Rick
  • Dead Dogs Lie (2001) as Marcus Devlin
  • Under the Influence (2002) as Stephen Tally
  • Gentleman B. (2002) as Manny Breen
  • Black Cloud (2004) as Norm Olsen
  • From the Day In (2005) as Chat
  • Confession (2005) as Detective William Fletcher
  • H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005) as Matt Herbert
  • Brothers in Arms (2005) a Bert
  • End Game (2006) as Jack Baldwin
  • Love Hollywood Style (2006) as Theodor Caruso
  • Fist of the Warrior (2007) as John Lowe
  • I'm Calling Frank (2007) as Bobby
  • Final Engagement (2007) as Priest
  • Bloom (2007, Short) as Jim
  • Clown (2008, Short) as Clown
  • Blue Knight (2009, Short) as Sergeant Donato
  • Life on Mars (2009, U.S. TV Series) as Jimmy McManus
  • Forget Me Not (2009, Short) (completed) as Boyfriend
  • Dead Metropolis (2009) (in production) as Dr. Frost
  • Caller ID (2010) (post-production) as Admissions Counselor
  • Earthling (2010) as Swinnert
  • Justified (2010, TV Series) as Thomas Buckley
  • The Bounty Hunter (2010) as Earl Mahler
  • Once Fallen (2010) (post-production) as Sonny Coogan
  • Once More (2010, Short) (completed) as Jack
  • Keep Your Enemies Closer (2011, TV Series) as Alex Decker
  • The Grasslands (2011) as Baby John
  • Shanghai Hotel (2011) as Mr. Capuzzi
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2012, TV Series) as Rick Peterson
  • Brutal (2012) as Carlo Morello
  • The Kill Hole (2012) as Peter Krebbs
  • The Child (2012) as Detective Engler
  • Sweet Lorraine (2015) as Marcus
  • New York New York (2016)
  • Turnabout (2016) as Leo
  • Caller ID: Entity (2017)
  • Sets (2018) as himself
  • Exit 0 (2018) as The Writer
  • City of Lies (2018) as Commander Fasulo
  • The Godmother (TBA)
  • The Jersey Connection (2018, TV Series) as Jordan Blaine[5]
  • Body Brokers (TBA)


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