Peter Miles (American actor)
Peter Miles (April 1, 1938 – August 3, 2002) was the stage name of American child actor Gerald Richard Perreau-Saussine. After his film career ended, he turned to writing under the pen name Richard Miles.
Gerald Richard Perreau-Saussine
April 1, 1938
|Died||August 3, 2002 (age 64)|
Born in Tokyo, Miles was the older brother of actresses Gigi, Janine, and Lauren Perreau. He was educated at Beverly Hills Catholic School and graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California.
His first screen appearance was as the uncredited son of Humphrey Bogart's character in Passage to Marseille (1944). Other notable film credits include Enchantment (1948), The Red Pony (1949), and Quo Vadis (1951).
With the advent of television, he began appearing on the small screen, guest starring in episodes of Father Knows Best, The Lone Ranger, and 77 Sunset Strip, among others, and he was a regular on The Betty Hutton Show with his sister, Gigi Perreau, for a year. In 1959, he guest starred on Perry Mason as defendant Jimmy Morrow in "The Case of the Spanish Cross."
As Richard Miles, he wrote novels, poetry, and two screenplays. In 1963, he entered his first novel, That Cold Day in the Park, in a Dell Publishing contest; it did not win, but was considered worthy of publication (in 1965); it was made into a film of the same name in 1969. Samuel Goldwyn and his wife personally presented him with the Samuel Goldwyn writing award for his novel Angel Loves Nobody, while he was attending UCLA. His third novel was The Moonbathers.
- Passage to Marseille (1944) - Jean Matrac Jr. (uncredited)
- San Diego, I Love You (1944) - Joel McCooley(billed as Gerald Perreau)
- Dark Waters (1944) - (uncredited)
- Hi, Beautiful (1944) - Boy (uncredited)
- The Clock (1945) - Boy in Station (uncredited)
- Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) - Little Boy with Horn (uncredited)
- This Love of Ours (1945) - Child (uncredited)
- Yolanda and the Thief (1945) - Little Boy (uncredited)
- Possessed (1947) - Wynn Graham (as Gerald Perreau)
- Curley (1947) - Dudley aka Dud (as Gerald Perreau)
- The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival (1947) - Dud, in 'Curly' (as Gerald Perreau)
- Heaven Only Knows (1947) - Speck O'Donnell
- Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948) - Dudley (as Gerald Perreau)
- Family Honeymoon (1948) - Abner
- Enchantment (1948) - Rollo as a Child
- The Red Pony (1949) - Tom
- Special Agent (1949) - Jake Rumpler Jr
- Roseanna McCoy (1949) - Little Randall McCoy
- Song of Surrender (1949) - Simon Beecham
- The Good Humor Man (1950) - Johnny Bellew
- Trigger, Jr. (1950) - Larry Harkrider
- California Passage (1950) - Tommy Martin
- Quo Vadis (1951) - Nazarius
- At Sword's Point (1952) - Young Louis XIV
- The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)
- They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968 TV movie)
- Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 208.
- Best, Marc. Those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen (South Brunswick and New York: Barnes & Co., 1971), pp. 187–191.