Peter Donat

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Peter Donat (born January 20, 1928) is a Canadian-American actor known for his roles in American television. Donat was born Pierre Collingwood Donat in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Marie (née Bardet) and Philip Ernst Donat, a landscape gardener. His uncle was British actor Robert Donat. Peter Donat emigrated to the United States in 1950, studied drama at Yale University, and first came to attention as a stage actor in the lead of a production of Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1961 he played a leading role in Donald Jack's stage play The Canvas Barricade, the first Canadian play performed at the Stratford Festival. In 1965, he was featured in the cast as Vince Conway on Moment of Truth. That show was the only Canadian serial ever broadcast on a commercial television network in the United States. His credits include: Mission: Impossible, Banacek, The Waltons, Hawaii Five-O, Charlie's Angels, Lou Grant, Dallas, Quincy, Hart to Hart, Hill Street Blues, Simon and Simon and Murder She Wrote. He also starred in Cyrano de Bergerac playing the title role, in 1972 on the PBS anthology Theatre in America.
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