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Peter Gerety
Peter Gerety
Personal details
Date of birth May 17, 1940
Birth place Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Years active 1981 to present
The Wire
Character Judge Daniel Phelan
Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 5
First episode "The Target"
Last episode "-30-"
Credits 16 episodes (see below)
Peter Gerety, born May 17, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, is an actor. He guest stars as Judge Daniel Phelan in first, second, third, & fifth seasons. He has appeared in The Wire creator David Simon's earlier series Homicide: Life on the Street as Detective Stuart Gharty. He has appeared in K-PAX (2001), War of the Worlds (2005), Inside Man (2006), and Changeling (2008).



Gerety began acting while a student at Boston University, participating in productions at the Charles Playhouse. In 1965, he joined the Trinity Square Repertory Company, a theater troupe in Providence, Rhode Island where he appeared in over 125 productions. Gerety is a veteran of stage, screen and television. In early 1992, he performed to critical acclaim on Broadway in Conversations with My Father, starring Judd Hirsch, and in Harold Pinter's The Hothouse. In the late 90s he joined the cast of the Barry Levinson produced NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street. Gerety has been a regular guest star on Law & Order and HBO’s The Wire as Judge Daniel Phelan and has appeared in numerous feature films with the likes of Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey; and with directors Woody Allen (The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Hollywood Ending), Mike Nichols (Wolf), Barry Levinson (Sleepers), James Ivory (Surviving Picasso), Steven Spielberg (War of the Worlds), and Ido Mizrahy (Things That Hang from Trees).


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Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"
Season 3 credits
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 5 credits
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "–30–"


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