Peter McRobbie

Peter McRobbie (born 31 January 1943) is a Scottish-born American character actor, best known for his roles as Pop Pop Jamison in the 2015 horror film The Visit and Father Paul Lantom in Daredevil, as well as a recurring role in the TNT series The Alienist.

Peter McRobbie
Born (1943-01-31) 31 January 1943 (age 77)
Years active1980–present
Known forBoardwalk Empire
Notable work
The Visit
World Trade Center
16 Blocks
Brokeback Mountain
Bullets over Broadway
Law & Order


McRobbie has more than 60 movies and television series to his credit. The movies include Spider-Man 2, Find Me Guilty, World Trade Center, 16 Blocks, Big, Shaft, Sleepers, and Bullets over Broadway. He had a recurring role on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the original Law & Order series. It was on these two shows that McRobbie has played perhaps his most famous role to date, Judge Walter Bradley. In 2000, he played the role of Father Felix in "From Where to Eternity", the 9th episode of the second season of The Sopranos and again in 2001 in "Proshai, Livushka" the second episode of the third season of the HBO hit series. McRobbie also garnered wide attention for his portrayal of John C. Twist in the motion picture Brokeback Mountain (2005).

From 2010 to 2013 McRobbie played the role of FBI Supervisor Frederick Elliot in 9 episodes of the HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire. McRobbie plays George H. Pendleton in Lincoln, (2012) as Lincoln's most virulent and snarling opponent in the House of Representatives in relation to the constitutional amendment outlawing slavery. He also appeared in the film Inherent Vice (2014), M. Night Shyamalan's movie The Visit (2015), and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015). From 2015 to 2018, McRobbie also portrayed Father Paul Lantom in the Netflix series Daredevil.

Personal lifeEdit

McRobbie was born in Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, the son of Mary Fleming (née Heigh), a writer, and William McRobbie, a storekeeper.[1]



  1. ^ Peter McRobbie profile,; accessed 19 July 2016.

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