Columbo - (1968-1978) & (1989-2003). Starring: Peter Falk. Guest Cast: Maurice Evans, Johnny Cash, Sorrell Booke, Jack Cassidy, Roddy McDowall, Susan Clark, Eddie Albert, Robert Culp, Leonard Nimoy, Martin Landau, Robert Conrad, Pat Harrington Jr., Dick Van Dyke, Nancy Walker, Dick Sargent, George Hamilton, Little Richard, Rip Torn, Juliet Mills, Tyne Daly, Greg Evigan, Faye Dunaway, Bill Macy, William Shatner, Richard Kline, Ed Begley Jr., George Wendt, Franklin Cover, and Rue McClanahan.
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once.