Peter Gerety is an American actor best known for his role as Det. Stuart Gharty in the television crime procedural Homicide: Life on the Street, from 1996-1999.
He is also known for his recurring role as Judge Daniel Phelan in the drama series The Wire.
Gerety's film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Public Enemies, Clint Eastwood's Changeling, George Clooney's Leatherheads, Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War, Spike Lee's Inside Man, the independent feature Things That Hang From Trees, Syriana, War of the Worlds, K-PAX, People I Know, Montana, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Mrs. Winterborne, Surviving Picasso, Hollywood Ending, and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
Gerety's television credits include Brothers And Sisters, the Tom Fontana/WB series The Bedford Diaries, HBO's The Wire, Conviction, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, Ed, Central Park West, Third Watch, and Return To Lonesome Dove.
Gerety's theatre credits include the Broadway production of Martin McDonaugh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore which transferred after a successful run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company, the Broadway production of Never Gonna Dance, the Butcher in Susan Lori Park's Fucking A, and as Fluellan in Henry V at New York's Shakespeare in the Park.
Gerety has worked predominantly on stage for over 30 years, performing in over 100 productions with the legendary Trinity Repertory of Providence, R.I. alone (Adrian Hall, dir.). He has also performed with the Seattle Rep., The Dallas Theater Center, ART in Cambridge, The Huntington in Boston, and in Edinburgh, Scotland; Madrid, Spain; Bombay and Calcutta, India; and Damascus, Syria.
Gerety is also an accomplished stage director, primarily with the Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Rep.