Peter Baldwin is an American actor and director of film and television. Born January 11, 1931, he started his career as an actor, employed as a contract player at Paramount Studios. He starred in the movies, "Stalag 17" and "Little Boy Lost," both made in 1953. He later moved on to television, appearing on "Perry Mason," while also starring in movies such as "The Weekend Murders" in 1970.
as a television director, Baldwin directed several TV shows in the 60s, such as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" and "The Andy Griffith Show" as well as several through the 70s, including "The Brady Bunch," "The Partridge Family," "Carter Country," "Nine to Five," "Sanford and Son," "Newhart" and "Too Close for Comfort," "Small Wonder," "My Two Dads" and "Family Ties" in the 80s. He also directed more projects for Sherwood Schwartz, such as "The Brady Girls Get Married," "The Brady Brides," The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island and "A Very Brady Christmas." In the 80s, he also directed the short-lived television comebacks of Mary Tyler Moore and Lucille Ball in, respectively, "Mary" and "Life with Lucy" in 1986. Both series lasted just 13 episodes. Despite those cancellations, he won an Emmy in 1988 for the television series "The Wonder Years."
In the 90s, Baldwin directed episodes of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "George & Leo" with his last directing credit being an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom "Even Stevens" in 2002. Retired, Baldwin lives with his wife in Pebble Beach, California.