Joseph Peter Breck was an American character actor best known for his role as the short-tempered Nick Barkley in the television series “The Big Valley”. He died at the age of 82.
Peter Breck was born in Rochester, New York, USA on March 13, 1929. He was born under the zodiac sign Pisces. Peter has appeared in several television shows including The Big Valley, Black Saddle, Maverick, Sea Hunt, etc.
|Date of Birth||March 13, 1929|
|Died at the age||82 Years|
|Place of Birth||Rochester, New York, USA|
|Death||Feb 6, 2012|
Peter was 6feet 3inches tall with a bodyweight of 83kg. He had dark brown hair and Dark Brown eyes. No more specific details regarding his physical appearance are available in the public interest.
|Height||6 feet 3 inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Early Life, Family and Education
Peter Breck was born in Rochester, New York. His parents divorced when he was just eight. After their separation, Breck went with Joe (his father). However, he grew up living with his grandparents who provided him with a more stable environment than his father who often travelled as a jazz musician.
Breck studied at John Marshall High School in Rochester after which he served United States Navy. He then attended the University of Houston where he studied English and Drama.
|Siblings||Half brother – Georgie Breck|
Half-Sister – Judith Weber and Virginia Weber
Not much is known about the personal life of Breck but he married a dancer named Diane Bourne in 1960. They had a son named Christopher, who died of leukaemia at a very young age.
Peter attended the University of Houston where he began performing in college plays. He started to apprentice and appeared in productions such as “Stalag 17”, among others. He had a talent for singing and he performed in various clubs. He decided to back off during his traumatic period but then continued working in films and television.
In the mid-80s, Peter moved to Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and son Christopher. Peter then left Hollywood and started focusing on the theatre in U.S and Canada appearing in some showcase vehicles such as “Mister Roberts”, “The Rainmaker”, etc.
In June 2010, Diane announced on Peter’s website that his husband is suffering from Dementia and could no longer sign the autographs for his fans. He was then hospitalized on January 10, 2012, and died in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 82.
Peter Breck was a popular television actor. He had a net worth of around $1 million – USD 5 million. The main source of Peter’s income was his profession as a TV actor.
Some lesser known facts about Peter Breck
- Peter’ parents separated when he was just eight.
- Peter Breck grew up living with his grandparents in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
- He had a son named Christopher who died at a very young age.
- He had a younger half-brother who died at the age of 24.
Who was Peter Breck?
Peter Breck was a popular American character actor who was best known for his role as short-tempered Nick Barkley in the television series ‘The Big Valley.
Was Peter Breck married?
Yes, Peter married a dancer named Diane Bourne.
Did Peter Breck had children?
Yes, Peter Breck had one son named Christopher from Diane Bourne.
When did Peter Breck die?
Peter Breck died in 2012.
Was Peter Breck murdered?
No, Peter Breck died after battling Dementia.