PETER GALLAGHER SINGS ON "THE O.C." THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, ON FOX
Peter Gallagher as Sandy Cohen will perform Solomon Burke's "Don't Give Up On Me" on THE O.C. Thursday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
After forgetting their wedding anniversary, Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher), with the help of Seth (Adam Brody) and Ryan (Ben McKenzie), comes up with an unforgettable present for Kirsten. When they arrive at Newport's The Bait Shop, Kirsten realizes Sandy and the boys have orchestrated a celebration, and when Sandy takes the stage for a serenade it becomes an anniversary to remember in THE O.C.
Gallagher, born in New York City and raised in Armonk, NY, graduated from Tufts University and made his professional stage debut in the 1977 revival of "Hair," followed by a starring role in the Broadway production of "Grease," and in "The Corn Is Green." He wowed audiences with his performance as the charismatic Sky Masterson in Jerry Zak's Tony-winning revival of the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls." In 1986 Gallagher earned a Tony Award nomination for his highly acclaimed performance opposite Jack Lemmon in "Long Day's Journey Into Night." The segue from stage to film began in 1980 with Gallagher's feature film debut in Taylor Hackford's "The Idolmaker." Many film roles have followed, including: "Dreamchild," "Bob Roberts," "Watch It," "The Hudsucker Proxy," the comedy hit "While You Were Sleeping," "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," "Cafe Society," "Johnny Skidmarks" and "The Man Who Knew Too Little". Gallagher was also seen in the Oscar-winning film "American Beauty" and Sony Pictures' "Center Stage," directed by Nicholas Hytner.