Peter Facinelli ~ Carlisle

New York City-born Peter Facinelli appeared in several productions at the NYU-affiliated Atlantic Theater Company before making his feature film debut as the devil in Rebecca Miller’s “Angela” (1995). The handsome young actor caught the attention of critics and audiences as Bret, a teenage hustler surviving on the mean streets of Hollywood, in the TV-movie “The Price of Love” (Fox, 1995). Facinelli then played Tim Matheson’s son and the target of his father’s jealous ex-lover (Jennie Garth) in “An Unfinished Affair” (ABC, 1996). Other TV roles followed, including the pivotal part of the teen who committed suicide in “After Jimmy” (CBS, 1996) and a college dropout pursuing his dream of a life as a fisherman against his family’s wishes in “Calm at Sunset”, a 1996 CBS presentation of “Hallmark Hall of Fame”. Facinelli co-starred with Amanda Peet and Michael Vartan in the AIDS-themed drama “Touch Me” (1997) before co-starring as a high school student in two 1998 features, “Dancer, Texas Pop. 81”, with Ethan Embry and Breckin Meyer, and “Can’t Hardly Wait”, about a graduation night bash that co-starred Embry and Meyer as well as Melissa Joan Hart, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jerry O’Connell.

While he and his wife Jennie Garth welcomed their first child in 1997, Facinelli also found his career settling into a comfortable groove. He had a feature role in the Jennifer Love Hewitt teen hit “Can’t Hardly Wait” in 1999 and appeared in the sci-fi film “Supernova” starring Kevin Spacey in 2000. Solid roles in “Riding in Cars With Boys” in 2001 and “Scorpion King” in 2002 were followed by a leading role in the hit Fox drama “Fastlane”, and a second daughter for the Facinelli-Garth household.

After his recurring role in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Six Feet Under”, Facinelli tacked a few more films on to his resume, and then starred in A&E’s made for TV movie, Touch the Top of the World. The story of Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man ever to reach the top of Mount Everest. Since then, Peter has added a third daughter to his expanding family, and tackled the role of Gregory Malina in FX’s hit TV series, “Damages”. Fresh off that series, Facinelli joined the cast of the highly anticipated feature film ‘Twilight” as Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch of the mysterious ‘vampire’ family, living in the small town of Forks, WA. The film is adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s New York Times best seller. With another television series in the works for Showtimes, and no sign of slowing down, fans can rest assured that Facinelli will continue to provide the outstanding character portrayals that he is known for for a long time to come.

Carlisle Cullen is the father figure to the Vampire Cullen family. Born centuries back, he lead an attack on a group of vampires, after crossing paths with a savage vampire he was bitten and turned. Carlisle hated his existence and tried various ways of destroying himself, only to find failure. After trying to starve himself, he came across a wild animal and his thirst overpowered him. Carlisle discovered he could survive off animal blood rather than human, creating a new way for the vampires to exist unnoticed among humans.

Carlisle studied in many areas but chose to stick to Medicine. He works in Forks hospital and is almost completely unaware of the human bloods stench anymore. When the Spanish Influenza broke out in the early 1900’s, Carlisle came across a dying teenager with his mother pleading to save him. Carlisle stole him away and turned him, beginning his Cullen family, starting with Edward.

Carlisle now has a wife, Esme, and five “adopted children”: Edward, Alice, Rosalie, Emmett and Jasper.


  1. The Absinthe Drinkers (2009) (pre-production) (rumored) …. Lucciola
  2. Thicker (2009) (pre-production) …. Holloway
  3. Twilight (2008/I) (completed) …. Dr. Carlisle Cullen
  4. Reaper (2008) (completed) …. Jesus
  5. Finding Amanda (2008) …. Greg
  6. “Damages” …. Gregory Malina (8 episodes, 2007)
    I Hate These People (2007) TV episode …. Gregory Malina
    Do You Regret What We Did? (2007) TV episode …. Gregory Malina
    We Are Not Animals (2007) TV episode …. Gregory Malina
    She Spat at Me (2007) TV episode …. Gregory Malina
    A Regular Earl Anthony (2007) TV episode …. Gregory Malina
    (3 more)
  7. Lily (2007/II) …. The Man
  8. Battle Olympia (2007) …. Possessed Office High Jumper
  9. “Insatiable” (2007) TV series (unknown episodes)
  10. Arc (2006) …. Paris
  11. The Lather Effect (2006) …. Danny
  12. Touch the Top of the World (2006) (TV) …. Erik Weihenmayer
  13. Hollow Man II (2006) (V) …. Det. Frank Turner
  14. “American Dad!” …. Miles (1 episode, 2006)
    Roger n’ Me (2006) TV episode (voice) …. Miles
  15. “Enemies” (1 episode, 2006)
    Pilot (2006) TV episode
  16. Enfants terribles (2005) …. Curtis
  17. Chloe (2005)
  18. “Six Feet Under” …. Jimmy (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
    Singing for Our Lives (2005) TV episode …. Jimmy
    Untitled (2004) TV episode …. Jimmy
    Bomb Shelter (2004) TV episode …. Jimmy
    The Black Forest (2004) TV episode …. Jimmy
    Grinding the Corn (2004) TV episode …. Jimmy
    (4 more)
  19. “Fastlane” …. Donovan ‘Van’ Ray (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
    Iced (2003) TV episode …. Donovan ‘Van’ Ray
    Dosed (2003) TV episode …. Donovan ‘Van’ Ray
    Asslane (2003) TV episode …. Donovan ‘Van’ Ray
    Overkill (2003) TV episode …. Donovan ‘Van’ Ray
    Monster (2003) TV episode …. Donovan ‘Van’ Ray
    (17 more)
  20. The Scorpion King (2002) …. Takmet
    … aka The Scorpion King (Germany)
  21. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) …. Tommy Butcher
  22. Tempted (2001) …. Jimmy Mulate
    … aka Séduction fatale (France)
  23. Rennie’s Landing (2001) …. Alec Nichols
    … aka Stealing Time (USA: longer version)
  24. Welcome to Hollywood (2000) …. Actor
  25. Honest (2000) …. Daniel Wheaton
  26. Ropewalk (2000) …. Charlie
    … aka Hanginaround
  27. Supernova (2000/I) …. Karl Larson
  28. Blue Ridge Fall (1999) …. Danny Shepherd
    … aka The End of Innocence (UK: video title) (USA: working title)
  29. The Big Kahuna (1999) …. Bob Walker
  30. Telling You (1998) …. Phil Fazzulo
    … aka Love Sucks (UK: video title)
  31. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) …. Mike Dexter
  32. Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998) …. Terrell Lee Lusk
  33. Touch Me (1997) …. Bail
  34. Calm at Sunset (1996) (TV) …. James Pfeiffer
    … aka Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn (USA)
  35. After Jimmy (1996) (TV) …. Jimmy Stapp
  36. Foxfire (1996) …. Ethan Bixby
  37. An Unfinished Affair (1996) (TV) …. Rick Connor
  38. The Price of Love (1995) (TV) …. Brett
  39. The Runaways (1995) (TV) …. Bret
  40. “Law & Order” …. Shane Sutter (1 episode, 1995)
    … aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
    Performance (1995) TV episode …. Shane Sutter
  41. Angela (1995) …. Lucifer

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6 Comments to “Peter Facinelli ~ Carlisle”

  1. Ryan Green says:

    the tv show American Dad is actually great.:*.

  2. Nathan Lee says:

    I love this TV Series and have always been a fan of American Dad~.’

  3. Summer says:

    Dear Carlisle (卡萊爾),

    You are good actor,too!!

    I love u ,too !!

    I’ m from Taiwan~!!

    你超帥的~ 很喜歡你哦!!!

    haha  =DD  

  4. stacey-morningstar says:

    Carlisle is one of my favorite Cullens. I’m a really big fan of him and the actor. The actor is so cute and Peter Facinelli brings Carlisle to life and does a damn good job at it. 🙂

  5. olivia says:

    What do you think ?
    Peter love Elizabeth Reaser ?
    Elizabeth love Peter ?
    I think , yes .

  6. oh well, American Dad is a nice tv series. my sixteen year old daughter just loves watching it -*.

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