Best known as everybody's favourite fumbling, bumbling, brilliant detective, Lieutenant Columbo
, famous from any number of TV movies. He's actually got quite a filmography in both acting and producing; some relatively recent (actually, not so much) credits that you may or may not be familiar with are the narrator
and Fred Savage
in The Princess Bride
and crabby old Rocky
in the tragically underrated 1995
His trademark and most distinguishing characteristic is his glass eye, which sees right through even the most cunning miscreant, into their dark heart.
Peter Falk died on June 23, 2011.[The cause of death was later revealed as cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes. He was 83 years old.