Peter Gallagher guest stars as conservative superstar John Haggerty on Murphy Brown

Peter Gallagher
Peter Gallagher guest stars tonight on Murphy Brown. Pic credit: CBS

Peter Gallagher stars tonight on Murphy Brown, playing John Haggerty, the Wolf Network’s conservative superstar. The Murphy in the Morning teams gears up to cover the midterm elections in an all-day coverage show, but they are competing against Avery and Haggerty.

The current show is a revival of the original Murphy Brown that aired between 1998 and 1998. The show followed Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor, played by Candice Bergen.

The character was a fictional CBS television personality and later got the show, Murphy In The Morning, a show which is also in the revival. The series was revived in September 2018 after CBS announced it would return as a 13-episode season back in January 2018. The original show had 247 episodes.

You can see a preview of tonight’s episode below.

Peter Gallagher is an actor from New York. He was born Peter Killian Gallagher and he’s best known for his roles in American Beauty, The O.C., and The Man Who Knew Too Little. He’s been active since 1980, where he played John Skagska on Skag. He was also on Fallen Angels, in the movie Malice, and was on the TV mini-series called Titanic from 1996.

In his later years, Gallagher has taken on roles where he has played reassuring father figures, such as his role as Sandy Cohen on The O.C. It was a massive hit for teenagers, and the show ran for four seasons, for a total of 92 episodes. He was adored by many and in 2003, he was ranked #25  in TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.”

In 2008, he was also on Broadway, where he starred in The Country Girl. Between 1980 and 2015, he helped out on soundtracks, having seven credits to his name, including the 56th Annual Tony Awards.

Peter is known for his thick dark eyebrows. He’s been married to Paula Harwood since May 7, 1983. Together, they have two children.

Murphy Brown airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.

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