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Philippe Petit

Biography

High-wire designer who rose to popularity by walking over the gap between your Twin Towers of NY City’s Globe Trade Middle in 1974. He was the celebrity from the Ringling Brothers Circus for a while, but favored to work individually. His desire for the circus and his like of juggling both created during his child years years. He also perfected fencing, carpentry, rock-climbing, bullfighting, and equestrianism. He was the main topic of director Wayne Marsh’s documentary film, “THE PERSON around the Wire,” from 1994. His dad was an military pilot and an writer surviving in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, when he was created. His image made an appearance around the cover of the album made by Brandon Boyd’s music group, Incubus.

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Full Name Philippe Petit
Date Of Birth August 13, 1949
Place Of Birth Nemours, France
Height 1.7 m
Profession Performance Artist
Nationality French
Children Cordia Gypsy
Parents Edmond Petit
Siblings Alain Petit
Partner Kathy O'Donnell, Kathy O'Donnell
Movies The Walk, One Armed Man, Man on Wire, Mondo, Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic
Star Sign Leo

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Armed Man2014ShortItinerant Worker
Dans l'ombre2004/IIShortLe gardien du cimetière
Mondo1995The Magician

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Walk2015/IIcoach: high-wire / consultant: high-wire
Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic1986Documentary short consultant: high wire

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Walk2015/IIbook "To Reach the Clouds"
Man on Wire2008Documentary book "To Reach The Clouds"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Between the Towers2005Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man on Wire2008DocumentaryHimself
American Experience2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Lying for a Living2002Video documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHimself
National Geographic Explorer1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Filmstunde1991TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
High Wire1984Documentary shortHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974TV SeriesHimself - High Wire Artist
StarTalk2016TV SeriesHimself
First Steps: Learning to Walk the Wire2016Video documentary shortHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - High-Wire Artist
Book Case TV2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Performance Artist and Star of 'Man on Wire'
Che tempo che fa2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Colbert Report2009TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself - High Wire Artist
World Trade Center: Anatomy of the Collapse2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself

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