PETER ALTSCHULER used to run away from
home a lot... and hang out in the radio studios at WINS waiting to be discovered.
His father, Murray "the K" Kaufman, never seemed to notice. So, when it
came time to choose a career, he picked television (back in the days before
video post-production when film was actually touched by human beings).
He edited, designed graphics and animation, wrote, produced, directed and,
in his spare time, dabbled in advertising. Then came "the call from 'the
Coast'" - to co-produce a syndicated series. But, a few years after moving
to L.A., there was increasing demand for his ad work and, though he still
wonders what came over him, he wound up doing business-to-business advertising
for high tech firms. Now he splits his time between the two - helping translate
technology into a known language at Wordsworth & Company, his advertising
and marketing firm, and moonlighting as a "hyphenate" on television shows
like A&E's Biography and, his last full tilt production, a special
for the Food Network. He was also recently spotted doing voiceovers for
a client no one's ever heard of, utlizing his ability to speak English
in nine different languages and, even more recently, he's returned to performing
after a break -- a 38-year break -- and has been in everything from Shakespeare
to Internet parodies about things that don't exist.