Evan Peters

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Evan Peters
Evan Peters 2014 (cropped).jpg
Peters at the 2014 Wizard Con
Born (1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 27)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Voice artist, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Years active 2004–present

Evan Peters (born January 20, 1987)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles on the FX television series American Horror Story as well as his role as Quicksilver in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Early life[edit]

Peters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Julie and Phil Peters. He was raised in Ballwin, Missouri, and attended a Roman Catholic grade school.[2] Peters moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he pursued modeling and took local acting classes.[3] He attended Grand Blanc Community High School, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, where he then attended Burbank High School, and later began homeschooling classes.


On his second audition, Peters was chosen by producer Michael Picchiottino for the role of Adam in Clipping Adam. The role earned him a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award, Jury Award for Best Actor at the Eclipse Film Festival, Best Young Actor at the Down Under International Film Festival, and Best Breakthrough Performance at the Phoenix Film Festival. He performed in numerous television commercials for Sony PlayStation, Progressive Insurance, Moviefone, Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza, and Kellogg. He appeared in the MGM film Sleepover, the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future, and the ABC series The Days. He landed a role in the ABC sci-fi thriller series Invasion, and had supporting roles in films such as Gardens of the Night, An American Crime, Kick-Ass, Never Back Down (and Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown), and guest roles on The Mentalist, House, Monk, The Office, In Plain Sight, and Parenthood. He has also starred in several theater plays, including playing Fagin in a production of Oliver Twist at the Met Theater.

Peters' breakthrough role was teenage sociopathic murderer Tate Langdon in the first season of the FX series American Horror Story. He starred in the second season as Kit Walker, a man wrongly accused of killing his wife. In the third season, Coven he starred as Kyle Spencer, a frat boy who is killed and brought back to life as a "Frankenstein's monster" type of creature. Peters is returning in the fourth season Freak Show as Jimmy Darling, a performer in the freak show with deformed hands.[1]

Peters portrayed Quicksilver in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Peters began dating Emma Roberts in 2012.[5] Someone at the couple's hotel overheard a dispute coming from their room and called police, who arrived to find Peters with a bloody nose and several bite marks.[6] Roberts was released several hours after her arrest when Peters declined to press charges.[6] In a joint statement, Roberts and Peters called it "an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding," and stated that they "are working together to move past it."[5] Media reports on January 6, 2014 said they had become engaged over the holidays.[7]



Year Film Role Notes
2004 Clipping Adam Adam Sheppard
2004 Sleepover Russell "SpongeBob" Hayes
2007 An American Crime Ricky Hobbs
2007 Mama's Boy Keith Uncredited
2008 Remarkable Power Ross
2008 Gardens of the Night Brian / Rachel
2008 Never Back Down Max Cooperman
2010 Kick-Ass Todd
2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown Max Cooperman
2011 Queen Frat Guy Short film
2011 The Good Doctor Donny Nixon
2014 Adult World Alex
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
2014 Safelight Charles Post-production
2015 Lazarus Post-production


Year Series Role Notes
2004 The Days Cooper Day 6 episodes
2004–05 Phil of the Future Seth Wosmer 5 episodes
2005–06 Invasion Jesse Varon 21 episodes
2008 Dirt Craig Hope Episode: "God Bless the Child"
2008 Without a Trace Craig Baskin Episode: "A Bend in the Road"
2008 Monk Eric Tavela Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Genius"
2008 House Oliver Episode: "Last Resort"
2008–09 One Tree Hill Jack Daniels 6 episodes
2009 Off The Clock Unknown Episode: 1x02
2009 Ghost Whisperer Dylan Episode: "Excessive Forces"
2010 Criminal Minds Charlie Hillridge Episode: "Mosley Lane"
2010 The Mentalist Oliver McDaniel Episode: "18-5-4"
2010 The Office Luke Cooper Episode: "Nepotism"
2011 Parenthood Brandon Episode: "New Plan"
2011 In Plain Sight Joey Roston / Joey Wilson Episode: "Crazy Like a Witness"
2011–present American Horror Story Tate Langdon 12 episodes (Murder House)
Kit Walker 13 episodes (Asylum)
Kyle Spencer 11 episodes (Coven)
Jimmy Darling[8] (Freak Show)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2004 Phoenix Film Festival Best Breakthrough Performance Clipping Adam Won
2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Sleepover Nominated
2012 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film American Horror Story: Asylum Nominated


  1. ^ "Evan Peters: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sean Faris and Evan Peters Interviews - Sleepover
  3. ^ "Young Grand Blanc Township actor Evan Peters finds full-time acting work". MLive.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 23, 2013). "Evan Peters to play Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Shira, Dahvi (July 17, 2013). "Did Emma Roberts's Relationship with Evan Peters Turn Violent?". People. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Emma Roberts Busted for Domestic Violence with Famous Boyfriend". TMZ. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Emma Roberts Engaged to Evan Peters". People. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "The American Horror Story Season 4 Title Revealed! Plus, New Details on the Setting, Cast and Jessica Lange's Character". E!Online. March 24, 2014. 

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