Jacobson at the 2009 premiere of Whatever Works
|Born||Peter S. Jacobson
March 24, 1965
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California,
|Education||Juilliard School (1991)|
|Alma mater||Brown University (1981)|
|Home town||Chicago, Illinois|
Peter S. Jacobson (born March 24, 1965) is an American film and television actor. His most recognizable role to date is probably that of Dr. Chris Taub on series 4 to 8 of the hugely successful TV show House, M.D..
Early life and education
Jacobson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lynn Straus and Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobson. His family is Jewish. He is a 1987 graduate of Brown University. Jacobson also graduated from the Juilliard School, where he was a member of the drama division's Group 20 (1987–1991).
In 1997, Jacobson and Lisa Edelstein, his future co-star on House M.D., appeared as a couple eating at a restaurant in the film As Good as It Gets that is assailed by an anti-Semitic tirade from Jack Nicholson's misanthropic character.
He has played a recurring role on Law & Order as Randy Dworkin, a jovial crusading defense attorney attached to various causes. In 2005, Jacobson played "Jimmy" in the Academy Award-nominated film, Good Night, and Good Luck.
He has appeared on Scrubs, CSI: Miami, The Lost Room, The Starter Wife, Transformers and The Midnight Meat Train. He joined the cast of House as Chris Taub, a plastic surgeon hoping to make Gregory House's diagnostics team. In October 2007, he was confirmed as a regular on the show.
|1994||It Could Happen to You||Television Reporter|
|1996||Ed's Next Move||Yalta Coffee Shop Owner|
|Conspiracy Theory||Surveillance Operator|
|Deconstructing Harry||Goldberg/ Harry's Character|
|As Good as It Gets||Man at Table||Sitting at table with future co-star Lisa Edelstein in the television series House.|
|1998||A Price Above Rubies||Schnuel|
|Great Expectations||Man on Phone|
|A Civil Action||Neil Jacobs|
|1999||Hit and Runway||Elliot Springer|
|Cradle Will Rock||Silvano – Uncle|
|2000||Looking for an Echo||Marty Pearlstein|
|2001||Life with David J|
|Get Well Soon'||Nathan|
|2002||Pipe Dream||Arnie Hufflitz|
|Path to War||Adam Yarmolinsky|
|2004||Strip Search||John Scanlon|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||Jimmy|
|2006||Failure to Launch||Boatyard Man|
|The Passage||Jacob Schultz|
|2007||The Memory Thief||Mr. Freeman|
|Live Free or Die Hard||Maggie Q's partner in crime.||Uncredited|
|Purple Violets||Monroe - Real Estate Agent||Uncredited|
|2008||What Just Happened||Cal|
|Midnight Meat Train||Otto|
|2013||White House Down||Wallace|
|1993||NYPD Blue||Reporter #1||1 episode ("4B or Not 4B")|
|Law & Order||Dr. Karl Styne
Randolph J. 'Randy' Dworkin, Esq.
|1 episode ("Doubles")
3 episodes ("Chosen"; "Bounty"; "Thinking Makes It So")
|1997||Oz||Carlton Auerback||1 episode ("Capital P")|
|Spin City||Greg Mullins||1 episode ("Porn in the U.S.A.")|
|2000||Talk to Me||Sandy||3 episodes ("About Makeovers"; "About Being Gay"; "About Taking It Like a Man")|
|2000–2001||Bull||Josh Kaplan||5 episodes ("Blood, Flopsweat and Tears"; "One Night in Bangkok"; "Appearance of Impropriety"; "Love's Labors Lost"; "White Knight")|
|2001||Will and Grace||Paul Budnik||1 episode ("Mad Dogs and Average Men")|
|Gideon's Crossing||Josh Steinman||1 episode ("The Way")|
|Third Watch||Detective Hall||1 episode ("Childhood Memories")|
|2003||A.U.S.A.||Geoffrey Laurence||8 episodes ("Pilot"; "Rich Man, Poor Man"; "12 Happy Grandmothers"; "Till Death Do Us Part"; "The Joint Report... A Love Story"; "Walter's First Lawsuit"; "Sullivan; Rakoff, & Associate"; "The Kiss")|
|Ed||Jeff Foster||1 episode ("Goodbye Stuckeyville")|
|2004||ER||1 episode ("The Student")|
|Method and Red||Bill Blaford||1 episode ("Something about Brenda")|
|2005||Hope and Faith||Aaron Melville||2 episodes ("Wife Swap": Parts 1&2)|
|CSI: Miami||George Hammett||1 episode ("Payback")|
|2006||Love Monkey||Wapow! Guy||1 episode ("Confidence")|
|Scrubs||Mr. Foster||1 episode ("My Big Bird")|
|Criminal Minds||Michael Ryer||1 episode ("Somebody's Watching")|
|In Justice||Yarmulke Jake||5 episodes ("Pilot"; "Golden Boy"; "Victims"; "Side Man"; "Crossing the Line")|
|The Lost Room||Wally Jabrowski||3 episodes ("The Eye and the Occupant"; "The Comb and the Box"; "The Key and the Clock")|
|Entourage||Studio Head||1 episode ("The Release")|
|2007||Boston Legal||D.A. Randy Golden||1 episode ("Guantanamo by the Bay")|
|The Starter Wife||Kenny Kagan||6 episodes ("Hour 1"; "Hour 2"; "Hour 3"; "Hour 4"; "Hour 5"; "Hour 6")|
|2007–2012||House M.D.||Dr. Chris Taub||Regular (Season 4-8); 116 episodes|
|2009–2010||Royal Pains||Alan Righter||2 episodes ("The Honeymoon's Over"; "Medusa")|
|2011||The Good Wife||Michael Kahane||1 episode ("A New Day")|
|2012||Iron Chef America||Himself (guest judge)||1 episode ("Simon vs. Yagihashi")|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Bart Ganzel||3 episodes ("Rhodium Nights"; "Lost Reputation"; "Above Suspicion")|
|2013||Ray Donovan||Lee Drexler||Regular|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Michael Rotenberg||1 episode ("The Gang Broke Dee")|
- "Alumni in the News". Brown University.
- "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- IMDb profile for Good Night, and Good Luck
- "'House' Selects Its Permanent New Team". zap2it.com. October 4, 2007.
- Mitovich, Matt (June 23, 2009). "Exclusive: House Doc and Swimsuit Model Feel the Pains". TV Guide Online. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
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