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.
Early life and education
Jacobson was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobson. 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|
|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")|
- "Alumni in the News". Brown University.
- "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007.
- 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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