Krause at the Paleyfest 2013
|Born||Peter William Krause
August 12, 1965
Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Lauren Graham (2010–present)|
Peter William Krause (//; born August 12, 1965) is an American film and television actor, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his lead roles as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under, Adam Braverman on Parenthood, Nick George on Dirty Sexy Money, and Casey McCall on Sports Night.
Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota, to a mother who taught second grade and a father who was a high school English teacher. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. He has two siblings, Michael and Amy.
Krause graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
In the early 1990s, Krause made a number of guest appearances on television shows such as Seinfeld, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Ellen. Starting in 1996, Krause appeared in a recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's son-in-law Kevin on her sitcom Cybill for four seasons. From 1998 to 2000, Krause also portrayed the character Casey McCall on the ABC network's comedy Sports Night. Although the show received considerable critical acclaim, it struggled to find an audience and was canceled after two seasons.
In March 2009, Krause was cast as the role of Adam Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama Parenthood. One year later in March 2010, Parenthood premiered as a mid-season replacement. In May, the show was picked up for a full second season.
His father died in February 2012 and his mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
|1998||Melting Pot||Pedro Marine|
|1998||The Truman Show||Lawrence|
|1998||My Engagement Party||David Salsburg|
|2000||It's a Shame About Ray||Mr. Hanks||Short film|
|2004||We Don't Live Here Anymore||Hank Evans|
|2006||Civic Duty||Terry Allen|
Awards and nominations
Krause has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning two Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series awards for Six Feet Under.
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