Peter Krause

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Peter Krause
Peter Krause Paleyfest 2013.jpg
Krause at the Paleyfest 2013
Born Peter William Krause
(1965-08-12) August 12, 1965 (age 49)
Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1987–present
Partner(s) Lauren Graham (2010–present)
Children 1

Peter William Krause (/ˈkrzə/; 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.

Early life[edit]

Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota to a mother who taught second grade and a father who was a high school English teacher.[1] He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[4][5]

Career[edit]

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,[6] it struggled to find an audience and was canceled after two seasons.

Krause starred in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under from 2001 to 2005. He received seven award nominations (including three Emmy nominations) for his portrayal of funeral director Nate Fisher.[7]

Krause appeared on Broadway in the summer of 2004 in a revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall.[8]

In December 2006, he played the lead role, Detective Joe Miller, in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.[9]

From 2007 to 2009, Krause portrayed young lawyer Nick George in ABC's drama Dirty Sexy Money alongside veteran actor Donald Sutherland.[10] He had initially turned down the role three times.[11]

In March 2009, Krause was cast as the role of Adam Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama Parenthood.[12] 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.[13]

Krause appeared in the 2011 fantasy film Beastly, based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Krause and former girlfriend Christine King have a son named Roman, who was born in November 2001.[2] He has been in a relationship with his Parenthood co-star Lauren Graham since 2010.[15]

His father died in February 2012 and his mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Blood Harvest Boyfriend
1996 Lovelife Tim
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
2011 Beastly Rob Kingsbury

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Carol and Company Various Unknown episodes
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Jay Thurman 3 episodes
1992 Seinfeld Tim Episode: "The Limo"
1994 Ellen Tim Episode: "The Hand That Robs the Cradle"
1995 Caroline in the City Peter Welmerling Episode: "Caroline and the Opera"
1995 Brotherly Love Tom Episode: "Double Date"
1995 If Not for You Elliot 5 episodes
1995 The Great Defender Crosby Caufield III 8 episodes
1995–1997 Cybill Kevin Blanders 23 episodes
1996 The Drew Carey Show Tom Episode: "Drew Gets Motivated"
1997 3rd Rock from the Sun Peter Connolly Episode: "A Friend in Dick"
1998–2000 Sports Night Casey McCall 45 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
1998 Style & Substance Steve Episode: "Pilot"
2001–2005 Six Feet Under Nate Fisher 63 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2003–04)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2002–03)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2002–03, 2006)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2002, 2005–06)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2002, 2004)
2006 The Lost Room Detective Joe Miller 3 episodes
2007–2009 Dirty Sexy Money Nick George 23 episodes
2010–present Parenthood Adam Braverman Main Cast
90 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.[17]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Sports Night Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
2002 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Six Feet Under Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2003 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2004 Prism Awards Best Performance in a Drama Series Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2005 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/37/Peter-Krause.html
  2. ^ a b Brady, James (November 2, 2008). "In Step With Peter Krause". Parade. Advance Publications. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alumnus Peter Krause to Star in New NBC Drama". Gustavus Adolphus College. February 26, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Notable Alumni". Official Website. Gustavus Adolphus College. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  6. ^ Sylvester, Sherri (March 16, 2000). "Sorkin still writing on Sports Night, West Wing". CNN. 
  7. ^ "Dirty Sexy Money Cast: Peter Krause". ABCmedianet. ABC Broadcast Networks. Archived from the original on May 7, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (July 29, 2004). "Peter Krause and Carla Gugino Revisit Arthur Miller's After The Fall on Broadway, July 29". Playbill. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (December 11, 2006). "Objects From This Room Are Odder Than They Appear". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Showatch: Dirty Sexy Money". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  11. ^ Wilson, Benji (March 8, 2008). "Dirty Sexy Money: Peter Krause". The Telegraph. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Bierly, Mandi (March 24, 2010). "Peter Krause, Maura Tierney cast in NBC's "Parenthood' pilot. Yay?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  13. ^ Fleming, Michael (April 21, 2010). "NBC renews 'Parenthood'". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Archived from the original on May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  14. ^ Fleming, Michael (July 6, 2009). "Peter Krause boosting 'Beastly'". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Archived from the original on May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Peter Krause Talks Keeping Relationship With Co-Star Lauren Graham Secret". Access Hollywood. October 23, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (October 23, 2012). "'Parenthood's' Peter Krause opens up about breast cancer storyline and his personal connection". Zap2it. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Peter Krause - Awards - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

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