Peter Strauss

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Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss at F.I.S.T premier 1979 cropped.jpg
Strauss at the premiere of F.I.S.T, April 1978
Born Peter Lawrence Strauss
(1947-02-20) February 20, 1947 (age 67)
Croton-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1969—
Spouse(s)

Beverly Baker Paulding (m. 1973–79)(divorced)
Nicole Fons (m. 1983–94)(divorced) 2 children

Rachel Ticotin (m. 1998)

Peter Lawrence Strauss[1] (born February 20, 1947) is an American television and movie actor, known for his roles in several television miniseries in the 1970s and 1980s.

Personal life[edit]

Strauss was born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His family was Jewish.[2][3] His father, Warren B. Strauss, who immigrated from Germany, was a wine importer.[4][5][6] Strauss graduated from the Hackley School in 1965 and Northwestern University in 1969.

He married actress Rachel Ticotin on December 31, 1998. He had been married twice before, with his second marriage producing two children.

Acting career[edit]

Notably, he plays Abel Roznovski in Kane and Abel, the TV miniseries from Jeffrey Archer's book of the same title. He won an Emmy Award for his role on the 1979 made-for-television movie The Jericho Mile, and he starred in a television remake of the classic 1946 film Angel on My Shoulder in 1980. His other noted television miniseries credits include starring roles in Rich Man, Poor Man, its sequel Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, and Masada. Strauss plays Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in the 1977 TV movie Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy.

Strauss starred in the films Soldier Blue (1970) and Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), and has appeared in several others. He voiced the character of Justin, Captain of the Guard, in the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH, and he subsequently named his son Justin for the character. Strauss starred as an abused husband in the television movie Men Don't Tell, alongside Judith Light. A more recent film in which he appears is XXX: State of the Union (2005). He was the voice of Moses in the animated series K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. He starred in the short-lived series Body & Soul as Dr. Isaac Braun in 2002. He provided the voice for Stoker Van Rotten in both the 1990s and 2006 versions of Biker Mice From Mars.

Other work includes commercials for Miracle-Gro.

Beyond acting[edit]

Strauss runs a successful citrus production business and is on the advisory board of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. He sold a ranch property to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.[7] The ranch has since been acquired by the National Park Service as the Peter Strauss Ranch.

Filmography[edit]

Actor
Year Film Genres Role Episode
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) Kevin Burton Locum
Royal Pains (TV series) Graham Barnes Comfort's Overrated
Jack's Family Adventure (TV movie) 'Wild' Bill Cohen
2008-2010 State of the Union (TV series) Narrator 13 Episodes
2007 Dirty Sexy Money (TV series) Dutch George The Watch
License to Wed feature film Mr. Jones
2006 Biker Mice from Mars (TV series) Stoker / Night Shift / High Commander 5 Episodes
The Way (TV movie) Hutch
2005 Killer Instinct (TV series) (TV series) Robert Hale Who's Your Daddy
xXx 2: The Next Level feature film President James Sanford
2004 Law & Order (TV series) (TV series) Dr. Paul Cedars Coming Down Hard
2003 Strange Frequency 2 (TV movie) Ben Stanton (segment "Don't Stop Believin")
111 Gramercy Park (TV movie) Turk Karnegian
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth (video short) Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come (video short) Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf (video short) Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation (video short) Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts (video short) Moses (voice)
2002 Body & Soul (TV series) Dr. Isaac Braun 14 Episodes
2001 Strange Frequency (TV series) Ben Stanton Don't Stop Believing
Murder on the Orient Express (TV movie) Mr. Samuel Ratchett
2000 A Father's Choice (TV movie) Charlie 'Mac' McClain
1999 Joan of Arc (TV movie) La Hire
Seasons of Love (TV movie) Thomas Linthorne
1998 My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (TV movie) Dr. Sam Sheppard
1996-1997 Moloney (TV series) Dr. Nicholas Moloney / Nick Moloney 26 Episodes
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV series) Lab Guard Nemesis
Keys to Tulsa feature film Chip Carlson
The Incredible Hulk (TV series) Walter Langkowski Man to Man, Beast to Beast
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV series) Friendship
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV series) Narrator Pig Amok
In the Lake of the Woods (TV movie) John Waylan
Biker Mice from Mars (TV series) Stoker 2 Episodes
1995 Nick of Time feature film Brendan Grant
Texas Justice (TV movie) T. Cullen Davis
1994 Reunion (TV movie) Sam Yates
Batman (TV series) Dr. Steven Carlyle / Plant-Man
The Yearling (TV movie) Ezra 'Penny' Baxter
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story (TV movie) Larry McLinden
1993 Men Don't Tell (TV movie) Ed MacAffrey
1992 Trial: The Price of Passion (TV movie) Warren Blackburn
Fugitive Among Us (TV movie) Max Cole
1991 Flight of Black Angel (TV movie) Col. Matt Ryan, Callsign Ringleader
1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV movie) Wayne Stracton
1989 Peter Gunn (TV movie) Peter Gunn
Brotherhood of the Rose (TV movie) Romulus
1987 Proud Men (TV movie) Charley MacLeod Jr.
1986 The Penalty Phase (TV movie) Judge Kenneth Hoffman
Under Siege (TV movie) John Garry
1985 Kane & Abel (TV mini-series) Abel Rosnovski
Tender Is the Night (TV mini-series) Dick Diver
1983 Heart of Steel (TV movie) Emory
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone sci-fi film Wolff
1982 The Secret of NIMH animation film Justin (voice)
1981 Masada (TV mini-series) Eleazar ben Yair 4 Episodes
A Whale for the Killing (TV movie) Charles Landon
1980 Angel on My Shoulder (TV movie) Eddie Kagel
1979 The Jericho Mile (TV movie) Larry 'Rain' Murphy
1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (TV movie) Joseph Kennedy Jr.
1976-1977 Rich Man, Poor Man Book II (TV series) Rudy Jordache 26 Episodes
1976 The Last Tycoon feature film Wylie
Rich Man, Poor Man (TV series) Rudy Jordache 13 Episodes
1971-1975 Medical Center (TV series) Lloyd Halloran / Tom Desmond 2 Episodes
1972-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV series) Bobby Jepsen / Lou Kovic Jr. / Martin Novack 3 Episodes
1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV movie) Ben Jacobs
1974 Barnaby Jones (TV series) Clay Wakefield The Last Contract
Cannon (TV series) (TV series) Dave Nordorff / Reverend Will 2 Episodes
Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita (TV movie) Lawyer
Hawaii Five-O (TV series) Tom Morgan Death with Father
1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV series) Stephen Angels in the Snow
The Man Without a Country (TV movie) Arthur Danforth
1972 The Trial of the Catonsville Nine feature film Thomas Lewis Angels in the Snow
Young Dr. Kildare (TV series) Reverend Teller By this sign
1971 Sergeant Klems feature film Sergeant Otto Josef Klems
1970 The Young Lawyers (TV series) Stuart The Two Dollar Thing
Soldier Blue feature film Honus Gent
1969 Hail, Hero! feature film Frank Dixon

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