Peter Hermann (actor)

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Peter Hermann
Born New York City, New York
Occupation Actor, producer, writer
Spouse(s) Mariska Hargitay (m. 2004)
Children 3

Peter Hermann is an American actor, producer and writer. He is married to actress Mariska Hargitay, with whom he has three children.

Early life and education[edit]

Hermann was born in New York City to German parents but moved to Germany when he was 2 months old.[1] He lived in Germany until he was 10, and did not learn English until he returned to the United States.[1]


Hermann had brief stints on a variety of television shows that include the soap opera, Guiding Light (1997–1998), the ABC Family show, Beautiful People (2006) and the Lifetime original series, Angela's Eyes (2006). Since 2002 he has had a recurring role as Trevor Langan, a defense attorney on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

He has made appearances in several commercials, such as the anti-tobacco "Fair Enough" ads. In 2006, he starred as Jeremy Glick in the feature film, United 93.

Hermann was in the Broadway premiere of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, starring Liev Schreiber, and featuring fellow Law & Order: Special Victims Unit cast member Stephanie March. It began performances on February 15, 2007, in preparation for a March 11 opening; its final Broadway performance was on June 24, 2007.[citation needed]

He also guested on 30 Rock during its first season, and starred in ABC's mid-season replacement series, Cashmere Mafia, as Davis Draper. As of 2011 he appears in the Broadway play War Horse.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

While appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hermann met lead actress, Mariska Hargitay, whom he married on August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California.[2][3] They have a son, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, who was born on June 28, 2006.[4] Hargitay and Hermann adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, in April 2011.[3][5] In October 2011, the couple adopted a baby boy, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, who had been born in mid-2011.[6][7]


Year Film Role Other notes
2002 Swimfan ER Doctor
2004 Duane Incarnate Duane
2006 The Treatment Steve
United 93 Jeremy Glick
2010 Edge of Darkness Sanderman
Just Wright Dr. Taylor
2011 Too Big to Fail Christopher Cox TV movie
2012 Trouble with the Curve Greg
2013 Philomena Pete Olsson
2013 Chinese Puzzle John
Year Title Role Notes
1997–1998 Guiding Light Dr. Michael Burke 42 episodes
1999 Get Real David Episodes: "Pilot", "Sexual Healing", "Passages"
2000 Law & Order Al Goran Episode: "Mega"
Spin City Ed Episode: "Don't Get on the Bus"
2002 Hack Mark Vincenzo Episode: "Obsession"
2002–2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Trevor Langan 28 Episodes
2003 Sex and the City David Episode: "Hop, Skip and a Week"
All My Children Wayne Kabak Episode: "August 22, 2003"
2005 Hope & Faith Brent Episode: "The Halloween Party"
2006 Beautiful People Luke Dalton 6 episodes
Standoff Liam Fowler Episode: "Shanghai'd"
Angela's Eyes Peter Wagner Episode: Pilot
Episode: Eyes For Windows
Episode: In Your Eyes
Episode: Eyes on the Prize
2007 30 Rock Gray Episode: "The Head and the Hair"
2008 Cashmere Mafia Davis Draper 7 episodes
Fringe Grant Episode: "The Ghost Network"
2009 Bored to Death Gary Episode: "The Alanon Case"
2010 The Good Wife Judge Derek Shickel Episode: "Hybristophilia"
2011-2012 A Gifted Man Harrison Curtis 5 episodes
2012-2014 Blue Bloods John "Jack" Boyle 5 Episodes
2010 White Collar Willson Mailer Episode: "Parting Shoots"
2013 Elementary Detective Craig Basken Episode: "An Unnatural Arrangement"
2015–present Younger Charles Brooks Series regular


  1. ^ a b Henderson, Kathy (July 29, 2011). "What's Up, Peter Hermann? The War Horse Star on Blending Broadway and a New Baby". (Key Brand Entertainment). Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Law & Order's Mariska Hargitay Gets Married". People. September 2, 2004. 
  3. ^ a b Ravitz, Justin (October 19, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay Adopts For Second Time in Six Months: New Details". Us Weekly. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kimpton, Roger (Summer 2010). "Hollywood on the Palisades". Palisade: 13. 
  5. ^ Triggs, Charlotte (April 6, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby". People. Time Inc. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ Hubbard, Amy (October 19, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay adopts second baby in 6 months: Give 'em an 'A'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Archived from the original on October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ Triggs, Charlotte (October 19, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay Adopts Son Andrew Nicolas". People. 

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