Peter Hermann (actor)

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Peter Hermann
Born (1967-08-15) August 15, 1967 (age 50)
New York City, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Actor, producer, writer
Years active 1997–present
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] He attended Yale University.[2]


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 defense attorney Trevor Langan on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

He has made appearances in several commercials, such as the anti-tobacco "Fair Enough" ads, and has been the face for Persil ProClean detergent since the late 2010s.[3]

In 2006, he starred as Jeremy Glick in the feature film United 93.[4]

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.[5][6]

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 appeared in the Broadway play War Horse, and made occasional appearances as Erin Reagan's ex-husband John "Jack" Boyle on Blue Bloods.[7][8][9]

As of August 2015, he was on Younger, which is in its fifth season.[10]In March 2018, HarperCollins published Hermann's children's book If the S in Moose Comes Loose.[11]

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.[12][13] They have a son, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, who was born on June 28, 2006.[14] Hargitay and Hermann adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, in April 2011.[13][15] In October 2011, the couple adopted a baby boy, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, who had been born in mid-2011.[16][17]


Year Film Role 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
2012 Trouble with the Curve Greg
2013 Philomena Pete Olsson
Chinese Puzzle John
Year Film Role Notes
1997–1998 Guiding Light Dr. Michael Burke 42 episodes
1999 Get Real David 3 episodes
2000 Law & Order Al Goran Episode: "Mega"
Spin City Ed Episode: "Don't Get on the Bus"
2002 Hack Mark Vincenzo Episode: "Obsession"
2002–2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Trevor Langan 32 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 4 episodes
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"
White Collar Willson Mailer Episode: "Parting Shoots"
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Business Manager #2 Episode: "Car Periscope"
2011–2012 A Gifted Man Harrison Curtis 5 episodes
2012–present Blue Bloods Jack Boyle 10 episodes
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). Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Variety
  3. ^ Emily Lackey (3 February 2016). "Who Is The Persil ProClean Guy? This Actor Has Some Seriously Impressive Hollywood Credentials". Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Screen World 2007 (Volume 58 ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. 1 May 2010. p. 44. ISBN 9781557837295. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Talk Radio, Longacre Theatre". Playbill. Playbill Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Broadway Show: Talk Radio". Theatrical Index. Theatrical Index. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  7. ^ Rice, Lynette. "'Blue Bloods' cast ex-husband for Bridget Moynahan". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  8. ^ Stockly, Ed (28 September 2017). "Friday's TV Highlights: 'Hawaii Five-0' on CBS". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Barney, Chuck (29 September 2017). "TV tonight: Will 'Hawaii Five-0' fizzle without Kim, Park?". The Mercury News. Digital First Media. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  10. ^ Berk, Dr. Nancy. "Showbiz Analysis: Peter Hermann on TV Land's Younger and the Power of Great Writing". Parade. AMG/Parade. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  11. ^ Little, Billie (2018-03-13). "If the S in Moose Comes Loose". Book Pages. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  12. ^ "Law & Order's Mariska Hargitay Gets Married". People. Time Inc. September 2, 2004. Archived from the original on December 31, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Ravitz, Justin (October 19, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay Adopts For Second Time in Six Months: New Details". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  14. ^ Kimpton, Roger (Summer 2010). "Hollywood on the Palisades". Palisade: 13. 
  15. ^ Triggs, Charlotte (April 6, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby". People. Time Inc. Archived from the original on December 31, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  16. ^ 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 20, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  17. ^ Triggs, Charlotte (October 19, 2011). "Mariska Hargitay Adopts Son Andrew Nicolas". People. Time Inc. Archived from the original on April 16, 2016. 

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