Jacobson at the 2009 premiere of Whatever Works
March 24, 1965 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Jacobson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lynn Straus and news anchor Walter Jacobson. His family is Jewish. He is a 1987 graduate of Brown University. Jacobson also graduated from the Juilliard School, where he was a member of the drama division's Group 20 (1987–1991).
Jacobson and Lisa Edelstein, his future co-star on House, appeared as a couple eating at a restaurant in the 1997 film As Good as It Gets. He played a recurring role on Law & Order as Randy Dworkin, a jovial crusading defense attorney. In 2005, he played Jimmy in the Academy Award-nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck. He has appeared in Scrubs, CSI: Miami, The Lost Room, The Starter Wife, Transformers, and The Midnight Meat Train.
Jacobson joined the cast of House as Dr. Chris Taub, a plastic surgeon hoping to secure a place on Dr. Gregory House's diagnostics team. In October 2007, he was confirmed as a regular on the show. He made a guest appearance as Alan on an episode of the USA Network's Royal Pains.
|1994||It Could Happen to You||Television Reporter|
|1996||Ed's Next Move||Yalta Coffee Shop Owner|
|1997||Conspiracy Theory||Surveillance Operator|
|1997||Deconstructing Harry||Goldberg / Harry's Character|
|1997||As Good as It Gets||Man at Table|
|1998||A Price Above Rubies||Schnuel|
|1998||Great Expectations||Man on Phone|
|1998||A Civil Action||Neil Jacobs|
|1999||Hit and Runway||Elliot Springer|
|1999||Cradle Will Rock||Silvano|
|2000||Looking for an Echo||Marty Pearlstein|
|2001||Life with David J|
|2001||Get Well Soon||Nathan|
|2002||Pipe Dream||Arnie Hufflitz|
|2002||Path to War||Adam Yarmolinsky|
|2004||Strip Search||John Scanlon|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||Jimmy|
|2006||Failure to Launch||Boatyard Man|
|2006||The Passage||Jacob Schultz|
|2007||The Memory Thief||Mr. Freeman|
|2007||Live Free or Die Hard||Maggie Q's Partner||Uncredited|
|2008||What Just Happened||Cal|
|2008||Midnight Meat Train||Otto|
|2013||White House Down||Wallace|
|1993||NYPD Blue||Reporter #1||Episode: "4B or Not 4B"|
|1994||Law & Order||Dr. Karl Styne||1 episode|
|1997||Oz||Carlton Auerback||Episode: "Capital P"|
|1997||Spin City||Greg Mullins||Episode: "Porn in the U.S.A."|
|2000||Talk to Me||Sandy||3 episodes|
|2000–2001||Bull||Josh Kaplan||5 episodes|
|2001||Will and Grace||Paul Budnik||Episode: "Mad Dogs and Average Men"|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Josh Steinman||Episode: "The Way"|
|2001||Third Watch||Detective Hall||Episode: "Childhood Memories"|
|2003||A.U.S.A.||Geoffrey Laurence||8 episodes|
|2003||Ed||Jeff Foster||Episode: "Goodbye Stuckeyville"|
|2004||ER||Episode: "The Student"|
|2004||Method and Red||Bill Blaford||Episode: "Something about Brenda"|
|2005||Hope and Faith||Aaron Melville||2 episodes|
|2005||CSI: Miami||George Hammett||Episode: "Payback"|
|2006||Love Monkey||Wapow! Guy||Episode: "Confidence"|
|2006||Scrubs||Mr. Foster||Episode: "My Big Bird"|
|2006||Criminal Minds||Michael Ryer||Episode: "Somebody's Watching"|
|2006||In Justice||Yarmulke Jake||5 episodes|
|2006||The Lost Room||Wally Jabrowski||3 episodes|
|2006||Entourage||Studio Head||Episode: "The Release"|
|2006||Law & Order||Randolph J. "Randy" Dworkin, Esq.||3 episodes|
|2007||Boston Legal||D.A. Randy Golden||Episode: "Guantanamo by the Bay"|
|2007||The Starter Wife||Kenny Kagan||6 episodes|
|2007–2012||House||Dr. Chris Taub||116 episodes|
|2009–2010||Royal Pains||Alan Righter||2 episodes|
|2011||The Good Wife||Michael Kahane||Episode: "A New Day"|
|2012||Iron Chef America||Himself||Guest judge
Episode: "Simon vs. Yagihashi"
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Bart Ganzel||3 episodes|
|2013||Ray Donovan||Lee Drexler||Regular|
|2013||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Michael Rotenberg||Episode: "The Gang Broke Dee"|
|2014||Rake||Max Fawcett||Episode: "50 Shades of Gay"|
|2015||Chicago P.D.||Mr. Friedman||Episode: "What Puts You on That Ledge"|
|2015||Battle Creek||Darrel||Episode: "Cereal Killers"|
- "Alumni in the News". Brown University.
- "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- Peter Jacobson at the Internet Movie Database
- "'House' Selects Its Permanent New Team". zap2it.com. October 4, 2007.
- Mitovich, Matt (June 23, 2009). "Exclusive: House Doc and Swimsuit Model Feel the Pains". TV Guide Online. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
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