Jacobson at the 2009 premiere of Whatever Works
March 24, 1965 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Known for||Chris Taub from House|
Peter Jacobson (born March 24, 1965) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dr. Chris Taub on the Fox medical drama series House. He is currently starring on the USA Network science fiction drama Colony as Proxy Snyder.
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|
|2014||Better Living Through Chemistry||Dr. Roth|
|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"|
|2016||Colony||Proxy Alan Snyder||Main Role|
|2016||Madam Secretary||Ted||Episode: "The Middle Way"|
|2016||The Americans||Agent Wolfe||2 episodes|
- "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.