Peter Krause Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In 1990, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Krause's first role was in a horror movie Blood Harvest (1987). On Carol & Company (1990), he appeared opposite Carol Burnett and Richard Kind. It was an anthology comedy series, with actors playing different characters each week. After it ended in 1991, he guest starred on Seinfeld: The Limo (1992) as Tim, a white supremacist, and on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) in a recurring role. In 1995, he appeared in starring and recurring roles on two short-lived shows, The Great Defender (1995) and If Not for You (1995). He also guest starred on Ellen (1994), University Hospital (1995), Caroline in the City (1995), Brotherly Love (1995), The Drew Carey Show (1995) and Party of Five (1994). He also got a major recurring role as Cybill's son-in-law, Kevin Blanders on Cybill (1995). Around the same time, he also appeared in a romantic comedy Lovelife (1997) opposite Saffron Burrows, Bruce Davison and Carla Gugino, and in 3rd Rock from the Sun: A Friend in Dick (1997).

In 1998, he appeared in three movies, including The Truman Show (1998). He also got a starring role on ABC's comedy Sports Night (1998), created by Aaron Sorkin. He played sports anchor Casey McCall, opposite Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman and Joshua Malina, until the show's cancellation in 2000. After "Sports Night", he got a another starring role, on HBO's Six Feet Under (2001), created by Alan Ball. He received three Emmy nominations for his role as funeral director Nate Fisher, the son of Ruth (Frances Conroy) and the brother of David (Michael C. Hall) and Claire (Lauren Ambrose). During a break from "Six Feet" in 2004, he also appeared in We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) opposite Laura Dern and Mark Ruffalo and played a part on Broadway. After "Six Feet" ended in 2005, he appeared in the miniseries The Lost Room (2006) opposite Julianna Margulies and Elle Fanning as the lead Joe Miller and played the lead and produced the thriller Civic Duty (2006). In 2007, he got yet another lead on Dirty Sexy Money (2007) as the lawyer of one of New York City's wealthiest families, opposite Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin and Natalie Zea. Krause was also a producer on the show, but unfortunately it ended in 2009, after two seasons.

After "Dirty Sexy Money" ended, Krause did not stay idle long, when he received the lead on Parenthood (2010) as Adam Braverman, opposite Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia. "Parenthood" ended in 2015 after six seasons. In 2016, he was cast in ABC's crime drama, The Catch (2016), produced by Shonda Rhimes. He is playing a con artist, who is being chased by a private investigator (Mireille Enos'), whom he defrauded.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: imoth

Family (2)

Children Roman Krause
Relatives Amy Krause (sibling)

Trivia (12)

Attended Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota. Has a sister, Amy Krause, and a younger brother.
Last name is pronounced KROW-zuh. (KROW -- rhymes with "wow".).
First child, a son named Roman, born 2001.
MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1990).
Peter's father was a high school English teacher, and his mother was a second grade teacher.
Was pre-med at Gustavus Adolphus College before switching to his final major of English Literature.
For Six Feet Under (2001), he originally auditioned for the part of David, as he was impressed by the political/human rights message that the role had and he wanted to stand up for the character. However, the creator, Alan Ball had found the role of Nate Fisher impossible to cast, and was impressed by Krause and his tangible chemistry with Rachel Griffiths (Brenda Chenowith).
Krause spent his youth immersed heavily in track and field and gymnastics. Following a career-ending high school pole-vaulting injury, Krause took to the stage during his education at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
While pursuing his acting career in New York University's Master of Fine Arts acting program, he worked as a bartender with writer Aaron Sorkin at the Palace Theater.
No relation to Brian Krause.
In a relationship with Lauren Graham, his co-star on Parenthood (2010) [2011]. First met on the set of Caroline in the City (1995).
Generally avoids the offer of roles playing either doctors or lawyers.

Personal Quotes (14)

Well I'm not much of a singer. But it's been a really nice time to do film, television, theater and have it all happening at once. That wasn't planned but it just happens.
I'm very wary of large groups of people getting together and trying to believe the same thing. It never seems to end well, whether it's political or religious or whatever.
I'm moved to think about the political state of our country right now. Most people who go out and vote have a very clear sense of what's right and wrong. And a lot of those people who don't aren't sure, so they don't go out and vote.
I think that every show on television has its place. I think Married With Children or, I don't know, The Nanny... some people want to go home, turn on the TV and be able to iron their clothes or grab a sandwich. Come out and catch a joke and not have to follow the story.
And then, all of a sudden, you're like, all that's great and fun, but Arthur Miller's in my dressing room. This is the third night he's been here and he sits in my dressing room for an hour after each show, and talks to me for an hour. So I'm pretty spoiled right now.
People are first and foremost Republicans, first and foremost Anarchists, first and foremost a man or woman, and that is a mistake. It hurts the individual and it hurts the whole.
We live in a country where people still get beaten to death because of their sexual orientation.
My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.
I'm pretty political when it comes to human rights and things like that.
I started college Pre-Med. That lasted about half a semester.
I don't smack him around. I don't yell at him. And if he wants to go to the park in his pajamas, I don't care.
At this point, I'm spoiled. I've actually had a really blessed career.
I think that being a conscious parent opens your eyes to the fact that any adult relationships that you have, whenever children are present on a daily basis, that they're modelling how they get along with people by what they see how you get along.
It sounds so trite but in relationships, you have to communicate.

Salary (1)

Parenthood (2010) $125,000 /episode (2009-10)

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