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Peter Krause
Peter Krause Paleyfest 2013 cropped lightened sharpened.jpg
Krause at the 2013 PaleyFest
Born (1965-08-12) August 12, 1965 (age 55)
OccupationActor, Producer, Chair of Chatham Town FC Independent Supporters (Twydall) Producer
Years active1987–present
Partner(s)Lauren Graham (2010–present)

Peter William Krause (/ˈkrzə/; born August 12, 1965) is an American television and film actor. He has played lead roles in multiple television series, portraying Casey McCall on Sports Night (1998–2000), Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under (2001–2005), Nick George on Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009), Adam Braverman on Parenthood (2010–2015), Benjamin Jones on The Catch (2016–2017), and Bobby Nash on 9-1-1 (2018–present).

For his work on Six Feet Under, Krause was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning twice for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.[1]

Early life

Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota, to two teachers. His mother taught second grade and his father was a high school English teacher. He has two siblings, Michael and Amy.[2] He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul.[3]

Krause graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature.[4][5] He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[5][6]


In the early 1990s, Krause appeared in TV shows such as Seinfeld, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Ellen. He was a cast member of Carol Burnett's sketch comedy series Carol & Company from 1990-91. Starting in 1996, Krause appeared in a recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's son-in-law Kevin on her sitcom Cybill for four seasons.[citation needed]

From 1998-2000, Krause also portrayed the character Casey McCall on the ABC network's comedy Sports Night. Although the show received considerable critical acclaim,[7] it struggled to find an audience and was canceled after two seasons.

Krause starred in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under from 2001 to 2005. He received seven award nominations (including three Emmy nominations) for his portrayal of funeral director Nate Fisher.[8]

Krause appeared on Broadway in the summer of 2004 in a revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall.[9]

In December 2006, he played the lead role, Detective Joe Miller, in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.[10]

From 2007 to 2009, Krause portrayed young lawyer Nick George in ABC's drama Dirty Sexy Money alongside veteran actor Donald Sutherland.[11] He had initially turned down the role three times.[12] He also served as a series producer. From 2010–15, he played Adam Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama Parenthood.[13] He directed three episodes for the show. Krause appeared in the 2011 fantasy film Beastly, based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name.[14] From 2016–2017, he starred opposite Mireille Enos in the ABC crime drama series The Catch, produced by Shonda Rhimes.[15]

In August 2017, Krause was cast in the Ryan Murphy-produced drama 9-1-1, which focuses on the lives of first responders. He plays a firefighter named Bobby Nash. The show premiered on Fox in January 2018, and has been renewed for a second season.

Personal life

Graham and Krause in February 2008
Graham and Krause in February 2008

Krause and former girlfriend Christine King have a son, Roman, who was born in 2001.[16] Since 2010, Krause has been in a relationship with actress Lauren Graham. They first met in 1995 when they both appeared in the sitcom Caroline in the City, then became a couple while playing brother and sister on Parenthood. They live together in Los Angeles.[17][18]



Year Film Role Notes
1987 Blood Harvest Scott
1996 Lovelife Tim
1998 Melting Pot Pedro Marine
1998 The Truman Show Lawrence
1998 My Engagement Party David Salsburg
2000 It's a Shame About Ray Mr. Hanks Short film
2004 We Don't Live Here Anymore Hank Evans
2006 Civic Duty Terry Allen
2011 Beastly Rob Kingson
2016 Night Owls William Campbell
2018 Saint Judy Matthew


Year Film Role Notes
1990 Carol & Company Various Unknown episodes
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Jay Thurman 3 episodes
1992 Seinfeld Tim Episode: "The Limo"
1994 Ellen Tim Episode: "The Hand That Robs the Cradle"
1995 Caroline in the City Peter Welmerling Episode: "Caroline and the Opera"
1995 Brotherly Love Tom Episode: "Double Date"
1995 If Not for You Elliot 5 episodes
1995 The Great Defender Crosby Caufield III 8 episodes
1995–1997 Cybill Kevin Manning 23 episodes
1996 The Drew Carey Show Tom Episode: "Drew Gets Motivated"
1997 3rd Rock from the Sun Peter Connolly Episode: "A Friend in Dick"
1998 Party of five Daniel Musser 3 episodes
1998–2000 Sports Night Casey McCall 45 episodes
1998 Style & Substance Steve Episode: "Pilot"
2001–2005 Six Feet Under Nate Fisher 63 episodes
2006 The Lost Room Detective Joe Miller 6 episodes
2007–2009 Dirty Sexy Money Nick George 23 episodes; producer of 13 episodes
2010–2015 Parenthood Adam Braverman 100 episodes; director of 3 episodes
2016–2017 The Catch Benjamin Jones 20 episodes
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Park Ranger #2 Episode: "Fall"
2018–present 9-1-1 Bobby Nash 46 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Sports Night Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
2002 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Six Feet Under Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2003 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2004 Prism Awards Best Performance in a Drama Series Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2005 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated


  1. ^ "Peter Krause - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Peter Krause Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Brady, James (November 2, 2008). "In Step With Peter Krause". Parade. Advance Publications. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Alumnus Peter Krause to Star in New NBC Drama". Gustavus Adolphus College. February 26, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Notable Alumni". Official Website. Gustavus Adolphus College. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  6. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  7. ^ Sylvester, Sherri (March 16, 2000). "Sorkin still writing on Sports Night, West Wing". CNN.
  8. ^ "Dirty Sexy Money Cast: Peter Krause". ABCmedianet. ABC Broadcast Networks. Archived from the original on November 15, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
  9. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (July 29, 2004). "Peter Krause and Carla Gugino Revisit Arthur Miller's After The Fall on Broadway, July 29". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
  10. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (December 11, 2006). "Objects From This Room Are Odder Than They Appear". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
  11. ^ "Showatch: Dirty Sexy Money". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
  12. ^ Wilson, Benji (March 8, 2008). "Dirty Sexy Money: Peter Krause". The Telegraph. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  13. ^ Bierly, Mandi (March 24, 2010). "Peter Krause, Maura Tierney cast in NBC's "Parenthood' pilot. Yay?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  14. ^ Fleming, Michael (July 6, 2009). "Peter Krause boosting 'Beastly'". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Archived from the original on July 10, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  15. ^ Lesley Goldberg. "Peter Krause Set as New Male Lead in ABC's Shondaland Drama 'The Catch'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  16. ^ Green, Blake (2004-08-01). "On life, death and a surplus of identities". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  17. ^ "How Lauren Graham and Peter Krause's Romantic Relationship Continues to Surprise Hollywood". E! News. March 16, 2017.
  18. ^ "Gilmore Girls Star Lauren Graham on Finally Finding Love in Hollywood". People. November 17, 2016.

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