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Peter William Krause (born August 12, 1965) is an American film and television actor and film producer. He is perhaps best known for his lead roles as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under, Adam Braverman on Parenthood, and Casey McCall on Sports Night.

CareerEdit

In the early 1990s, Krause made a number of guest appearances on television shows such as Seinfeld, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Ellen. Starting in 1996, Krause appeared in a recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's son-in-law Kevin on her sitcom Cybill for four seasons. From 1998 to 2000, Krause also portrayed the character Casey McCall on the ABC comedy Sports Night, created by his friend Aaron Sorkin. Although the show received considerable critical acclaim,[1] 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.[2]

Krause appeared on Broadway in the summer of 2004 in a revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall.[3] In December 2006, he played the lead role, Detective Joe Miller, in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.[4] Krause portrayed the young lawyer Nick George in ABC's drama Dirty Sexy Money alongside veteran actor Donald Sutherland from 2007 to 2009.[5]

In March 2009, Krause was cast as the role of Adam Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama Parenthood.[6] One year later in March 2010, Parenthood premiered as a mid-season replacement. In May, the show was picked up for a full second season.[7]

Krause appeared in the 2011 fantasy film Beastly, based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota to a mother who taught second grade and a father who was a high school English teacher.[9] He was raised in the St. Paul suburbs.[10] He has two siblings, Michael Krause and Amy Krause.

Krause graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature.[11] He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University.[11]

Krause and his former girlfriend, Christine King, have a son named Roman, who was born in November 2001.[10]

Krause has been dating his Parenthood co-star, Lauren Graham, who plays his on-screen sister, since early 2010. The two have been dating for the last five years, but are not engaged yet.

Filmography Edit

Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Blood Harvest boyfriend
1990 Carol and Company various TV series
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210Jay Thurman3 episodes
Seinfeld Tim Episode: "The Limo"
1994 Ellen Tim Episode: "The Hand That Robs the Cradle"
1995 Caroline in the CityPeter Welmerling Episode: "Caroline and the Opera"
Brotherly Love Tom Episode: "Double Date"
If Not for You Elliot 5 episodes
The Great Defender Crosby Caufield III 8 episodes
1996 Cybill Kevin Blanders 23 episodes
Lovelife Tim
1997 3rd Rock from the SunPeter Connolly Episode: "A Friend in Dick"
1998 Melting Pot Pedro Marine
Sports NightCasey McCall Regular Role: 45 episodes (1998-2000)
The Truman ShowLawrence
My Engagement Party David Salsburg
Style & Substance Steve Episode: "Pilot"
2000 It's a Shame About Ray Mr. Hanks
2001 Six Feet Under Nate Fisher Series Lead: 63 episodes (2001-2005)
2004 We Don't Live Here Anymore Hank Evans
2006 The Lost Room Detective Joe Miller TV miniseries
Civic Duty Terry Allen (also a producer)
2007 Dirty Sexy Money Nick George Series Lead: 23 episodes (2007-2009)
2010 Parenthood Adam Braverman TV series, 2010-
Beastly Rob Kingston

AwardsEdit

AwardedEdit

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2004) for Six Feet Under[12]
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2003) for Six Feet Under[13]

Prism Awards

  • Best Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline (2004) for Six Feet Under[14]

NominatedEdit

Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2006) for Six Feet Under[15]
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2003) for Six Feet Under[16]
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2002) for Six Feet Under[17]

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (2003) for Six Feet Under[18]
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (2002) for Six Feet Under[19]

Satellite Awards

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Drama (2003) for Six Feet Under[20]

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2006) for Six Feet Under[21]
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2005) for Six Feet Under[22]
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2004) for Six Feet Under[23]
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2002) for Six Feet Under[24]
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2000) for Sports Night[25]

ReferencesEdit

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