Peter Krause

Biography: Peter Krause was born on August 12, 1965, in Alexandria, Minnesota. His parents still reside in his hometown of Minneapolis, where he grew up as one of three children. Peter spent his teenage years as an athlete. He was active in gymnastics, specializing on the pommel horse and rings, as well as track and field. In high school, a pole vaulting accident ended his athletic career. Peter would try acting at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where he graduated with a degree in English Literature. Following the four years he spent at Gustavus Adolphus College he moved to New York City and completed the prestigious New York University Master of Fine Arts Acting Program. While in New York City Peter worked as a bartender with Aaron Sorkin. After graduation, Peter moved out to Los Angeles and began work on television and landed a role on Carol Burnett's short-lived comeback comedy "Carol & Company" (1990) within two months. After the show ended he guest starred on many hit television shows including "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990), "Seinfeld" (1990), "Drew Carey Show, The (1995) and "If Not For You" (1995), with Elizabeth McGovern and Hank Azaria. In 1995, Peter became a series regular as long-suffering son-in-law Kevin on the hit series, "Cybill" (1995). His first film was Blood Harvest, a 1987 slasher film starring ukulele player Tiny Tim. Over the next few years he starred in several independent films such as Lovelife (1997) and My Engagement Party (1998). Then, in 1998, Peter made his breakthrough performance in the critically acclaimed "Sports Night" (1998). For two years he appeared on ABC as Casey McCall but low ratings forced the show to be canceled after two seasons. In 2000 Peter signed on to star in another critically acclaimed series, this time for HBO called "Six Feet Under" (2001) for which he is best know as Nate Fisher, the prodigal son who came home to help run the family's funeral business. Peter is still acting on stage in Los Angeles, where he currently resides, honing his craft and directing in several Los Angeles theater companies. Expand

Peter Krause's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 90 The Truman Show
Lowest Metascore: 37 Showboy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
40 Beastly Mar 4, 2011 Rob 5.4
58 Steep Dec 21, 2007 Narrator 8.0
48 Civic Duty May 4, 2007 Producer / Terry Allen 6.8
66 We Don't Live Here Anymore Aug 13, 2004 Hank Evans 7.3
37 Showboy Apr 9, 2004 Himself 7.6
90 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Lawrence 8.7