Actor, director, and producer Peter Krause of the United States has a net worth of $20 million. Peter Krause is an actor who has been in several television shows throughout the years, including “Sports Night” (1998-2000) on ABC, “Six Feet Under” (2001-2005) on HBO, “Dirty Sexy Money” (2007-2009) on ABC, “Parenthood” (2010-2015) on NBC, and “9-1-1” (2014-present) on Fox (2018–present). Peter received recognition for his work on “Six Feet Under” with multiple nominations and awards.
Peter Krause Early Life
On August 12, 1965, in Alexandria, Minnesota, Peter Krause was born Peter William Krause. Peter Krause grew up in Roseville, Minnesota, with his siblings Michael and Amy, and was raised by his parents, Wanda and Bill Krause, who are also educators.
Krause went to Alexander Ramsey High School and competed in gymnastics and track and field while in high school.
He had planned to study medicine after graduating from high school in 1983, but after discovering his passion for acting during his junior year at Gustavus Adolphus College, he changed his major to English Literature. Peter acted in performances of “The Dumb Waiter” by Harold Pinter and “Cloud 9” by Caryl Churchill while he was still in college.
Krause completed the undergraduate program in 1987 and then the graduate acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1990, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting. Peter worked as a bartender at the Palace Theatre on Broadway while he was a New York City resident, and it was there that he met Aaron Sorkin, the future creator of “Sports Night.”
Krause relocated to Los Angeles soon after finishing college because he got a role on “Carol & Company,” a sketch comedy series starring Carol Burnett.
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Peter Krause Career
Peter’s first feature was 1987’s “Blood Harvest,” and he had recurring roles in the NBC sitcom “Carol & Company,” which ran for two seasons and 33 episodes. Guest-starring roles on “Seinfeld” (1992), “Ellen” (1994), “Caroline in the City” (1995), “Brotherly Love” (1995), “The Drew Carey Show” (1996), and “3rd Rock from the Sun” (1997) followed his recurrent appearance as Jay Thurman on the Fox teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1992.
(1997). Krause played Crosby Caufield III on “The Great Defender,” a 1995 Fox drama, and was a series regular on the CBS sitcom “If Not for You.” Acting as Kevin Manning on the CBS sitcom “Cybill” from 1995 to 1997, he also made an appearance in the 1997 romantic comedy “Lovelife.”
Peter had recurring roles as Daniel Musser on Fox’s “Party of Five” and in the films “Melting Pot” and “My Engagement Party” in 1998, and he also appeared in “The Truman Show” alongside Jim Carrey. With Josh Charles and Felicity Huffman, he featured Casey McCall on ABC’s “Sports Night” from 1998 to 2000.
A Television Critics Association award was given to the show for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy after it broadcast 45 episodes over two seasons. Among shows that were canceled too soon, “Sports Night” was named #10 by “TV Guide” in 2013.
During his time on the HBO series “Six Feet Under,” Krause portrayed the character of Nate Fisher. The series ran for five seasons and won over 40 awards, including three GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
It starred Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, and Lauren Ambrose as well. Peter has been nominated for a Gold Derby Award for his role as Detective Joe Miller in the 2006 Syfy miniseries “The Lost Room.” His other acting credits include the 2000 short film “It’s a Shame About Ray” and the 2004 and 2006 feature films “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” and “Civic Duty,” respectively.
Krause played Adam Braverman on NBC’s “Parenthood” from 2010 to 2015, after having appeared as Nick George on ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money” (which he also produced) from 2007 to 2009. Throughout six seasons, the show “Parenthood” broadcast 103 episodes and was named the Best Drama at the NAMIC Vision Awards.
Peter Krause Net Worth
Actor, director, and producer Peter Krause of the United States has a net worth of $20 million.
Peter Krause Personal Life
Peter’s ex-girlfriend Christine King gave birth to their son Roman in 2001. In 2010, Krause started dating his “Parenthood” co-star Lauren Graham; by 2021, the couple had broken up. Both had roles in 1995, where they first met “Caroline in the City episode “Caroline at the Opera,” and Graham told “Redbook” in 2010:
“I think we liked each other [but] he asked me over to his place to play a board game – and that’s precisely what we ended up doing.” Consequently, I concluded, “This person doesn’t like me.” I don’t know anyone who plays board games. The moment just wasn’t right. Neither of us was prepared for this.”
Awards and Nominations
For his work on “Six Feet Under,” Krause has been recognized with three nominations for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and two nominations for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in the Drama category.
Peter has been nominated for eight Screen Actors Guild Awards, and he and his “Six Feet Under” co-stars won in 2003 and 2004 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Krause’s other nominations were for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “Sports Night” (2000) and for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for “Six Feet Under” (2002 and 2004).
In addition to being nominated for the Gold Derby Award as Drama Lead Actor of the Decade (2010) and the Satellite Award as Best Actor in a Series, Drama (2003) for his work on “Six Feet Under,” he won the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2003 and the Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series (Multi-Episode Series) in 2004.
A TV Land Award nomination for Siblings That Make You Grateful for Your Own Crazy Family was given to Peter and his “Six Feet Under” co-stars Lauren Ambrose and Michael C. Hall in 2008.
His work on “Sports Night” garnered him a nomination for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series at the 2000 Viewers for Quality Television Awards, and “The Lost Room” earned him a nomination for TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor at the 2007 Gold Derby Awards. If you’re interested in reading more recent news and updates, I recommend checking out TheActiveNews.Com.