Brian Krause

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Brian Krause
Brian Krause, 2012.jpg
Krause at the London Film and Comic Convention in July 2012
BornBrian Jeffrey Krause[1]
(1969-02-01) February 1, 1969 (age 45)
El Toro, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Beth Bruce (1996–2000)
Children1
Website
www.briankrause.us
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Brian Krause
Brian Krause, 2012.jpg
Krause at the London Film and Comic Convention in July 2012
BornBrian Jeffrey Krause[1]
(1969-02-01) February 1, 1969 (age 45)
El Toro, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Beth Bruce (1996–2000)
Children1
Website
www.briankrause.us

Brian Jeffrey Krause (born February 1, 1969) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Leo Wyatt on The WB television series Charmed (1998–2006).

Biography[edit]

Background[edit]

Born in El Toro, California to Alice and Jeff Krause, he is the younger of their two children. His older brother is named Patrick. Brian grew up in Southern California and took his first acting class with R. J. Adams at The Actors Workshop while in junior high as a way to avoid a bully in physical education class. In his teens, he studied karate, and attended El Toro High School, graduating in 1987. He continued his education at Orange Coast College where he played and lettered in soccer, scoring four goals as a midfielder and forward. He later had a child.

Career[edit]

Krause landed his first role in 1989 as a student in the TV series TV 101. He then starred in the made-for-TV-movie Match Point, the CBS Schoolbreak Special "American Eyes", and An American Summer, before landing his first major role as Richard Lestrange in Return to the Blue Lagoon. He was a co-star in the Bandit series prior to his most notable role of Leo in The WB Network series Charmed (1998–2006). Krause originally auditioned for the role of Andy Trudeau, but was cast as Piper's handyman love interest, Leo Wyatt. Due to budget restrictions in the eighth season (2005–06), he only appeared in the first 10 episodes, and in the last two episodes. After Charmed, he has appeared in made-for-TV-movies and TV shows such as Mad Men and The Closer. He has portrayed a minor character (Clem Feeney) in the videogame L.A. Noire, lending his voice and image to it. He also appeared on the YouTube video series Chad Vader, specifically "Season 4 Episode 4: The Return of Brian" as himself, a former employee of Empire Market. The video was uploaded 10 July 2012

Filmography[edit]

Film roles[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991An American SummerJoey
Return to the Blue LagoonRichard Lestrange jr
DecemberTim Mitchell
1992SleepwalkersCharles Brady
1993The Liars' ClubPat
1994Family AlbumGreg ThayerTV movie
1995Naked SoulsEdward
Extreme BlueBart
Breaking FreeClay Nelson
1996Mind GamesMatt Jarvis
1998Get a JobMike
1999DreamersPete
TrashWill Fowler
2000The PartyThe Husband
2005In the Blink of an EyeJay
2006To Kill a MockumentaryDanson
2007Protecting the KingJeff
2008Jack RioBilly Rafferty
WarbirdsJack Toller
TriloquistDetective
Beyond Loch NessJames Murphy
The Thacker CaseJason Michaels
A Seductress in My BlouseMichael Taylor
2009DesertionBrandon
Nowhere to HideEdward Crane
GrowthMarco
2012: SupernovaKelvin
The Gods of CircumstanceJim Jeff Jones
Hospital DaughterDr. Tyler Stevenson
2010The Secrets of Valleyoaks CaveJason Patterson
TBK: The Toolbox MurdersDetective Shane Cole
You're So CupidDaniel Valentine
Breaking into HellDale Wilkinson
CyrusCyrus Dancer
2011Camel SpidersN/A
Haunted MazeBenedict KillerSaid to be unreleased on IMDB
2012The UnknownPaul Baker
Gemini RisingPlummer
2013Red SkyMichael Banks
Coffin BabyDetective Cole
The Studio ClubMatt ForesterAlso credited as director
Ben and BeccaBenShort film
Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar ManJagger
Christmas for a DollarWilliam Kamp
2014Haunted IllusionsBenedict KillerSequel to unreleased movie 'Haunted Maze

Television roles[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Ann JillianTomepisodes "Love: 15", "The Crush"
1993Tales from the CryptTex Crandallepisode "House of Horror"
1995Walker, Texas RangerBilly Kramerepisode "Collision Course"
1996High TideScott Wilsonepisode "Killshot"
1997–1998Another WorldMatt Coryseries regular
1998–2006CharmedLeo Wyattseries regular, 144 episodes
2007CSI: MiamiRobert Whittenepisode "Cyber-lebrity"
2008The CloserTom Merrickepisode "Controlled Burn"
Mad MenKessepisode "The Mountain King"
2010CastleFather Aaron Loweepisode "Under The Gun"

Television movies and miniseries[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Match PointBart
1990CBS Schoolbreak Special: "American Eyes"Matt Henderson
1994Bandit: Bandit's Silver AngelLynn
Bandit: Beauty and the BanditLynn
Bandit: Bandit BanditLynn
Bandit: Bandit Goes CountryLynn
2006Ties That BindDavid
2007Devil's DiaryFather Mark Mulligan
2010Next Stop MurderJeff
2012Stalked at 17Mark
2014Expecting AmishHannah's Father

Other[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Chad VaderHimself

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". BrianKrause.us. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 

External links[edit]