Evan Peters

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Evan Peters
Evan Peters by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peters at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
Born(1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 27)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Years active2004–present
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Evan Peters
Evan Peters by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peters at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
Born(1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 27)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Years active2004–present

Evan Peters (born January 20, 1987)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles on the FX television series American Horror Story.

Early life[edit]

Peters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Julie and Phil Peters, a vice president of administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. He was raised in a Roman Catholic household in Ballwin, Missouri.[2] Peters moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he pursued modeling and took local acting classes.[3] He attended Grand Blanc Community High School, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, where he then attended Burbank High School, and later, began homeschooling classes.


On his second audition, Peters was chosen by producer Michael Picchiottino for the role of Adam in Clipping Adam. The role earned him a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor award, Jury Award for Best Actor at the Eclipse Film Festival, Best Young Actor at the Down Under International Film Festival, and Best Breakthrough Performance at the Phoenix Film Festival. He performed in numerous television commercials for Sony PlayStation, Progressive Insurance, Moviefone, Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza, and Kellogg. He appeared in the MGM film Sleepover, the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future, and the ABC series The Days. He landed a role in the ABC sci-fi thriller series Invasion, and had supporting roles in films such as Gardens of the Night, An American Crime, Kick-Ass, Never Back Down (and Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown), and guest roles on The Mentalist, House, Monk, The Office, In Plain Sight, and Parenthood. He has also starred in several theater plays, including playing Fagin in a production of Oliver Twist at the Met Theater.

Peters' breakthrough role was teenage sociopath murderer Tate Langdon in the first season of the FX series American Horror Story. He also starred in the second season as Kit Walker, a man wrongly accused of killing his wife. Most recently, he portrayed Kyle Spencer, a frat boy who is killed and brought back to life as a "Frankenstein's monster" type of creature, in the show's third season, Coven. Peters will portray Quicksilver in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On July 7, 2013, Emma Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against Peters in Montreal, Quebec.[5] Someone at the couple's hotel overheard a dispute coming from their room and called police, who arrived to find Peters with a bloody nose and several bite marks.[6] Roberts was released several hours after her arrest when Peters declined to press charges.[6] In a joint statement, Roberts and Peters called it "an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding," and stated that they "are working together to move past it."[5] Media reports on January 6, 2014 said they had become engaged over the holidays.[7]



2004Clipping AdamAdam Sheppard
2004SleepoverRussel "SpongeBob" Hayes
2007An American CrimeRicky Hobbs
2007Mama's BoyKeithUncredited
2008Remarkable PowerRoss
2008Gardens of the NightBrian / Rachel
2008Never Back DownMax Cooperman
2011Never Back Down 2: The BeatdownMax Cooperman
2011The Good DoctorDonny Nixon
2014Adult WorldAlex
2014Truck StopCharles
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastPietro Maximoff / Quicksilver


2004The DaysCooper Day6 episodes
2004–05Phil of the FutureSeth Wosmer5 episodes
2005–06InvasionJesse Varon21 episodes
2008DirtCraig HopeEpisode: "God Bless the Child"
2008Without a TraceCraig BaskinEpisode: "A Bend in the Road"
2008MonkEric TavelaEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Genius"
2008HouseOliverEpisode: "Last Resort"
2008–09One Tree HillJack Daniels6 episodes
2009Ghost WhispererDylanEpisode: "Excessive Forces"
2010Criminal MindsCharlie HillridgeEpisode: "Mosley Lane"
2010The MentalistOliver McDanielEpisode: "18-5-4"
2010The OfficeLuke CooperEpisode: "Nepotism"
2011ParenthoodBrandonEpisode: "New Plan"
2011In Plain SightJoey Roston / Joey WilsonEpisode: "Crazy Like a Witness"
2011–presentAmerican Horror StoryTate LangdonMurder House: 12 episodes
Kit WalkerAsylum: 13 episodes
Kyle SpencerCoven: 11 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2004Phoenix Film FestivalBest Breakthrough PerformanceClipping AdamWon
2005Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble CastSleepoverNominated
2012Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmAmerican Horror Story: AsylumNominated


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