Peter Strauss

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Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss at F.I.S.T premier 1979 cropped.jpg
Strauss at the premiere of F.I.S.T, April 1978
BornPeter Lawrence Strauss
(1947-02-20) February 20, 1947 (age 67)
Croton-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1969—
Spouse(s)Beverly Baker Paulding (m. 1973–79)(divorced)
Nicole Fons (m. 1983–94)(divorced) 2 children
Rachel Ticotin (m. 1998)
 
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Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss at F.I.S.T premier 1979 cropped.jpg
Strauss at the premiere of F.I.S.T, April 1978
BornPeter Lawrence Strauss
(1947-02-20) February 20, 1947 (age 67)
Croton-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1969—
Spouse(s)Beverly Baker Paulding (m. 1973–79)(divorced)
Nicole Fons (m. 1983–94)(divorced) 2 children
Rachel Ticotin (m. 1998)

Peter Lawrence Strauss[1] (born February 20, 1947) is an American television and movie actor, known for his roles in several television miniseries in the 1970s and 1980s.

Personal life[edit]

Strauss was born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His family was Jewish.[2][3] His father, Warren B. Strauss, who immigrated from Germany, was a wine importer.[4][5][6] Strauss graduated from the Hackley School in 1965 and Northwestern University in 1969.

He married actress Rachel Ticotin on December 31, 1998. He had been married twice before, with his second marriage producing two children.

Acting career[edit]

Notably, he plays Abel Roznovski in Kane and Abel, the TV miniseries from Jeffrey Archer's book of the same title. He won an Emmy Award for his role on the 1979 made-for-television movie The Jericho Mile, and he starred in a television remake of the classic 1946 film Angel on My Shoulder in 1980. His other noted television miniseries credits include starring roles in Rich Man, Poor Man, its sequel Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, and Masada. Strauss plays Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in the 1977 TV movie Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy.

Strauss starred in the films Soldier Blue (1970) and Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), and has appeared in several others. He voiced the character of Justin, Captain of the Guard, in the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH, and he subsequently named his son Justin for the character. Strauss starred as an abused husband in the television movie Men Don't Tell, alongside Judith Light. A more recent film in which he appears is XXX: State of the Union (2005). He was the voice of Moses in the animated series K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. He starred in the short-lived series Body & Soul as Dr. Isaac Braun in 2002. He provided the voice for Stoker Van Rotten in both the 1990s and 2006 versions of Biker Mice From Mars.

Other work includes commercials for Miracle-Gro.

Beyond acting[edit]

Strauss runs a successful citrus production business and is on the advisory board of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. He sold a ranch property to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.[7] The ranch has since been acquired by the National Park Service as the Peter Strauss Ranch.

Filmography[edit]

Actor
YearFilmGenresRoleEpisode
2010Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(TV series)Kevin BurtonLocum
Royal Pains(TV series)Graham BarnesComfort's Overrated
Jack's Family Adventure(TV movie)'Wild' Bill Cohen
2008-2010State of the Union(TV series)Narrator13 Episodes
2007Dirty Sexy Money(TV series)Dutch GeorgeThe Watch
License to Wedfeature filmMr. Jones
2006Biker Mice from Mars(TV series)Stoker / Night Shift / High Commander5 Episodes
The Way(TV movie)Hutch
2005Killer Instinct (TV series)(TV series)Robert HaleWho's Your Daddy
xXx 2: The Next Levelfeature filmPresident James Sanford
2004Law & Order (TV series)(TV series)Dr. Paul CedarsComing Down Hard
2003Strange Frequency 2(TV movie)Ben Stanton(segment "Don't Stop Believin")
111 Gramercy Park(TV movie)Turk Karnegian
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth(video short)Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come(video short)Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf(video short)Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation(video short)Moses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts(video short)Moses (voice)
2002Body & Soul(TV series)Dr. Isaac Braun14 Episodes
2001Strange Frequency(TV series)Ben StantonDon't Stop Believing
Murder on the Orient Express(TV movie)Mr. Samuel Ratchett
2000A Father's Choice(TV movie)Charlie 'Mac' McClain
1999Joan of Arc(TV movie)La Hire
Seasons of Love(TV movie)Thomas Linthorne
1998My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story(TV movie)Dr. Sam Sheppard
1996-1997Moloney(TV series)Dr. Nicholas Moloney / Nick Moloney26 Episodes
1996The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest(TV series)Lab GuardNemesis
Keys to Tulsafeature filmChip Carlson
The Incredible Hulk(TV series)Walter LangkowskiMan to Man, Beast to Beast
Adventures from the Book of Virtues(TV series)Friendship
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man(TV series)NarratorPig Amok
In the Lake of the Woods(TV movie)John Waylan
Biker Mice from Mars(TV series)Stoker2 Episodes
1995Nick of Timefeature filmBrendan Grant
Texas Justice(TV movie)T. Cullen Davis
1994Reunion(TV movie)Sam Yates
Batman(TV series)Dr. Steven Carlyle / Plant-Man
The Yearling(TV movie)Ezra 'Penny' Baxter
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story(TV movie)Larry McLinden
1993Men Don't Tell(TV movie)Ed MacAffrey
1992Trial: The Price of Passion(TV movie)Warren Blackburn
Fugitive Among Us(TV movie)Max Cole
1991Flight of Black Angel(TV movie)Col. Matt Ryan, Callsign Ringleader
199083 Hours 'Til Dawn(TV movie)Wayne Stracton
1989Peter Gunn(TV movie)Peter Gunn
Brotherhood of the Rose(TV movie)Romulus
1987Proud Men(TV movie)Charley MacLeod Jr.
1986The Penalty Phase(TV movie)Judge Kenneth Hoffman
Under Siege(TV movie)John Garry
1985Kane & Abel(TV mini-series)Abel Rosnovski
Tender Is the Night(TV mini-series)Dick Diver
1983Heart of Steel(TV movie)Emory
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zonesci-fi filmWolff
1982The Secret of NIMHanimation filmJustin (voice)
1981Masada(TV mini-series)Eleazar ben Yair4 Episodes
A Whale for the Killing(TV movie)Charles Landon
1980Angel on My Shoulder(TV movie)Eddie Kagel
1979The Jericho Mile(TV movie)Larry 'Rain' Murphy
1977Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy(TV movie)Joseph Kennedy Jr.
1976-1977Rich Man, Poor Man Book II(TV series)Rudy Jordache26 Episodes
1976The Last Tycoonfeature filmWylie
Rich Man, Poor Man(TV series)Rudy Jordache13 Episodes
1971-1975Medical Center(TV series)Lloyd Halloran / Tom Desmond2 Episodes
1972-1975The Streets of San Francisco(TV series)Bobby Jepsen / Lou Kovic Jr. / Martin Novack3 Episodes
1975Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan(TV movie)Ben Jacobs
1974Barnaby Jones(TV series)Clay WakefieldThe Last Contract
Cannon (TV series)(TV series)Dave Nordorff / Reverend Will2 Episodes
Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita(TV movie)Lawyer
Hawaii Five-O(TV series)Tom MorganDeath with Father
1973Mary Tyler Moore(TV series)StephenAngels in the Snow
The Man Without a Country(TV movie)Arthur Danforth
1972The Trial of the Catonsville Ninefeature filmThomas LewisAngels in the Snow
Young Dr. Kildare(TV series)Reverend TellerBy this sign
1971Sergeant Klemsfeature filmSergeant Otto Josef Klems
1970The Young Lawyers(TV series)StuartThe Two Dollar Thing
Soldier Bluefeature filmHonus Gent
1969Hail, Hero!feature filmFrank Dixon

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