Peter Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. He grew up to be a skilled track and field athlete but he was injured in a pole vaulting accident which ended his athletic career. He was primarily educated at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and then pursued an acting career by transferring to New York University to complete a Master of Fine Arts program. In 1998 he was cast for the role of Casey McCall on the ABC comedy Sports Night which was created by Aaron Sorkin, a friend he met while he was bartending. Krause's other appearances on television were for Six Feet Under, The Lost Room and Dirty Sexy Money.
Nick George is portrayed by Peter Krause in the television series Dirty Sexy Money. Nick grew up in a troubled household as his mother committed suicide when he was seven years old. He became a well-meaning, civic-minded lawyer who promised not to follow his father's footsteps even if he always came second to his father's job. He was drawn to the Darling family after his father’s death, as his father, Devlin, was the family lawyer of the Darlings. Nick is then led to become their chief counsel in replacement of his father.
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American television and film actor Peter Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. He is best known for his role on the HBO series Six Feet Under and the ABC dramedy Dirty Sexy Money. His roles have earned him an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild nominations. The son of two teachers, he was a talented track and field athlete in his youth, but was the victim of a pole vaulting injury in high school that cut his sports career short. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus in 1987.
Krause later on attended New York University's Master of Fine Arts program, and while working as a bartender, met producer and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. In 1998, be bagged the role of character Casey McCall on the ABC comedy Sports Night, created by Sorkin. Sports Night was one of the shows that received critical acclaim but failed to get a strong enough audience, prompting ABC to cancel it after two seasons.
Krause fared much better with the HBO series Six Feet Under in 2006, which earned him three Emmy nominations for his role as funeral director Nate Fisher. In the same year, he landed the lead as Detective Joe Miller on the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. After Six Feet Under and The Lost Room, Krause was on another ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money alongside Donald Sutherland. An interesting bit of trivia: his character or ex-wife, just like the two previous shows, has a wife or ex-wife named Lisa.
Krause’s other screen credits include the TV series Carol and Company, Beverly Hills 90210, Seinfeld, The Great Defender, and If Not for You. He was also on the Jim Carrey comedy The Truman Show in 1998 and We Don’t Live Here Anymore in 2004.
2010- Parenthood (NBC)
2007- : Dirty Sexy Money - Nick George
2006: The Lost Room - Joe Miller
2005: Erkan & Stefan in Der Tod kommt krass - /camera-man/
2004: We Don't Live Here Anymore - Hank Evans
2001-2006: Six Feet Under - Nate Fisher
1999: Sonnenalle - /camera-man/
1998-2000: Sports Night - Casey McCall
1998: The Truman Show - Lawrence
1997: Lovelife - Tim