Jacobson, Peter

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Jacobson, Peter


Full name, Peter D. Jacobson. Education: Brown University, graduated, 1987; the Juilliard School, graduated, 1991; also studied at the Second City Improvisational Center, Chicago, IL.

Addresses: Contact—The Drama Dept., 9 Desbrosses St., Second Floor, New York, NY 10013-1757. Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actor. Affiliated with the Drama Dept., New York City. Appeared in commercials.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Gotham Award nomination, best ensemble cast, 2005, and Screen Actors Guild nomination, outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, 2006, both with others, for Good Night, and Good Luck.


Stage Appearances:

Dromio of Syracuse, The Comedy of Errors, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Hot Keys, Naked Angels, The Space, c. 1992.

Love's Labour's Lost, Theatre for a New Audience, Theatre at St. Clement's Church (now St. Clement's Theatre), New York City, 1993.

The Workroom, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Bradley, Four Dogs and a Bone, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1993–94.

Sir Benjamin Backbite, The School for Scandal, Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC, 1994–95.

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged), Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 1995.

Charles Dabernow Schmendiman, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1995–96.

Berenger, Rhinoceros, Valiant Theatre Company, Theatre Four, New York City, 1996.

Composer, June Moon, Drama Dept., New York City, 1997, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1997, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, 1997–98.

Dr. Benjamin, Waiting for Lefty, Blue Light Theatre Company, Classic Stage Company, New York City, 1998.

Once in a Lifetime, Atlantic Theater, New York City, 1998.

Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 1999.

Morton Gross, The Water Engine (one-act), produced with Mr. Happiness (one-act), Atlantic Theater, 1999.

Robert Lebret, What You Get and What You Expect, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 2000.

Men of Clay, The Theatre Outlet at the June Havoc Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and The Winter's Tale, all Shakespeare Santa Cruz, University of California Santa Cruz; Cellini, Civita Festival, Civita, Italy; Riga, Circle Repertory Lab; The Threepenny Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; and Really Rosie.

Film Appearances:

Television reporter, It Could Happen to You (also known as Cop Gives Waitress $2 Million Tip and Cop Tips Waitress $2 Million), TriStar, 1994.

First man, Jeffrey, Orion Classics, 1995.

Melvin, Shut Yer Mouth!, 1995.

Coffee shop owner, Ed's Next Move, Orion Classics, 1996.

Hal, Dear Diary (short film), DreamWorks, 1996.

Banker, Commandments, Gramercy Pictures/MCA/Universal, 1997.

Goldberg, Deconstructing Harry, Fine Line Features, 1997.

Lawyer, Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's "Private Parts"), Universal, 1997.

Man at table, As Good as It Gets (also known as Old Friends), TriStar/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Surveillance operator, Conspiracy Theory, Warner Bros., 1997.

Man on phone, Great Expectations, Orion, 1998.

Neil Jacobs, A Civil Action, Columbia, 1998.

Schmuel, A Price above Rubies, Miramax, 1998.

Mixing Nia, Xenon Entertainment Group, 1998.

Elliot Springer, Hit and Runaway, Lot 47 Films, 1999.

Uncle Silvano, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Marty Pearlstein, Looking for an Echo, Regent Releasing, 2000.

Eric, Roomates, 2001.

Nathan, Get Well Soon, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Arnie Hufflitz, Pipe Dream, Castle Hill Films, 2002.

Brad Slocum, Showtime, Warner Bros., 2002.

Burke Beckett, Domino, New Line Features, 2005.

Jimmy, Good Night, and Good Luck, Warner Bros., 2005.

Mr. Freeman, The Memory Thief (also known as Inconsolable and The Last Jew), Stark Raving Films, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance in Drop Back Ten, E Films, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sandy, Talk to Me, ABC, 2000.

Josh Kaplan, a recurring role, Bull, TNT, 2000–2001.

Geoffrey Laurence, A.U.S.A. (also known as Assistant United States Attorneys), NBC, 2003.

Bill Blaford, Method & Red, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Artie Green, 61∗, HBO, 2001.

Adam Yarmolinsky, Path to War, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Kent, game show host, and voice of Vantage cigarettes, Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth about Cigarettes, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

First reporter, "4B or Not 4B," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Dr. Karl Styne, "Doubles," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Carlton Auerback, "Capital P," Oz, HBO, 1997.

Greg Mullins, "Porn in the U.S.A.," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1997.

Josh Steinman, "The Way," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Detective Hall, "Childhood Memories," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Paul Budnick, "Mad Dogs and Average Men," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001.

Jeff Foster, "Goodbye, Stuckeyville," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2003.

Randolph J. Dworkin, "Bounty," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Randolph J. Dworkin, "Chosen," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Pervert, "The Student," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2004.

Aaron Melville, "Wife Swap: Parts 1 & 2," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2005.

George Hammett, "Payback," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.

Stan (Wapow! man), "Confidence," Love Monkey, CBS, 2006.

"Yarmulke" Jake Weisman, "Golden Boy," In Justice, ABC, 2006.

"Yarmulke" Jake Weisman, "Victims," In Justice, ABC, 2006.

Appeared as Richard, Cosby, CBS. Some sources cite an appearance as Eric Brooks in Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC; some sources also cite an appearance in Remember WENN, American Movie Classics.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Next Big Thing, CBS, 1999.

Sandy, Talk to Me, ABC, c. 2000.

Life with David J, CBS, 2001.

Geoffrey Laurence, A.U.S.A. (also known as Assistant United States Attorneys), NBC, 2003.

Bill Blaford, Method & Red, Fox, 2004.

"Yarmulke" Jake Weisman, In Justice, ABC, 2006.