Strauss, Peter 1947-

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Strauss, Peter 1947-


Born February 20, 1947, in Croton-on-Hudson, NY; married Nicole (divorced); married Rachel Ticotin (an actress), December 31, 1998; children: (first marriage) Justin, Tristen. Education: Attended Northwestern University.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor and producer.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a limited series, 1976, Golden Globe Award nomination, best television actor—drama, 1977, TP de Oro Award, Spain, best foreign actor, 1980, all for Rich Man, Poor Man; Emmy Award, outstanding performance by a leading actor in a special, 1979, for The Jericho Mile; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a limited series, 1981, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries made for television, 1982, both for Masada; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture made for television, 1984, for Heart of Steel; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries made for television, 1986, for Kane & Abel; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture made for television, 1994, for Men Don't Tell.


Stage Appearances:

Bill Allenson, Einstein and the Polar Bear, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Arthur Brice, Chinese Friends, Plawrights Horizon Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Sigmund Freud, Sabrina, 59E59 Theatre A, New York City, 2005.

Also appeared in Dance Next Door and The Dirty Man, both at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.

Film Appearances:

(Debut) Frank Dixon, Hail Hero!, National General, 1969.

Honus Gent, Soldier Blue, AVCO-Embassy, 1970.

Il sergente klems (also known as Man of Legend), 1971.

Lewis, The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine, Cinema 5, 1972.

Wylie, The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1977.

Voice of Justin, The Secret of NIMH (animated; also known as Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of NIMH), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1982.

Wolff, Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (also known as Adventures in the Creep Zone and Road Gangs), Columbia, 1983.

Narrator, Majdanek 1944, 1987.

Brendan Grant, Nick of Time, 1995.

Chip Carlson, Keys to Tulsa, Gramercy, 1997.

President James Sanford, xXx: State of the Union (also known as xXx 2: The Next Level, Cold Circle & Intersection, and xXx: The Next Level), 2005.

Mr. Jones, License to Wed, Warner Bros., 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Arthur Danforth, The Man Without a Country, 1973.

Lawyer, Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya-General Yamashita, 1974.

Ben Jacobs, Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Klu Klux Klan, 1975.

Joseph Kennedy, Jr., Young Joe the Forgotten Kennedy, 1977.

Larry "Rain" Murphy, The Jericho Mile, ABC, 1979.

Eddie Kagel, Angel on My Shoulder, 1980.

Charles Landon, A Whale for the Killing, 1981.

Emory Driscoll, Heart of Steel, 1983.

FBI Director John Garry, Under Siege, NBC, 1986.

Judge Kenneth Hoffman, Penalty Phase, CBS, 1986.

Charley, Jr., Proud Men, ABC, 1987.

Title role, Peter Gunn, ABC, 1989.

Wayne Stacton, 83 Hours 'Til Dawn, CBS, 1990.

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Ryan, Flight of Black Angel, Showtime, 1991.

Detective Lieutenant Max Cole, Fugitive Among Us, CBS, 1992.

Ed MacAffrey, Men Don't Tell, CBS, 1993.

Sam Yates, Reunion, CBS, 1994.

Title role, Thicker than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story, CBS, 1994.

Ezra "Penny" Baxter, The Yearling, TNT, 1994.

John Waylan, In the Lake of the Woods, Fox, 1996.

Dr. Sam Sheppard, My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (also known as Death in the Shadows), CBS, 1998.

Charlie "Mac" McClain, A Father's Choice, CBS, 2000.

Mr. Samuel Ratchett, Murder on the Orient Express, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Stoker, Biker Mice from Mars, 1993.

Dr. Nick Moloney (title role), Moloney, CBS, 1996.

Dr. Isaac Brown, Body & Soul, PAX, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rudy Jordache, Rich Man, Poor Man, ABC, 1976.

Rudy Jordache, Rich Man, Poor Man, Book II, ABC, 1976-77.

Eleazar Ben Yair, Masada, 1981.

Abel Rosnovski, Kane & Abel, CBS, 1985.

Dick Diver, Tender Is the Night, Showtime, 1985.

Saul Grisman, Brotherhood of the Rose, NBC, 1989.

Warren Blackburn, Trial: The Price of Passion, NBC, 1992.

Cullen Davis, Texas Justice, CBS, 1995.

La Hire, Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999.

Thomas Linthorne, Seasons of Love, CBS, 1999.

Guard, Uprising, NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1976.

The Television Annual 1978/1979, 1979.

The Way They Were, 1981.

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1989.

Narrator, Journey to the Forgotten River, PBS, 1990.

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1991.

Segment host, "TV Drama Comes of Age," ABC's 40th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1994.

Narrator, Enchanted New Mexico, Disney Channel, 1995.

Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, 1996.

"Heather Locklear," Intimate Portrait, Lifetime, 1998.

Narrator, Earth Navigators, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, Into the Tsangpo Gorge, 2002.

Narrator, Messner, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Stuart, "The Two Dollar Thing," The Young Lawyers, 1970.

Tom Desmond, "Countdown," Medical Center, CBS, 1971.

Bobby Jepsen, "Timelock," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1972.

Martin Novack, "For the Love of God," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1973.

Stephen, "Angels in the Snow," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1973.

Tom Morgan, "Death with Father," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1974.

Reverend Will, "The Cure that Kills," Cannon, CBS, 1974.

Dave Nordorff, "A Killing in the Family," Cannon, CBS, 1974.

Clay Wakefield, "The Last Contract," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1974.

Lou Kovic, Jr., "Letters from the Grave," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1975.

Lloyd Halloran, "Survivors," Medical Center, CBS, 1975.

Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1977.

Voice of Dr. Steven Carlyle/Plant-man, "House and Garden," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1994.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Voice of narrator, "Pig Amok," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), 1996.

Voice of Dr. Walter Langowski, "Man to Man, Beast to Beast," The Incredible Hulk & Friends (animated), UPN, 1996.

Voice of lab guard, "Nemesis," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated), 1996.

Ben Stanton, "Don't Stop Believing," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

Dr. Paul Cedars, "Coming Down Hard," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

Robert Hale, "Who's Your Daddy," Killer Instinct, Fox, 2005.

Rudy Jordache, La imagen de tu vida, 2006.

Voice of Stoker, "The Adventure Begins, Part 1," Biker Mice from Mars (animated), syndicated, 2006.

Voice of Stoker, "The Adventure Begins, Part 2," Biker Mice from Mars (animated), syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Ben Stanton, Strange Frequency 2, VH1, 2001.

Turk Karnegian, 111 Gramercy Park, ABC, 2003.

The Way, CBS, 2006.

Television Work; Movies:

Producer, A Whale for the Killing, 1981.

Executive producer, Heart of Steel, 1983.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Executive producer, Seasons of Love, CBS, 1999.


Television Series:

Moloney, 1996.

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