Peter Krause Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings, Awards, Movies

May 30, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Peter William Krause, also known simply as Peter Krause, is a well-known American actor, director, and producer in the entertainment industry.

Throughout his career, he has taken on various lead roles in popular television series such as Sports Night, where he played Casey McCall from 1998 to 2000; Six Feet Under, where he portrayed Nate Fisher from 2001 to 2005; Dirty Sexy Money, where he embodied Nick George from 2007 to 2009, Parenthood, where he starred as Adam Braverman from 2010 to 2015, The Catch, where he acted as Benjamin Jones from 2016 to 2017, and most recently in 9-1-1, where he currently plays Bobby Nash since 2018.

His versatility and talent have made him a fan favorite in the TV industry.


  • Full name: Peter William Krause
  • Stage name: Peter Krause
  • Born: August 12, 1965
  • Age: 58 years old.
  • Birthplace: Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 1.85m
  • Parents: Wanda Marie Krause (née Johnson) and William Popham “Bill” Krause 
  • Siblings: Amy Krause, Michael Krause
  • Spouse: Lauren Graham
  • Children: Roman Krause
  • Relationship: N/A
  • Net worth: $10million

Early Life

Peter Krause, born on August 12, 1965, entered this world in Alexandria, Minnesota. His parents, Wanda Marie Krause and William Popham Krause dedicated their careers to education as teachers in their home state.

Growing up in Roseville, a suburb of St. Paul, Krause experienced a childhood surrounded by the love of his family and the companionship of his siblings, Amy and Michael.

His formative years were shaped by the values instilled in him by his hardworking parents and the close-knit bond shared among his family members. 


In 1983, Krause began his undergraduate studies as a pre-medical student at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. However, during his junior year, he discovered his passion for acting and decided to change his major to English literature.

While in college, he performed in various plays, which solidified his commitment to acting. After graduating in 1987, Krause moved to New York City, where he obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts in 1990.


Throughout his illustrious career, Peter Krause has established himself as a versatile talent in the entertainment industry. Beginning in the early 1990s, Krause made his mark with appearances in popular television shows such as “Carol & Company” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

It wasn’t long before he landed his first starring role in the late 1990s with the sports comedy “Sports Night,” which catapulted him into the spotlight alongside acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin.

However, his portrayal of Nate Fisher in the critically acclaimed HBO drama “Six Feet Under” from 2001 to 2005 truly solidified his reputation as a talented actor, earning him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his outstanding performance.

In his later career, he has taken on lead roles in various television shows spanning different genres. He played a prominent role in the legal drama Dirty Sexy Money from 2007 to 2009 and showcased his versatility in the comedy-drama Parenthood between 2010 and 2015, where he even took on directing duties for some episodes.

He then delved into the crime drama realm with his role in “The Catch” from 2016 to 2017. Currently, he is captivating audiences with his performance in the action-packed drama series “9-1-1,” which has been airing since 2018. 

In addition to his successful acting career, Peter Krause has taken on the producer role for several shows he has appeared in, such as “Dirty Sexy Money” and “9-1-1”. His extensive and varied filmography demonstrates his talent for portraying various characters, from comedic to dramatic roles. Krause’s continued presence in television, particularly in his ongoing role in “9-1-1”, solidifies his status as a prominent figure in the industry.

Awards and nominations

  • Emmy Awards: Krause received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, all for portraying Nate Fisher in “Six Feet Under.”
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: He also received several Screen Actors Guild Award nominations:
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “Sports Night”
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for “Six Feet Under”
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for “Six Feet Under”
  • Golden Globe Awards: Krause was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his work in “Six Feet Under”
  • Other Awards: Krause has also received nominations from other organizations, including the Online Film & Television Association and Gold Derby Awards. 

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @peterkrauseofficial
  • Facebook handle: Peter Krause
  • Twitter handle: N/A

Personal Life

Krause, a well-known actor, shares a son named Roman with his ex-girlfriend Christine King, who was born in 2001. In 2010, Krause began dating actress Lauren Graham after meeting her on Caroline in the City set in 1995 and later working together on Parenthood.

After being together for 11 years, it was revealed in June 2022 that Krause and Graham had split up in 2021



Lead roles in several critically acclaimed series:

  • Casey McCall on “Sports Night” i
  • Nate Fisher on the iconic “Six Feet Under” earning him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations
  • Nick George on “Dirty Sexy Money”
  • Adam Braverman on the heartwarming “Parenthood”
  • Benjamin Jones on “The Catch”
  • Currently starring as Bobby Nash in the action-drama “9-1-1.”
  • Recurring roles and guest appearances on various shows throughout his career, including “Cybill,” “Ellen,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and “Party of Five.”


While primarily known for his television work, Krause has also appeared in several films, including:

  • A supporting role in the Jim Carrey comedy “The Truman Show.”
  • Rob in the fantasy romance “Beastly.”
  • More recent appearances in films like “Saint Judy” (

Net Worth

Peter Krause is a multi-talented individual in the entertainment industry with a successful career as an actor, director, and producer.

His hard work and dedication have led to a net worth of $10 million, showcasing his talent and business acumen in the competitive world of Hollywood. With numerous projects under his belt, Krause continues to impress audiences with his versatile performances on screen and behind the camera.

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