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Peter Jacobson

Highest Rated:   93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
Lowest Rated:   13% Brightest Star (2014)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
With roles (and a look) that usually cast him as the perfect "everyman," character actor Peter Jacobson debuted on the small screen in the early '90s, as a guest player on a 1993 episode of NYPD Blue and then in a 1994 episode of Law & Order. A string of supporting roles in highly acclaimed feature films ensued through the end of the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium. Jacobson's credits during this period include the John Travolta-headlined legal drama A Civil Action (1998); Billy Crystal's wonderful baseball picture 61* (2001), about Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle; and George Clooney's sophomore directorial effort, Good Night, and Good Luck. (2006). In 2007, Jacobson received his highest billing up through that time as studio mogul and deadbeat husband Kenny Kagan in the cable miniseries The Starter Wife, headlined by Debra Messing. In the fall of that year, Jacobson garnered a coveted role on the smash-hit Fox medical series House, joining the cast during the show's fourth season. He was in the box-office blockbuster Transformers in 2007, and followed that up in 2008 with The Midnight Meat Train. As he continued with his recurring role on House, he lent his vocal talents to Pixar in Cars 2.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Dr. Roth
$52.3k 2014
13% Brightest Star
  • Dr. Lambert
2014
51% White House Down
  • Wallace
$73.2M 2013
No Score Yet And They're Off...
  • Sebastian McKay
2011
39% Cars 2
  • Acer
$191.5M 2011
72% The Midnight Meat Train
  • Otto
$34.9k 2008
51% What Just Happened?
  • Cal
$1.1M 2008
57% Transformers
  • Mr. Hosney
$319.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Starter Wife
  • Kenny Kagan
2007
80% The Memory Thief
  • Mr. Freeman
2007
24% Failure to Launch
  • Boatyard Couple Man
$88.7M 2006
19% Domino
  • Burke Beckett
$10.2M 2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck
  • Jimmy
$31.6M 2005
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Adam Yarmolinsky
2002
25% Showtime
  • Brad Slocum
$38M 2002
80% 61*
  • Artie Green
2001
No Score Yet Hit And Runway
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Roomates
  • Actor
2001
72% Pipe Dream
  • Arnie Hufflitz
2001
64% Cradle Will Rock
  • Uncle
1999
32% Hit and Runway
  • Elliot Springer
1999
60% A Civil Action
  • Neil Jacobs
1998
No Score Yet Mixing Nia
  • Actor
1998
57% A Price Above Rubies
  • Schmuel
1998
38% Great Expectations
  • Man on Phone
1998
67% Looking for an Echo
  • Marty Pearlstein
1998
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Man at Table
1997
52% Conspiracy Theory
  • Actor
1997
19% Commandments
  • Banker
1997
78% Private Parts
  • Lawyer
1997
80% Ed's Next Move
  • Yalta Coffee Shop Owner
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Randy Dworkin
  • 2017
90% Colony
2016
  • Alan Snyder
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Ted Rhodes
  • 2016
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Darrel Hardy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Actor
  • 2015
83% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Lee Drexler
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
67% Rake
2014
  • Max Fawcett
  • 2014
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Chris Taub
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
95% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Michael Kahane
  • 2011
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Alan Ryba
  • 2009
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Randy Golden
  • 2007
No Score Yet In Justice
2006
  • Yarmulke Jake Yamulke Jake
  • 2006
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Mr. Foster
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Lost Room
2006
  • Wally Jabrowski
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Randolph J. Dworkin Randy Dworkin Randolph J. Dwarkin Dr. Karl Styne
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 1994
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • George Hammett
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • Paul
  • 2001
No Score Yet Spin City
1996-2002
  • Greg
  • 1997
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Reporter #1
  • 1993

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