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Peter Jacobson



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Dr. Roth
2014
13% Brightest Star
  • Dr. Lambert
2014
50% White House Down
  • Wallace
2013
No Score Yet And They're Off...
  • Sebastian McKay
2011
39% Cars 2
  • Acer
2011
72% The Midnight Meat Train
  • Otto
2008
57% Transformers
  • Mr. Hosney
2007
No Score Yet The Starter Wife
  • Kenny Kagan
2007
80% The Memory Thief
  • Mr. Freeman
2007
24% Failure to Launch
  • Boatyard Couple Man
2006
93% Good Night, And Good Luck
  • Jimmy
2005
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Adam Yarmolinsky
2002
25% Showtime
  • Brad Slocum
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
65% Cradle Will Rock
  • Uncle
1999
32% Hit and Runway
  • Elliot Springer
1999
60% A Civil Action
  • Neil Jacobs
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
80% Private Parts
  • Lawyer
1997
80% Ed's Next Move
  • Yalta Coffee Shop Owner
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • George Hammett
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Alan Ryba
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Randolph J. Dworkin Randy Dworkin Randolph J. Dwarkin Dr. Karl Styne
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Ted Rhodes
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Actor
66% Rake
2014
  • Max Fawcett
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Darrel Hardy
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Chris Taub
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Mr. Foster
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Lee Drexler
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Randy Golden
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Michael Kahane
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Paul
80% Colony
2016
  • Alan Snyder

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