Peter Strauss

Peter Strauss

Highest Rated: 93% The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Lowest Rated: 7% License to Wed (2007)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1947

Birthplace: Croton-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Classically handsome leading man Peter Strauss first garnered acclaim on the seminal TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC, 1976), and went on to become one of the most bankable actors in made-for-television movies for decades to come. A milestone in television history, "Rich Man, Poor Man" paved the way for such epic literary adaptations as "Roots" (ABC, 1977) and "Shogun" (NBC, 1980). Although his breakout performance led to roles in features, including "The Last Tycoon" (1976), he would find far more success and accolades for his work in small screen efforts like the critically-acclaimed "The Jericho Mile" (ABC, 1979). However, it would be the format of the miniseries which would bear the most fruit for Strauss in such productions as the historical docudrama "Masada" (ABC, 1981), and another multi-parter based on a best-selling series of novels, "Kane & Abel" (CBS, 1985). The lead role in the short-lived drama series "Moloney" (CBS, 1996-97) was balanced out with work on more reliable projects like the TV movie "My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story" (CBS, 1998) and the occasional supporting turn in features, including the comedy "License to Wed" (2007). In a career that spanned more than four decades, Strauss maintained a reputation as an always reliable presence in an impressive array of material that covered virtually every genre imaginable.

Photos

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 64% Operation Finale Lothar Hermann (Character) $17.6M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drawing Home Russell Robb, Sr. (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 17% Sugar Daddies Grant (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack's Family Adventure Wild Bill Cohen (Character) - 2009
7% 53% License to Wed Mr. Jones (Character) $43.8M 2007
17% 32% XXX: State of the Union Sanford (Character) $26M 2005
No Score Yet 30% Hotel Mr Kross (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 49% Murder on the Orient Express Mr. Samuel Ratchett (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% A Father's Choice Charlie "Mac" McClain (Character) - 2000
10% 57% Joan of Arc La Hire (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story Dr. Sam Sheppard (Character) - 1998
10% 23% Keys to Tulsa Chip Carlson (Character) $53.2K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Lake of the Woods John Waylan (Character) - 1996
32% 47% Nick of Time Brendan Grant (Character) $7.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunion Sam Yates (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 33% The Yearling Ezra "Penny" Baxter (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story Larry McLinden (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Don't Tell Ed MacAffrey (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Among Us Max Cole (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 17% Flight of Black Angel Lt. Col. Matthew Ryan (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 33% 83 Hours 'til Dawn Wayne Stracton (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Gunn Peter Gunn (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherhood of the Rose Romulus (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Proud Men Charley MacLeod Jr. (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Siege John Garry (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penalty Phase Judge Kenneth Hoffman (Character) - 1986
23% 37% Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Wolff (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of Steel Emory (Character) - 1983
93% 85% The Secret of NIMH Justin (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet 93% Masada Eleazar ben Yair (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 67% A Whale for the Killing Charles Landon (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Eddie Kagel (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 80% The Jericho Mile Larry `'Rain'` Murphy (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Joseph Kennedy Jr. (Character) - 1977
43% 40% The Last Tycoon Wylie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Ben Jacobs (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Arthur Danforth (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of the Catonsville Nine Thomas Lewis (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Legend Sergeant Otto Josef Klems (Character) - 1971
38% 71% Soldier Blue Honus Gent (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Frank Dixon (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kevin Burton (Guest Star) 2010
94% 74% Royal Pains Graham Barnes (Guest Star) 2010
68% No Score Yet Dirty Sexy Money Dutch George (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Body & Soul Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Frequency Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joan of Arc Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terre de passions Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Dr. Nick Moloney (Character),
Writer
1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Justice Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character),
Guest
1989 1985 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II Rudy Jordache (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Man, Poor Man Rudy Jordache (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Lew Kovic Jr. (Guest Star) 1975 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dave Nordoff (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Stephen Linder (Guest Star) 1973

QUOTES FROM Peter Strauss CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.