The Info List - Peter Strauss

Peter Lawrence Strauss[1] (born February 20, 1947) is an American television and film actor, known for his roles in several television miniseries in the 1970s and 1980s.


1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] Strauss was born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, the son of Warren B. Strauss, a wine importer.[1] His family was Jewish.[2][3] Strauss graduated from the Hackley School
Hackley School
in 1965 and Northwestern University in 1969. He married Rachel Ticotin on December 31, 1998. Strauss runs a successful citrus production business and is on the advisory board of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. He sold a ranch property to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.[4] The ranch has since been acquired by the National Park Service
National Park Service
as the Peter Strauss Ranch. Career[edit] He played Abel Roznovski in the miniseries Kane and Abel, based on Jeffrey Archer's book. He won an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his role on the 1979 made-for-television movie The Jericho Mile, and he starred in a television remake of the classic 1946 film Angel on My Shoulder in 1980. His other noted television miniseries credits include starring roles in Rich Man, Poor Man, its sequel Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, and Masada. Strauss plays Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
in the 1977 TV movie Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. In 1973, he portrayed Stephen Linder, the eight-year younger boyfriend to Mary in the Mary Tyler Moore Show fourth-season episode, "Angels in the Snow". Strauss starred in the films Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
(1970) and Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), and has appeared in several others. He voiced Justin, the Captain of the Guard, in the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH. Strauss starred as an abused husband in the television movie Men Don't Tell, alongside Judith Light. He both wrote and performed the song Ripped Pants
Ripped Pants
in the 1999 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
titled "Ripped pants". In 2005, he played the U.S. President in the thriller XXX: State of the Union. He was the voice of Moses
in the animated series K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. He starred in the short-lived series Body & Soul as Dr. Isaac Braun in 2002. He provided the voice for Stoker Van Rotten in both the 1990s and 2006 versions of Biker Mice From Mars. Filmography[edit]


Year Title Genres Role Episode

2014 Sugar Daddies Television film Grant Zager

2010 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Television series Kevin Burton "Locum"

Royal Pains Television series Graham Barnes "Comfort's Overrated"

Jack's Family Adventure Television film 'Wild' Bill Cohen

2008-2010 State of the Union Television series Narrator 13 episodes

2007 Dirty Sexy Money Television series Dutch George "The Watch"

License to Wed Feature film Mr. Jones

2006 Biker Mice from Mars Television series Stoker / Night Shift / High Commander Five episodes

The Way Television film Hutch

2005 Killer Instinct Television series Robert Hale "Who's Your Daddy"

XXX: State of the Union Feature film President James Sanford

2004 Law & Order Television series Dr. Paul Cedars "Coming Down Hard"

2003 Strange Frequency 2 TV movie Ben Stanton "Don't Stop Believin"

111 Gramercy Park TV movie Turk Karnegian

Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth Video short Moses

Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come Video short Moses

Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf Video short Moses

Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation Video short Moses

Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts Video short Moses

2002 Body & Soul Television series Dr. Isaac Braun 14 episodes

2001 Strange Frequency Television series Ben Stanton "Don't Stop Believing"

Murder on the Orient Express Television film Mr. Samuel Ratchett

2000 A Father's Choice Television film Charlie 'Mac' McClain

1999 Joan of Arc Television film La Hire

Seasons of Love Television film Thomas Linthorne

1998 My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story Television film Dr. Sam Sheppard

1996–1997 Moloney Television series Dr. Nicholas Moloney / Nick Moloney 26 episodes

1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Television series Lab Guard "Nemesis"

Keys to Tulsa Feature film Chip Carlson

The Incredible Hulk Television series Walter Langkowski (voice) "Man to Man, Beast to Beast"

Adventures from the Book of Virtues Television series


Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Television series Narrator "Pig Amok"

In the Lake of the Woods Television film John Waylan

Biker Mice from Mars Television series Stoker 2 episodes

1995 Nick of Time Feature film Brendan Grant

Texas Justice Television film T. Cullen Davis

1994 Reunion Television film Sam Yates

Batman: The Animated Series Television series Dr. Steven Carlyle

The Yearling Television film Ezra 'Penny' Baxter

Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story Television film Larry McLinden

1993 Men Don't Tell Television film Ed MacAffrey

1992 Trial: The Price of Passion Television film Warren Blackburn

Fugitive Among Us Television film Max Cole

1991 Flight of Black Angel Television film Col. Matt Ryan, Callsign Ringleader

1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn Television film Wayne Stracton

1989 Peter Gunn Television film Peter Gunn

Brotherhood of the Rose Television film Romulus

1987 Proud Men Television film Charley MacLeod, Jr.

1986 Penalty Phase Television film Judge Kenneth Hoffman

Under Siege Television film John Garry

1985 Kane & Abel Miniseries Abel Rosnovski

Tender Is the Night Miniseries Dick Diver

1983 Heart of Steel Television film Emory

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Science-fiction film Wolff

1982 The Secret of NIMH Animated film Justin (voice)

1981 Masada Miniseries Eleazar ben Yair 4 episodes

A Whale for the Killing Television film Charles Landon

1980 Angel on My Shoulder Television film Eddie Kagel

1979 The Jericho Mile Television film Larry 'Rain' Murphy

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

1976–1977 Rich Man, Poor Man Book II Television series Rudy Jordache 26 episodes

1976 The Last Tycoon Feature film Wylie

Rich Man, Poor Man Miniseries Rudy Jordache 13 episodes

1971-1975 Medical Center Television series Lloyd Halloran / Tom Desmond 2 episodes

1972-1975 The Streets of San Francisco Television series Bobby Jepsen / Lou Kovic Jr. / Martin Novack 3 episodes

1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Television film Ben Jacobs

1974 Barnaby Jones Television series Clay Wakefield "The Last Contract"

Cannon Television series Dave Nordorff / Reverend Will Two episodes

Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita Television film Lawyer

Hawaii Five-O Television series Tom Morgan "Death with Father"

1973 Mary Tyler Moore Show Television series Stephen "Angels in the Snow"

The Man Without a Country Television film Arthur Danforth

1972 The Trial of the Catonsville Nine Feature film Thomas Lewis "Angels in the Snow"

Young Dr. Kildare Television series Reverend Teller "By This Sign"

1971 Sergeant Klems Feature film Sergeant Otto Josef Klems

1970 The Young Lawyers Television series Stuart "The Two Dollar Thing"

Soldier Blue Feature film Honus Gent

1969 Hail, Hero! Feature film Frank Dixon


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External links[edit]

Peter Strauss on IMDb

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