Actor Peter Strauss won the awards of TP de Oro, a Spanish award, in 1980 for the honors of "best foreign actor" in the movies "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "Rich Man, Poor Man, Book II" in 1980; he also holds a Primetime Emmy Award from 1979 in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special for his exceptional acting in "The Jericho Mile." Strauss received numerous nominations, in diverse categories, throughout his acting career. Although he appeared in several movies, Strauss specialized in miniseries shows on television.
Strauss began acting around 1970, when he participated in the movie "Soldier Blue." By the mid-1970s, he starred in "Rich Man, Poor Man" and its sequel. Although nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1976 for "Outstanding Lead Actor" and in 1977 for a Golden Globe Award in those productions, Strauss did not win an award for either appearance until 1980.
Despite having few award wins, Strauss proved a strong actor in several subsequent movies and television shows. He received another Emmy nomination in 1981 for his acting in "Masada" but did not win. In 1982, 1984 and 1986, Strauss received Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV as an actor in the shows "Masada," "Heart of Steel" and "Kane and Abel." Like its predecessors, Strauss's final Golden Globe Award nomination, in 1993, in the same category for his role in "Men Don't Tell" fell short of an award.