Peter Strauss has appeared in the movies "Hail, Hero!," "Soldier Blue," "License to Wed," "xXx 2: The Next Level" and "Keys to Tulsa." He has also appeared in several TV movies, including "The Man Without a Country," "Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy," "Angel on My Shoulder," "A Whale for the Killing" and "Under Siege."
Peter Strauss is an American actor who was born in 1947 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He has appeared in several TV series including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Royal Pains," "State of the Union," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Biker Mice from Mars." In 1979, he received an Emmy Award for his work in the TV movie "Jericho Mile."
As a kid, Strauss spent his summers at theater houses such as the Pocono Playhouse in Pennsylvania and Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. He graduated from Northwestern University before pursuing acting full time. In 1981, he landed a role in the Broadway play "Einstein and the Polar Bear." This led to other theatrical roles in plays, including "The Dance Next Door," "The Mind with the Dirty Man" and "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine." In the Hartford Stage production of "Divine Rivalry," he played the role of Leonardo da Vinci.