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Peter Lawrence Strauss was born on the 20th February 1947, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York USA, and is a five-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor, probably best known to the world for his roles in films “The Jericho Mile” (1979) as Larry ‘Rain’ Murphy, “Nick of Time” (1995) as Brendan Grant, and “xXx: State of the Union” (2005), as President James Sanford, among other differing roles. Peter’s career started in the late ‘60s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Strauss is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Peter’s net worth is as high as $5 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, during which he has appeared in more than 80 film and TV titles.

 

Peter Strauss Net Worth $5 Million

Peter’s parents were Jewish, and he went to the Hackley School, from which he matriculated in 1965, then continued his education at Northwestern University, and graduating four years later.

Soon after college, Peter’s career started with a role in David’s Miller Golden Globe Award-nominated “Hail, Hero!” (1969), starring Michael Douglas, Arthur Kennedy and Teresa Wright. He then continued with supporting roles in westerns “Soldier Blue” (1970) and “The Man Without a Country”, next to Cliff Robertson and Beau Bridges. In 1976 he was cast in the role of Rudy Jordache in the TV series “Rich Man, Poor Man” (1976), and also portrayed Wylie in the film “The Last Tycoon”. The following year he starred in the Richard T. Heffron’s biographical drama “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy”, and then played Larry ‘Rain’ Murphy in Michal Mann’s “The Jericho Mile” in 1979, all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Peter started the ‘80s with the lead role in the film “Angel on My Shoulder” (1980), and continued with the lead role in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated drama “A Whale for the Killing” (1981), and then lent his voice to Justin from the animated film “The Secret of NIMH” (1982). In 1985 he played Dick Diver in the mini-series “Tender Is the Night” (1985), and in 1989 played Peter Gunn in the film of the same name.

Nothing changed for Peter in the early ‘90s, as he continued to appear in films, preferably those made for television directly, such as “83 Hours ‘Til Dawn” (1990), “Trial: The Price of Passion” (1992), “Men Don’t Tell” (1993) – which received a Golden Globe Award nomination – then “The Yearling” (1994), and “Texas Justice” (1995), with Heather Locklear and Dennis Franz.

From 1996 until 1997 he portrayed Dr. Nicholas Moloney in the TV series “Moloney”, and then in 1998 played Dr. Sam Sheppard in the film “My Father’s Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story”. He finished the decade with the role of La Hire in the highly-praised mini-series “Joan of Arc”, starring Ted Atherton and Jacqueline Bisset, which also added to his net worth.

Peter started the new millennium with the lead role in yet another television film, “A Father’s Choice” (2000), with Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary McDonnell, and then in 2002 portrayed Dr. Isaac Braun in the TV series “Body & Soul”. In 2005 was cast as President James Sanford in the film xXx: State of the Union”, with Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson and Ice Cube. In 2007 he featured in the romantic comedy “License to Wed” (2007), while in 2010 he appeared in the film “Jack’s Family Adventures”, then had a break until 2014, when he was selected to play Grant in the film “Sugar Daddies”, and most recently, he featured in the romantic drama “Drawing Home” (2017), starring Julie Lynn Mortensen, Juan Riedinger and Kate Mulgrew.

Regarding his personal life, Peter has been married to actress Rachel Ticotin since 1998. He has two divorces behind him; his first wife was Beverly Baker Paulding, and their marriage lasted from 1973 until 1979. In 1983 he married Nicole Fons, with whom he had two children, before divorce in 1994.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trial: The Price of Passion1992TV MovieWarren Blackburn
Fugitive Among Us1992TV MovieMax Cole
Flight of Black Angel1991TV MovieLt. Col. Matthew Ryan
83 Hours 'Til Dawn1990TV MovieWayne Stracton
Peter Gunn1989TV MoviePeter Gunn
Brotherhood of the Rose1989TV Mini-SeriesRomulus
Proud Men1987TV MovieCharley MacLeod Jr.
The Penalty Phase1986TV MovieJudge Kenneth Hoffman
Under Siege1986TV MovieJohn Garry
Kane & Abel1985TV Mini-SeriesAbel Rosnovski
Tender Is the Night1985TV Mini-SeriesDick Diver
Heart of Steel1983TV MovieEmory
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983Wolff
The Secret of NIMH1982Justin (voice)
Masada1981TV Mini-SeriesEleazar ben Yair
A Whale for the Killing1981TV MovieCharles Landon
Angel on My Shoulder1980TV MovieEddie Kagel
The Jericho Mile1979TV MovieLarry 'Rain' Murphy
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy1977TV MovieJoseph Kennedy Jr.
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II1976-1977TV SeriesRudy Jordache
The Last Tycoon1976Wylie
Rich Man, Poor Man1976TV Mini-SeriesRudy Jordache
Medical Center1971-1975TV SeriesLloyd Halloran / Tom Desmond
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan1975TV MovieBen Jacobs
The Streets of San Francisco1972-1975TV SeriesLew Kovic Jr. / Martin Novack / Bobby Jepsen
Barnaby Jones1974TV SeriesClay Wakefield
Cannon1974TV SeriesDave Nordoff / Reverend Will
Judgment: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita1974TV MovieLawyer
Hawaii Five-O1974TV SeriesTom Morgan
Mary Tyler Moore1973TV SeriesStephen Linder
The Man Without a Country1973TV MovieArthur Danforth
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine1972Thomas Lewis
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesReverend Teller
Il sergente Klems1971Sergeant Otto Josef Klems
The Young Lawyers1970TV SeriesStuart
Soldier Blue1970Honus Gent
Hail, Hero!1969Frank Dixon
White Mane1953Narrator - English - restored version
Drawing Home2017Russell Robb, Sr.
Sugar Daddies2014Grant
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010TV SeriesKevin Burton
Royal Pains2010TV SeriesGraham Barnes
Jack's Family Adventure2010TV MovieWild Bill Cohen
State of the Union2008-2010TV SeriesNarrator
Dirty Sexy Money2007TV SeriesDutch George
License to Wed2007Mr. Jones
Biker Mice from Mars2006TV SeriesStoker Night Shift High Commander
The Way2006TV MovieHutch
Killer Instinct2005TV SeriesRobert Hale
xXx: State of the Union2005President James Sanford
Law & Order2004TV SeriesDr. Paul Cedars
111 Gramercy Park2003TV MovieTurk Karnegian
Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Strange Frequency 22003TV MovieBen Stanton (segment "Soul Man")
Body & Soul2002TV SeriesDr. Isaac Braun
Strange Frequency2001TV SeriesBen Stanton
Murder on the Orient Express2001TV MovieMr. Samuel Ratchett
Godzilla: The Series2000TV Series
A Father's Choice2000TV MovieCharlie 'Mac' McClain
Men in Black: The Series1999TV Series
Joan of Arc1999TV Mini-SeriesLa Hire
Seasons of Love1999TV SeriesThomas Linthorne
My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story1998TV MovieDr. Sam Sheppard
Moloney1996-1997TV SeriesDr. Nicholas Moloney Nick Moloney
Keys to Tulsa1997Chip Carlson
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1997TV SeriesKing Dionysius
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1996TV SeriesLab Guard
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1996TV SeriesDr. Evil / Sumo
The Incredible Hulk1996TV SeriesWalter Langkowski
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV SeriesNarrator
In the Lake of the Woods1996TV MovieJohn Waylan
Biker Mice from Mars1996TV SeriesStoker
Nick of Time1995Brendan Grant
Texas Justice1995TV MovieThomas Cullen Davis
Santo Bugito1995TV SeriesGreenbeard McMelville
Reunion1994TV MovieSam Yates
Batman: The Animated Series1994TV SeriesDr. Steven Carlyle / Plant-Man
The Yearling1994TV MovieEzra 'Penny' Baxter
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story1994TV MovieLarry McLinden
Men Don't Tell1993TV MovieEd MacAffrey

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seasons of Love1999TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Heart of Steel1983TV Movie co-executive producer
A Whale for the Killing1981TV Movie producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Messner2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Into the Tsangpo Gorge2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Nature2000TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
CBS This Morning1993TV SeriesHimself
Good Day New York1993TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Mini-Series
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Television Drama Series
Good Morning America1977-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977-1989TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Co- Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series and Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Series
The Way They Were1981TV Special
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Male TV Performer
The Television Annual: 1978/19791979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1976-1978TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series and Presenter: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De jaren stillekes2009TV SeriesRudy Jordache
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesRudy Jordache

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980TP de OroTP de Oro, SpainBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Jericho Mile (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMen Don't Tell (1993)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionKane & Abel (1985)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHeart of Steel (1983)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMasada (1981)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialMasada (1981)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaRich Man, Poor Man (1976)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesRich Man, Poor Man (1976)


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#Fact
1He is of German Jewish descent.
2Does TV commercials for Miracle Gro Plant Food. [2003]
3Has voiced not one but two cartoon mice in his roles as a voice actor, namely Justin from "The Secret of NIMH" and Stoker from both series of "Biker Mice From Mars".
4Once owned the property now known as "Peter Strauss Ranch", a park operated by the National Park Service in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. The property, once know as "Lake Enchanto", had been an amusement park in the mid 1930s but fell into disrepair and finally closed in the early 1960s.Mr. Strauss purchased the property and restored it to its natural beauty in 1976 and lived there until 1983 when he sold the property to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The park, located at 30000 Mulholland Highway in Cornell CA, is a highly suggested destination of beauty in the Santa Monica Mountains.
5He teaches public speaking at local high schools in California.
6He has served as the spokesman for the National Search Dog Foundation, and serves on community committees including the Ojai Youth Foundation, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Ojai Film Society.
7He auditioned to play a role in the film Slap Shot (1977) but broke his leg while skating in the audition.
8He owns a California farm and when he isn't acting, he is a working citrus rancher.
9Attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.


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