Peter Krause
Peter Krause Peter Krause guest stars as motivation speaker/coach Tom Cruson, who's hired by Winfred-Louder to help Drew in help increasing company productivity in the Season 1 episode "Drew Gets Motivated" (ep.#21).
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1965-08-12) August 12, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace: Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on: The Drew Carey Show
Appears as: Tom Cruson
Episodes appeared in: "Drew Gets Motivated" in Season 1

Peter Krause (born August 12, 1965) appears as Tom Cruson, a motivational speaker/life coach hired by Winfred-Louder to help increase office productivity of the workers in the Season 1 episode of The Drew Carey Show titled. "Drew Gets Motivated" (episode #21).

Peter is perhaps best known for his lead roles as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under, Adam Braverman on Parenthood, and Casey McCall on the ABC-TV series Sports Night. He currently stars on NBC-TV's The Catch.


In the early 1990s, Krause made a number of guest appearances on television shows such as Seinfeld, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Ellen. Starting in 1996, Krause appeared in a recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's son-in-law Kevin on her sitcom Cybill for four seasons. From 1998 to 2000, Krause also portrayed the character Casey McCall on the ABC comedy series Sports Night, created by his friend Aaron Sorkin. Although the show received considerable critical acclaim,[1] it struggled to find an audience and was canceled after two seasons.

Krause starred in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under from 2001 to 2005. He received seven award nominations (including three Emmy nominations) for his portrayal of funeral director Nate Fisher.[2]

Krause appeared on Broadway in the summer of 2004 in a revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall.[3] In December 2006, he played the lead role, Detective Joe Miller, in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.

He also portrayed the young lawyer Nick George in ABC-TV's drama series Dirty Sexy Money alongside veteran actor Donald Sutherland from 2007 to 2009.[4]

In March 2009, Krause was cast as the role of Adam Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama Parenthood.[5] One year later in March 2010, Parenthood premiered as a mid-season replacement. In May, the show was picked up for a full second season.

Krause appeared in the 2011 fantasy film Beastly, based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name.

Personal lifeEdit

Krause has been involved in a relationship with actress Lauren Graham since 2010.[6]

His father died in February 2012 and his mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.[7]


  1. Sylvester, Sherri (March 16, 2000). Sorkin still writing on Sports Night, West Wing. CNN(.com).
  2. Dirty Sexy Money Cast: Peter Krause. ABCmedianet. ABC Broadcast Networks. Archived from the original on May 7, 2010. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  3. Hernandez, Ernio (July 29, 2004). Peter Krause and Carla Gugino Revisit Arthur Miller's After The Fall on Broadway, July 29. Playbill. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  4. Showatch: Dirty Sexy Money. The Futon Critic. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  5. Bierly, Mandi (March 24, 2010). Peter Krause, Maura Tierney cast in NBC's "Parenthood' pilot. Yay?. Entertainment Weekly (EW). Retrieved on May 6, 2010.
  6. Peter Krause Talks Keeping Relationship With Co-Star Lauren Graham Secret. Access Hollywood (October 23, 2013). Retrieved on January 8, 2014.
  7. MacKenzie, Carina Adly (October 23, 2012). 'Parenthood's' Peter Krause opens up about breast cancer storyline and his personal connection. Zap2it. Retrieved on December 21, 2013.

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