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Peter Strauss is a Actor and Producer American born on 20 february 1947 at New York City (USA)

Peter Strauss

Peter Strauss
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Birth name Peter Lawrence Strauss
Nationality USA
Birth 20 february 1947 (72 years) at New York City (USA)

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

Biography

Strauss was born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His family was Jewish. His father, Warren B. Strauss, who immigrated from Germany, was a wine importer. Strauss graduated from the Hackley School in 1965 and Northwestern University in 1969.

He married actress Rachel Ticotin on December 31, 1998.

Usually with

Phillip Rhee
Phillip Rhee
(4 films)
Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(1 films)
Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
James Lew
James Lew
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Strauss (27 films)

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Actor

Operation Finale
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Actors Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Simon Russell Beale, Nick Kroll
Roles Lothar Hermann
Rating65% 3.2510853.2510853.2510853.2510853.251085
Quinze ans après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en 1960, une équipe d'agents secrets israéliens traque le nazi Adolf Eichmann, haut fonctionnaire du Troisième Reich en cavale, en Argentine où il se cache.
License to Wed, 1h31
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor, Josh Flitter
Roles Mr. Jones
Rating53% 2.651512.651512.651512.651512.65151
Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) has always longed to marry the man of her dreams in her family church. Though she has found her lifetime companion in Ben Murphy (John Krasinski), Sadie is distressed to learn that St. Augustine's has only one wedding slot available over the next two years, though after re-checking their planning book, they find that the wedding can be held in three weeks.
XXX: State of the Union, 1h41
Directed by Lee Tamahori
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, Samuel L. Jackson, Xzibit
Roles President James Sandford
Rating44% 2.20312.20312.20312.20312.2031
In Virginia, a rancher discovers dead bodies over his farm and decides to investigate. As he finds more bodies, he is killed by one of the assailants himself. Meanwhile, attackers use special explosives to break into an NSA bunker beneath the horse farm. There, NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons fends off the attackers before barely escaping himself. Sergeant Alabama "Bama" Cobb is later revealed to be responsible for the attack on the bunker. After escaping the attack, Toby Shavers, Gibbons's assistant, informs that, with the attack on the NSA bunker, Cobb also had Xander Cage, the XXX agent, assassinated in Bora Bora. To find a new substitute, Gibbons meets with Lt. Darius Stone (Ice Cube), a former U.S Navy officer, who is currently serving 9 of his 20 years sentence in Leavenworth for disobeying orders and breaking General George Deckert's jaw, who is now a rogue Secretary of Defense.
Hotel
Hotel (2004)
, 1h22
Directed by Jessica Hausner
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Peter Strauss
Roles Mr. Kross
Rating56% 2.80522.80522.80522.80522.8052
Irene commence un apprentissage de réceptionniste dans un hôtel perdu au fond d'une forêt. Elle apprend assez vite que l'employée qu'elle remplace a disparu dans d'étrange circonstances. Elle mène sa propre enquête, mais peu à peu, elle se rend compte qu'une menace pèse sur elle.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h40
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Caron, Amira Casar, Tasha de Vasconcelos, David Hunt
Roles Mr. Samuel Ratchett
Rating51% 2.563812.563812.563812.563812.56381
Né en Belgique à une date indéterminée, de religion catholique romaine, Hercule Poirot est retraité de la police belge, où il a occupé les fonctions de chef de la Sûreté à Bruxelles. Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, son pays est occupé par les Allemands ; blessé à une jambe, il est évacué avec d'autres réfugiés dans la petite ville anglaise de Styles St Mary, où il résout la première énigme connue du grand public (il en avait résolu d'autres auparavant mais non retranscrites par Agatha Christie) : La Mystérieuse Affaire de Styles. Il s'installe ensuite dans différents appartements à Londres et devient détective privé1.
Joan of Arc (miniseries), 2h20
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Jeanne d'Arc, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Leelee Sobieski, Peter O'Toole, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, Neil Patrick Harris, Maury Chaykin
Roles La Hire
Rating60% 3.043953.043953.043953.043953.04395
En guise d'introduction, on peut lire le message de Merlin disant qu'une pucelle délivrerait la France.
Keys to Tulsa, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Eric Stoltz, James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, James Coburn, Joanna Going, Michael Rooker
Roles Chip Carlson
Rating52% 2.6048852.6048852.6048852.6048852.604885
The story revolves around a perpetual loser and slacker named Richter Boudreau (Eric Stoltz). Richter is from a privileged background in Tulsa, Oklahoma and works as a movie reviewer at a local newspaper only because his sour mother Cynthia (Mary Tyler Moore) pulled strings for him to land the job. He is dissatisfied with the direction that his life has taken; his girlfriend Trudy (Cameron Diaz) had just broken up with him after another disastrous date, he is about to be fired from his job because he can't meet deadlines, he lives in a dilapidated farmhouse, he uses and sells drugs behind the scenes for some extra cash, and he is so irresponsible with life in which he has gotten so far behind on his bills that his electricity has just been cut off.
Nick of Time, 1h30
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Political films
Actors Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Yul Vazquez, Charles S. Dutton, Edith Diaz, Roma Maffia
Roles Brendan Grant
Rating62% 3.149183.149183.149183.149183.14918
The film opens with Gene Watson (Johnny Depp), a mild-mannered, widowed accountant arriving with his daughter Lynn at the Union Station in Los Angeles. As Watson makes a pay phone call informing an unidentified person that his train was late, two mysterious strangers in suits, known only as Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) and Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia), survey the station from a catwalk, discussing a yet-to-be-elaborated scheme. Noticing Watson retaliate against a skater who was harassing his daughter, Smith and Jones set their sights on him and swiftly approach the pair. Showing a badge, the two strangers convince Watson that they are police officers and whisk both father and daughter into a van without justification. Once in the vehicle, Watson begins to notice things are not right and gets nervous, but Smith subsequently pistol whips him in the leg to get his attention. Smith then informs Watson that they will kill his daughter by 1:30 p.m. unless he murders a woman depicted in a photograph. He soon learns that the woman is State Governor Eleanor Grant and realizes that killing her would be a suicide mission.
The Yearling, 1h30
Directed by Rod Hardy
Actors Peter Strauss, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jean Smart, Wil Horneff, Richard Hamilton, Scott Sowers
Roles Ezra 'Penny' Baxter
Rating65% 3.293683.293683.293683.293683.29368
A young, impoverished 12 years old boy named Jody Baxter (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child of four, lives on a farm in 1870s Florida Everglades shortly after the American Civil War develops a lasting bond with an orphaned deer named Fawn.
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story
Directed by Michael Dinner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Lynn Whitfield, Bob Dishy, Susan Hogan, Carolyn Dunn
Roles Larry McLinden
Rating65% 3.2712253.2712253.2712253.2712253.271225
Securities broker Larry McLinden (Peter Strauss) and Diane Middleton (Rachel Ticotin) are experiencing a rocky affair when Diane announces that she's pregnant. When it's discovered that infant Larry Jr. has traces of cocaine in his blood, the couple's romance is over. Except Larry - now far more enthusiastic about parenthood - wants custody of the child, whom Diane has taken to Florida. Larry's attorney (Lynn Whitfield) sues, and a custody arrangement is set up, which Diane soon breaks, explaining that her son needs more time with her. Then she marries David Meadows (Booth Savage), and tells Larry that the two will try to adopt Larry Jr. As the fight drags on, Diane surprises everyone by suddenly truthfully claiming, contrary to everything she'd said before, that Larry is not the child's biological father, causing things to become even more complicated.
Men Don't Tell, 1h35
Directed by Harry Winer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about domestic violence
Actors Peter Strauss, Judith Light, Noble Willingham, James Gammon, Stephen Lee, Richard Gant
Roles Ed MacAffrey
Rating67% 3.385913.385913.385913.385913.38591
Ed MacAffrey, a loving husband and father, is terrorized by the violent behavior of his wife, Laura. He tolerates this not only because he loves her and is concerned over the welfare of his daughter, but also because men are traditionally regarded as weaklings if they allow themselves to be battered by their wives. After one of Laura's destructive tantrums brings the attention of the police, Ed is suspected of being the aggressor. Finally, Laura goes too far and Ed tries to defend himself - whereupon Laura crashes through the front window of her home and is rendered comatose. Ed is arrested for Domestic Violence and Attempted Murder.
Flight of Black Angel, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Peter Strauss, William O'Leary, K Callan, Michele Pawk
Roles Lt. Col. Matthew Ryan
Rating56% 2.807772.807772.807772.807772.80777
Captain Eddie Gordon, a top gun pilot of an Air Force academy, is a talented and aggressive pilot who proves too much for his fellow instructees to match. His flight instructor, Matt Ryan (Peter Strauss) tries to encourage him to practice restraint, but with little success.
Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn (1989)
, 1h30
Directed by Blake Edwards
Actors Peter Strauss, Peter Jurasik, David Rappaport, Barbara Williams, Pearl Bailey, Charles Cioffi
Roles Peter Gunn
Rating55% 2.7715652.7715652.7715652.7715652.771565
Peter Gunn, amateur de jolies femmes tout autant que de jazz, a quitté la police. Il est aujourd'hui un privé célèbre à Chicago. Une certaine Daisy Jane, tenancière d'une maison close de luxe, fait appel à Gunn pour qu'il retrouve Nick Fusco. Daisy est convaincue que celui-ci est l'auteur de l'assassinat de l'«Empereur des gangs», Julio Scarlotti, mais elle ne dispose d'aucune preuve. Elle prie donc le détective de faire la lumière sur cette affaire. Esprit frondeur, toujours prêt à secourir une belle femme, Gunn s'attelle donc à la tâche et commence son enquête. Comme à son habitude, il ne tarde pas à s'attirer les pires ennuis.
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, 1h30
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Comedy science fiction films, Road movies, Space opera
Actors Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Michael Ironside, Andrea Marcovicci, Cali Timmins
Roles Wolff
Rating54% 2.701622.701622.701622.701622.70162
Set in the 22nd century, the film opens with the destruction of a space cruise liner that collides with a meteor. The only apparent survivors are three beautiful women – Nova (Cali Timmins), Reena (Aleisa Shirley), and Meagan (Deborah Pratt) – who get away in an escape pod and land on the nearest habitable planet. There, they are quickly accosted by the hostile natives and taken aboard a sail-driven vehicle resembling a pirate ship on rails.
The Secret of NIMH, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine
Roles Justin (voice)
Rating75% 3.7990653.7990653.7990653.7990653.799065
Mrs. Brisby, a timid widowed field mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children in a field on the Fitzgibbons' farm. She prepares to move her family out of the field as plowing time approaches, but her son Timothy has fallen ill. She visits Mr. Ages, another mouse and friend of her late husband, Jonathan, who diagnoses Timothy with pneumonia and provides her with medicine. Mr. Ages warns her that Timothy must stay inside for at least three weeks or he will die. On her way home she encounters Jeremy, a clumsy but friendly crow. They both narrowly escape from the Fitzgibbons' cat, Dragon.