Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

  • Highest Rated: 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Brightest Star (2014)
  • Birthday: Mar 24, 1965
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • With roles (and a look) that usually cast him as the perfect "everyman," character actor Peter Jacobson debuted on the small screen in the early '90s, as a guest player on a 1993 episode of NYPD Blue and then in a 1994 episode of Law & Order. A string of supporting roles in highly acclaimed feature films ensued through the end of the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium. Jacobson's credits during this period include the John Travolta-headlined legal drama A Civil Action (1998); Billy Crystal's wonderful baseball picture 61* (2001), about Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle; and George Clooney's sophomore directorial effort, Good Night, and Good Luck. (2006). In 2007, Jacobson received his highest billing up through that time as studio mogul and deadbeat husband Kenny Kagan in the cable miniseries The Starter Wife, headlined by Debra Messing. In the fall of that year, Jacobson garnered a coveted role on the smash-hit Fox medical series House, joining the cast during the show's fourth season. He was in the box-office blockbuster Transformers in 2007, and followed that up in 2008 with The Midnight Meat Train. As he continued with his recurring role on House, he lent his vocal talents to Pixar in Cars 2.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

24% The Goldfinch Mr. Silver 2019
22% Better Living Through Chemistry Dr. Roth $52.3K 2014
13% Brightest Star Dr. Lambert 2014
51% White House Down Wallace $73.2M 2013
No Score Yet And They're Off... Sebastian McKay 2011
39% Cars 2 Acer $191.5M 2011
72% The Midnight Meat Train Otto $34.9K 2008
50% What Just Happened? Cal $1.1M 2008
58% Transformers Mr. Hosney $319.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Starter Wife Kenny Kagan 2007
80% The Memory Thief Mr. Freeman 2007
24% Failure to Launch Boatyard Couple Man $88.7M 2006
18% Domino Burke Beckett $10.2M 2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck Jimmy $31.6M 2005
No Score Yet Path to War Adam Yarmolinsky 2002
25% Showtime Brad Slocum $38M 2002
82% 61* Artie Green 2001
No Score Yet Roomates Actor 2001
72% Pipe Dream Arnie Hufflitz 2001
64% Cradle Will Rock Uncle 1999
32% Hit and Runway Elliot Springer 1999
61% A Civil Action Neil Jacobs 1998
No Score Yet Mixing Nia Actor 1998
57% A Price Above Rubies Schmuel 1998
37% Great Expectations Man on Phone 1998
67% Looking for an Echo Marty Pearlstein 1998
85% As Good as It Gets Man at Table 1997
56% Conspiracy Theory Actor 1997
24% Commandments Banker 1997
75% Private Parts Lawyer 1997
80% Ed's Next Move Yalta Coffee Shop Owner 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
John Rogers Special Prosecutor John Rogers
  • 2019
  • 2018
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Lee Drexler
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Randy Dworkin
  • 2018
  • 2017
92% Colony
2016-2018
Proxy Snyder Alan Snyder
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Ted Rhodes
  • 2016
24% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • 2016
  • 2014
96% Battle Creek
2015
Darrel Hardy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • 2015
67% Rake
2014
Max Fawcett
  • 2014
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge
  • 2012
91% House
2004-2012
Dr. Chris Taub
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Michael Kahane
  • 2011
92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
Alan Ryba
  • 2009
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Randy Golden
  • 2007
40% In Justice
2006
Yarmulke Jake Yamulke Jake
  • 2006
85% Love Monkey
2006
Stan
  • 2006
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Mr. Foster
  • 2006
77% The Lost Room
2006
Wally Jabrowski
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Randolph J. Dworkin Randy Dworkin Randolph J. Dwarkin Dr. Karl Styne
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 1994
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
George Hammett
  • 2005
No Score Yet Hope & Faith
2003-2006
Aaron Melville
  • 2005
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Hall
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Paul
  • 2001
50% Gideon's Crossing
2000-2001
Josh Steinman
  • 2000
25% Talk to Me
2000
Sandy
  • 2000
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Greg
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Reporter #1
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Peter Jacobson CHARACTERS

Sam Witwicky
These are pretty cool. These are my grandfather's glasses. I haven't quite gotten them appraised yet, but they see many cool things-
Mr. Hosney
Are you going to sell me his liver?