Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard

Mar. 7th, 1971
Born in
Belleville, Illinois, USA
5' 11

Peter Sarsgaard's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Killing TV Show
The Killing
The Slap TV Show
The Slap

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Black Mass
2015 - Pawn Sacrifice
2015 - Experimenter
2014 - Very Good Girls
2013 - Lovelace
2013 - Blue Jasmine
2013 - Night Moves
2012 - Robot & Frank
2011 - Green Lantern
2010 - Knight and Day
2009 - Orphan
2009 - In the Electric Mist
2009 - An Education
2008 - The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
2007 - Rendition
2005 - Flightplan
2005 - Jarhead
2005 - The Skeleton Key
2004 - Garden State
2004 - Kinsey
2003 - Shattered Glass
2002 - K-19: The Widowmaker
2002 - Empire
2002 - The Salton Sea
2001 - The Center of the World
2000 - The Cell
1999 - Boys Don't Cry
1999 - Desert Blue
1998 - Another Day in Paradise
1995 - Dead Man Walking

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Donald Jones
Josh Strand
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Coming on the scene fairly recently, Illinois-born actor Peter Sarsgaard has already demonstrated an amazing flair for harsh, disturbing, dark-edged characters despite his boyish countenance. A graduate of St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history and literature, he was a co-founder of the comedy improvisational group Mama's Pot Roast and trained initially with the Actors' Studio in New York. Such off-Broadwayproductions included Horton Foote's "Laura Dennis" and John Cameron Mitchell's "Kingdom of Earth."

He made his screen debut in Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking (1995) and was given more sizable roles in Desert Blue (1998) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/I), as the ill-fated son of the Musketeer Athos, played by John Malkovich. Peter then started gracing the art-house circuit, making a violent, searing impression as a homophobic killer in Boys Don't Cry (1999) starring two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank as a trans-gendered teen.

Other impressionable offbeat roles for Peter that have thrilled critics from coast to coast include Shattered Glass (2003), which earned him a slew of awards including the prestigious National Society of Film Critics Award. Prior to that, he showed off his versatility with portrayals ranging from a Russian nuclear reactor officer in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) to a drug addict in The Salton Sea (2002). Other heralded performances in Garden State (2004) and Kinsey (2004) only prove that, at this rate, it is only a matter of time before the Oscar comes rapping on this man's door.


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