Feb. 1st, 1969
El Toro, California, USA
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Brian Jeffrey Krause (born February 1, 1969) is an American actor and screenwriter.
Krause born in El Toro, California to Alice and Jeff Krause, he is the younger of their two children. His older brother is named Patrick. Krause grew up in Southern California and took his first acting class with R. J. Adams at The Actors Workshop while in junior high as a way to avoid a bully in physical education class. In his teens, he studied karate, and attended El Toro High School, graduating in 1987. He continued his education at Orange Coast College where he played and lettered in soccer, scoring four goals as a midfielder and forward. He later then had a child.
Krause is best known for his portrayal of Whitelighter Leo Wyatt on 'Aaron Spelling' popular program Charmed (1998) opposite 'Alyssa Milano', 'Rose McGowan', 'Holly Marie Combs' and 'Shannen Doherty'. He starred on the popular program for eight seasons and appeared in 154 episodes.
Since wrapping Charmed (1998), Krause has starred in numerous TV programs, including The Closer (2005), Ties That Bind (2006), Devil's Diary (2007), Beyond Loch Ness (2008), Warbirds (2008) and CSI: Miami (2002).
Among the actor's previous television credits are: Highway to Heaven (1984), Tales from the Crypt (1989), The Bandit Series (e.g., Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994), Family Album (1994), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), High Tide (1994) and Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001).
Krause's film credits include: Desertion (2008), Jack Rio (2008), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) with 'Milla Jovovich', An American Summer (1991) with 'Brian Austin Green', December (1991) with 'Balthazar Getty' and Jason London, 'Stephen King' Sleepwalkers (1992) with 'Alice Krige' and 'Madchen Amick', The Liars' Club (1993) with 'Wil Wheaton', Breaking Free with 'Christine Taylor' and 'Jeremy London', Mind Games (1996) with 'Soleil Moon Frye', Trash (1999) with 'Jaime Pressly' and 'Jeremy Sisto', The Mission with 'Jacklyn Zeman' and 'Alex Hyde-White' and Protecting the King (2007) with 'Tom Sizemore' and 'Peter Dobson'.
Played a supernatural being that gave up their immortality and powers to marry a mortal woman in both the television series Charmed (1998) and the movie "You're So Cupid! (2010).
Krause resides in the San Fernando Valley. When away from the studios, he enjoys golfing, surfing and jogging. Prior to making his mark as an actor, he juggled various part-time jobs including driving a pie truck and hanging drywall.
He was married to 'Beth Bruce' (1996 - 2000) (divorced). They have one child, Jamen, born in 1996. He has begun to surf with his teenage son. He also has two dogs: Penny and Buddy.
- Lettered in soccer at Orange Coast College in 1987, and scored four goals as a midfielder and forward.
- Originally wanted to study medicine
- Has two dogs: Penny and Buddy.
- Has begun to surf with his teenage son.
- He enjoys playing golf and baseball.
- Has run two marathons and is attempting to run a total of four this year.
- Loves playing Scrabble.
- His parents are Alice & Jeff Krause.