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Peter Sarsgaard


Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
Hector
- Ritchie (2015) ... Hector
- Rosie (2015) ... Hector
- Aisha (2015) ... Hector
- Connie (2015) ... Hector
- Manolis (2015) ... Hector
 2015 Ladygrey
Samuel
 2015 Experimenter
Stanley Milgram
 2014 Moustaches Make Food Taste Better (Short)
Jørgen 'Jørgen' Jørgen
 2014 Pawn Sacrifice
Father Bill Lombardy
 2014 Reel Rock Film Tour (TV Series)
Narrator
- Valley Uprising (2014) ... Narrator
 2013 The Killing (TV Series)
Ray Seward
- The Road to Hamelin (2013) ... Ray Seward (credit only)
- From Up Here (2013) ... Ray Seward (credit only)
- Six Minutes (2013) ... Ray Seward
- Reckoning (2013) ... Ray Seward
- Try (2013) ... Ray Seward
 2013 Lovelace
Chuck
 2013 Very Good Girls
Fitzsimmons
 2012 Robot & Frank
Robot (voice)
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Boogerman
- Amy Poehler/Katy Perry (2010) ... Boogerman (uncredited)
 2009 Orphan
John
 2008/I Elegy
Kenny Kepesh
 2007 High Falls (Short)
Pedro
 2005/I The Dying Gaul
Robert
 2003 Death of a Dynasty
Brendon III
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
Lt. Vadim Radtchinko
 2002 Empire
Jack
 2001 Bacon Wagon (Short)
Cowboy Zombie Victim
 2001 The Center of the World
Richard Longman
 2000 Housebound
Tom
 2000 The Cell
Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited)
 1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Spencer Trent
- The Club (1999) ... Spencer Trent
 1999 Freak City (TV Movie)
Cal Jackson
 1998 Minor Details
Scott
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Boy #1 (segment "Underground") (as Peter Scarsgaard)
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Donald Jones
- School's Out (1997) ... Donald Jones
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Walter Delacroix
 1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Josh Strand
- Paranoia (1995) ... Josh Strand
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Other Works:

: Played "Trigorin" in "The Seagull", a play by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton (Walter Kerr Theater, New York City, New York, USA).

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Peter Scarsgaard

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Sean Penn taking him out to dinner during the making of his first film, Dead Man Walking (1995)] It was a sort of I'm-going-to-rape-you-and-we-should-get-to-know-one-another meal. I thought that was nice, and I've tried to extend the same courtesy to my co-stars, especially if I'm going to kill or rape them. See more »

Trivia:

His baby face; his soft, strangely ominous voice; and often bizarre, unstable characters have led to him being compared to John Malkovich, who played his father in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). See more »

Trademark:

Often takes supporting roles instead of headlining a picture, whereby his character is friend to the main character in the film (Kinsey (2004), Shattered Glass (2003), Garden State (2004), Jarhead (2005)).

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Pisces

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