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Peter Strauss
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    (February 20, 1947- )
    Born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
    Acted in the TV mini-series 'Rich Man, Poor Man 1976),' 'Masada (1981),' 'Tender Is the Night (1985)' and 'Kane & Abel (1985)'
    Acted in 'Hail, Hero! (1969),' 'Soldier Blue (1970),' 'The Last Tycoon (1976),' 'The Secret of NIMH (1982-voice),' 'Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983),' 'Nick of Time (1995),' 'Keys to Tulsa (1997)' and 'License to Wed (2007)'
    Married actress Rachel Ticotin (January 31, 1998)
    He has about a 6 to 1 ratio of made-for-TV movies vs. theatrical release films.
    He named his son Justin after the cartoon rodent he played in 'The Secret of NIMH.'
    He's portrayed doctors in two short lived TV series - 'Maloney' (1996-97, nine episodes) and 'Body & Soul' (2002, eight episodes).
    He's been nominated for five Golden Globe awards without winning one.
    In 2003 he shilled on TV for Miracle Gro Plant Food.
    He earned an acting degree from Northwestern University (1969).
    He was introduced to theatre through the Croton Shakespeare Festival and has performed on Broadway.
    While skating in an audition for a role in the 1977 hockey movie 'Slapshot' he broke his leg, rendering him unable to be cast in the movie.
    He won a Lead Actor Emmy in 1979 for his role in the TV movie 'The Jerico Mile.'
    Filming 'Rich Man, Poor Man' at Malibu Lake he fell in love with the land, bought a ranch, helped restore the area and sold it to Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy who in turn sold the pristine land to the National Park Service in 1987.
    When not acting, he operates a commercial citrus business in Ojai, CA, producing 400 tons of citrus a year.

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