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Peter Krause

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For the comic book artist, see Peter Krause (artist).
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Peter Krause as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under

Peter Krause (born 12 August 1965) is an American film and television actor. He currently portrays the character Nate Fisher on the popular HBO drama Six Feet Under.

Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota. Growing up, he was a skilled track and field athlete, but he suffered an unfortunate pole vaulting injury in high school that ended his athletic career. Instead, he attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and became interested in theatre. He decided to pursue acting as a career and transferred to New York University to enroll in its Master of Fine Arts program. While working as a bartender in the city, he met writer Aaron Sorkin.

From 1998-2000 Krause portrayed the character Casey McCall on the ABC comedy "Sports Night", created by his friend Aaron Sorkin. Although the show received considerable critical acclaim, it struggled to find a fan base and was cancelled after only two seasons.

Krause began his role on Six Feet Under in 2001 and has received much critical acclaim and several award nominations for his portrayal of undertaker Nate Fisher.

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