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For the television actor/writer/director/producer who was formerly married to actress Fran Drescher, see Peter Marc Jacobson

Peter S. Jacobson (born March 24, 1965) is an Americanmarker film and television actor.

Life and career

Jacobson was born in Chicago, Illinoismarker, the son of Jewish Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobson. He is a 1987 graduate of Brown Universitymarker and a 1991 graduate of Juilliardmarker.

Jacobson has played a recurring role on Law & Order as Randy Dworkin, a jovial crusading defense attorney attached to conservative causes. In 2005, Jacobson played "Jimmy" in the Academy Award-nominated film, Good Night, and Good Luck.

He also appeared on Scrubs, CSI: Miami, The Lost Room, The Starter Wife, Transformers and The Midnight Meat Train. More recently he has appeared on House as Chris Taub, a plastic surgeon hoping to make Gregory House's diagnostics team. In October 2007, he was confirmed as a regular on the show.

He made a guest appearance on USA Network's "Royal Pains" on July 30th. Jacobson played Alan, the nebbishy husband of Rachel, played by Brooklyn Decker.

He also has a cameo in Tony Scott's 2005 film Domino.


Year Film Role Notes
1993 NYPD Blue (TV series) Reporter #1 1 episode (4B or Not 4B)
1994 It Could Happen to You Television Reporter
Law & Order (TV series - 1994-2006" Dr. Karl Styne, Randolph J. 'Randy' Dworkin, Esq. 4 episodes (Doubles as Dr. Karl Styne; Chosen, Bounty, Thinking Makes It So as Randolf J. 'Randy' Dworkin, Esq.)
1996 Ed's Next Move Yalta Coffee Shop Owner
1997 Private Parts Lawyer
Commandments Banker
OZ (TV series) Carlton Auerback 1 episode (Capital P)
Conspiracy Theory Surveillance Operator
Deconstructing Harry Goldberg/ Harry's Character
Spin City (TV series) Greg Mullins 1 episode (Porn in the U.S.A.)
As Good as It Gets Man at Table
1998 A Price Above Rubies Schnuel
Great Expectations Man on Phone
Mixing Nia
A Civil Action Neil Jacobs
1999 Hit and Runway Elliot Springer
Cradle Will Rock Silvano - Uncle
2000 Talk to Me (TV series) Sandy
Looking for an Echo Marty Pearlstein
Bull (TV series- 2000-2001) Josh Kaplan 5 episodes (Blood, Flopsweat and Tears; One Night in Bangkok; Appearance of Impropriety; Love's Labors Lost; White Knight)
2001 Life with David J
Roomates Eric
Will and Grace (TV series) Paul Budnik 1 episode (Mad Dogs and Average Men)
61 Artie Green
Gideon's Crossing Josh Steinman 1 episode (The Way)
Third Watch (TV series) Detective Hall 1 episode (Childhood Memories)
Get Well Soon Nathan
2002 Pipe Dream Arnie Hufflitz
Showtime Brad Slocum
Path to War Adam Yarmolinsky
2003 A.U.S.A. (TV series) Geoffrey Laurence
Ed (TV series) Jeff Foster 1 episode (Goodbye Stuckeyville)
2004 ER (TV series) 1 episode (The Student)
Strip Search John Scanlon
Method and Red (TV series) Bill Blaford 1 episode (Something About Brenda)
2005 Hope and Faith (TV series) Aaron Melville 2 episodes (Wife Swap: Parts 1&2)
Good Night, and Good Luck Jimmy
Domino Burke Beckett
CSI: Miami (TV series) George Hammett 1 episode (Payback)
2006 Love Monkey (TV series) Wapow! Guy 1 episode (Confidence)
Scrubs (TV series) Mr. Foster 1 episode (My Big Bird)
Failure to Launch Boatyard Man
The Passagemarker Jacob Schultz
Criminal Minds (TV series) Michael Ryer 1 episode (Somebody's Watching)
In Justice (TV series) Yarmulke Jake 5 episodes (Pilot, Golden Boy, Victims, Side Man, Crossing the Line)
The Lost Room (TV series) Wally Jabrowski 3 episodes (The Eye and the Prime Object, The Comb and the Box, The Key and the Clock)
2007 The Memory Thief Mr. Freeman
Purple Violets Monroe- Real Estate Agent Uncredited
Boston Legal (TV show) D.A. Randy Golden 1 episode (Guantanamo by the Bay)
Transformers Mr. Hosney Cameo
The Starter Wife (TV series) Kenny Kagan 6 episodes (Hour 1, Hour 2, Hour 3, Hour 4, Hour 5 and Hour 6)
2007-present House M.D. (TV series) Dr. Chris Taub
2008 What Just Happened Cal
Midnight Meat Train Otto
2009 Royal Pains (TV series) Alan Righter


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  3. "House Selects Its Permanent New Team"

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