Peter Sarsgaard

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Actor

Birth Date: March 7, 1971

Age: 53 years old

Birth Place: Belleville, Illinois

Spouses: Maggie Gyllenhaal

An atypical actor who easily adapted himself in a variety of film and television projects, Peter Sarsgaard built a career disappearing into challenging and sometimes outright difficult roles most other actors might have avoided. Prior to his breakthrough playing a charming, but ultimately violent rapist and murderer in the indie drama "Boys Don't Cry" (1999), he quietly earned an impressive reputation on the New York theater scene, acting onstage in productions that including the Signature Theatre's "Laura Dennis" and his own play "The Greatest And Most Exciting Gratuitous Exhibition Ever Exploited." Sarsgaard made his biggest impression, however, with a subtle performance as a news magazine editor in "Shattered Glass" (2003), which gave the young, talented actor his first true taste of critical success. From there, he easily alternated between studio features like "Flightplan" (2005), "Jarhead" (2005) and "Knight & Day (2010), as well as independents like "Year of the Dog" (2007) and the Oscar-nominated "An Education" (2009). His 2009 marriage to equally indie-respected Maggie Gyllenhaal cemented Sarsgaard's reputation as an intelligent, devoted actor pursuing art over fame.

Credits

Presumed Innocent

Actor
Tommy Molto
Series
2024

MemoryStream

Actor
Saul
Movie
2023
85%

The BatmanStream

Actor
District Attorney Gil Colson
Movie
2022
85%

The SurvivorStream

Actor
Emory Anderson
Movie
2022
86%

DopesickStream

Actor
Rick Mountcastle
Series
2021
89%

The Lost DaughterStream

Actor
Profesor Hardy
Movie
2021
94%

The GuiltyStream

Voice
Henry Fisher
Movie
2021
74%

Interrogation

Actor
David Russell
Series
2020
57%

Best Summer Ever

Executive Producer
Movie
2020

The Sound of Silence

Actor
Peter Lucian
Movie
2019

Mr. JonesStream

Actor
Walter Duranty
Movie
2019
86%

Human Capital

Actor
Quint Manning
Movie
2019

Wilde Western-Woche

Actor
Als Bartholomew Bogue
Show
2018

The Looming TowerStream

Actor
Martin Schmidt
Miniseries
2018
88%

The Lie

Actor
Jay
Movie
2018

WormwoodStream

Actor
Frank Olson
Miniseries
2017
90%

Daily Blast Live

Guest
Show
2017

Loving Pablo

Actor
Shepard
Movie
2017

The Making Of: Jackie

Actor
Show
2016

America Divided

Correspondent
Docuseries
2016

JackieStream

Actor
Bobby Kennedy
Movie
2016
88%

The Magnificent SevenStream

Actor
Bartholomew Bogue
Movie
2016
63%

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Valley Uprising

Narrator
Show
2015

The SlapStream

Actor
Hector
Series
2015

Ladygrey

Actor
Samuel
Movie
2015

Black MassStream

Actor
Brian Halloran
Movie
2015
73%

Experimenter

Actor
Stanley Milgram
Movie
2015

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Valley Uprising

Narrator
Movie
2014

Pawn SacrificeStream

Actor
William Lombardy
Movie
2014
72%

The Killing: Extras

Actor
Show
2013

Very Good Girls

Actor
Joe Fitzsimmons
Movie
2013

Night Moves

Actor
Harmon
Movie
2013

Lovelace

Actor
Chuck Traynor
Movie
2013

Lovelace

Executive Producer
Movie
2013

Blue JasmineStream

Actor
Dwight
Movie
2013
91%

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

Robot & Frank

Voice
Robot
Movie
2012

The KillingStream

Actor
Ray Seward
Series
2011
68%

Green LanternStream

Actor
Hector Hammond
Movie
2011
25%

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

Knight and DayStream

Actor
Fitzgerald
Movie
2010
52%

ES.TV

Guest
Show
2009

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

Guest
Talk
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

OrphanStream

Actor
John
Movie
2009
58%

An EducationStream

Actor
David
Movie
2009
93%

In the Electric Mist

Actor
Elrod Sykes
Movie
2009

Elegy

Actor
Kenneth Kepesh
Movie
2008

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Actor
Cleveland Arning
Movie
2008

Year of the Dog

Actor
Newt
Movie
2007

Rendition

Actor
Alan Smith
Movie
2007

etalk

Guest
Show
2006

The Dying Gaul

Actor
Robert
Movie
2005

The Skeleton KeyStream

Actor
Luke
Movie
2005
37%

Flightplan

Actor
Carson
Movie
2005

JarheadStream

Actor
Alan Troy
Movie
2005
61%

KinseyStream

Actor
Clyde Martin
Movie
2004
90%

Garden StateStream

Actor
Mark
Movie
2004
86%

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

Shattered GlassStream

Actor
Chuck Lane
Movie
2003
92%

K-19: The Widowmaker

Actor
Reactor Officer Vadim Radtchenko
Movie
2002

The Salton Sea

Actor
Jimmy the Finn
Movie
2002

Empire

Actor
Jack Wimmer
Movie
2002

Unconditional Love

Actor
Window Washer
Movie
2002

The Center of the World

Actor
Richard Longman
Movie
2001

Housebound

Actor
Tom
Movie
2000

Another Day in Paradise

Actor
Ty
Movie
1999

Freak City

Actor
Cal Jackson
Movie
1999

Boys Don't CryStream

Actor
John Lotter
Movie
1999
90%

Čovjek sa željeznom maskom

Actor
Movie
1998

The Man in the Iron MaskStream

Actor
Raoul
Movie
1998
32%

Cracker

Guest Star
Show
1997

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Entertainers: With Byron Allen

Guest
Show
1994

Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Guest
Talk
1993

Charlie RoseStream

Guest
Talk
1991

Law & OrderStream

Guest Star
Series
1990

Saturday Night LiveStream

Guest Star
Series
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

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