• Peter Lawrence Strauss is a five-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor.
• He is of German-Jewish ancestry, and graduated from Northwestern University in 1969.
• He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in “The Jericho Mile” in 1979, and for “Nick of Time” in 199•
• He is currently married to Rachel Ticotin, and has a net worth of $5 million.
• Rachel Ticotin is an actress and has appeared in over 60 film and TV titles. She was previously married to actor David Caruso and has a net worth of $4 million.

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Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1947
SpouseRachel Ticotin, Nicole Fons, Beverly Baker Paulding
FactHe has served as the spokesman for the National Search Dog Foundation, and serves on community committees including the Ojai Youth Foundation, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Ojai Film Society.

Who is Rachel Ticotin’s husband Peter Strauss?

Peter Lawrence Strauss was born on the 20th February 1947, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York State USA, and is a five-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor, perhaps best known to the world for his roles in the films “The Jericho Mile” (1979) as Larry ‘Rain’ Murphy, and “Nick of Time” in 1995 as Brendan Grant, and “xXx: State of the Union” (2005), as President James Sanford, among other differing roles he has secured so far in his rather rich acting career.

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Peter Strauss Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Of German-Jewish ancestry, Peter is the son of Warren B. Strauss, a wine importer, while the identity of his mother remains unknown to the media. He went to Hackley School, from which he matriculated in 1965, then enrolled at Northwestern University, from which he graduated four years later.

Career Beginnings

Right after college Peter started looking for his debut role, and it didn’t take him long to acquire a part in David Miller’s Golden Globe Award-nominated “Hail, Hero!” (1969), starring Michael Douglas, Arthur Kennedy and Teresa Wright. He continued with supporting roles in the westerns “Soldier Blue” (1970), and “The Man Without a Country” with Cliff Robertson and Beau Bridges. It was in 1976 that he got his first recurring role, as Rudy Jordache in the TV series “Rich Man, Poor Man”, and his next role was the lead in the biopic about Joe Kennedy, entitled “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy” in 1977, which was enough to secure him one of his most prominent roles, as Larry ‘Rain’ Murphy in Michael Mann’s film “The Jericho Mile”.
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Rise to Prominence

Throughout the ‘80s, Peter enjoyed success by appearing in numerous television films, starting with the fantasy film “Angel on My Shoulder” in 1980 in which he starred with Richard Kiley and Barbara Hershey, and then in 1985 in the TV mini-drama series “Tender Is the Night”, while the following year he was the star of the television thriller film “Under Siege”. Unfortunately, the one breakthrough role that would launch Peter to prominence just didn’t come his way, and he continued with television films, but nevertheless, in the ‘90s he portrayed some of the most memorable characters of this decade. He was Wayne Stracton in the film “83 Hours ‘til Dawn” in 1990, then Ed MacAffrey in “Men Don’t Tell” in 1993, Sam Yates in “Reunion”, and Brendan Grant in the critically acclaimed action drama film “Nick of Time” (1995), starring John Depp, Christopher Walke, and Courtney Chase. He was Dr. Nicholas Moloney in the TV series “Moloney”, and in 1998 played Dr. Sam Sheppard in the film “My Father’s Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story”. He ultimately got his one big role, as La Hire in the highly-praised TV mini-series “Joan of Arc”.

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Career Decline and Stage Work

With the start of the new millennium, Peter’s career started declining somewhat, and the roles became fewer as the years passed. Then he made a breakthrough with the part of President James Sanford in the action film “xXx: State of the Union”, starring Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ice Cube, but since then he hasn’t had much success on screen, with the exception of the film “License to Wed” in 2007, with Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski in the lead roles, and in recent years in the films “Sugar Daddies” (2014), in which he had a lead role next to Taylor Black and James C. Burns. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed historical drama film “Operation Finale”, with Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley as the stars.

He hasn’t been active on stage in recent years, but made his stage debut in 1981 in the play “Einstein and the Polar Bear”, and since then has featured in a number of plays, including “The Mind with the Dirty Man”, “A Cry of Players”, while recently he was Leonardo da Vinci in the play “Divine Rivalry, and Sigmund Freud in “Sabina”.

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Peter Strauss Net Worth

Since launching his career, Peter has appeared in over 80 film and TV titles, the majority of which were films made directly for television, plus stage performances. Some of the projects increased his popularity, and most his net worth, while some failed to make a positive impact on his career.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Peter Strauss is, as of late-2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Strauss’ net worth is as high as $5 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

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Do You Know About Peter’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Divorce, Wife, Children?

Peter has been quite open about the ups and downs that happen to him behind the camera. He has been married three times and divorced twice, firstly to Beverly Baker Paulding from 1973 until 1979. Four years later he married Nicole Fons, and that marriage lasted for 11 years before the two decided to divorce, however, not before they welcomed two children. It now seems that the prominent actor has found happiness with the actress Rachel Ticotin, as the couple has been together since marrying in 1998. In addition to acting, Peter is a successful businessman; he owns a citrus production business, and sits on the board of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. He once owned a ranch in Santa Monica, which he later sold to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and which is now known as the Peter Strauss Ranch.

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Peter Strauss Wife, Rachel Ticotin

Now that we have covered all the major details about Peter’s life and career, let’s share some information about Peter’s wife, Rachel Ticotin. Rachel Ticotin was born on the 1st November 1958, in The Bronx, New York City USA, and is an actress, perhaps best known to the world as Melina in the film “Total Recall”, and as Rosa Martinez in the film “The Eye”, among other roles.

She is one of five children born to Iris Torres, a Puerto Rican educator, and her husband Abe Ticotin, who was a used-car salesman and of Russian Jewish ancestry. Rachel made her acting debut in the film “King of the Gypsies”, and since then has appeared in 60 film and TV titles. Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

Before Peter, she was married to actor David Caruso from 1984 until 1987, with whom she has a daughter named Greta.

General Info

Full NamePeter Strauss
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1947
Height1.82 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Teacher, Businessperson
EducationNorthwestern University, Hackley School


SpouseRachel Ticotin, Nicole Fons, Beverly Baker Paulding
ChildrenJustin Strauss
ParentsWarren B. Strauss


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
MoviesRich Man, Poor Man, Soldier Blue, XXX: State of the Union, Masada, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, The Jericho Mile, The Secret of NIMH, License to Wed, Nick of Time, A Father's Choice, Men Don't Tell, The Last Tycoon, 83 Hours 'Til Dawn, Flight of Black Angel, Seasons of Love, Hail, ...
TV ShowsRich Man, Poor Man Book II, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, Moloney, Kane & Abel, Body and Soul (US)

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1He is of German Jewish descent.
2Does TV commercials for Miracle Gro Plant Food. [2003]
3Has voiced not one but two cartoon mice in his roles as a voice actor, namely Justin from "The Secret of NIMH" and Stoker from both series of "Biker Mice From Mars".
4Once owned the property now known as "Peter Strauss Ranch", a park operated by the National Park Service in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. The property, once know as "Lake Enchanto", had been an amusement park in the mid 1930s but fell into disrepair and finally closed in the early 1960s. Mr. Strauss purchased the property and restored it to its natural beauty in 1976 and lived there until 1983 when he sold the property to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The park, located at 30000 Mulholland Highway in Cornell CA, is a highly suggested destination of beauty in the Santa Monica Mountains.
5He teaches public speaking at local high schools in California.
6He has served as the spokesman for the National Search Dog Foundation, and serves on community committees including the Ojai Youth Foundation, the Ojai Music Festival, and the Ojai Film Society.
7He auditioned to play a role in the film Slap Shot (1977) but broke his leg while skating in the audition.
8He owns a California farm and when he isn't acting, he is a working citrus rancher.
9Attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.




Trial: The Price of Passion1992TV MovieWarren Blackburn
Fugitive Among Us1992TV MovieMax Cole
Flight of Black Angel1991TV MovieLt. Col. Matthew Ryan
83 Hours 'Til Dawn1990TV MovieWayne Stracton
Peter Gunn1989TV MoviePeter Gunn
Brotherhood of the Rose1989TV Mini-SeriesRomulus
Proud Men1987TV MovieCharley MacLeod Jr.
The Penalty Phase1986TV MovieJudge Kenneth Hoffman
Under Siege1986TV MovieJohn Garry
Kane & Abel1985TV Mini-SeriesAbel Rosnovski
Tender Is the Night1985TV Mini-SeriesDick Diver
Heart of Steel1983TV MovieEmory
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983Wolff
The Secret of NIMH1982Justin (voice)
Masada1981TV Mini-SeriesEleazar ben Yair
A Whale for the Killing1981TV MovieCharles Landon
Angel on My Shoulder1980TV MovieEddie Kagel
The Jericho Mile1979TV MovieLarry 'Rain' Murphy
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy1977TV MovieJoseph Kennedy Jr.
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II1976-1977TV SeriesRudy Jordache
The Last Tycoon1976Wylie
Rich Man, Poor Man1976TV Mini-SeriesRudy Jordache
Medical Center1971-1975TV SeriesLloyd Halloran / Tom Desmond
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan1975TV MovieBen Jacobs
The Streets of San Francisco1972-1975TV SeriesLew Kovic Jr. / Martin Novack / Bobby Jepsen
Barnaby Jones1974TV SeriesClay Wakefield
Cannon1974TV SeriesDave Nordoff / Reverend Will
Judgment: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita1974TV MovieLawyer
Hawaii Five-O1974TV SeriesTom Morgan
Mary Tyler Moore1973TV SeriesStephen Linder
The Man Without a Country1973TV MovieArthur Danforth
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine1972Thomas Lewis
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesReverend Teller
Il sergente Klems1971Sergeant Otto Josef Klems
The Young Lawyers1970TV SeriesStuart
Soldier Blue1970Honus Gent
Hail, Hero!1969Frank Dixon
White Mane1953Narrator - English - restored version
Drawing Home2017Russell Robb, Sr.
Sugar Daddies2014Grant
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010TV SeriesKevin Burton
Royal Pains2010TV SeriesGraham Barnes
Jack's Family Adventure2010TV MovieWild Bill Cohen
State of the Union2008-2010TV SeriesNarrator
Dirty Sexy Money2007TV SeriesDutch George
License to Wed2007Mr. Jones
Biker Mice from Mars2006TV SeriesStoker Night Shift High Commander
The Way2006TV MovieHutch
Killer Instinct2005TV SeriesRobert Hale
xXx: State of the Union2005President James Sanford
Law & Order2004TV SeriesDr. Paul Cedars
111 Gramercy Park2003TV MovieTurk Karnegian
Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth2003Video shortMoses (voice)
Strange Frequency 22003TV MovieBen Stanton (segment "Soul Man")
Body & Soul2002TV SeriesDr. Isaac Braun
Strange Frequency2001TV SeriesBen Stanton
Murder on the Orient Express2001TV MovieMr. Samuel Ratchett
Godzilla: The Series2000TV Series
A Father's Choice2000TV MovieCharlie 'Mac' McClain
Men in Black: The Series1999TV Series
Joan of Arc1999TV Mini-SeriesLa Hire
Seasons of Love1999TV SeriesThomas Linthorne
My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story1998TV MovieDr. Sam Sheppard
Moloney1996-1997TV SeriesDr. Nicholas Moloney Nick Moloney
Keys to Tulsa1997Chip Carlson
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1997TV SeriesKing Dionysius
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1996TV SeriesLab Guard
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1996TV SeriesDr. Evil / Sumo
The Incredible Hulk1996TV SeriesWalter Langkowski
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV SeriesNarrator
In the Lake of the Woods1996TV MovieJohn Waylan
Biker Mice from Mars1996TV SeriesStoker
Nick of Time1995Brendan Grant
Texas Justice1995TV MovieThomas Cullen Davis
Santo Bugito1995TV SeriesGreenbeard McMelville
Reunion1994TV MovieSam Yates
Batman: The Animated Series1994TV SeriesDr. Steven Carlyle / Plant-Man
The Yearling1994TV MovieEzra 'Penny' Baxter
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story1994TV MovieLarry McLinden
Men Don't Tell1993TV MovieEd MacAffrey


Seasons of Love1999TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Heart of Steel1983TV Movie co-executive producer
A Whale for the Killing1981TV Movie producer


Pioneers of Television2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Messner2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Into the Tsangpo Gorge2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Nature2000TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
CBS This Morning1993TV SeriesHimself
Good Day New York1993TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Mini-Series
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Television Drama Series
Good Morning America1977-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977-1989TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Co- Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series and Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Series
The Way They Were1981TV Special
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Male TV Performer
The Television Annual: 1978/19791979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1976-1978TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series and Presenter: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor

Archive Footage

De jaren stillekes2009TV SeriesRudy Jordache
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesRudy Jordache


Won Awards

1980TP de OroTP de Oro, SpainBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Jericho Mile (1979)

Nominated Awards

1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMen Don't Tell (1993)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionKane & Abel (1985)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHeart of Steel (1983)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMasada (1981)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialMasada (1981)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaRich Man, Poor Man (1976)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesRich Man, Poor Man (1976)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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