Peter Jacobson - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Peter Jacobson
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Fear the Walking Dead (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 24, 1965 (age 58)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Peter S. Jacobson
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Peter S. Jacobson
Mother's Name: Lynn Straus
Siblings: 3

Wendy Jacobson (younger sister)
Julia (half-sister)
Genevieve (half-sister)

High School: Francis W. Parker School
University: Brown University, Julliard School
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 1, 1997
Wife's Name: Whitney Scott
Children: 1

Emanual Jacobson (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 98 kg (216.05 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Peter Jacobson?

Peter Jacobson is an actor by profession and an American actor by profession. He is well known for appearing in House as Dr. Chris Taub, Colony as former Proxy Snyder, and Fear The Walking Dead as Rabbi Jacob Kessner.

Peter Jacobson in House as Dr. Chris Taub (Image: Pinterest)

Peter Jacobson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Peter Jacobson’s birth took place on March 24, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His birth name is Peter S. Jacobson, her mother’s name is Lynn Straus and her father is a TV news personality, Walter Jacobson. He is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a younger sister named Wendy Jacobson. From his mother’s subsequent marriage, he has two younger half-sisters Julia and Genevieve.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Peter Jacobson attended Francis W. Parker School. He went on to study at Brown University, graduating in 1987. He studied at The Julliard School, graduating from the same in 1991.

His ethnicity includes Ashkenazi Jewish as his parents come from Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania.

Peter Jacobson – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Peter Jacobson married his longtime girlfriend Whitney Scott on 1 November 1997. With his wife, he has a child, a son named Emanual Jacobson. The couple seems to be happy in their marriage and is without rumors of divorce.

Peter Jacobson, Whitney Scott (Image: Search Images)

Peter Jacobson – Career

Early Days

Jacobson’s debut screen role was in an episode of the TV series NYPD Blue in 1993. This was followed by appearances in the TV series Talk to Me (2000), A.U.S.A. (2003), Law & Order (2003-2006), Method and Red (2004), The Lost Room (2006), The Starter Wife (2007), etc.

Finally, in 2007 Peter Jacobson was cast as Dr. Chris Taub in the medical drama series House. He appeared in 96 episodes of the series, until 2012, and this is his breakthrough role.

Films, Series

Since then Jacobson has portrayed characters in TV series Ray Donovan (2013-2015), Colony (2016-2018), The Americans (2016-2017), and Fear The Walking Dead (2019-present), to name a few. The films in which he has been credited include It Could Happen to You (1994), A Civil Action (1998), Showtime (2002), Failure to Launch (2006), White House Down (2013), Catfight (2016), Violet (2021), among others.


On the set of Fear The Walking Dead, Peter Jacobson has worked with Aaron Stanford, Rhoda Griffis, Zoe Colletti, Lennie James, and Daryl Mitchell.

Jenna Elfman, Peter Jacobson, Garret Dillahunt on Fear The Walking Dead (Image: Undead walking)

Peter Jacobson – Awards, Nominations

Jacobson has been nominated for the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Peter Jacobson – Net Worth, Salary

Peter Jacobson’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Peter Jacobson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, and Twitter, Peter Jacobson is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.

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