Peter Jacobson is an American actor best known for his starring role as Dr. Chris Taub in the medical drama television series House, from 2007-2012.
He is also known for his recurring role as the cunning defence attorney Randy Dworkin on the long running series Law & Order, and boasts an eclectic mix of television, film and stage work.
His film work includes the independent mockumentary style comedy feature And They're Off opposite Cheri Oteri, Kevin Nealon and Sean Astin.
He also was seen in the comedy What Just Happened directed by Barry Levinson, Transformers directed by Michael Bay, action thriller Domino with Keira Knightley, Failure To Launch and Good Night, and Good Luck, which received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Cast.
On television, Jacobson starred opposite Debra Messing in the Emmy Award-nominated miniseries The Starter Wife, and opposite Peter Krause and Julianna Margulies in The Lost Room, a six-hour miniseries nominated for two Emmy Awards.
His other work includes the television films Path to War and 61* and guest-starring roles on the TV series CSI: Miami, Will & Grace, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, Scrubs and ER.
Jacobson spent many years doing theatre in New York, appearing in a variety of plays such as The Taming of the Shrew, the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park presentation of Comedy of Errors, Waiting for Lefty directed by Joanne Woodward, David Mamet's The Water Engine at the Atlantic Theatre Company and the original New York productions of John Patrick Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone, Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged).
A Native of Chicago and a graduate of Brown University, Jacobson attended The Juilliard School. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.