Seth Peterson is an American actor best known for his role as Robbie Hansen on the television drama series Providence, from 1999-2002.
Peterson was born in Harlem and bounced back-and-forth between Brooklyn and Los Angeles in his early years. His father was a high school mathematics teacher, and before becoming a paralegal, his mother was an actress who performed at the Colony Theatre in Echo Park, California.
Peterson enjoyed his younger days there so much that he returned to perform there after he left high school.
For 10 years, Peterson studied a variety of acting methods, appeared in local equity-waiver theatre and worked part-time jobs to support himself.
This practical approach resulted in Peterson landing guest-star roles in such series as Arsenio, Clueless, Relativity, and Beverly Hills, 90210 early in his career. Peterson later went on to be a series regular on the NBC hit show Providence.
More recently Peterson has recurred on the series Deadwood in addition to being a guest player on The Shield and CSI: NY which reunited him with his Providence co-star Melina Kanakaredes.
His feature film credits include Godzilla, Can't Hardly Wait and the award-winning independent film Hate Crime.
A poker enthusiast and loyal Los Angeles Lakers fan, Peterson lives in Hollywood with his wife, Kylee, daughter, Fenix, and son, Lennon.