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Karl Peter Frederic Albert Hermann

Current Location:: New York, New York, United States
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mariska Hargitay
Father of Minor Child; <private> Hermann and <private> Hermann

Occupation: Actor, producer, former teacher
Managed by: Ashley Odell
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About Peter Hermann

He is a German-American actor and writer. Hermann was born in New York and lived in Germany until the age of 14. He then moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, where he attended Brunswick School through secondary school, while active in student drama productions. He then went on to Yale University, graduating in 1990. After graduating, Hermann joined the two-year service organization Teach For America.

Hermann had brief stints on a variety of television shows that include the soap opera Guiding Light (1997-1998), the ABC Family show Beautiful People (2006) and the Lifetime original series Angela's Eyes (2006). Since 2002, he has a recurring role as Trevor Langan, a defense attorney on Law & Order: SVU.

He has made appearances in several commercials such as the anti-tobacco "Fair Enough" ads.

In 2006, he starred as Jeremy Glick in the feature film United 93, whose subject was United Airlines flight 93, the only hijacked plane that did not reach its target during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Hermann was in the Broadway premiere of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, starring Liev Schreiber and featuring fellow Law & Order: Special Victims Unit alum Stephanie March. It began performances on February 15th, 2007 in preparation for a March 11th opening. Its final Broadway performance was on June 24th, 2007.

He also guested on 30 Rock during its first season, and starred in the ABC's mid-season replacement series Cashmere Mafia, as Davis Draper.

While appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hermann met lead actress, Mariska Hargitay, whom he married on August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California. They have a son, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, who was born on June 28, 2006. Hargitay and Hermann adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, in April 2011. In October 2011, the couple adopted a baby boy, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, who had been born in mid-2011.



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Peter Hermann's Timeline

August 15, 1967
New York, New York, United States