Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Birth name: Brian Jeffrey Krause
Born: February 1, 1969
Age: 55
Birthplace: El Toro, California, United States
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Brian Jeffrey Krause (born February 1, 1969) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Leo Wyatt on The WB television series Charmed (1998-2006) and for portraying the lead role of Charles Brady in the 1992 horror film Sleepwalkers.


Early life

Krause (who is not related to Peter Krause) was born in El Toro, California to Alice and Jeff Krause. He is the younger of their two children; his older brother is named Patrick. Brian grew up in Southern California and took his first acting class with R. J. Adams at The Actors Workshop while in junior high, as a way to avoid a bully in physical education class. In his teens, he studied karate and attended El Toro High School, where he graduated in 1987. He continued his education at Orange Coast College, where he played and lettered in soccer, and scored four goals as a midfielder and forward. He later had a child.


Krause landed his first role in 1989 as a student in the TV series TV 101. He then starred in the made-for-TV-movie Match Point, the CBS Schoolbreak Special "American Eyes", and An American Summer, before landing his first major role as Richard Lestrange in the film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). He was a co-star in the Bandit series prior to his most notable role of Leo Wyatt, in The WB Network series Charmed (1998-2006). Krause originally auditioned for the role of Andy Trudeau but was cast as Piper's handyman/whitelighter love interest. Due to budget restrictions in the eighth season (2005-06), he only appeared in the first 10 episodes and last two episodes. After Charmed, he has appeared in made-for-TV-movies and TV shows such as Mad Men and The Closer. He also lent his voice and image to portray a minor character (Clem Feeney) in the videogame L.A. Noire, and he appeared in the YouTube video series Chad Vader, in Season 4, Episode 4: "The Return of Brian" (uploaded Juy 10, 2012), as himself, a former employee of Empire Market.


Film roles

Year Title Role Notes
1991 An American Summer Joey
Return to the Blue Lagoon Paddy Lestrange / Richard Lestrange, Jr.
December Tim Mitchell
1992 Sleepwalkers Charles Brady
1993 The Liars' Club Pat
1994 Family Album Greg Thayer TV movie
1995 Naked Souls Edward
Extreme Blue Bart
Breaking Free Clay Nelson
1996 Mind Games Matt Jarvis
1998 Get a Job Mike
1999 Dreamers Pete
Trash Will Fowler
2000 The Party The Husband
2001 Return to Cabin by the Lake Mike Helton
2005 In the Blink of an Eye Jay
2006 To Kill a Mockumentary Danson
2007 Protecting the King Jeff
2008 Jack Rio Billy Rafferty
Warbirds Jack Toller
Triloquist Detective
Beyond Loch Ness James Murphy
The Thacker Case Jason Michaels
A Seductress in My Blouse Michael Taylor
2009 Desertion Brandon
Nowhere to Hide Edward Crane
Growth Marco
2012: Supernova Kelvin
The Gods of Circumstance Jim Jeff Jones
Hospital Daughter Dr. Tyler Stevenson
2010 The Secrets of Valleyoaks Cave Jason Patterson
TBK: The Toolbox Murders Detective Shane Cole
You're So Cupid Daniel Valentine
Breaking into Hell Dale Wilkinson
Cyrus Cyrus Dancer
2011 Camel Spiders Captain Mike Sturges
Haunted Maze Benedict Killer Said to be unreleased on IMDB
2012 The Unknown Paul Baker
Gemini Rising Plummer
2013 Red Sky Michael Banks
Coffin Baby Detective Cole
The Studio Club Matt Forester Also credited as director
Ben and Becca Ben Short film
Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man Jagger
Christmas for a Dollar William Kamp
2014 Haunted Illusions Benedict Killer Sequel to unreleased movie 'Haunted Maze

Television roles

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Ann Jillian Tom Episodes: "Love: 15", "The Crush"
1993 Tales from the Crypt Tex Crandall Episode: "House of Horror"
1995 Walker, Texas Ranger Billy Kramer Episode: "Collision Course"
1996 High Tide Scott Wilson Episode: "Killshot"
1997-1998 Another World Matt Cory Series regular
1998-2006 Charmed Leo Wyatt Series regular, 144 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Robert Whitten Episode: "Cyber-lebrity"
2008 The Closer Tom Merrick Episode: "Controlled Burn"
Mad Men Kess Episode: "The Mountain King"
2010 Castle Father Aaron Lowe Episode: "Under The Gun"
2010 Next Stop Murder Jeff

Television movies and miniseries

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Match Point Bart
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special: "American Eyes" Matt Henderson
1994 Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel Lynn
Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit Lynn
Bandit: Bandit Bandit Lynn
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country Lynn
2006 Ties That Bind David
2007 Devil's Diary Father Mark Mulligan
2010 Next Stop Murder Jeff
2012 Stalked at 17 Mark
2014 Expecting Amish Hannah's Father


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Chad Vader Himself

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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