- Family moved to Germany when he was two months old, but returned to the U.S. when he was 10.
- After college, taught in Los Angeles, New York and Barcelona as a charter member of Teach for America.
- Worked as a fact checker for Vanity Fair magazine.
- Met wife Mariska Hargitay in 2002 on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where he plays defense attorney Trevor Langan.
- Is a board member of the Joyful Hearts Foundation, which was founded by his wife in 2006 to help sexual-assault survivors.
- Portrayed heroic flight passenger Jeremy Glick in 2006's United 93.
- Part of the original Broadway cast of War Horse, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2011.
- Is an avid photographer.
- Amaya Josephine Hermann — Daughter
- Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann — Son
- August Miklos Friedrich Hermann — Son
- Mariska Hargitay — Wife
- Yale University, New Haven, CT (1990)
Season 4, Episode 8
- Birth Name: Karl Peter Frederic Albert Hermann
- Birth Place: New York, NY
- Birthday: August 15, 1967, Leo
- Profession: Actor
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