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Peter Hermann Biography

Birth Name:
Karl Peter Frederic Albert Hermann
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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