Peter Strauss (born February 20, 1947) is an American television and movie actor, known for his roles in several television miniseries in the 1970s and 1980s. Strauss was born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York to a Jewish family. His father, who immigrated from Germany, was a wine importer. Strauss graduated from the Hackley School in 1965 and Northwestern University in 1969. He married actress Rachel Ticotin on December 31, 1998. He had been married twice before, with his second marriage producing two children. Notably, he plays Abel Roznovski in Kane and Abel, the TV miniseries from Jeffrey Archer's book of the same title. He won an Emmy Award for his role on the 1979 made-for-television movie The Jericho Mile, and he starred in a television remake of the classic 1946 film Angel on My Shoulder in 1980. His other noted television miniseries credits include starring roles in Rich Man, Poor Man, its sequel Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, and Masada. Strauss plays Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
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