John Peter Sarsgaard Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Net Worth

Peter Sarsgaard
Real Name John Peter Sarsgaard
Profession Actor
Known for The Center of the World
Nationality American
Age 51 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth March 7, 1971
Birthplace Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States
Hobbies Reading
Religion Roman Catholic
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Physical Stats

Height 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown Light
Body Type Average

Known as an expert at playing ill-lighted characters, Hungarian American actor Peter Sarsgarrd is best known for his acting in movies such as Garden State, Dead Man Walking, Another Day in Paradise, Desert Blue, The Man in The Iron Mask, Boys, Don’t Cry, The Center of the World, Empire, The Salton Sea , K-19: The Widowmaker, Shattered Glass, Kinsey, The Dying Gaul, Flight pan, Jarhead, Orphan, Night and Day, Green Latern and Night Moves, and TV shows such as The Killing and The Slap.

Moreover, his name comes in the list of few actors who has taken theatre, movies and television all at the same boat since the start of their career.

His known theatre works are Laura Dennis (Signature Theatre), Burn This (union Square Theatre), The Seagull (Walter Kerr Theatre) and Hamlet (classic Stage Theatre).

Truly, one can say that he is an underrated actor. He has won numerous awards including Glitter Awards, Several Film Critics Association Awards (San Francisco, Toronto, Kansas city, National Society and many more. His strong acting in movies such as The Center of the world and Orphan has already proved that he can take on hard leading roles. Weather that is small to big roles in independent movies or promising roles in big feature films, the Illinois native has outperformed all of them.

Started his acting career with guest roles in crime series Law and Order in 1995, he then branched out his acting potential in number of promising independent movies such as Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue. After that, he got a breakthrough chance of playing the role of Raoul, Athos a.k.a John Malkovich’s luckless son in Randall Wallace’s 1998 hit adventure film The Man in the Mask. Now, moving a little out of context, Peter is also known for his soft and crispy sexy voice – the voice which is a quite similar to John Malkovich’s celebrated voice.

Simply, he is a quality actor- just watch  his appealing performances as assistant Clyde Martin in Kinsey and The New Republic editor Charles Lane in Shattered Glass.   It’s clear that he chooses a role analyzing it caliber rather than analyzing the caliber of the whole project.

Now, moving on to his body orientation, he is a tall man with the height of 5 feet and 11 inches. He was never a golden fish look-alike actor. He has chest hairs, his then shaggy long hair has shortened now and his hair is slowly balding (total hair loss at corners of his forehead), and he is ageing. He is near to his mid-40. However, he is still a bizarre acting fire who is as luminous now as he was two decades ago when he started his journey in the industry.

Not surprisingly, he has a good net worth of around 15 million US dollar. With loads of money, a refreshing family comprising of actress/natural beauty Maggie Gyllenhaal and two beautiful daughters, the talented actor is satisfied with how he has handled his professional and personal life side by side. Their four year of dating relationship turned into a sacred married life in April of 2006. Moreover, Maggie’s brother Jake Gyllenhaal is close friend of Peter. Anyway, Peter and his wife Maggie have combined net worth of around 30 million US dollar.

Because of his soft voice and less relationship rumors in mainstream media, he is generally thought to be a gay. But, he is not a gay. However, his character in Kinsey was a gay. Indeed, he has no problem acting on any kind of roles. He is known as one of the most diverse and versatile actor of this century.

Orignally wanted to be a soccer player; Peter is the only child of Judy Lea and John Dale Saarsgard. Moreover, he is raised as a Roman Catholic, and because of his family origins, he has Danish, German, Norweigian, Austrian, English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish Ancestory. Also, he is his parent’s only child and supposedly the most famous children of his family generations.

More wiki on his professional life can be accessed via Wikipedia and IMDB’s biography on him. Also, fans can connect him via social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

John Peter Sarsgaard was born in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States . John Peter Sarsgaard is Actor by profession, find out mroe facts, education, weight, and more.


School Name Fairfield College Preparatory School
Collage / Uni Bard College
Qualification Washington University in St. Louis


Salary US$ 35K Per Episode
Net Worth USD $20 million Approx


Father John Dale Sarsgard
Mother Judy Lea Reinhardt
Mirtial Status Married

Favorite Things

Favorite Food Vegetable
Favorite TV Show Supergirl, Stranger Things
Favorite Actress Naomi Watts, Rachel McAdams
Favorite Actor Sylvester Stallone, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford
Favorite Colour White