• Peter Marc Jacobson is an American screenwriter, director and former actor born in 1957 in New York City.
• He is best known for writing and playing three characters in the romantic family comedy series “The Nanny”.
• He has appeared in 22 movies and TV series prior to retiring in 2009.
• He is an only child and studied at a local high school in New York City.
• He is a philanthropist and has volunteered with a number of charity organizations.

Who is Peter Marc Jacobson?

American screenwriter, director and former actor Peter Marc Jacobson was born in New York City USA, on 27 October 1957, meaning that his zodiac sign’s Scorpio. He appeared in 22 movies and TV series prior to retiring in 2009, and is perhaps best known for playing three characters in three episodes of the romantic family comedy series “The Nanny”, which he also wrote (all 145 episodes). The series starred Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy and Daniel Davis, and follows a cosmetics saleswoman who’s begun working for a wealthy British widower, babysitting his three children; it aired from 1993 through 1999, and won eight of its 42 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Peter was raised in New York City by his parents about whom no details have been disclosed, mostly because Peter respects their privacy; he hasn’t spoken of having siblings, and seems to be an only child.

Peter studied at a local high school in New York City, and was around 15 years old when he became interested in acting, and started writing his first short stories. He matriculated in 1976 and then enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 1979.

Roles in TV series

Peter’s debut TV series role was playing Brad in the 1979 episode “Spaced Out” of the popular action fantasy adventure “Wonder Woman”, and his following two roles came in 1983, when he was cast to play Les in the episode “Don’t Rock the Boat” of the comedy “Too Close for Comfort”, and Lieutenant Alex Newman in the episode “Pilot: Part 1” of the drama “Emerald Point N. A. S.”

In 1984 and 1985, he portrayed Steward in the romantic drama “Dynasty”, created by Richard Alan Shapiro and Esther Shapiro, and which starred Joan Collins, Linda Evans and John Forsythe. The series follows the lives of members of the Colby and Carrington families, it aired from 1981 through 1989 and won 25 of its 92 award nominations. In 1987, Peter played Anesthesiologist in the episode “Guilty Party” of the drama “The Colbys”, and the following year saw him play Mr. Wayne in the episode “Let’s Face the Music” of the family comedy “The Facts of Life”.

In 1990, he appeared in an episode of both the crime mystery “Booker” and the comedy “Murphy Brown”, and in 1989 and 1990, he portrayed John the Interior Designer in the drama “Generations”. Sally Sussman Morina created the series, which starred Joan Pringle, Kristoff St. John and Kelly Rutheford, and follows the lives of members of one white and one black family; it won one of its 18 award nominations.

Peter’s final three TV series roles were in the 1991 episode “Babes in Boyland” of the comedy “Babes”, the 1991 episode “Camping Trip” of the romantic drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and the 1993 episode “The View” of the crime mystery “Matlock”.

Roles in movies

Peter’s debut film role was playing Steinberg in the 1980 comedy “Gorp”, directed by Joseph Ruben, and which starred Michael Lembeck, Dennis Quaid and Philip Casnoff. It follows the lives of several waiters working at a Jewish summer camp.

Peter could then have been seen appearing in the 1980 action crime comedy “Battle Creek Brawl”, the 1981 romantic crime comedy “Lunch Wagon”, and the 1985 comedy “Movers & Shakers”. The year 1989 saw him play Clyde in the drama “Love and Betrayal”, directed by Richard Michaels, and which starred Lisa Aliff, David Birney and Stephen Burleigh. It follows Caroline Landry, whose husband has left her for a younger woman.

Peter’s since had roles in only three movies: the 1990 drama “Desire”, the 1992 crime comedy “We’re Talkin’ Serious Money” and the 2009 romantic comedy “Spread”.

Other credits

Peter received special thanks for the 2005 short documentary movie “Making the Nanny” and the 2009 family comedy film “Bandslam”.

He has 13 writing and eight producing credits, and some of the TV series which he’s both written and produced include the 2006 comedy “What I Like About You”, the 2013 romantic comedy “Happily Divorced” and the 2021 family comedy “Country Comfort”.

Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Billy Masters LIVE!”, “What About Our Life?” and “Coming Out Colton”.

Love life and wife

Peter was married to American actress, comedienne and activist Francine Joy ‘Fran’ Drescher; Fran’s appeared in close to 80 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for starring in all the 145 episodes of Peter’s series “The Nanny”. She’s won four of her 15 award nominations, including two Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1996 and 1997, both for her performance in “The Nanny”.

Peter and Fran married on 4 November 1978, and then moved together to Los Angeles, California to work on their careers. They separated in the first half of the ‘90s, and their divorce was finalized on 15 December 1999.

After the divorce Peter revealed that he’s gay, but remained on good terms with his former wife; they developed the 2011 comedy series “Happily Divorced” together, based on their lives.

Peter hasn’t spoken about any men whom he’s been with, he seems to be unattached as of January 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Both Peter and his former wife Fran are Jewish.

He’s followed by more than 30,000 people on Instagram, and has posted close to 3,000 pictures and videos onto the social media network.

Peter goes to the gym multiple times every week, thus his muscular body.

Spring is his favorite season, as he doesn’t like hot or cold weather.

Peter’s a philanthropist and has volunteered with a number of charity organizations aiming to improve the quality of life for both people and animals.

The two actors whom Peter enjoys watching the most are Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves, and some of his favorite movies are “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “A Christmas Carol”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Peter’s age is 65. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall and weighs about 165lbs (74kgs).

Peter’s net worth’s been estimated at over $15 million, as of January 2023.


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