Peter S. Jacobson is an American film and television
actor. Jacobson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Chicago
news anchor Walter Jacobson. He was a 1991 graduate of Juilliard.[citation
needed] and a 1987 graduate of Brown University. In 1997, Jacobson
and Lisa Edelstein, a future co-star of his on the television series
House, appeared as a couple eating at a restaurant in the movie
As Good As It Gets. Jacobson has played a recurring role on Law
& Order as Randy Dworkin, a jovial crusading defense attorney
attached to conservative causes. In 2005, Jacobson played "Jimmy"
in the Academy Award-nominated film, Good Night, and Good Luck.
He also appeared on Scrubs, CSI: Miami, The Lost Room, The Starter
Wife, Transformers and The Midnight Meat Train. More recently he
has appeared on House as Chris Taub, a plastic surgeon hoping to
make Gregory House's diagnostics team. In October 2007, he was confirmed
as a regular on the show. He made a guest appearance on USA Network's
"Royal Pains" on July 30th. Jacobson played Alan, the
nebbishy husband of Rachel, played by Brooklyn Decker. He also has
a cameo in Tony Scott's 2005 film Domino.