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Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987)[1] is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, of which he has been a main cast member since its debut in 2011, and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

Evan Peters
Evan Peters by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born Evan Thomas Peters
(1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 30)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

He made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film Clipping Adam and starred in the ABC science fiction series Invasion from 2005 to 2006.

From 2004 to 2010, Peters starred in numerous national commercials for established brands such as Kelloggs, Papa John's Pizza and Playstation, during this time he also had recurring roles on Disney Channel's Phil of the Future and The CW's One Tree Hill. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the superhero film Kick-Ass.

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Early life

Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the suburb of Ballwin, Evan Peters is the son of Julie and Phil Peters.[1] His father is a vice president of administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.[2]

Peters was raised in a Roman Catholic family and attended a Catholic grade school.[3] He has a brother, Andrew, and a paternal half-sister, Michelle.[1] In 2001, Peters moved with his family to Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he pursued modeling and took local acting classes.[2] He attended Grand Blanc Community High School,[2] before moving to Los Angeles at age 15 with his mother to pursue his acting career.[1] He attended Burbank High School as a sophomore, but later began homeschooling classes.[2]

Career

2004–11: Early career

On his second audition, Peters was chosen by producer Michael Picchiottino for the role of Adam Sheppard in the film Clipping Adam. The role earned him the award for Best Breakthrough Performance at the Phoenix Film Festival. He performed in numerous television commercials for Sony PlayStation, Progressive Insurance, Moviefone, Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza, and Kellogg.

In 2004, he starred in the MGM film Sleepover as Russell "SpongeBob" Hayes,[4] and appeared in the ABC series The Days as Cooper Day. From 2004 to 2005, he had a recurring role as Seth Wosmer in the first season of the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future. From 2005 to 2006, he portrayed Jesse Varon in the ABC sci-fi thriller series Invasion.

Peters then had supporting roles in the films An American Crime (2007), Gardens of the Night (2008), Never Back Down (2008) and its sequel Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011). He has also starred in several theater plays, including playing Fagin in a production of Oliver Twist at the Met Theater. In 2008, he had a recurring role as Jack Daniels on The CW teen-drama series One Tree Hill. In addition, he landed many one episode guest spots in television series such as The Mentalist, House, Monk, The Office, In Plain Sight, and Parenthood[5].

In 2010, he appeared in the supporting role of Todd Haynes, the main character's best friend, in the superhero film Kick-Ass. Peters was unable to reprise his role in the 2013 sequel due to scheduling conflicts with his role in the second season of American Horror Story.[6]

2011–present: Breakthrough with American Horror Story

Peters' breakthrough role was playing the teenage sociopathic murderer Tate Langdon in the first season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.[7] In the second season, subtitled Asylum, he starred as Kit Walker, a man wrongly accused of killing his wife; this role earned him a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.[8][9]

In the third season, subtitled Coven, he portrayed Kyle Spencer, a frat boy who is killed and brought back to life as a Frankenstein's monster type of creature. In the fourth season of the series, subtitled Freak Show, he played Jimmy Darling, a circus performer with deformed hands.[10]

In 2014, Peters starred in the independent comedy film Adult World, opposite John Cusack and Emma Roberts.[11] Peters played the mutant Quicksilver in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past[12] and its 2016 sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse.[13] In 2015, Peters starred in the horror film The Lazarus Effect and the drama film Safelight, alongside Juno Temple, and in 2016 he had a role in the comedy-drama Elvis & Nixon. He will be reprising the role of Quicksilver in the 2018 film X-Men: Dark Phoenix.[14]

Personal life

Peters began dating actress Emma Roberts in 2012 after they worked together on the film Adult World.[15] Peters confirmed in March 2013 that he and Roberts were engaged.[16]

In July 2013, while they were staying at a hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, someone overheard a dispute coming from their room and called the police. After a "heated argument", they had begun hitting each other.[17] When the police arrived, they arrested Roberts. Peters was not arrested because Roberts did not have any immediately visible injuries.[18] Peters declined to press charges and Roberts was released several hours later.[19] In a joint statement, the couple called it "an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding", and stated that they were "working together to move past it."[19]

In January 2017, Roberts confirmed she was engaged to Peters once again.[20]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Clipping Adam Adam Sheppard
2004 Sleepover Russell "SpongeBob" Hayes
2007 An American Crime Ricky Hobbs
2007 Mama's Boy Keith Uncredited
2008 Remarkable Power Ross
2008 Gardens of the Night Brian / Rachel
2008 Never Back Down Max Cooperman
2010 Kick-Ass Todd Haynes
2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown Max Cooperman
2011 Queen Frat Guy Short film
2011 The Good Doctor Donny Nixon
2014 Adult World Alex
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
2015 The Lazarus Effect Clay
2015 Safelight Charles
2016 Elvis & Nixon Dwight Chapin
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
2017 Dabka Jay Bahadur In post-production
2018 X-Men: Dark Phoenix Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver Filming
2018 American Animals Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Days Cooper Day 6 episodes
2004–2005 Phil of the Future Seth Wosmer 5 episodes
2005–2006 Invasion Jesse Varon 21 episodes
2008 Dirt Craig Hope Episode: "God Bless the Child"
2008 Without a Trace Craig Baskin Episode: "A Bend in the Road"
2008 Monk Eric Tavela Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Genius"
2008 House Oliver Episode: "Last Resort"
2008–2009 One Tree Hill Jack Daniels 6 episodes
2009 Off the Clock Jew Episode: "Gorgonzola y Pinto"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Dylan Episode: "Excessive Forces"
2010 Criminal Minds Charlie Hillridge Episode: "Mosley Lane"
2010 The Mentalist Oliver McDaniel Episode: "18-5-4"
2010 The Office Luke Cooper Episode: "Nepotism"
2011 Parenthood Brandon Episode: "New Plan"
2011 In Plain Sight Joey Roston/Joey Wilson Episode: "Crazy Like a Witness"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Tate Langdon 12 episodes
2012–2013 American Horror Story: Asylum Kit Walker 13 episodes
2013–2014 American Horror Story: Coven Kyle Spencer 11 episodes
2014–2015 American Horror Story: Freak Show Jimmy Darling 13 episodes
2015–2016 American Horror Story: Hotel James Patrick March 10 episodes
2015 China, IL Clint Episode: "Magical Pet"
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Edward Phillipe Mott Episode: "Chapter 5"
Rory Monahan 3 episodes
2017 American Horror Story: Cult[21] Kai

Commercial

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Sky Fibre – X-Men: Apocalypse Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver Set after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse

Awards and nominations

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Evan Peters". TVGuide.com. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Rauschert, Jeff (March 18, 2008). "Young Grand Blanc Township actor Evan Peters finds full-time acting work". Flint Journal. Flint, Michigan. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sean Faris and Evan Peters Interviews". About Entertainment. 
  4. ^ "Evan Peters Has Secretly Been In Everything You've Ever Watched". Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Evan Peters". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Kick-Ass 2 Plot Synopsis Revealed And Other Updates". Cinema Blend. October 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'American Horror Story' Casts Young Leads". Deadline. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bricker, Tierney (March 2, 2012). "American Horror Story Season Two Scoop: Three More Castmembers Confirmed to Return!". E! Online. 
  9. ^ "2012 Categories International Press Academy". Press Academy. 
  10. ^ "'American Horror Story': Entire Cast Revealed In First Full-Length Trailer". Hollywood Life. September 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "John Cusack, Evan Peters & Shannon Woodward Join Emma Roberts In 'Adult World'". Indiewire. February 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Evan Peters to play Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past". Variety. May 23, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Quicksilver Will Have Expanded Role in X-Men: Apocalypse". IGN. May 21, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ Kit, Borys (June 29, 2017). "'X-Men: Dark Phoenix': Evan Peters Returning as Quicksilver (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Evan Peters: Fiancée Emma Roberts encouraged me to take role in 'Adult World'". New York Daily News. February 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ "How Do Emma Roberts and Evan Peters Really Feel About Being Engaged? Watch Now!". E! News. March 31, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.  Peters at 00:05 of video: "We're just enjoying being engaged right now."
  17. ^ "Emma Roberts arrested for hitting boyfriend Evan Peters". London Evening Standard. July 17, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Emma Roberts shows badly bruised legs after domestic dispute with boyfriend Evan Peters". NY Daily News. July 18, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b Shira, Dahvi (July 17, 2013). "Did Emma Roberts's Relationship with Evan Peters Turn Violent?". People. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Re-engaged!Emma Roberts 'confirms' she is betrothed to on/off boyfriend Evan Peters once again by rocking huge ring". DailyMail. January 5, 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Ryan Murphy [MrRPMurphy] (July 21, 2017). "Evan's character is named Kai." (Tweet). Retrieved July 21, 2017 – via Twitter. 

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