Photos with Peter Breitmayer
Born in Arcadia, California, and moved to Minnesota at 11 years old, Peter Breitmayer is a hybrid California/hearty Midwesterner. He started his professional acting career at Dudley Riggs BraveNew Workshop (the "Second City of Minneapolis" since 1955) in 1988, as a company actor/writer/improviser, and made people laugh and think for 3 1/2 years. Read more... Stranger Within, where Kate Jackson, the "smart Angel", laid on him as Deputy Phil Bender in an open pit for three hours while they were buried alive by Rick Schroder. He moved to LA in 1996 and has since worked regularly in television, film, commercials and VO, his most recent substantial role being Lt. Ben Schmidt in the Fargo series. Other recent notable roles were in Austin Film Fest winner "Coffee, Kill Boss", NCIS, A Serious Man, The Changeling, Greys Anatomy, The Middle. Most people recognize him as the A-Nother Insurance Company idiot, Bill, in the Progressive Insurance campaign. Peter also continued his stage career, acting in award winning productions in LA as well as touring Nationally and to Dublin, Ireland with the long running hit show Triple Espresso. He recently Produced and was in the hit show Almost, Maine at the Hudson. He resides in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles with his peculiar and beautiful wife and crazy fun little boy. His BA is in Theology from Gustavus Adolphus College, and his esoteric thesis on Process Theodicy makes for a good casual read. Good thing he turned to something practical, like acting.