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Brian Jeffrey Krause

(1969-02-01) February 1, 1969 (age 55)
El Toro, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Beth Bruce
(m. 1996⁠–⁠2000)
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Brian Jeffrey Krause (born February 1, 1969) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Leo Wyatt on The WB television series Charmed (1998–2006) and for portraying the lead role of Charles Brady in the 1992 horror film Sleepwalkers.

Early life

Krause was born in El Toro, California, the son of Alice and Jeff Krause. He has a brother named Patrick. Krause was adopted. He grew up in Southern California and took his first acting class at The Actors Workshop while in junior high. In his teens, he studied karate and attended El Toro High School, where he graduated in 1987. He continued his education at Orange Coast College.


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Krause at the London Film and Comic Convention in July 2012

Krause landed his first role in 1989 as a student in the TV series TV 101. He then starred in the made-for-TV-movie Match Point, the CBS Schoolbreak Special "American Eyes", and An American Summer, before landing his first major role as Richard Lestrange, Jr. in the film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). He was a co-star in the Bandit series prior to his most notable role of Leo Wyatt, in The WB Network series Charmed (1998–2006). Krause originally auditioned for the role of Andy Trudeau but was cast as Piper's handyman/whitelighter love interest.

Due to budget restrictions in the eighth season (2005–06), he only appeared in the first 10 episodes and last two episodes. After Charmed, he has appeared in made-for-TV-movies and TV shows such as Mad Men (episode 2x12 The Mountain King), The Closer (episode 4x01 Controlled Burn), and Castle (episode 3x03 Under the Gun). He lent his voice and image to portray a minor character (Clem Feeney) in the videogame L.A. Noire, and he appeared in the YouTube video series Chad Vader, in Season 4, Episode 4: "The Return of Brian" (uploaded July 10, 2012), as himself, a former employee of Empire Market.

He starred as Ben in the 2012 film Ben and Becca, directed by Victor Alferi, written and produced by Bibi Amos, who also starred as Becca.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 An American Summer Joey
Return to the Blue Lagoon Richard Lestrange, Jr.
December Tim Mitchell
1992 Sleepwalkers Charles Brady
1993 The Liars' Club Pat
1994 Family Album Greg Thayer TV movie
1995 Naked Souls Edward
Extreme Blue Bart
Breaking Free Clay Nelson
1996 Mind Games Matt Jarvis
1998 Get a Job Mike
1999 Dreamers Pete
Trash Will Fowler
2000 The Party The Husband
2001 Return to Cabin by the Lake Mike Helton
2005 In the Blink of an Eye Jay
2006 To Kill a Mockumentary Danson
2007 Protecting the King Jeff
2008 Jack Rio Billy Rafferty
Triloquist Detective
Beyond Loch Ness James Murphy
The Thacker Case Jason Michaels
2009 Desertion Brandon
Nowhere to Hide Edward Crane
Growth Marco Next Stop Murder 2010
2012: Supernova Kelvin
The Gods of Circumstance Jim Jeff Jones
Hospital Daughter Dr. Tyler Stevenson
2010 The Secrets of Valleyoaks Cave Jason Patterson
TBK: The Toolbox Murders Detective Shane Cole
You're So Cupid Daniel Valentine
Breaking into Hell Dale Wilkinson
Cyrus Cyrus Dancer
2011 Camel Spiders Captain Mike Sturges
2012 The Unknown Paul Baker
Gemini Rising Plummer
Ben and Becca Ben Short film
2013 Red Sky Michael Banks
Haunted Maze Benedict Killer
Coffin Baby Detective Cole
The Studio Club Matt Forester Also credited as director
Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man Jagger
Christmas for a Dollar William Kamp
Poseidon Rex Jackson Slate -
2014 Christmas Switch Eddie Bennett
2015 Plan 9 Jeff Trent
Miracle Maker James Booth
2016 House of Purgatory Purgatory Caretaker
Earthtastrophe Danny
2017 Be Afraid Dr. John Chambers
2018 Cucuy: The Boogeyman Kieran Martin
Underdog Dallas completed
2019 The Demonologist Damian
Trauma Therapy Arthur filming
Peter Pan, Land of Forever Damian Salt Production
Jessica Frost Don pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Highway to Heaven Boy #2 Episode: "Goodbye, Mr. Zelinka"
1990 Ann Jillian Tom Episodes: "Love: 15", "The Crush"
1993 Tales from the Crypt Tex Crandall Episode: "House of Horror"
1995 Walker, Texas Ranger Billy Kramer Episode: "Collision Course"
1996 High Tide Scott Wilson Episode: "Killshot"
1997–1998 Another World Matt Cory Series regular
1998–2006 Charmed Leo Wyatt Series regular, 144 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Robert Whitten Episode: "Cyber-lebrity"
2008 The Closer Tom Merrick Episode: "Controlled Burn"
Mad Men Kess Episode: "The Mountain King"
2010 Castle Father Aaron Lowe Episode: "Under The Gun"
2018 Dynasty George Episode: "The Butler Did It"
First List Robert Main role
2021 Cypher Robert Series regular, 8 episodes
2022 S.W.A.T. Josip Episode: "Albatross"

Television movies and miniseries

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Match Point Bart
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special: "American Eyes" Matt Henderson
1994 Bandit's Silver Angel Lynn
Beauty and the Bandit Lynn
Bandit Bandit Lynn
Bandit Goes Country Lynn
2006 Ties That Bind David
2007 Devil's Diary Father Mark Mulligan
2008 Warbirds Col. Jack Toller
2010 Next Stop Murder Jeff
2012 Stalked at 17 Mark
2014 Expecting Amish Hannah's Father
2016 His Double Life Scott/Gregg
2018 Party Mom Gary Thompson
2020 Retreat to Paradise Neil
2021 Secrets in the Water
2022 Harmony in Paradise Timothy

Video games

Year Title Role Ref.
2004 CSI: Miami Robert Winton
2011 L.A. Noire Clem Feeney
2018 Fallout 76 Mitchell Hibbs, Watoga High School P.A., Trapped Responder, Additional Voices


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Chad Vader Himself Parody web series
2013 Ad Lucem Brian Queensrÿche video short
2022–present House of Halliwell Podcaster Lead role

See also

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