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Peter Paige (born June 20, 1969) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. His debut as director and writer was on the film Say Uncle.

Peter was the creator of The Fosters, alongside Bradley Bredeweg, a writer and was a producer for the show. He currently is the executive producer and co-creator for "The Fosters" spin-off, "Good Trouble".

Biography

Paige was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Boston University School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude.

Best known for his role as Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's hit series Queer as Folk, Paige's other television credits include Will & Grace, Time of Your Life, Girlfriends, Caroline in the City, American Dad!, Related, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer and Without a Trace. His first audition in Los Angeles earned him a guest-starring role on Suddenly Susan.

Paige spent summer 2004 starring in his feature directorial debut, Say Uncle alongside Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey, Lisa Edelstein, and Gabrielle Union. Other film credits include Don McKellar's Childstar with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dave Foley, Showtime's Our America (which debuted at Sundance in 2002), Indie Pop and the award-winning shorts The Four of Us and The Shooting.

An accomplished stage actor, Paige has appeared at major regional theatres throughout the country, most notably in world premieres at La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and Playwrights Horizons. He has performed nearly every genre of play, from the Greeks to Shakespeare to contemporary American work. Plays on his resume include A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rivals, Secret Agents, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Pantophobia, his two-man show written and performed with Abraham Higginbotham.

On February 6, 2013, it was announced that The Fosters, a show that Paige created along with Bradley Bredeweg, was picked up by the ABC Family and it was going to premiere on June 3, 2013. The show is produced by Jennifer Lopez and her production company, Nuyorican Productions. The series follows the lives of the Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple who are married and raising biological and adoptive children together.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1998 The Shooting
1999 Pop Nick
The Joyriders Family Restaurant Waiter
2001 The Four of Us Scott
2004 Childstar Tim
2005 Say Uncle Paul Johnson
2007 Ping Pong Playa Gerald
2008 Leaving Barstow The DJ
2011 Repeat After Me
Sex Crime Panic
2013 Copacabana Miranda
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Nowhere Man Recruit #4 Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
1997 Suddenly Susan Neil Pomerantz Episode: "Next Stop, Heaven"
1998 Caroline in the City Robert Episode: "Caroline and the Paper Chase"
1999 Undressed Kirk 5 episodes
Will & Grace Roger O'Neil Episode: "Whose Mom Is It Anyway?"
2000 Movie Stars Nick Episode: "He's Reese. He's Here. Get Used to It."
Time of Your Life Assistant Episode: "The Time They Cheated"
2002 Our America Gary Covino TV movie
Girlfriends Zellner Episode: "Star Craving Mad"
2000–2005 Queer as Folk Emmett Honeycutt 83 episodes
2005–2006 Related Patrick 4 episodes
2006 Grey's Anatomy Benjamin O'Leary Episode: "I Am a Tree"
2007 Without a Trace Lucas Blumenthal Episode: "Primed"
2007–2009 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Steve 14 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Glenn Wagner Episode: "Divorce Party"
Raising the Bar Sean Graydon Episode: "The Curious Case of Kellerman's Button"
2006–2009 American Dad! Jason voice - 3 episodes
2010 The Closer Ricky Episode: "Old Money"
2011 Bones Darren Hargrove Episode: "The Bikini in the Soup"
2013-2018 The Fosters Creator - writer - executive producer
2018-present Good Trouble Creator, writer, executive producer