A native of Orange County, California, Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of Whitelighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Speling’s popular program Charmed (1998) [1998-2006/The WB] opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. He starred on the popular program for eight seasons and appeared in 154 episodes.
Since wrapping Charmed (1998), Krause has starred in numerous TV programs, including The Closer (2005) (TNT), Ties That Bind (2006) (Lifetime), Devil’s Diary (2007) (Lifetime), Beyond Loch Ness (2008) (Sci Fi Channel), Warbirds (2008) (Sci Fi Channel) and CSI: Miami (2002) (CBS).
Among the actor’s previous television credits are: Highway to Heaven (1984), Tales from the Crypt (1989), The Bandit Series (e.g., Bandit: Bandit’s Silver Angel (1994)), Family Album (1994), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), High Tide (1994) and Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001).
Krause’s film credits include: Desertion (2008), Jack Rio (2008), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) with Milla Jovovich, An American Summer (1990) with Brian Austin Green, December (1991) with Balthazar Getty and Jason London, Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers(1992) with Alice Krige and Mädchen Amick, The Liars’ Club (1993) with Wil Wheaton, Breaking Free (1995) with Christine Taylor and Jeremy London, Mind Games (1996) with Soleil Moon Frye, Trash (1999) with Jaime Pressly and Jeremy Sisto, The Mission (2005) with Jacklyn Zeman and Alex Hyde-White and Protecting the King (2007) with Tom Sizemore and Peter Dobson.
Krause was born in 1969 in El Toro, California. He graduated in 1987 from El Toro High School. He has an older brother, Patrick. He resides in the San Fernando Valley. Away from the studios, he enjoys golfing, surfing and jogging. Prior to making his mark as an actor, he juggled various part-time jobs — including driving a pie truck and hanging drywall.