American Horror Story Wiki
American Horror Story Wiki

Evan Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor and frequent member of the American Horror Story ensemble.


Evan Peters was born on January 20, 1987, to Phil Peters, the Vice President of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and Julie Peters.

When Evan was 15, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother to pursue his acting career. According to Peters, he got into acting because he wanted to meet the Olsen twins. In 2010, he was rumored to be dating Pixie Geldof, who is the lead singer of a band called Violet. He then dated Alexia Quinn but they broke up as he was filming Adult World.

After filming Adult World with Emma Roberts in 2012, the two began an on-again, off-again relationship. In 2014, Roberts & Peters were engaged. In June of 2015, the two announced their first breakup & the end of the engagement. Later that year, the two reunited. In May of 2016, the two split for the second time. That September, the two got back together yet again. Finally, in March of 2019, the two split for the third time. Accounts of the breakup vary, some saying it was the end of a very toxic relationship, & others saying that the two are still on very good terms. Evan Peters also dated Alexandra Breckenridge, who portrayed young Moira O'Hara in Murder House and Kaylee in Coven. Peter's ex-girlfriend, Halsey was a fan of him & the show for years before the two got together. His relationship with Halsey ended around March 2020.

His acting career includes Todd in the superhero comedy Kick-Ass, The Lazarus Effect (2015) as Clay, Safelight (2015) as Charles and Elvis Nixon (2016) as Chapin.

In 2013, he started alongside Emma Roberts in Adult World as Alex.

Peters is mostly noted for playing Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past and the new X-Men: Apocalypse. Across his career, Peters has guest-starred in many popular TV shows such as One Tree Hill as Jack Daniels, Criminal Minds as Charlie, The Office as Luke Cooper, and The Mentalist as Oliver McDaniel.

In early 2021, he appeared in Wandavision as Ralph Bohner, otherwise known as Fake Pietro/ ‘Fietro’. He was introduced in Episode 5, towards the end, and was featured more in the Halloween Episode 6. Evan was on Marvel’s page on Twitter, as ‘Uncle P.’, hyping up the project before the season finale.Behind the scenes footage of him in it has also been released.[1]

In april he appeared in HBO's limited series Mare of Easttown in the role of Detective Colin Zabel. He got his first-ever Emmy Award for this role, in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series.

Work on American Horror Story[]

Evan Peters portrayed Tate Langdon, the ghost of a troubled and murderous teenager in Murder House. He starred as Kit Walker, a man who is framed as a serial killer in Asylum, and as Kyle Spencer, a university student whose romantic involvement with a witch changes the course of his life in Coven.

In the fourth season, titled Freak Show, he portrayed Jimmy Darling, a rebellious human oddity. He was James March, a serial killer who built a hotel with the sole purpose of hiding his victim's bodies in Hotel. Peters returned as Edward Philippe Mott, a gay ghost of great wealth and Rory Monahan, an actor on a hit television series in Roanoke.

Peters portrayed cult leader Kai Anderson in Cult, along with other historical cult leaders ― Andy Warhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jesus Christ and Charles Manson ― appearing as on-screen representations when Kai was telling stories to his disciples.

Peters portrays Mr. Gallant, an eccentric gay hairdresser and Jeff Pfister, a nuclear scientist in the eighth season, Apocalypse; he also briefly reprised his roles as James March and Tate Langdon. Peters joined the first part of Double Feature, titled "Red Tide" as Austin Sommers, a "mused" artist. Peters was also executive producer.

As of 2018, Peters has recieved three major nominations for his work on American Horror Story. In 2012 he was nominated for the Satellite Awards in the category of "Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film" for the role of Kit Walker in Asylum. In 2016 he was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in the category of "Best Supporting Actor on Television" for the role of James March in Hotel. In 2017, he was nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the category of "Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series" for the role of Kai Anderson in Cult.

Evan Peters is the cast member who portrays the largest amount of characters so far, with a total of 16 characters.

Over the ten seasons, he portrayed four LGBT characters; Edward Philippe Mott, Kai Anderson, Gallant and Jeff. Evan Peters is an avid ally and supporter of the LGBT community. He has also done work on the show Pose with fellow AHS actor, Billy Porter.

Evan Peters is one of the twenty-four cast members that portrayed the same character in different seasons. Along with Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, Peters is one of three cast members to feature in nine seasons of American Horror Story. His only absence was in 1984. In addition, Peters is the longest-serving main cast member of American Horror Story, alongside Sarah Paulson.



Episode appearances for Evan Peters
Story or Series Character Episodes
Murder House Tate Langdon
Asylum Kit Walker
Coven Kyle Spencer
Freak Show Jimmy Darling
Hotel James March
Roanoke Edward Philippe Mott (re-enacted) Chapter 5
Roanoke Rory Monahan
Cult Kai Anderson
Apocalypse Mr. Gallant
Apocalypse James March Could It Be... Satan?
Apocalypse Tate Langdon Return to Murder House
Apocalypse Jeff Pfister
Double Feature: Red Tide Austin Sommers

In illustrative minor roles in Cult, Peters also played Andy Warhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jesus Christ, and Charles Manson; these reflected charismatic men reminiscent of Kai Anderson.