‘9-1-1’: Peter Krause Compared Living in Minnesota to California

by Joe Rutland

Before starring in the FOX first-responder series 9-1-1, actor Peter Krause actually lived in Minnesota before moving to California.

What is the contrast like for him? Krause, who plays Bobby Nash on 9-1-1, talked about it in an interview with Mpls St Paul Magazine.

“I got in a bad car accident when I first moved to L.A.,” Krause said, “and my mother’s response was, ‘Are you okay?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m fine.’ And she was like, ‘Welp, coulda been worse!'”

The 9-1-1 actor said that his family has a deep appreciation for being able to go outside at night in California. Why? “Because there are so few mosquitoes,” Krause said. “Because when you grow up in Minnesota, you understand that when the sun goes down, you can’t stay outside without first dousing yourself in poison.” 

Krause said “there’s that experience that every Minnesotan has had where you’re in bed at night and then you hear the mosquito in your ear and you jump up, throw on the lights, and then you start scanning the room for that tiny little mosquito body.

“Do you remember back in the late 1970s or early 1980s, the song ‘Mosquito Paranoia Can’t Destroy Ya’?” he asked. 

When you catch 9-1-1, then you’ll see Krause in scenes with Angela Bassett, who plays Athena Grant-Nash, Bobby’s wife, on the show.

This FOX show runs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central.

‘9-1-1’ Star Reflects On His Plans After Show Finishes Its Run On FOX

When actors see their TV shows end their runs, usually plans are made for the next role or opportunity.

What is Krause planning to do?

He talked about it in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2019.

Krause said that he enjoys doing television series work.

“I’ve made a point to play different characters,” he said. “I’ve greatly enjoyed ‘9-1-1’, which is more of an action series than I’ve ever done. But in terms of what’s next, you know, I wouldn’t mind doing some straight-up comedy.”

So, what does Krause have in mind? He starts talking and mentions a TV sitcom classic based in Minneapolis, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Krause said he’s “not necessarily [looking for roles] like Ted Baxter in Mary Tyler Moore, but I’ve always thought it would be fun to play like a, you know, goofy weatherman.”

Now the great thing is that two shows in the 9-1-1 franchise on Fox allow for things like crossover episodes.

As this season is close, will there be another one?

“I do think that there is probably in a crossover in the future there,” showrunner Tim Minear told TV Insider. He is the showrunner for both 9-1-1 shows.