Seth Peterson (born August 16, 1970) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Robbie Hansen from 1999 until 2002 on the television series Providence and Nate Westen on Burn Notice from 2007 through 2012.
Peterson was born in Harlem, New York, the son of Cheryl Peterson, an actress and legal computer support provider, and George Kanouse, a teacher.
In addition to being a series regular on Providence, Peterson had the recurring role of Nate Westen, brother of lead character Michael Westen, until he was killed off in season six's "Shock Wave", on Burn Notice (2007-2012) on USA Network. He had leading roles in independent features Sedona (2011) and Hate Crime (2005). Other roles include the Hallmark Entertainment Movie of the Week: Hard Ground (2003), in which Peterson co-starred as Burt Reynolds's son, Joshua; Godzilla (1998) and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). Notable television guest star roles include such series as NCIS (2003) playing Thomas Pierce in Season 9, episode "Devil's Triangle", CSI: NY (2004) in the role of Henry Willens, in Season 4's episode of "Boo" and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) as Perry Haber in Season 7's "Burn Out" on CBS.
Seth is married to actress Kylee Cochran, has a son, Lennon, and a daughter, Fenix, and lives in Los Angeles, California. Seth and Kylee met when she appeared as a guest star on Providence and married in 2001. The couple appeared together in the Burn Notice (2007) Season 3 episode, "Enemies Closer," where Peterson reprises his role of Nate Westen, and Kylee played a blackjack dealer, Ruth, who Nate married after meeting her in Las Vegas. They also appear together in the film Sedona (2011). Prior to landing his role on Providence (1999-2002), Peterson worked as a part time office temp and in a bank's Human Resources Dept.
Seth started writing poetry in his teen years, then after a while lost interest. Shortly after he joined Twitter in March 2012, his followers inspired him to write poetry anew. He shares his work frequently. On February 10, 2013, Seth became a published poet. His book, #Eclection, has 48 of his best poems written to date. His second book, rumored to be an audiobook, will be out early next year.
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