Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of white-lighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Spelling's popular, sci-fi program Charmed [1998-2006 / The WB] opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. The actor played the ever-developing character for eight television seasons, and during the fifth season he showcased his writing skills by penning one of the episodes [Sense and Sense Ability]. In May 2006, starring in the series finale marked Krause's 145th episode on the program.
Since completing the series, the actor has taken on a variety of television roles, including: a priest in Lifetime's Devil's Diary, a WWII Colonel in the Sci Fi Channel's Warbirds, a cryptozoologist in the Sci Fi Channel's Beyond Loch Ness, a murder suspect on CBS CSI: Miami, a firefighter under suspicion on TNT's The Closer and a guest appearance on AMC's Mad Men. Krause will soon be seen as the title character in the independent feature Cyrus.
Among the actor's other television credits are: Highway to Heaven , Tales from the Crypt , Bandit , Family Album , Walker, Texas Ranger , High Tide , Return to Cabin by the Lake  and Ties that Bind .
Krause's additional film credits include: Return to the Blue Lagoon  with Milla Jovovich, An American Summer  with Brian Austin Green, December  with Balthazar Getty and Jason London, Stephen King's Sleepwalkers  with Alice Krige and Mdchen Amick, The Liars Club  with Wil Wheaton, Breaking Free  with Christine Taylor and Jeremy London, Mind Games  with Soleil Moon Frye, Trash  with Jaime Pressly and Jeremy Sisto, The Mission  with Jacklyn Zeman and Alex Hyde-White, Protecting the King  with Tom Sizemore and Peter Dobson, Jack Rio , Desertion , Nowhere to Hide , The Gods of Circumstance  and Growth .
A native of Orange County, California, Brian Krause currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. The bachelor often unwinds by playing golf or poker with his buddies.
Basketball, baseball, soccer and hiking with his Golden Retriever [Penny] and Australian Shepherd [Buddy] keep him fit. A lover of music, he enjoys playing the guitar as well as the harmonica. However, quality time with his 12-year-old son Jamen tops his priority list.
Prior to making his mark as an actor, Krause juggled various part-time jobs - including driving a pie truck and hanging drywall. He is currently putting his construction skills to the test as he tackles a complete renovation of his Southern California Ranch Home.