Yes, Kate Winslet is amazing in everything she does—so it really takes a true talent like Evan Peters to almost outshine an Academy Award winner. We're still shook by Detective Colin Zabel (Peters) untimely death (and it was right after he asked Winslet's Mare out on a date!) but just add it to the many twists and turns of the shocking HBO series. We stan Zabel, dead or alive.
Pietro's back! Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) was wowed to see her twin Pietro Maximoff (Peters) appear in her dream world. Yet her brother wasn't what he seemed—in reality, Pietro's reincarnation was just neighbor Ralph Bohner under mind control—but their sweet reunion was more emotional thanks to Peters' dedicated performance. Multiverse Marvel fans may have been disappointed his casting wasn't an Easter egg for X-Men's Quicksilver (also Pietro, it's OK if you're confused too) but we certainly want him back if there's ever a WandaVision second season. And no, this is not the first time Peters has played a dead man come back to life...
Speaking of X-Men, he began playing the fast-talking (and moving) Quicksilver in 2014. His ironic quips and deadpan delivery only reminded fans that Peters is secretly at heart a comedian—but he really can do it all, even at the speed of light.
OK truth be told, we did think Tate Langdon was hot. Not because he was a murderer (come on, we're not that twisted over here) but because Peters' performance was just that emotionally gripping. Ever since the first American Horror Story season in 2011, Peters just kept getting better and better...both as an actor and yes, as a hottie.
He even makes frat boy chic look cute! The AHS crossover was no match for the undead Kyle Spencer.
The actor reunited with AHS producer Ryan Murphy for FX series Pose, set in the '80s New York City ballroom vogue-ing scene. While Peters couldn't relate to his real estate character Stan, he had us swooning again during an interview with GQ during which he called the role "heartbreaking." He went on to call the series "a massive learning experience" working with the transgender community. "They're an incredible strong community, and they've had to deal with way bigger problems than anything I've ever had to deal with," Peters continued. "It just makes me humbled."
Based on a real rare book heist, American Animals was a critically-acclaimed film, even if a quiet one. Peters of course steals more than just library books in his role. We're talking about our hearts, people! No wonder he's been linked to more than one past co-star...
It was just one episode but his presence in iconic series The Office is still worth a shoutout. Peters effortlessly fit in with Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) and crew as Michael's nitwit nephew who got a job through (what else?) nepotism. Just count Peters among the many other Office celeb cameos! Maybe he'll even pop up on a possible reunion.
He was the appropriately-named Ass Kicker in Kick-Ass 2 after being a supportive sidekick in the first film. Fun fact: He also shared the role of Pietro aka Quicksilver *checking our Marvel history notes* with co-star Aaron Johnson. Multiverses, man.
While probably not the most important character on One Tree Hill—let's face it, definitely not—Jack still marked a pivotal turning point in the show's sixth season. With foster parents, gun standoffs and a best friend-turned-love interest storyline with Sam (Ashley Walker), Peters' one-season stint certainly was packed with drama.
Finally, any excuse to mention the insanely undervalued 2004 teen film Sleepover. This was his second film appearance in the same year he made his screen debut, and Peters played an annoying teen nerd perfectly. Look up his dance number and you definitely won't be sorry.