Famous Peters

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Other names include: Pete, Petey, and other related names.

1. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...

2. Peter Fonda

Actor | Easy Rider

Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He is the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actress Bridget Fonda. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in Blood, Sweat and Stanley ...

3. Peter Stormare

Actor | Fargo

Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions ...

4. Peter Facinelli

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Peter Facinelli was born in Queens, New York, the youngest child of Bruna (Reich) and Pierino Facinelli, a waiter. His parents are Italian immigrants, originally from Trentino, Northern Italy. He has three sisters. Peter was educated at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, New York, and...

5. Peter Serafinowicz

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Serafinowicz was born on July 10, 1972 in Liverpool, England as Peter Szymon Serafinowicz. He is an actor and producer, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Spy (2015) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). He is married to Sarah Alexander. They have two children.

6. Peter Vaughan

Actor | Brazil

A true character actor in the best sense of the word, offbeat British thespian Peter Vaughan's hefty frame could appear intimidating or marshmallow benevolent; his beady, hollow eyes menacing or tender; his mere presence menacing or avuncular. Adept at playing both sides of the law, his characters ...

7. Peter Falk

Actor | Columbo

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, ...

8. Peter Berg

Writer | Very Bad Things

Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday (1989). He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear (1992). Roles in Fire in the Sky (1993) and Cop Land (1997) followed, and the Tom Cruise films ...

9. Peter Boyle

Actor | Everybody Loves Raymond

A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades.

He was born on October 18, ...

10. Peter Bogdanovich

Director | The Last Picture Show

Peter Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in Kingston, New York. He is the son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis, Herma (Robinson) and Borislav Bogdanovich, a painter and pianist. His father was a Serbian Orthodox Christian, and his mother was from a rich Austrian Jewish family. Peter ...

11. Peter Bowles

Actor | Blowup

Peter Bowles was born on October 16, 1936 in London, England as Peter John Bowles. He is an actor and writer, known for Blow-Up (1966), The Bank Job (2008) and To the Manor Born (1979). He has been married to Susan Bennett since April 8, 1961. They have three children.

12. Peter Barton

Actor | Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Peter Barton was born on July 19, 1956 in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA as Peter Thomas Barton. He is an actor, known for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Hell Night (1981) and The Powers of Matthew Star (1982).

13. Peter Benson

Actor | Mech-X4

Peter Benson is known for his work on Mech-X4 (2016), A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2017) and Hell on Wheels (2011). He has been married to Julia Benson since August 8, 2009.

14. Peter Bergman

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Peter Bergman was born on June 11, 1953 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as Peter Michael Bergman. He is an actor, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), All My Children (1970) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). He has been married to Mariellen Bergman since 1985. They have two children. He was ...

15. Peter Brown

Actor | Foxy Brown

Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being ...

16. Peter Billingsley

Actor | A Christmas Story

Peter Billingsley has been a member of the Hollywood community since he was a small child, achieving success and accolades, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. The highly-successful child actor-turned-producer received an Emmy Award nomination, in 2005, as co-executive producer on ...

17. Peter Weir

Director | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Witness (1985) and The Truman Show (1998). He has been married to Wendy Stites since 1966. They have two...

18. Peter Weller

Actor | RoboCop

Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he ...

19. Peter Webber

Director | Girl with a Pearl Earring

A self-confessed cinephile, Peter Webber made his first short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker's drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda ...

20. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

21. Peter Jacobson

Actor | House M.D.

Peter Jacobson was born on March 24, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Peter S. Jacobson. He is an actor and producer, known for House (2004), Transformers (2007) and What Just Happened (2008). He has been married to Whitney Scott since November 1, 1997. They have one child.

22. Peter Hermann

Actor | United 93

Peter Hermann lived in Germany until he was age 10. He was later educated at Yale University.

He met his wife Mariska Hargitay, on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

Before becoming an actor, Peter taught ESL and Special Ed as part of Teach For America Program. After that, he ...

23. Peter Howitt

Actor | Sliding Doors

Peter Howitt was born on May 5, 1957 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Sliding Doors (1998), Johnny English (2003) and Dangerous Parking (2007). He has been married to Lorraine since August 5, 2001.

24. Peter Gallagher

Actor | American Beauty

Peter Gallagher was born on August 19, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Killian Gallagher. He is an actor, known for American Beauty (1999), The O.C. (2003) and The Player (1992). He has been married to Paula Harwood since May 7, 1983. They have two children.

25. Peter Greene

Actor | The Mask

Born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1965. He discovered acting in his mid 20s in New York, where he was trained at Lee Strasberg's studio. Then his deep voiced, tall and pale persona showed up on TV and films in 1990. His first leading roles were in Laws of Gravity (1992) and Clean, Shaven (1993), the...

26. Peter Graves

Actor | Airplane!

Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Army Air Force, he studied...

27. Peter Farrelly

Producer | Green Book

Peter Farrelly was born on December 17, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter John Farrelly. He is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), There's Something About Mary (1998) and Dumb and Dumber (1994). He has been married to Melinda Farrelly since December 31, 1996. They ...

28. Peter Egan

Actor | The Wedding Date

Peter Egan was born on September 28, 1946 in London, England as Peter Joseph Egan. He is an actor, known for The Wedding Date (2005), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Lillie (1978). He has been married to Myra Frances since February 13, 1977. They have one child.

29. Peter Mullan

Actor | Tyrannosaur

He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such...

30. Peter Krause

Actor | Six Feet Under

Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In ...

31. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born Laszlo Lowenstein on Roszahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...

32. Peter MacNicol

Actor | Sophie's Choice

Peter MacNicol was born on April 10, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Sophie's Choice (1982) and Ally McBeal (1997). He has been married to Martha Sue Cumming since October 11, 1986.

33. Peter Ramsey

Director | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Peter Ramsey is the director of Dreamworks Animation's 2012 feature film "Rise Of The Guardians". He also directed the Halloween TV special, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" as well as serving as a story artist on several of Dreamworks Animation's feature films. Prior to ...

34. Peter Capaldi

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...

35. Peter Coyote

Actor | Bitter Moon

Peter Coyote was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Peter Cohon to Ruth (Fidler) and Morris Cohon, an investment banker. He is an actor, known for Bitter Moon (1992), Sphere (1998) and Patch Adams (1998). Coyote was previously married to Stefanie Pleet and Marilyn McCann.

36. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

37. Peter Cook

Actor | The Princess Bride

One of four stars of the London and New York revues Beyond the Fringe and Beyond the Fringe (with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and Dudley Moore). Later created scatological comedy routine "Derek & Clive" with Moore.

38. Peter Cambor

Actor | Forever My Girl

Peter Cambor is an actor, writer, and director living in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his roles on the TV series Roadies, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Grace and Frankie. He attended college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he received a B.A. in English, and he later received ...

39. Peter DeLuise

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Peter DeLuise was born on November 6, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter John DeLuise. He is an actor and director, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), 21 Jump Street (1987) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Anne Marie DeLuise since June 7, 2002. They have one child. He ...

40. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Moffett, now better known by his stage name Peter Davison, was born on 13 April 1951 in the Streatham area of London. In 1961, he and his family - parents Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana) and his sisters Barbara, Pamela and Shirley moved to Knaphill, ...

41. Peter Firth

Actor | Equus

Peter Firth was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1953. His parents owned a pub and he attended local grammar school. Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in "Camelot" at the Bradford Alhambra. Leaving school at 16, he became a ...

42. Peter Finch

Actor | Network

Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he ...

43. Peter Horton

Producer | New Amsterdam

Peter Horton was born on August 20, 1953 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Peter William Horton. He is an actor and producer, known for New Amsterdam (2018), American Odyssey (2015) and Grey's Anatomy (2005). He has been married to Nicole De Putron since 1995. They have two children. He was ...

44. Peter Hedges

Writer | About a Boy

Peter Hedges was born on July 6, 1962 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and director, known for About a Boy (2002), Pieces of April (2003) and Dan in Real Life (2007).

45. Peter Jeffrey

Actor | The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Immensely talented and instantly recognizable, Peter Jeffrey was one of a great generation of British actors who were comfortable in everything from classical theatre to television comedy. He was born in Bristol, England in 1929 and went on to be educated at Harrow school. He studied at Pembroke ...

46. Peter Koch

Actor | Heartbreak Ridge

Peter Koch was born on January 23, 1962 in Nassau County, New York, USA as Peter Alan Koch. He is an actor, known for Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Loverboy (1989) and Conspiracy Theory (1997).

47. Peter Mayhew

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England, to Constance Elizabeth (Yeates) and Walter Henry Mayhew. Later resident in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. ...

48. Peter Marshall

Self | The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)

Peter Marshall was born on March 30, 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA as Ralph Pierre LaCock. He is an actor and writer, known for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965), Annie (1982) and Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (1977). He has been married to Laurie Marshall since August 19, 1989. He ...

49. Peter Mensah

Actor | Jason X

Peter Mensah has been doing martial arts since he was 6 years old, growing up in St. Albans, England, just north of London. A former engineer, Mensah came to Canada 11 years ago. He'd worked for British Gas developing gas fields at Morecambe Bay and had done theatre in school. He comes from an ...

50. Peter Menzies Jr.

Cinematographer | Shooter

Peter Menzies Jr. is known for his work on Shooter (2007), The General's Daughter (1999) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).

51. Peter Mooney

Actor | Rookie Blue

Peter Mooney was born on August 19, 1983 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Rookie Blue (2010), Camelot (2011) and The Prodigy (2019). He has been married to Sarah Power since July 1, 2017.

52. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

53. Peter Outerbridge

Actor | Lucky Number Slevin

Outerbridge, together with two older sisters and two older brothers, grew up in Toronto, Ontario. While his father practiced law, his mother studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He comes from a family of artists, as his uncle (though not by blood) was opera singer Jon Vickers, and his ...

54. Peter O'Brien

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Peter O'Brien is an Australian actor, best known for his role as an original cast member of the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Shane Ramsay. O'Brien was born in the South Australian town of Murray Bridge, located 76 km south-east of the state capital Adelaide. He started off as a teacher at ...

55. Peter Ostrum

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Peter Ostrum was born on November 1, 1957 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Peter Gardner Ostrum. He has been married to Loretta Lepkowski since 1987. They have two children.

56. Peter Paul

Actor | The Barbarians

Peter Paul and his twin brother David, were born in Hartford, Connecticut, in the U.S. They are both professional body builders and have been known as "The Barbarian Brothers". He and David are both actors and producers, known for Twin Sitters (1994), The Barbarians (1987), Think Big (1989) and ...

57. Peter Riegert

Actor | The Mask

Peter Riegert was born on April 11, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Mask (1994), National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Oscar (1991).

58. Peter Sarsgaard

Actor | Shattered Glass

Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of ...

59. Peter Sallis

Actor | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Peter Sallis was born on February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Peter John Sallis. He was an actor, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He was married to Elaine Usher. He died on June 2, ...

60. Peter Segal

Director | Get Smart

Peter Segal was born in 1962. He is a director and producer, known for Get Smart (2008), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Grudge Match (2013). He is married to Brogmus, Linda. They have three children.

61. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ...

62. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

63. Pete Davidson

Actor | Set It Up

Pete Davidson is an American comedian and actor who is a featured player on Saturday Night Live (1975), as of September 2014. He was raised on Staten Island, New York, and is the son of Amy (Waters) and Scott Matthew Davidson. Pete's father, a firefighter, died during the 9/11 attacks.

Davidson ...

64. Pete Holmes

Writer | CollegeHumor Originals

Pete Holmes is a writer and actor, known for CollegeHumor Originals (2006), Crashing (2017) and Don't Think Twice (2016). He has been married to Valerie Chaney since 2017.

65. Pete Gardner

Actor | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Pete Gardner (aka Pete Zahradnick) was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York. He went to college at Skidmore, in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1986, He moved to Chicago to pursue improv. He studied at ImprovOlympic with Del Close and was on a house team there for many years. Pete then joined the ...

66. Peter Yates

Director | Krull

Having seen Robbery (1967) and Bullitt (1968), it comes as no surprise that Peter Yates started out as a professional racing car driver and team manager - albeit briefly - before turning his attention to film. The son of a military man, he was educated at Charterhouse School and trained at RADA, ...

67. Peter Baldwin

Director | The Wonder Years

Peter Baldwin was born on January 11, 1931 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA as Peter DuBois Baldwin. He was a director and actor, known for The Wonder Years (1988), Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and Stalag 17 (1953). He was married to Terry Lee Finkel and Emi De Sica. He died on November 19, 2017 in Pebble ...

68. Peter Barton

Actor | Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Peter Barton was born on July 19, 1956 in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA as Peter Thomas Barton. He is an actor, known for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Hell Night (1981) and The Powers of Matthew Star (1982).

69. Peter Paul

Actor | The Barbarians

Peter Paul and his twin brother David, were born in Hartford, Connecticut, in the U.S. They are both professional body builders and have been known as "The Barbarian Brothers". He and David are both actors and producers, known for Twin Sitters (1994), The Barbarians (1987), Think Big (1989) and ...

70. Peter Brocco

Actor | Spartacus

Prolific, sharp-featured American character actor of somewhat skeletal and dishevelled appearance, accentuated later in his career by thinning hair and a scraggly goatee. A former theology student, Brocco began his career playing leading roles in stock theatre. He subsequently honed his craft ...

71. Peter Breitmayer

Actor | A Serious Man

Born in Arcadia, California, and moved to Minnesota at 11 years old, Peter Breitmayer is a hybrid Californian/Minnesotan. He started his professional acting career at Dudley Riggs BraveNew Workshop (the "Second City of Minneapolis" since 1955) in 1988, as a company actor/writer/improviser. He ...

72. Peter Breck

Actor | The Big Valley

Breck was born Joseph Peter Breck, the son of a jazz musician also named Joseph (nicknamed "Jobie"). Over time, his father worked with such legendary greats as Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman and Billie Holiday. Nicknamed "Buddy" while young, Peter's parents were on the road for much of...

73. Peter Bryant

Actor | Scary Movie

Peter Bryant was born as Peter James Bryant. He is an actor and writer, known for Scary Movie (2000), Dark Angel (2000) and Jumanji (1995).

74. Peter Jaymes Jr.

Actor | The Dirt

Peter Jaymes Jr. is known for his work on The Dirt (2019), When We First Met (2018) and You Might Be the Killer (2018).

75. Peter Chelsom

Actor | The Space Between Us

Peter Chelsom is a member of the British Academy, the American Academy, The Directors Guild Of America, and The Writers Guild Of America. Peter was born in Blackpool in the North of England. He is a US and UK citizen. (Trivia: he is an Honorary Citizen of a small town in Tuscany, Italy, called ...

76. Peter Cookson

Actor | Fear

Peter Cookson was born on May 8, 1913 in Milwaukie, Oregon, USA. He was an actor, known for Fear (1946), Detective Kitty O'Day (1944) and Behind City Lights (1945). He was married to Beatrice Straight. He died on January 6, 1990 in Southfield, Massachusetts, USA.

77. Peter Craig

Writer | The Town

Peter Craig was born on November 10, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Town (2010), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015). He was previously married to Jennifer Defrancisco and Amy Scattergood.



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