Born and raised in Montreal, Peter was a member of The Second City, The Stratford Music and Shaw Festivals. Later Peter co-wrote and starred in sixty episodes of the Gemini award winning, The Comedy Mill. Peter then brought the character of Ranger Gord to The Red Green Show for 14 seasons. He also guest starred in some of television’s most popular series including Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Cheers and General Hospital. In the late nineties, he created the role of Jim Walcott with Ken Finkleman for The Newsroom. From there he joined Rick Mercer in the cast of Made In Canada as Alan Roy, which had a very successful five year run. Peter had continuing roles on Slings And Arrows and Billable Hours, as well as the CBC’s The Ron James Show, The Rick Mercer Report, Republic of Doyle, and can currently be seen on Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, Workin’ Moms and Bruno and Boots.
Peter has appeared in many Canadian feature films Ginger Snaps, Cooper’s Christmas, and Big News From Grand Rock. He also won a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for hosting CBC’s The War Of 1812: Been There, Won That. He hosted three subsequent documentaries Officeland, and Roboticize Me and recently Once and Immigrant which he also executive produced and co-wrote.
Peter is an eighteen time Gemini Award nominee and a five-time winner in the category of Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series. He won the 2009 ACTRA Award Of Excellence for co-founding The Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union which now boasts assets approaching 30 million dollars.