Shaun of the Dead Crew - Peter Serafinowicz
English actor Peter Serafinowicz was born July 10th, 1972 in Liverpool. Besides being a very talented comedic actor, Peter is also a composer and voice artist.
He broke into the business doing radio voice work, and his first part was on the 1993 BBC Radio 1 show, The Knowledge. He then moved over to BBC Radio 4 and performed on shows like Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner, Weekending, and Grievous Bodily Radio.
After 5 years of successful voice work, he made his television debut in 1998 with Comedy Nation. He also appeared in the sitcom How Do You Want Me? and You are Here (in the latter, he met Robert Popper, with whom he would create the series Look Around You).
In 1999, Peter began his affiliation with Simon Pegg, appearing in a number of episodes of the BBC 4 sitcom Spaced. Peter was cast as Duane Benzie, a nemesis of Pegg’s character Tim Bisley, and this trend would later continue in such works as Hippies and Shaun of the Dead. Pete has also been quoted as saying that he prefers the evil roles over the good ones.
In 1999, Peter was also cast as the voice of the evil Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. This role alone has produced a loyal cult following for the extremely tall Brit.
In 2000, Pete had a role on the Dylan Moran comedy Black Books. In 2002, he landed the lead role in the BBC 2 sitcom World of Pub (reprising his role from the radio version). He also appeared in The Junkies, a sitcom broadcast over the Internet.
In 2002, he and Robert Popper debuted their new project, Look Around You. Meant to spoof science class videos, each show was 10 minutes in length. The duo wrote, produced, and starred in the series. They even composed and performed the show’s music under the name "Gelg." The show was a critical success, even receiving a BAFTA nomination. In 2005, the show returned for another season, this time poking fun at 80’s shows like Tomorrow’s World.2003 saw Pete appearing on the sitcom Hardware, a show written by Men Behaving Badly’s Simon Nye. The series was another success for Peter, returning for a second season and receiving a BAFTA nomination in 2004.In 2004, he also starred in Shaun of the Dead as the title character’s ultra-professional flatmate, Pete. The film was a huge success, further cementing his status as a pop culture icon.
In fact, his voice work is so well-known that he was invited by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to provide the voice of "Darth Chef" in the 2006 South Park episode entitled The Return of Chef. This was a highly-publicized episode, and only further served to increase Peter’s reputation as a versatile voice man and actor.
His favorite films include: Sideways, Sin City, Donnie Darko, and Super Size Me. His favorite television shows include: Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Lost, The Brak Show, Big Brother 6, and Peep Show. His favorite show of all time is The Simpsons.