Bishop at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2009
19 September 1973 |
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
|Partner(s)||Claire Smith (2006-2015) Jes Macallan (present)|
Nicholas Bishop (born 19 September 1973) is an English-born Australian actor. He is best known for his television roles as Detective Peter Baker on the soap opera Home and Away (2004–07) and as Peter Dunlop on the ABC medical drama Body of Proof (2011-2012).
Bishop was born in Swindon, England. His parents emigrated to Australia when he was six months old and the family settled in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. His father was a former Australian Army officer and diplomat. Bishop attended Radford College in Canberra.
Bishop graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1996, and has been a regular screen acting tutor there since 1997. He was a 2006 Australia Day Ambassador.
Bishop is most recognized by his role for three seasons as Detective Peter Baker in the Australian series Home and Away. In 2002, Bishop appeared in the critically acclaimed film Walking on Water. Additional television credits include Fox Past Life, Hustle, McLeod’s Daughters, Heartbreak High, Water Rats, Blue Heelers, Farscape, White Collar Blue and All Saints. He also starred in the movies The Sugar Factory (1998), Occasional Coarse Language (1998), My Mother Frank (2000), Punishment and The Land of the Astronauts (2010). In 2011, he guest starred in an episode of the USA Network series Necessary Roughness entitled "Anchor Management".
Bishop co-starred in the first two seasons of Dana Delany's medical drama television series Body of Proof in which he played medico-legal investigator Peter Dunlop, assistant to Medical Examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. In May 2011, it was announced that Body of Proof was renewed for a second season for the fall of 2011. He was written out of the show after two seasons. In June 2014 Bishop played Ryan McQuaid, a former Navy SEAL turned private contractor billionaire in Season 5 of Covert Affairs.
|1998||Wildside||Det. Con. Graham Hawley|
|1998||The Sugar Factory||Mitchell Lawrence|
|1998||Occasional Coarse Language||David Radcliffe|
|1999||Water Rats||Shane Bookman||Episode: "Quad Squad"|
|1999||Murder Call||Marshall Bowdon||Episode: "Cut & Dried"|
|2000||Above the Law||Matt Bridges||35 episodes|
|2000||My Mother Frank||Mick|
|2001||Flat Chat||Episode: "Valentine's Day"|
|2001||Blue Heelers||Nigel Kellett||2 episodes|
|2001||Farscape||Ghebb Dellos||1 episode|
|2002||Walking on Water||Frank|
|2002||All Saints||Nicholas Carroll||Episode: "All the Right Reasons"|
|2003||White Collar Blue||Lachlan Shaw||5 episodes|
|2004–2007||Home and Away||Peter Baker||164 episodes|
|2007||Hustle||Plummy||Episode: "Signing Up to Wealth"|
|2008||McLeod's Daughters||Russ Conners||2 episodes|
|2010||Past Life||Price Whatley||9 episodes|
|2010||The Land of the Astronauts||Thomas Bower|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Griffin Page|
|2011–2012||Body of Proof||Peter Dunlop||29 episodes|
|2012||The Glades||Eddie Ryder||Episode: "Endless Summer"|
|2013||Hot in Cleveland||Liam||Episode: "Extras"|
|2013||NCIS: Los Angeles||David Inman||Episode: "Kill House"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tom Scola||Episode: "In Vino Veritas"|
|2013||Castle||Fire Chief Miller||Episode: "Under Fire"|
|2014||Fat Tony & Co||Det. Sgt. Paul Dale||5 episodes|
|2014||Covert Affairs||Ryan McQuaid||Main cast (season 5)
|2015||Dominion||Gates Foley||Recurring (season 2)
|2015||Woodlawn||Coach Tandy Gerelds|
|2017||The Lears||Kent Lear|
- Jacqueline Cutler. "Celebrity Scoop: Nicholas Bishop". Los Angeles Times.
- Peter Dunlop Played by Nicholas Bishop Archived 11 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. abc.go.com
- 'Body of Proof's' Nicholas Bishop to guest star on USA's 'Necessary Roughness' Archived 3 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. blog.zap2it.com
- Peter Dunlop played by Nicholas Bishop' Archived 11 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. http://abc.go.com
- 'Body of Proof renewed for a second season' http://tvbythenumberes.zap2it.com[permanent dead link]
- ‘Body Of Proof’ Drops Three Regulars, Will Add Several New Ones
- Joyce Eng (18 December 2014). "Covert Affairs Postmortem". TV Guide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
- Sue Yeap (8 August 2011). "Proof positive for Bishop". The West Australian. Retrieved 4 September 2017.