Peter Keleghan

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Peter Keleghan
Peter Keleghan and Leah Pinsent.jpg
Keleghan with his wife Leah Pinsent in 2017
Born (1959-09-16) September 16, 1959 (age 58)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983-present
Spouse(s) Leah Pinsent

Peter Keleghan (born September 16, 1959) is a Canadian actor, perhaps best known for portraying Ben Bellow in the comedy series 18 to Life, Clark Claxton, Sr. in the comedy series Billable Hours and Ranger Gord in The Red Green Show.

Early life[edit]

Keleghan was born in Montreal, Quebec.[1] He earned his BA in English Drama from York University in Toronto, Ontario.[2]

Career[edit]

Keleghan has had a long career in film and television, mostly in comedic roles starting in the Smith&Smith spinoff comedy sketch show Comedy Mill. His best-known roles have been film industry CEO Alan Roy on Made in Canada,[1] news anchor Jim Walcott on The Newsroom,[1] Ranger Gord on The Red Green Show,[1] Ben Bellow on 18 to Life[3] and special agent Terrence Myers on Murdoch Mysteries.[4] His other television performances include Seinfeld[1] and Queer as Folk

Some of his film work includes Picture Perfect, Ginger Snaps,[5] Eating Buccaneers[6] and GravyTrain.[5] Kelghan also does voice work, he voices Scaredy Bat, a character in the series Ruby Gloom.

In 2009 Keleghan was awarded the ACTRA Award of Excellence in recognition of his body of work.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Keleghan is married to actress Leah Pinsent.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Screwballs Rick McKay
1986 The Comedy Mill (1986 - 1991)
1989 In Opposition Tom Sheridan
1992 Cheers Kirby Two episodes
1993 The Red Green Show Ranger Gord Recurring (1993-2001)
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2000)[8]
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2001)[8]
Seinfeld Lloyd Braun "The Non-Fat Yogurt"
1994 Viper Arnie Nevelson
1995 Picture Perfect Agent Sloan
1996 Goosebumps Jeffery Burton "Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes"
1996 Forever Knight Gefford Weintroff
The Newsroom Jim Walcott Recurring (1996-2005)
Won – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (1998)[8]
1997 Ned's Newt Eric "Dad" Flemkin Voice
1998 Made in Canada Alan Roy, CEO (1998–2003)
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (1999)[8]
Won – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2001)[8]
Won – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2002)[8]
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2003)[8]
Nominated – Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male - Television (2003)[9]
Won – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2004)[8]
2000 Ginger Snaps Mr. Wayne
2002 Royal Canadian Air Farce Various Episode 9.16
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2002)[8]
2003 Eloise at the Plaza Mr. Nye
2005 Slings & Arrows Mr. Archer Five episodes (2005 - 2006)
2006 Ruby Gloom Scaredy Bat Voice (2006 - 2007)
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series (2008)[8]
Niagara Motel Henry
Billable Hours Clark Claxton, Sr. 19 Episodes (2006-2008)
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2009)[8]
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Terrence Meyers Recurring (2008 -)
Coopers' Camera a.k.a. Coopers' Christmas Tim Cooper
Eating Buccaneers Jerry Nominated – Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male - Film[10]
2009 Willa's Wild Life Dad Voice
Leslie, My Name Is Evil Walter
2010 18 to Life Ben Bellow Main role (2010-2011)
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2010)[8]
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2011)[8]
Won – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (2011)[8]
GravyTrain Houston GravyTrain, Sr.
2012 Saving Hope Randall Crane Recurring (2012 - 2017)
2013 Sex After Kids Sean
2014 The Best Laid Plans Eric Cameron
2015 Suits Avery McKernon
2016 Sadie's Last Days on Earth Roger Mitchell

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Peter Keleghan: smarter than he acts | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Peter Keleghan". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "TV, eh? interview with Peter Keleghan, Part 1: The good news and bad news on acting in Canada". TV, eh?. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "What I'm watching: Peter Keleghan". theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "TV eh B Cs podcast – Peter Keleghan sounds off on the Canadian TV industry". TV, eh?. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Canadian acting couple raise the chocolate bar with Eating Buccaneers | Metro News". metronews.ca. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "The One: Peter Keleghan and Leah Pinsent". National Post. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "awards database". academy.ca/. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "CBC leads comedy award nominations". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "2010 nominees" (PDF). agamdarshi.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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