Peter Mochrie

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Peter Mochrie
Born (1959-03-23) 23 March 1959 (age 56)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Sally Mochrie[1]
Children One son, Cade

Peter Mochrie (born 23 March 1959), is an Australian actor whose career spans over thirty five years in the industry. His love of acting started at the age of 13 when he appeared in a play at Knox Grammar School (NSW), where he completed his schooling in 1976.[citation needed]


In 1978, he received his first big break appearing in The Restless Years as Ric Moran. He played this role for two years and soon caught the attention of other TV Producers, appearing in Sons And Daughters, Butterfly Island, Neighbours, Holiday Island and Alex Buzo’s made-for-TV film Rooted for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).[2] He also appeared in two movies, Winter of Our Dreams and Just in Time and on stage in The Shifting Heart, The Shrew, Maids of the Mill, The Bear and Fool for Love.

In 1987, Peter was accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). After graduation, he had roles in shows such as Home and Away, Time Trax, Blue Heelers, The Resting Place and G.P..

He played John ‘Knocker’ Harrison in Water Rats, the male lead Steve Hayden in Murder Call, Mark Kelman in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Michael Allen in Frauds, Bill Albright in The Cooks and Rick Fontaine in the award winning children’s series,Cybergirl.

Peter's love of theatre helped him co-found the Roar Theatre Company (NSW) and for ten years he was a regular tutor at NIDA as well as appearing in plays such as Spinning Into Butter at the Ensemble, Pesthouse for The NIDA Company and directing Stuck Love at the Newtown Theatre (NSW). He also produced and co-wrote the short films Check Out and Film Lovers.[citation needed]

In July 2006, Peter accepted the offer to play Dr. Callum McKay on the New Zealand television series Shortland Street which he played for six years, appearing in 637 episodes.[3] He had previously travelled to Auckland three years earlier to film Lucy;The Story Of Lucille Ball for CBS and enjoyed every minute of his time there.[citation needed]


In 2010, Peter played Vernon Bramwell in the New Zealand film, Predicament, and Officer Eastwood in the Bollywood film, Love Has No Language. Peter is an accomplished voice-over artist on both sides of the Tasman as well as more recently, Los Angeles.[citation needed] Upon returning to Australia in 2013, he appeared as Geoff Hadley in Janet King for the ABC and started 2014 playing Fraser Collins in In Your Dreams for Southern Star. His role as Sam Dovinic in'The Health and Safety of All' helped the film win the Silver Medal at the 2015 New York Festival. Peter returns to the Ensemble Theatre in early 2016 to play Carl Kretzmer in David Williamson's 'Jack of Hearts'.

Professional training[edit]

In 1987, Mochrie began studies at NIDA, appearing in numerous productions including 'Too Young for Ghosts','Joking Apart' and 'Twelfth Night' before graduating in 1989.[citation needed]

Acting teacher[edit]

Since 1997 Mochrie has been teaching "Introduction to Screen Acting" for NIDA's Open Program.He is also a regular tutor of Acting & Presentation Skills at the Sydney Drama School,the Australian Institute of Performing Arts,McGrath Estate Agents,Screenwise and the Actors Centre Australia.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Mochrie was born in Sydney, Australia. He married for the first time in 2010 at the age of 50. His spouse is Sally Jane Mochrie. They have a son, Cade.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Woulfe, Catherine (23 May 2010). "The real Peter Mochrie". Sunday News. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rooted (1985)". Screen Australia. Australian Government. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Milford, Catherine (2 May 2013). "Shortland Street star Peter Mochrie’s Hollywood exit". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. APN Holdings NZ Limited. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Acting class with Peter Mochrie :: ABC Tasmania". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "A son for actor Peter Mochrie". The Daily Telegraph. 17 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Peter Mochrie: I’m a changed man!". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. APN Holdings NZ Limited. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "A son for actor Peter Mochrie". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

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