Peter Rowley

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Peter Rowley
Born 29 April 1952
New Zealand
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–present

Peter Rowley (born 1952) (sometimes credited as Harrison Rowley during his early career) is a New Zealand comic actor and writer. He is best known for his television roles, where he has played in numerous popular television series as comic foil and straight man to comedians such as Billy T. James, David McPhail, and Jon Gadsby.

Rowley started his comedy career in New Zealand.[1] He made his New Zealand television debut as an actor and writer in satirical sketch show A Week of It, following which he continued to work with that show's stars David McPhail and Jon Gadsby in McPhail and Gadsby and Letter to Blanchy. He also worked with Billy T. James in The Billy T James Show, for which he also wrote material. He received title billing in the 1994 series Pete and Pio alongside fellow comedian Pio Terei. In 2010, Rowley wrote and presented a tribute to the late Billy T. James, entitled Billy T. and Me.[2]

Rowley has also worked in feature films, most notably as the voice actor for the titular Dog in Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale. His voice acting credentials also include work on television series Power Rangers Ninja Storm, voicing the character Zurgane.



  1. ^ "Peter Rowley," Speakers New Zealand.
  2. ^ "Billy T. and Me with Peter Rowley,", 12 May 2011.