List of Famous people named Peter

Name Peter is among the most common names in Germany, USA, England, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Austria. Shortened forms: Pete. Similar names: Pete, Pieter, Petter, Peeter, Petteri, Petero, Peteiro. Here are some famous Peters:

Peter III of Russia

First Name Peter
Last Name Russia
Died on July 6, 1762

Peter III was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was born in Kiel as Charles Peter Ulrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, the only child of Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Anna Petrovna.

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Peter Scolari

First Name Peter
Last Name Scolari
Born on September 12, 1955
Died on October 22, 2021 (aged 66)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Peter Thomas Scolari is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990) and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982). Scolari received three Emmy nominations for his work on Newhart and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role as Tad Horvath on Girls in 2016.

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Peter Sarsgaard

John Peter Sarsgaard
First Name Peter
Last Name Sarsgaard
Born on March 7, 1971 (age 52)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

John Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor. His first feature role was in Dead Man Walking in 1995. He then appeared in the 1998 independent films Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue. That same year, Sarsgaard received a substantial role in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), playing Raoul, the ill-fated son of Athos. Sarsgaard later achieved critical recognition when he was cast in Boys Don't Cry (1999) as John Lotter. He landed his first leading role in the 2001 film The Center of the World. The following year, he played supporting roles in Empire, The Salton Sea, and K-19: The Widowmaker.

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Peter Dinklage

Peter Hayden Dinklage
First Name Peter
Last Name Dinklage
Born on June 11, 1969 (age 54)
Height 132 cm | 4'4

Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor and producer. He received acclaim for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2011—2019), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record four times. He also received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020 for the role.

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Peter the Great

First Name Peter
Last Name Great
Died on January 28, 1725
Born in Russia

Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alekseevich ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May [O.S. 27 April] 1682 until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V.

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Peter Tork

Peter Halsten Thorkelson
First Name Peter
Last Name Tork
Born on February 13, 1942
Died on February 21, 2019 (aged 77)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Peter Halsten Thorkelson, known professionally as Peter Tork, was an American musician, composer, and actor who was best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.

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Peter Aykroyd

First Name Peter
Last Name Aykroyd
Born on November 19, 1955
Died on November 20, 2021 (aged 66)
Born in Canada, Ontario

Peter Hugh Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer.

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Peter Scully

Peter Gerard Scully
First Name Peter
Last Name Scully
Born on January 13, 1964 (age 60)
Born in Australia, Victoria

Peter Gerard Scully is an Australian man imprisoned for life in the Philippines after being convicted of one count of human trafficking and five counts of rape by sexual assault of underage girls. He is pending trial for other crimes against children, including the production and dissemination of child pornography, torture, and the alleged murder of an 11-year-old girl.

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Peter Townsend

First Name Peter
Last Name Townsend
Born on November 22, 1914
Died on June 19, 1995 (aged 80)

Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend was a Royal Air Force officer, flying ace, courtier and author. He was equerry to King George VI from 1944 to 1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1953. Townsend notably had a romance with Princess Margaret, the Queen's only sibling.

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Peter Kraus

Peter Siegfried Krausenecker
First Name Peter
Last Name Kraus
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Peter Kraus is a German-Austrian singer and actor.

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