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Peter Keleghan

Peter Keleghan, actor,
Peter Keleghan at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. Photo © 2015 by Ralph Lucas.

B: September 16, 1959 in Montréal, Québec

Most Canadian TV viewers know Peter Keleghan as the fatuous anchorman Jim Walcott on The Newsroom, or as the vain production executive Alan Roy on Made in Canada. In real life, his mother hoped he would grow up and enter the priesthood, but he had other ideas. He was part of the drama class in high school but has admitted that it was, for him, just a way to meet and impress girls. What he really want to be was an airline pilot. But his grades pointed in another direction and so he decided to try acting. He studied classical theatre in London and Toronto, and went on to become a member of the The Second City and the Shaw Festival. He co-wrote and starred in award-winning syndicated series The Comedy Mill, and later created the character of Ranger Gord on The Red Green Show. Keleghan was honoured by ACTRA Toronto with their annual Award of Excellence in February of 2009. He has appeared as Terrence Meyers in 1 episode of Murdoch Mysteries each year since 2008.

Also see: Peter Keleghan: Once an Immigrant.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Screwballs (1983)

Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
Picture Perfect (TV-1995)
Devil’s Food (TV-1996)
Trilogy of Terror II (TV-1996)
Waiting for Michelangelo (1996)
Liszt’s Rhapsody (TV-1996)
Elvis Meets Nixon (TV-1997)
Any Mother’s Son (TV-1997)
The Real Blonde (1997)
Seven Gates (1997)
Joe’s Wedding (1997)
Double Take (1997)
When Husbands Cheat (TV-1998)
Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story (TV-1998)
This Matter of Marriage (TV-1998)
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998)
Blackjack (TV-1998)
Escape from Wildcat Canyon (1998)
Bone Daddy (1998)
Mr. Music (TV-1998)
Water Damage (1999)
Genius (TV-1999)
In the Company of Spies (TV-1999)

Angels in the Infield (TV-2000)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Doc (2001)
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Escape from the Newsroom (TV-2002)
Duct Tape Forever (2002)
Eloise at the Plaza (TV-2003)
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Niagara Motel (2005)
Do Not Bend (2007)
Business Class (TV-2007)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
P.M.O. (2008)
Coopers’ Camera (2008)
Eating Buccaneers (2009)
Leslie, My Name Is Evil (2009)

Love Letters (TV-2010)
GravyTrain (2010)
The Bend (2011)
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (TV-2012)
Sex After Kids (2013)
The Grand Seduction (2013)
Big News from Grand Rock (2014)
Officeland (narrator, TV-2014 documentary)
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool (TV-2015)
Supers (2016, short)
The Great Canadian Screen Test (TV-2016)
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth (2017)
Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall (TV-2017)
Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War (TV-2017)
Supers (2017, short)
Into Invisible Light (2018)

TV Series – Cast:
C.O.P.S. (voice, 1988)
In Opposition (1989)

The Red Green Show (1991)
General Hospital (1992)
The Newsroom (1996)
Ned’s Newt (voice, 1997)
Made in Canada (1998-)

The Newsroom (2004)
Walter Ego (2005)
Funpak (voice, 2005)
Mischief City (2005)
Ruby Gloom (2006-2007)
Billable Hours (2006-2008)
Murdoch Mysteries (2008-2017)

18-to-Life (2010-2011)
Crash Canyon (voice, 2012-2013)
Meet the Family (narrator, 2013-)
The Best Laid Plans (2014, mini-series)
Body Buds (2015, mini-series)
Working Moms (2017)
Perverts Anonymous (2017, mini-series)

Poster for the 2014 movie, Big News from Grand Rock
Poster for the 2014 movie, Big News from Grand Rock