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Peter Hanlon


B: in Ottawa, Ontario

Peter Hanlon completed four years of study at Ryerson University Theatre School in Toronto in 1979 and began to work almost immediately. After moving to Vancouver he continued his acting career working mainly in television. In 1991 he expanded his work as an actor be teaching a part-time evening acting class. With his trained and natural abilities to communicate the often difficult concepts faced by new actors, he realized that the industry needed this sort of service and so 1 year later he created the highly regarded and internationally recognized 2-Year Fulltime Acting Program at the Gastown Actors Studio in Vancouver. He currently teaches at New Image, where he sits as one of their premier acting coaches. Hanlon gained international recognition by portraying the iconic suicidal teacher in the top grossing film of 2000, Scary Movie.

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

The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV-1983)

And the Sea Will Tell (TV-1991)
Little Heroes (TV-1992)
Don’t Talk to Strangers (TV-1994)
Deadly Sins (1995)
Deceptions II: Edge of Deception (1995)
Annie O (TV-1996)
Hostile Force (TV-1996)
Maternal Instincts (1996)
Contagious (TV-1997)
Voyage of Terror (TV-1998)
Past Perfect (1998)
Shattered Image (1998)

Scary Movie (2000)
My 5 Wives (2000)
Room 302 (2001)
The Unsaid (2001)
Little Brother of War (2003)
Eve’s Christmas (TV-2004)
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (TV-2005)
Fetching Cody (2005)
Truth (VR-2006)
Littleman (2006)
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

Time After Time (TV-2011)
The Devil’s Bill (2012, short)v
Just Living (2014, short)
Appetite for Love (TV-2016)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million (TV-2016)
At Home in Mitford (TV-2017)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Catwalk (1972)
The Littlest Hobo (1982)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1987)
Street Legal (1987)
Wiseguy (1990)
MacGuyver (1989, 1991)

The Black Stallion (1991)
The Odyssey (1994)
Sliders (1995)
The Sentinel (1996)
The X Files (1996)
Highlander (1997)
The Outer Limits (1997)
Dead Man’s Gun (1997)
First Wave (1998)
Viper (1998)
Cold Squad (1999)
Millennium (1997, 1999)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1999)

Hollywood Off-Ramp (2000)
So Weird (2000, 2001)
Beyond Belief (2002)
Dead Like Me (2003)
The 4400 (2005)
Godiva’s (2006)
The L Word (2007, 2009)
Search and Rescue (2008)
Supernatural (2008)
Smallville (2008)

Psych (2010)
Fringe (2011)
The Killing (2011)
Chaos (2011)
Alcatraz (2012)
Garage Sale Mysteries (2016)
Ice (2018)
The Man in the High Castle (2018)
Get Shorty (2019)

The Gourmet Detective (2020)

Peter Hanlon is represented by
Webster Talent Management
1702, 1155 Homer St.
Vancouver, BCm V6B 2Y1
Telephone: 778.327.9860
Fax: 778.327.9861

Fetching Cody, movie poster
Poster for the 2005 film Fetching Cody courtesy of Capri Releasing