Simon Pegg

BirthDay:

14 Feb 1970

BirthPlace:

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK

BirthName:

Simon John Beckingham

Bio:

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was educated at Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School in Gloucestershire and went on to Stratford-upon-Avon College to study English literature and performance studies. He then attended the University of Bristol, and earned a bachelor's degree in drama. In the early 1990s, Pegg moved to London and began forging a successful career in stand-up comedy. Television opportunities followed including roles in Six Pairs of Pants (1995), Asylum (1996) and We Know Where You Live (1997). In 1999, Pegg and Jessica Hynes teamed up to write and star in cult sitcom Spaced (1999), directed by Edgar Wright. The series also featured Pegg's best friend, Nick Frost. Pegg's breakthrough in film came with the zom-rom-com Shaun of the Dead (2004), which he also co-wrote with director Edgar Wright. Again, the film featured Nick Frost. The trio also scored a hit with police comedy Hot Fuzz (2007). Further film successes followed for Pegg, notably in the iconic role of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in Star Trek (2009) and alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011).
Filmography

Actor ( 141 credits )

Ready Player One (2018) Ogden Morrow
Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017) Unkar Plutt
Star Trek Beyond (2016) Scotty
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Buck (voice)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) Benji Dunn
Absolutely Anything (2015) Neil Clarke
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
The Boxtrolls (2014) (voice)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) Hector
Cuban Fury (2014) Driver in Car Park (uncredited)
Math Bites (2014)  Singing Flower Head (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Drunk Ron Weasley / ... (1 episode, 2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The World's End (2013) Gary King
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Scotty
Mob City (2013)  Hecky Nash (2 episodes, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
This Week Live (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Jack
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Buck (voice)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012)  Pitch Kickham (1 episode, 2013)
A Moment With (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Jack (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (2012)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) Benji Dunn
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Thompson (voice)
Paul (2011) Graeme Willy
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
Alaska y Mario (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Burke and Hare (2010) William Burke
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Reepicheep (voice)
Conan (2010)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Film Fiend (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Paul O'Grady Live (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
A Quiet Word with... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Buck (voice)
Star Trek (2009) Scotty
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Sidney Young
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)  Dengar (1 episode, 2012)
Alex Zane's GuestList (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Sunday Night Project (2008)  Himself - Guest Host (1 episode, 2008)
Run, Fatboy, Run (2007) Dennis
Diary of the Dead (2007) Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)
Grindhouse (2007) Bearded Cannibal (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Hot Fuzz (2007) Nicholas Angel
The Good Night (2007) Paul
Phineas and Ferb (2007)  C-3PO / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Perfect Night In (2007)  Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 2007)
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Newsreader / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2013)
In Bed with Carrie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Big Nothing (2006) Gus
Mission: Impossible III (2006) Benji Dunn
Free Jimmy (2006) Odd (voice)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
CollegeHumor Originals (2006)  C-3PO (1 episode, 2011)
Land of the Dead (2005) Photo Booth Zombie
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) Peter Cow
Doctor Who (2005)  The Editor (1 episode, 2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself - Writer (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Doctor Who Confidential (2005)  Himself - Narrator (13 episodes, 2005)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Blue Meanie Captain / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
For One Night Only (2005)  Narrator (1 episode, 2006)
The Daily Habit (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Shaun
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
I Am Not an Animal (2004)  Kieron the Cat, Simmons, Additional Voices / ... (6 ep
From Bard to Verse (2004)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Mondo Thingo (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Soup (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Danger! 50,000 Zombies! (2004) Zombie Hunter (as Dr. Russel Fell)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Comedy Connections (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
That Was the Week We Watched (2003)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
Imagine (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Reckoning (2002) Gaoler
24 Hour Party People (2002) Journalist
Top Gear (2002)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) (1 episode, 2011)
Look Around You (2002)  Handsome Man / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2007)
The Parole Officer (2001) Deflated Husband
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (2001)  Angus (1 episode, 2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (5 episodes, 2004-2009)
Linda Green (2001)  Jay (1 episode, 2002)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Stop! Kung Fu! (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Black Books (2000)  Evan (1 episode, 2004)
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)  Justin Pope (1 episode, 2000)
Liquid News (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor (2 episodes, 2010)
Guest House Paradiso (1999) Mr Nice
Tube Tales (1999) Clerk (segment "Steal Away")
Spaced (1999)  Tim Bisley (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Loose Women (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Hippies (1999)  Ray Purbbs (6 episodes, 1999)
Comedy Café (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Big Train (1998)  Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
Is It Bill Bailey? (1998)  Various Roles (6 episodes, 1998)
I'm Alan Partridge (1997)  Steve Bennett (1 episode, 1997)
Brass Eye (1997)  Gerard Chote (1 episode, 2001)
Light Lunch (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
We Know Where You Live (1997)  Various Characters (12 episodes, 1997)
Asylum (1996)  Simon (6 episodes, 1996)
Saturday Live (1996)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Good News Week (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Faith in the Future (1995)  Jools (15 episodes, 1996-1998)
The Stand-Up Show (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Six Pairs of Pants (1995)  Various Characters (3 episodes, 1995)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jools's Hootenanny (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2013)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2008)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Man Up (0) Jack
The Gathering (0)
Terminal (0) Bill

Producer ( 3 credits )

The World's End (2013) executive producer
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) executive producer
Man Up (0) executive producer

Writer ( 12 credits )

Star Trek Beyond (2016) (written by) &
The World's End (2013) (written by) &
Paul (2011) (written by) &
Run, Fatboy, Run (2007) (screenplay)
Hot Fuzz (2007) (written by)
Free Jimmy (2006)
Shaun of the Dead (2004) (written by) and
Danger! 50,000 Zombies! (2004) (unconfirmed) (unconfirmed)
Spaced (1999) (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Big Train (1998) (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
Asylum (1996) (6 episodes, 1996)
Six Pairs of Pants (1995) (3 episodes, 1995)

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