Actor, comedian and master voice artist. Best known for playing Peter in Shaun of the Dead and dubbing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Peter Serafinowicz made his broadcasting debut in 1993 on the Radio 1 show The Knowledge, a spoof documentary about the music industry. From there he went on to perform in Radio 4 shows Week Ending, Harry Hill‘s Fruit Corner, Grievous Bodily Radio, The Two Dannys and A Whole New Ball Game.
In 1999, he made a number of appearances in Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, playing principal character Tim Bisley’s (Simon Pegg) nemesis, Duane Benzie.
In 2001 Serafinowicz took the lead in BBC Two sitcom World of Pub, playing the same character as he had done in the show’s run on Radio 4. The following year he played a scientist in the critically acclaimed Look Around You, a series of 10-minute 1970s school science video spoofs.
He starred in the cult British rom-zom-com Shaun of the Dead, playing Pete, the tidy flatmate of principal characters Shaun and Ed.
In the week before the 2006 Academy Awards a video circulated on the Internet of a fake news item about a new Oscar statue, in which Serafinowicz imitated Alan Alda, Paul McCartney and Al Pacino. A second video later appeared parodying the 2006 Apple Corps v. Apple Computer lawsuit. This attracted the interest of the BBC, and a pilot was commissioned for The Peter Serafinowicz Show. A full series was broadcast on BBC Two in 2007 (with a Christmas special in 2008). For his performance, Serafinowicz was presented with the Best Entertainer prize at the 2008 Rose d’Or ceremony. The series was also nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2009 BAFTA Television Awards.
In 2008, Serafinowicz was working with Robert Popper on a new television series, as well as a website, based on a spoof religion “Tarvuism” for US network Adult Swim. In 2009 he appeared in Couples Retreat as Sctanley, the manager of the Eden Resort, directed by Peter Billingsley.
In 2010, Peter Serafinowicz directed the music video for Hot Chip’s song ‘I Feel Better’, their second single from the album One Life Stand. He followed this up in 2012 when he directed the music video for the band’s song ‘Night & Day’, the first single from their album In Our Heads.