Simon Pegg

Actor + Comedian + Writer + Film Producer and Director
Born Feb 14, 1970

Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, writer, film producer, and director. He is best known for having co-written and starred in various Edgar Wright features, mainly Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the comedy series Spaced. He also portrayed Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the 2009 Star Trek film, Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible III and its sequel Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and Thompson in The Adventures of Tintin.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Simon Pegg.


1970 Birth Born on February 14, 1970.


1991 21 Years Old He graduated from the University of Bristol in 1991 with a BA in Theatre, Film and Television and wrote his undergraduate thesis on "A Marxist overview of popular 1970s cinema and hegemonic discourses". … Read More
1998 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Pegg's early appearances in TV series and films include Asylum, Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies. Between 1998 and 2004, Pegg was regularly featured on BBC Radio 4's The 99p Challenge. … Read More
1999 29 Years Old In 1999, he created and co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced with Jessica Stevenson. … Read More


2004 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The experience of making a Spaced fantasy sequence featuring zombies led to Pegg and Wright co-writing the "romantic zombie comedy" film Shaun of the Dead, released in April 2004, in which Pegg also starred. … Read More
2005 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Pegg also appeared in Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio story Invaders From Mars as Don Chaney, and appeared in the Doctor Who television series, playing the Editor in the 2005 episode "The Long Game". … Read More
2006 36 Years Old In 2006, he played Gus in Big Nothing alongside David Schwimmer.
2007 37 Years Old 1 More Event
The same year, Pegg and Wright completed their second film, Hot Fuzz, released in February 2007. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old In 2008, he wrote the dialogue for an English language re-release of the cult 2006 animated Norwegian film, Free Jimmy. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old Pegg played engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in Star Trek, the eleventh film in the Star Trek film series, released 8 May 2009.


2010 40 Years Old In 2010 he appeared as William Burke in Burke and Hare, a film directed by John Landis about some Ulstermen who were notorious murderers and bodysnatchers in early 19th-century Edinburgh. … Read More
2013 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He reprised the role in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond (2016), also co-writing the latter.
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