Phelps, Peter 1960-
PHELPS, Peter 1960-
PERSONAL: Born September 20, 1960, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; son of George and Shirley Phelps.
ADDRESSES: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.
CAREER: Actor. Actor in television series, including (as Kevin) The Restless Years, beginning 1977; (as John Palmer) Sons and Daughters, Seven Network (Australia), 1981-83; Prime Time, began 1986; (as Trevor Cole) Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawai'i), National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1989-90; (as David Henson) Chances, began 1991; (as Dennis Taylor) The Flying Doctors (also known as R.F.D.S.), Nine Network, beginning 1993; (as Station Officer Nick "the boss" Connor) Fire, beginning 1995; and (as Peter Church/Mike Fisher) Stingers, Nine Network (Australia), 1998—. Actor in television miniseries, including Cowra Breakout, 1984; (as Will Ballieu) The Challenge, 1986; (as David Eastwick) The Dirtwater Dynasty, 1988; and (as Abo Henry) Blue Murder, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995. Actor in television movies, including (as Brian Petrie) The Feds: Betrayal, Nine Network, 1993; and (as Mick Webb) One-Way Ticket, 1997. Appeared in episodes of television programs, including A Country Practice, Seven Network, 1981; (as rape victim) G.P., Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1989; (as Hack "Kangaroo Kid" Wilkins) "The Exchange," The Young Riders, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1991; (as Alex Willis) "Flash the Descent," "The Only Constant," and "The Holliman Kid," Police Rescue, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995; (as Jimmy Formica) "Trust," "War Games," and "Last Impressions," Water Rats, Nine Network (Australia), 1998; (as himself) Inside the Arena, 2000; (as himself) The Ray Martin Show, 2001; and (as Phil North) Heartbreak High, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; also appeared in episodes of Rafferty's Rules. Actor in other television programs, including (as Eddie) Rock n' Roll Cowboys, 1987; (as Trevor Cole) Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (pilot), NBC, 1989; (as Borodin) Reprisal, 1997; (as Les Darcy) The Les Darcy Story; and appeared in Butterfly Island. Actor in films, including (as Theo) Undercover, 1983; (as Judah/Robert) Playing Beatie Bow, South Australian Film Corporation, 1986; (as Dave Mitchell) The Lighthorsemen, 1987; (as Patrick) Starlight Hotel, 1987; (as Ross Cameron) Breaking Loose, Avalon Films, 1988; Maya, Trio Film, 1989; (as Australian surfer) Point Break, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991; (as John Pope) Merlin (also known as Merlin: The True Story of Magic), Hemdale Film Corporation, 1992; (as Dozer Brennan) Rough Diamonds, Nine Network, 1994; (as Dr. Frank Jamison) Blackwater Trail, Warnervision Entertainment, 1996; (as Leo Megaw) Zone 39, Phaedra Cinema, 1997; (as presenter) Fire and Ice—The Many Moods of Thredbo and the Snowys (documentary), 1999; (as Patrick Phelan) Lantana, Palace Films, 2001; (as Rod) Teesh and Trude, 2002; and (as Constable Thomas Lonigan) Ned Kelly, 2003. Appeared in stage productions, including The Club, Miranda, Nicholas Nickelby, and The Sum of Us.
AWARDS, HONORS: Best Actor award, Australian Film Institute, for G.P.; Silver Logie award for most popular actor on Australian television, 2002, for Stingers.
Sex without Madonna: The True Confessions of aHired Gun in Tinseltown (autobiography), Pan Macmillan Publishers Australia (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1994.
Contributor to magazines, including Harper's Bazaar.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A memoir about working in Australian television, a novel, and several as-yet-unproduced screenplays.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia), September 23, 1998, Patrick McDonald, interview with Phelps, p. 50; September 29, 1998, Patrick McDonald, "Peter Still Calls a Suitcase Home," p. 20.
Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), July 24, 1997, interview with Phelps, p. 8; November 19, 1998, Lisa Yallamas, interview with Phelps, p. 3.
Herald Sun (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), May 22, 1997, Leigh Paatsch, interview with Phelps, p. 53; March 31, 1999, Colin Vickery, interview with Phelps, p. 7; August 15, 2001, Robert Fidgeon, interview with Phelps, p. H05; July 24, 2002, Darren Devlyn, interview with Phelps, p. H03.
Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), March 14, 1999, Tony Johnston, interview with Phelps, p. 5; April 21, 2002, Phoebe Alexander, interview with Phelps, p. X04.
Sunday Mail (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia), July 30, 2000, David Nankervis, interview with Phelps, p. T03; May 5, 2002, interview with Phelps, p. T27.
Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), September 27, 1998, profile of Phelps, p. 6.
Internet Movie Database,http://www.imdb.com/ (July 8, 2003), "Peter Phelps."*