Peter Keleghan is a Canadian actor and screenwriter, graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England and received a BA in English drama from Toronto's York University. In spite of early advice to give up his chosen profession, he took his unique straight-man approach to comedy and went on to become one of Canada's best-known actors.
He got his start at Toronto's famed Second City comedy training centre and was an active stage performer until moving on to television. He moved to Los Angeles and appeared on Cheers, Murphy Brown and Seinfeld and in a recurring but brief role on the daytime soap, General Hospital.
Peter Keleghan returned to Canada. He was cast as Alan Roy, the heartless film tyrant in Rick Mercer's Made in Canada, and as Jim Walcott in Ken Finkleman's cynical sitcom The Newsroom. These 2 shows earned 4 Gemini Awards for best ensemble performance in a comedy.