Peter Kay is a well-known comedian and actor, who started his television career in the 1990s. He is also actively involved in theatre productions and stand-up comedy shows.
|Peter John Kay
|2nd July 1973 Age 49 years
Peter Kay Early Life and Education
Peter John Kay was born 2 July 1973 and his Zodiac sign is Cancer. He was born and raised in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. His nationality is British, and he has Irish ancestry. His father’s name is Michael John Kay. He was an engineer who passed away right before his son’s career took off. His mother is Margaret Deirdre O’Neill. The comedian was raised in a strict Roman Catholic household. is an English actor, comedy writer and stand-up comedian. He has written, produced and acted in several television and film projects, and has written three books.
Born and brought up in Bolton, he comedian went to local elementary and high schools in his home area. He then joined the University of Liverpool to pursue a degree programme in Drama, Theatre Studies and English Literature. He struggled with the course, so he opted out. Instead, he joined the University of Salford’s Adelphi Campus School of Media, Music and Performance. He pursued a Higher National Diploma in media performance. On 19th July 2016, he received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Salford. The award was a recognition of his contribution to entertainment. Career Growing up, the comedian took odd jobs to survive. He worked in a Netto supermarket, toilet roll factory, cash and carry, petrol station and bingo hall. His experiences in these workplaces inspire his comedy to date. The comedian and actor started his television career in the 1990s. He is also actively involved in theatre productions and stand-up comedy shows. Kay studied media performance at the University of Salford. He began working part-time as a stand-up comedian, winning the North West Comedian of the Year award. In 1997 he won Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny contest and the following year was nominated for a Perrier Award for his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With his public profile raised, in 2000 he co-wrote and starred in That Peter Kay Thing for Channel 4. This resulted in a spin-off sitcom, Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, which ran for two series from 2001 to 2002 and in turn generated another spin-off, Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, in 2004. In 2005 he recorded a promotional video in which he mimed to Tony Christie’s 1971 hit “(Is This the Way to) Amarillo”, which was reissued to raise money for Comic Relief: the song reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming that year’s best-selling single in the UK.
The Multiple Award Winning Comedian Of Our Time Peter Kay and his wife
Peter Kay Marital Life
Peter kay is married to Susan Gargan.
The loved-up pair met in 1998 while both partying at a nightclub in Bolton. Peter was working at a local cinema, while Susan worked at a Boots pharmacy. They married in 2001 and welcomed the arrival of their first child soon after. Peter and Susan welcomed the arrival of first child, son Charlie, in 2001.
It’s thought that they’ve since welcomed two more children, but both Peter and Susan have never revealed their names.
In 2011, Peter mentioned “children” – suggesting plural – in an interview.
He said: “I’m actually shy and my salvation is coming home and being normal. My children are still young and I want to be at home with them.”
Peter Kay Professional Accomplishments and Awards
In 2008 Kay co-wrote and starred in Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, a parody of several British reality television shows. As the series’ fictional protagonist Geraldine McQueen, he released the single “The Winner’s Song”, which reached number 2 in the UK singles chart. His 2010–2011 stand-up comedy tour was recorded in the Guinness World Records as the most successful eve selling over 1.2 million tickets. He co-wrote and starred in Peter Kay’s Car Share, a sitcom screened by the BBC for three series from 2015 to 2018. He also starred in the 2015 BBC sitcom Cradle to Grave.
In 2016 Kay won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Comedy Performance, the BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and the National Television Award for Best Comedy for …Car Share. He also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford.
Television Series and movies Series
The Big Breakfast 1992, New Voices 1997, Barking 1998, Comedy Lab 1998, Butterfly Collectors 1999, City Central 1999 and others.
Peter Kay Net Worth
Peter Kay’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 Million approximately.