Peter Phelps

Peter Phelps

Sep. 20th, 1960
Born in
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5' 9

Peter Phelps' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Underbelly (AU) TV Show
Underbelly (AU)
Rescue: Special Ops (AU) TV Show
Rescue: Special Ops (AU)
Wonderland (AU) TV Show
Wonderland (AU)
Stingers (AU) TV Show
Stingers (AU)
Chandon Pictures (AU) TV Show
Chandon Pictures (AU)
The Ray Martin Show (AU) TV Show
The Ray Martin Show (AU)
Chances (AU) TV Show
Chances (AU)
R.F.D.S. (AU) TV Show
R.F.D.S. (AU)
The Challenge (AU) TV Show
The Challenge (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Peter Phelps (born September 20, 1960 in Sydney) is an Australian actor, singer & writer of English & Scandinavian descent (His father is of English & Swedish descent & his mother of English, Danish & Icelandic descent). He is notable for his role of Peter Church in the television drama, Stingers and Trevor Cole, in Baywatch. He is the brother of Professor Kerryn Phelps


Phelps began his acting career in the early 1980s with an on-going role in the Network Ten teen soap opera The Restless Years produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation. After that series ended he had a starring role in new Grundy soap opera Sons and Daughters. It was actually Phelps who came up with the "PAT THE RAT" moniker in the series.
In the early 1990s, he was one of the lifeguards (Trevor Cole) in the first series of Baywatch, and had a very minor role in the film Point Break. He also had roles in A Country Practice and The Flying Doctors. In 1993, Phelps won an Australian Film Institute Best Actor award for his role in the GP episode, Exposed.
From 1998 until 2004, he starred in Stingers, a role that won him the 2002 Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor.
Phelps also plays a recurring role as doctor Doug "Spence" Spencer on the medical drama, All Saints starting October 4, 2005.
In 2009, Phelps had a busy year. He appeared in two television dramas - Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities playing police super sergeant senior detective inspector Joe Messina, and in Rescue: Special Ops (season two will screen in late 2010). Also in 2009, he also had a role as the 'police officer' in the film Stone Bros..
In 2009, he appeared in a new public awareness campaign by the NSW Rural Fire Service about the need to prepare for bushfires. This included television and radio advertisements. The campaign has subsequently been adopted by the Tasmanian Fire Service.

Television Work
The Restless Years, Network 10 (Australia), 1977
A Country Practice, Seven Network (Australia), 1981
John Palmer, Sons and Daughters, Seven Network (Australia), 1981–1983
Will Ballieu, The Challenge, 1986
David Eastwick, The Dirtwater Dynasty, 1988
Appeared in episodes of Rafferty's Rules, 1988
Trevor Cole, Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (pilot), NBC, 1989
Trevor Cole, Baywatch , NBC, 1989–1990
Hack "Kangaroo Kid" Wilkins, "The Exchange," The Young Riders, ABC(U.S.), 1991
Phil North, Heartbreak High, Network 10/ABC (Australia)
Dennis Taylor, The Flying Doctors (also known as R.F.D.S.), Nine Network
Alex Willis, "Flash the Descent," Police Rescue, ABC (Australia), 1995
Abo Henry, Blue Murder, ABC (Australia), 1995
Jimmy Formica, "Trust," Water Rats, Nine Network (Australia), 1998 Jimmy Formica, "War Games," Water Rats, Nine Network, 1998
Peter Church (Mike Fischer), Stingers, Nine Network (Australia), beginning 1998
Himself, Inside the Arena, 2000
Super sergeant senior detective inspector Joe Messina in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 2009
Station Coordinator Vince Marchello in Rescue: Special Ops 2009

Theo, Undercover, 1983
Judah/Robert, Playing Beatie Bow, South Australian Film Corporation, 1986
Les Darcy, The Les Darcy Story
Butterfly Island
Dave Mitchell, The Lighthorsemen, 1987, Cinecom Pictures, 1988
Patrick, Starlight Hotel, 1987, Republic, 1988
Eddie, Rock n' Roll Cowboys, 1987
Ross Cameron, Breaking Loose, Avalon Films, 1988
Peter Maya, Trio Film, 1989
Australian surfer, Point Break, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
John Pope, Merlin (also known as Merlin: The True Story of Magic), Hemdale Film Corporation, 1992
Brian Petrie, The Feds: Betrayal, Nine Network (Australia), 1993
Dozer Brennan, Rough Diamonds, Nine Network/Beyond Films/Film Australia/Film Queensland/Forest Home Films/Southern Star Entertainment, 1994
Dr. Frank Jamison, Blackwater Trail, Warnervision Entertainment, 1996
Leo Megaw, Zone 39, Phaedra Cinema, 1996
Mick Webb, One Way Ticket, 1997
Presenter, Fire and Ice—The Many Moods of Thredbo and the Snowys (documentary), 1999
Patrick Phelan, Lantana, Palace Films, 2001
Rod, Teesh and Trude, 2002
Constable Lonigan, Ned Kelly, 2003
Jake, The Square, 2008
Mark, Stone Bros., 2009

Stage appearances
Appeared in productions of:
The Club
Nicholas Nickleby
The Sum of Us

  • Sister is Dr Kerryn Phelps
  • Parents are George and Shirly.
  • Daughter, Polly Elsie Rose Phelps, born Monday 7th November, 2005.

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