Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Rye, NY, Peter began acting on a dare while a sophomore at St. John's Prep. in Danvers, Mass. During his senior year he appeared as Estragon in Beckett's "Waiting For Godot." He graduated from Arizona State University and pursued an MFA in the Hilberry Repertory Co. at Wayne State University in Detroit. Peter began his professional career in Chicago at the Practical Theatre Company acting in original comedies. Throughout the 1980's he performed on many Chicago stages, appeared in commercials and industrials and was twice featured on WMAQ TV's Playwrights Festival. A New Yorker since the early 90's Peter has been active on Television, Film, Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre throughout the US and abroad. More recently he was part of the 2012 SAG Award winning ensemble of HBO'S "Boardwalk Empire". Peter also plays lead guitar for the garage-rock band, Riffmaster & The Rockme Foundation, which has been together for over 30 years. Peter won tickets from WDRC radio in Hartford to see The Beatles at Shea Stadium in August, 1966. He hitch-hiked to The Woodstock Music And Arts Fair in Bethel, NY in August, 1969.
Name: Peter Van Wagner
Known for: Annie