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Name: Simon Pegg  
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Date of Birth: 14th February 1970
Place of Birth: Gloucester, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Simon Pegg on-set in Shaun of the Dead

Simon John Pegg (born February 14, 1970) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and film and television actor.

Pegg was born in Gloucester and studied drama at the University of Bristol. In 1993 he moved to London and gigged on the stand-up comedy circuit before breaking into television comedy in Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies.

In 1999 he created and co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced with Jessica Stevenson. For his performance in this series he was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer.

Other credits include World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, a guest appearance on Black Books, I'm Alan Partridge and the Factory Records story 24 Hour Party People. He also played the mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog, in a series of Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the character from British comic 2000 AD.

Pegg portrayed the character of the Editor in the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Long Game. He also narrates the documentary series Doctor Who Confidential.

Pegg co-wrote (with Spaced director Edgar Wright) and starred in the "romantic zombie comedy" (rom-zom-com) film Shaun of the Dead, released in April 2004. At George A. Romero's invitation, Pegg and Wright appear in a cameo in Romero's latest zombie film, Land of the Dead.

It is known that Pegg also auditioned for a part in the romantic comedy,Love Actually. The part he auditioned for was taken by the actor Rowan Atkinson.

On October 12, 2005, JJ Abrams announced that Pegg would join the cast of the Tom Cruise vehicle Mission: Impossible III. Pegg will be the technical sidekick to Cruise's Ethan Hunt.

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