[[caption-width-right:228: To explain, he's reading a [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]] his book.]]

'''Simon Pegg''' (February 14, 1970-) is a British actor and comedian who has had breakout success in a wide range of movies.

He began as a TV actor and gained success for ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', which he co-wrote with Creator/JessicaHynes. He later collaborated with ''Spaced'' helmer Creator/EdgarWright and actor Creator/NickFrost on ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', ''Film/HotFuzz'' and ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''. Since then, Pegg has starred in a few films and was cast as Scotty in Creator/JJAbrams' [[Film/StarTrek reboot]] of ''Franchise/StarTrek''. He and Creator/DeepRoy are the only two actors who have played roles in all three of the juggernaut English-language SF franchises: ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ''Star Trek''.

Pegg is known for his quick-witted and sarcastic characters, and for often playing a slacker. He's quickly become a poster boy for nerd culture for many minor projects like a one-episode role in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5W8EBHNsLcepisode his two-man re-enactment]] of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope''.

He admits that he hates being famous. He warns anybody seeking for fame that "It's like jumping into a pool full of sharks."
!!His Films:

* ''Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy'' - Various Characters
** ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' (2004) - Shaun
** ''Film/HotFuzz'' (2007) - Sgt. Nicholas Angel
** ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' (2013) - Gary King
* ''Film/MissionImpossible'' - Benjamin "Benji" Dunn
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' (2006)
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' (2011)
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' (2015)
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' - Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
** ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013)
** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016)
* ''Film/BigNothing'' (2006) - Gus
* ''Film/FreeJimmy'' (2006) - Paul
* ''Film/RunFatboyRun'' (2007) - Dennis
* ''Film/HowToLoseFriendsAndAlienatePeople'' (2008) - Sidney Young
* ''Film/BurkeAndHare'' (2010) - William Burke
* ''Film/{{Paul}}'' (2011) - Graeme Willy
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' (2011) - Inspector Thompson
* ''Film/AFantasticFearOfEverything'' (2012) - Jack
* ''Film/HectorAndTheSearchForHappiness'' (2014) - Hector
* ''Film/KillMeThreeTimes'' (2014) - Charlie Wolfe
* ''Film/ManUp'' (2015) - Jack
* ''Film/AbsolutelyAnything'' (2015) - Neil
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VII - Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015) - Unkar Plutt, the junk dealer on Jakku.
!! His Voice Acting Roles:

* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' - Buck
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' (2009)
** ''Ice Age: Collision Course'' (2016)
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' (2010) - Reepicheep[[note]][[TheOtherDarrin Darrining]] Creator/EddieIzzard as the voice of Narnia's bravest rodent warrior.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' (2014) - Herbert Trubshaw
!!His TV Roles:

* ''Series/{{Asylum}}'' (1996) - Simon
* ''Is It Bill Bailey?'' (1998) - Various Characters
* ''Series/BigTrain'' (1998-2002) - Various Characters
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' (1999-2001) - Tim Bisley
* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' (2001) - William S. Evans
* ''Series/BlackBooks'' (2004) - Evan
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' (2005) - The Editor
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' (2012) - Dengar
* ''Series/MobCity'' (2013) - Hecky Nash
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' (2014) - Various Characters (including C-3PO in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' special)
!!This actor provides examples of:

* ComicBookFantasyCasting: As Wee Hughie, the protagonist of ''ComicBook/TheBoys''. Confirmed by WordOfGod on several occasions.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nick Frost.
* OneOfUs: Goes without saying; look at his list of credits, side projects and header image.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** In ''Film/HotFuzz'', Pegg is much more of a straight man than his normal persona.
** In ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', his comic [[TheLabRat lab-rat]] role in the previous film is upgraded to being in the field with the rest of the IMF team on the run, meaning he gets in on the gun-wielding action and even gets to pull the badass-with-sunglasses pose on the main poster alongside the more imposing Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner. He does opt out of helping Ethan Hunt with a physically demanding task at one point, quipping, "I'm on the computer."
* PromotedFanboy:
** His role in [[Film/StarTrek Star Trek.]]
** On his sudden fame after ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'': "Well, it's not like I'm going to go do ''Mission: Impossible III!''"
** He apparently put aside his vitriol for the [[Franchise/StarWars Prequels]] in order to play an Original Trilogy character, Dengar on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
*** He then gets to play a character in the new Star Wars trilogy, Unkar Plutt, the junk dealer on Jakku.
** Voicing [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Johnny Alpha]] on the ''Big Finish'' audio adaptations.
** He and his daughter are huge fans of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', and tweeting an obscure reference from the show got him cast in an episode. Didn't hurt that co-creator Jeff "Swampy" Marsh is a huge fan of ''Spaced''.
*** Considering that he did Star Wars films many times, it made sense that they'd cast him for the Star Wars crossover episode
* ThoseTwoActors: He seems to get along with a great deal of actors.
** Creator/NickFrost (Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy, ''Film/{{Paul}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''). In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' they both participated but in different sequels of the franchise.
** Creator/RosamundPike (''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', ''Hector and the Search for Happiness'').
** Creator/AndySerkis (''Film/BurkeAndHare'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'', ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'').
** David Schwimmer (''Series/BandOfBrothers'', ''Film/BigNothing''). In ''Film/{{Run Fatboy Run}}'' while Schwimmer did not act, he directed Pegg in it.
* TypeCasting
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Reportedly, he was supposed to play Pete Tyler on ''Series/DoctorWho'', but scheduling got in the way, and he ended up playing the Editor of Satellite Five instead.