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->''"Both me and [[Creator/EdgarWright Edgar]] are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever."''

Simon Pegg (born Simon John Beckingham on 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'' (and in the last-named one, Roy plays Pegg's sidekick).

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)
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'' (2018)
* ''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
* ''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.
* ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne2018'' (2018) - Ogden Morrow
!! His Voice Acting Roles:

* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' - Buck
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' (2009)
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' (2016)
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' (2010) - Reepicheep[[note]][[TheOtherDarrin Darrining]] Creator/EddieIzzard as the voice of Narnia's bravest rodent warrior.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' (2011) - Inspector Thompson
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' (2014) - Herbert Trubshaw
* ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015 Star Wars: Battlefront]]'' (2015) - Dengar
* ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' (2016) - Benjamin "Benji" Dunn
!!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.
* DyeingForYourArt: Has dyed his hair red for ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', black for ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' and is mostly seen with blond hair, but his real hair colour is actually light-brown. [[invoked]]
* MismatchedEyes: He has sectoral heterochromia in real life; his eyes are blue-grey, but his right one is partially brown. He's said he's "slightly [[BuffySpeak mutanty]]."
* OneOfUs: A fair amount of his work consists of homages, references, or deconstructive parodies of things like [[Film/HotFuzz police action movies]] or [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead zombie films]]. He's also a true student of filmmaking, including a university degree, on top of all the fanboy stuff. [[invoked]]
* PlayingAgainstType: [[invoked]]
** 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: [[invoked]]
** His role in ''Film/StarTrek''.
** 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 ''Creator/BigFinish'' 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.
* StarMakingRole: ShaunOfTheDead. He was known in the UK before with {{Spaced}}.
* ThoseTwoActors: He seems to get along with a great deal of actors. [[invoked]]
** 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'', ''Film/HectorAndTheSearchForHappiness'').
** Creator/AndySerkis (''Film/BurkeAndHare'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'', ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'').
** Creator/DavidSchwimmer (''Series/BandOfBrothers'', ''Film/BigNothing''). In ''Film/{{Run Fatboy Run}}'' while Schwimmer did not act, he directed Pegg in it.
* 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. [[invoked]]
* WrittenByCastMember: He co-wrote ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', ''Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy'', ''Film/RunFatboyRun'', ''Film/{{Paul}}'', and ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. [[invoked]]