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Peter McCauley

Peter McCauley
Born (1950-03-08) March 8, 1950 (age 64)
New Zealand
Other names Peter Macauley
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974 – present
Spouse(s) Catherine Wilkin (? - present)

Peter McCauley (born 8 March 1950) is an actor from New Zealand who has appeared in many television series and movies, mainly in his home country.


He has worked in television dramas such as Star Runner and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World in which he played Professor George Challenger. His character on The Lost World was a scientist with a thirst to prove the existence of dinosaurs on a plateau in the jungle. When the expedition is stranded he and other characters come upon various societies and creatures. The show lasted for 3 seasons before cancellation due to financial issues.

He has since worked for the BBC editing movies and television series.


Year Title Role Notes
1974 State of Siege, AA State of Siege Short film
1979 Middle Age Spread Man in Pub
1984 Pallet on the Floor Sam Jamieson
1985 Kingpin Paul Jeffries
1985 Hot Target Det. Inspector Nolan
1986 Bridge to Nowhere Tanya's Father
1986 Aces Go Places 4 Digger
1988 Starlight Hotel Repo man
1998 Interview, TheThe Interview George Hudson
2001 Showtime
2003 Locals, TheThe Locals Bill
2006 Perfect Creature Prof. Liepsky
2010 After the Waterfall George
2011 Netherwood Duncan
2012 Existence Robert Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Children of Fire Mountain Captain Bloom Recurring role (4 episodes)
1984 Heroes Tony Episode: "1.5"
1987 Steel Riders Brian Mitchell Episodes: "Bloodstones", "Cops"
1991 Gold TV series
1991 Shark in the Park Dean Solomon Recurring role (5 episodes)
1992 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Sheriff Episode: "The Dead Man"
1993 Feds: Seduction, TheThe Feds: Seduction Chad TV film
1993 Phoenix Inspector Lew Murdoch TV series
1995 Fire Commissioner Episode: "Hellfire"
1995 Mysterious Island Mr. Spilett Episode: "Gideon's Tale"
1995-1997 Shortland Street Dr. Finlay Keats TV series
1996 Man from Snowy River, TheThe Man from Snowy River Captain Ezra King
Episode: "Black Sheep"
Episode: "Code of Ethics"
1996 Xena: Warrior Princess Talmadeus Episode: "The Greater Good"
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Admiral McCutcheon TV film
1997 Roar Culann
Episode: "Banshee"
Episode: "The Spear of Destiny"
1998 Chosen, TheThe Chosen Det. Graham TV film
1998 Good Guys Bad Guys Henry Doak Episode: "Zen Go the Strings of My Heart"
1998 Blue Heelers Lionel Hughes Episode: "Spinning the Yarn"
1998 Violent Earth, TheThe Violent Earth Theroux TV miniseries
1998 State Coroner Sgt. Ted Harris Episode: "Body of Evidence"
1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gekkus
Episode: "Men in Pink"
Episode: "War Wounds"
Episodes: "Norse by Norsevest", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge"
1999 Stingers Charlie Pearce Episode: "Faking It"
1999 Lost World, TheThe Lost World Prof. George Challenger TV film
1999-2002 Lost World, TheThe Lost World Prof. George Challenger Main role (66 episodes)
2000 Tales of the South Seas Episode: "Isabelle's Brother"
2002 Outsider, TheThe Outsider Isaiah Miller TV film
2004 Secret Agent Men Preston Bridges 1 episode
2004 Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us Calum McKlintock Episode: "Stretching the Friendship"
2005 Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us Calum McKlintock Episodes: "The Heart of Friday Night", "The Treadmill"
2005 Hercules Nestor TV film
2010 Legend of the Seeker Sorceror Episode: "Resurrection"
2011 Longing for Paradise Island Gary TV film
2011 Tangiwai Bill Blair TV film
2012 Spartacus: Vengeance Lucius Caelius Recurring role (4 episodes)
2012 Nothing Trivial Rock Episodes: "Who Was Mad, Bad, and Dangerous?", "Sea Horses Mate for Life, True or False"
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Falling from Grace Michael Brazinski Playbox Theatre
2003 Ghosts The Court Theatre
2004 Goldie Louis Steele Auckland Theatre Company
2006 Twelfth Night Auckland Theatre Company
2009 Pohutakawa Tree, TheThe Pohutakawa Tree Auckland Theatre Company

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Bio

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