Actor Peter Williams is Jamaican born and raised. Peter arrived in Canada after university in the U.K. and got the acting bug doing community theatre in Ottawa and Toronto. After moving to Vancouver TV roles on MacGyver and 21 Jump Street were soon followed by the long running series Neon Rider. Peter played the popular character “Pin”.
After guest starring on shows such as Wise Guy, The X Files, Outer Limits and Relic Hunter, the role of “Apophis” on the globally syndicated hit Stargate SG-1 brought Peter to international audiences. Recurring roles on Da Vinci’s Inquest (CBC) and Show Me Yours (Showcase) have kept Peter busy. His charismatic characters keep popping up on shows like The Twilight Zone, the critically rated Dead Like Me, and most recently the emergent Canadian sitcom Da Kink In My Hair.
Caribbean audiences have recently responded well to the feature film A Winter Tale in which Peter played the central character. He has also been honoured with a Genie nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in Soul Survivor (Cannes/Sundance/Toronto/Montreal Film Fests), penned and directed by his brother Stephen. Other notable film appearances include Clement Virgo’s Love Come Down, The Chronicles of Riddick (Universal) and Catwoman (Warner Bros.).