Peter Curtin was an Australian television and a stage actor who is well remembered in the entertainment industry for playing the role of Colonel Joseph Batz and Doctor Philip Westerly in the American television series ‘Mission: Impossible’ alongside Martin Sheen and Desi Arnaz.

He is also known for the role of Chriss Fuller and Herbert Jolly for 23 episodes of the crime drama action television series ‘Cop Shop.’

Quick Infos
Full NamePeter Curtin
Date of birth31 January 1944
WifeAilsa Piper
Height6ft 2in
Net worth$16 million
Date Of Death18 May, 2014. 


Where was Peter born and raised?

Peter Curtin’s full name is Peter Julian Curtin. He was born on 31 January 1944 in Australia to parents whose identity was not made public. Likewise, information regarding his family details and siblings is not available online.

Unfortunately, he suddenly passed away at the age of 70 due to a non-communicable disease. His death took the entertainment industry by surprise, and this sudden demise was mourned by many people worldwide. 

Peter Curtin held an Australian nationality and belonged to white ethnicity. He belonged to the zodiac sign of Aquarius. He was a Christian and practiced Christianity as his religion.


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How Peter start his Career?

Peter Curtin started his career by acting in theatres. His professional acting career started when he joined the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC), located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 

Likewise, he stepped into the world of entertainment when he played the role of Ray Gardiner for an episode and Henry Cooper for an episode of the 1965 Australian television police procedural drama series ‘Homicide.’

Following these roles, he later appeared with the roles of Blair Thompson and Dave Brown for two episodes of the drama series, ‘Bluey’ and the role of Roo Webber for three episodes of the 1979 television miniseries, ‘Ray Lawler Trilogy.’


Movies and TV Shows

His most significant work came when he played a role in the four-act play called ‘The Plough and the Stars’ alongside the late Australian actress Wendy Hughes, a famous personality in theatre.

In between the years 2000 and 2010, Peter Curtin can be seen in movies and series like ‘Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid’ in the year 2004, ‘Blue Heelers’ in the year 1994 to the year 2004, ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,’ ‘City Homicide,’ ‘Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey,’ and ‘House Husbands’.

Furthermore, his work came in 2014 when he starred as Nell Thorsby in the drama television series ‘Party Tricks.’

Likewise, he can also be seen playing the role of Roy Hamilton and David Kerridge for two episodes of ‘Skyways,’ of Dan in the 1980 crime drama movie, ‘Blood Money,’ of Constable Richards in the 1980 television miniseries, ‘The Last Outlaw,’ of Achilles Jones for six episodes of the 1981 television series, ‘And Here Comes the Bucknuckle’ and the role of Chriss Fuller and Herbert Jolly for 23 episodes of the crime drama action television series, ‘Cop Shop.’

Likewise, he has also had recurring roles of Howard Nash in the 1982 drama television miniseries, ‘Winner Takes All’ where he appeared for a total of 10 episodes, of Detective Sergeant Clem Harvey for 8 episodes in the 1984 crime drama television series, ‘Carson’s Law’ and the role of Doctor David Mitchell in the 1985 drama television series, ‘Zoo Family.’

Besides these series and miniseries, Peter Curtin can also be seen with recurring roles in series like ‘Prisoner’ in the year 1980 to the year 1986, ‘Body Surfer’ in the year 1989, ‘Inside Running’ in the year 1989, ‘Mission: Impossible’ in the year 1990, ‘A Country Practice’ in the year 1993, ‘Snowy’ in the year 1993 and ‘SeaChange’ in the year 2000.

In between these years, he also lent his talent by appearing in numerous television movies like the 1986 television movie ‘Handle With Care,’ the 1986 drama television movie, ‘Whose Baby,’ 1993 science fiction television movie, ‘Official Denial’ and the 1995 Western drama movie, ‘In Pursuit of Honor.’


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Peter Curtin stayed married to Ailsa Piper, an Australian writer, director, and performer from 1987 to the year 2014 until his death on 18 May 2014. 


Body Measurement

Peter Curtin’s height is 6 feet and 2 inches (1.89m/189cms), and his weight is around 54kgs (119lbs).  He had an average body build with dark brown colored eyes with light brown colored hair.


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Net Worth

Before the sad demise of the Australian actor, Peter Curtin had an approximate net worth of $16 million. He earned mostly from his acting career.


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