Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Highest Rated: 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Lowest Rated: 10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) (2006)

Birthday: Feb 14, 1970

Birthplace: Gloucester, England, UK

Perhaps the busiest television actor on either side of the pond, British standup comedian-turned-actor Simon Pegg has become a ubiquitous presence to U.K. television viewers since making his debut in the popular 1995 comedy series Six Pairs of Pants. With his role as the writer and hapless title character in the British "zom-rom-com" (zombie romantic comedy) Shaun of the Dead, Pegg's popularity set sail for U.S. shores as well. A Glouchester native who completed his education at Bristol University before segueing into film and television, Pegg showed considerable promise as an actor in his early television appearances. It was during the production of Six Pairs of Pants that Pegg made the acquaintance of future collaborators Jessica Stevenson and Edgar Wright, and in the years that followed, the trio would find notable small-screen success in such efforts as Asylum and Spaced -- with the latter finding an especially strong following on U.K. television. Additional roles in Saturday Live, the outlandish Big Train, and as the lead in Hippies also served to boost Pegg's profile, and in 2001 he joined an impressive cast for a small role in Tom Hanks' acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers. Though the majority of Pegg's exposure had been limited to the small screen at the dawn of the new millennium (save for brief appearances in such features as The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People), the prolific television comic made a successful leap to the big screen as the writer and eponymous character in 2004's Shaun of the Dead. Cast as a put-upon electronics-store employee who attempts to rescue his friend (played by Pegg real-life best friend and Spaced co-star Nick Frost), mother, and ex-girlfriend as the zombie apocalypse rages around them, Pegg drew big laughs with Shaun, and it wasn't long before the film was scheduled for stateside release. A film championed by the likes of even zombie-genre inventor George A. Romero for its witty writing and cleverly constructed chills, Shaun of the Dead found considerable success when released into stateside theaters in September 2004 (it would come as no surprise to fans of the film that it won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards). Back on the BBC, Pegg joined I'm Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan in the bizarre genetically modified talking-animals comedy I Am Not an Animal before joining Shaun mate Peter Serafinowicz for a few episodes of Look Around You and making an appearance in the 2005 series of his favorite childhood television program, Doctor Who. A brief cameo in Romero's eagerly anticipated Land of the Dead quickly followed, and after lending his voice to the scatological computer-animated comedy Free Jimmy, Pegg would "go-Hollywood" in a very big way by joining the Tom Cruise team in Alias director J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III.Though Pegg went on to play a substantial role in director Jean-Baptiste Andrea's Big Nothing shortly thereafter, the film was released straight to DVD in the U.S., and it wasn't until the release of Hot Fuzz that American audiences would once again get a good look at Pegg and pal Frost as they re-teamed with director Wright to parody the action-packed police thrillers that fueled their imaginations as impressionable young children. Pegg would go on to enjoy sustained success in the comedy world, appearing in movies like Run, Fatboy, Run, and Paul. He would also cement himself into a hugely popular franchise, taking on the role of Scotty in the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
62% Lost Transmissions Ross 2020
27% Inheritance Morgan 2020
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout Benji 2018
21% Terminal Bill 2018
72% Ready Player One Ogden Morrow 2018
39% Slaughterhouse Rulez Actor 2018
18% Absolutely Anything Neil Clarke $0.7M 2017
86% Star Trek Beyond Scotty Screenwriter $158.9M 2016
18% Ice Age: Collision Course Buck $64.1M 2016
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek Actor 2016
80% Man Up Actor $0.9M 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Benji $155M 2015
No Score Yet Robots RoboThespian 2015
16% Kill Me Three Times Charlie Wolfe 2015
77% The Boxtrolls Herbert Trubshaw $52.1M 2014
37% Hector And The Search For Happiness Hector 2014
34% A Fantastic Fear of Everything Jack Executive Producer 2014
89% The World's End Screenwriter Executive Producer Gary King $33.5M 2013
84% Star Trek Into Darkness Scotty $228.8M 2013
No Score Yet La Sorciere Dans Les Airs Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Cornetto Trilogy Screenwriter 2013
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift Buck $161.4M 2012
No Score Yet Room on the Broom Actor 2012
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Benji Dunn $209.4M 2011
74% The Adventures of Tintin Thompson $75.4M 2011
32% Burke and Hare William Burke $947 2011
70% Paul Graeme Willy Screenwriter $37.4M 2011
No Score Yet Scrat's Continental Crack-Up Actor 2010
50% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Reepicheep $104.4M 2010
94% Star Trek Scotty $257.8M 2009
No Score Yet Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special Actor 2009
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Sidney Young $2.5M 2008
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh Actor 2008
31% The Good Night Paul 2007
62% Diary of the Dead Actor $0.7M 2007
47% Run Fatboy Run Screenwriter Dennis Doyle $6M 2007
46% Big Nothing Gus 2007
91% Hot Fuzz Screenwriter Sgt. Nicholas Angel $23.7M 2007
71% Mission: Impossible III Benji Dunn $133.5M 2006
10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) Odd (English language version) 2006
83% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Peter Cow 2005
No Score Yet Spider-Plant Man Actor 2005
92% Shaun of the Dead Shaun Screenwriter $13.5M 2004
39% The Reckoning Gaoler 2004
86% 24 Hour Party People Journalist $1.1M 2002
No Score Yet Guest House Paradiso Nice 2001
No Score Yet Tube Tales Clerk 1999
No Score Yet Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It Actor 1998

TV

Credit
88% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
2019
The Chamberlain 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2018
2015
69% The Grand Tour
2016
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2014
2013
2012
2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
66% Mob City
2013
Hecky Nash 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2011
2010
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest 2011
2007
93% Doctor Who
2006
Editor 2006
No Score Yet I'm Alan Partridge
1997-2002
Steve Bennett 2005
100% Spaced
1999-2001
Screenwriter Tim Bisley 2004
2001
1999
94% Band of Brothers
2001
William S. Evans 2001
No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential
2005
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QUOTES FROM Simon Pegg CHARACTERS

Jack says: Put your slot in.

Hector says: That was sock drawer but it's okay I'm locked in a metal box.

Benji says: Let me guess. Presumed dead?

Ethan Hunt says: Well tonight, I just made it official.

Benji says: Ahh, look out!

Benji says: Join the IMF... see the world. On a monitor. In a closet.

Benji says: She tried to shoot me!

Ethan Hunt says: That doesn't make her a bad person.

Ethan Hunt says: Benji!

Benji says: Ethan?

Ethan Hunt says: Open The Door!

Benji says: Ok!

William Brandt says: Benji Open That Door Right Now!

Luther Strickell says: Come On!

Benji says: Are your sure your fine to drive? I mean, a minute ago you were dead!

Ethan Hunt says: Open the door!

Benji says: Yeah, yeah, yeah, ok, ok!

Roy Porter says: The way we see it it's all for the greater good.

Sgt. Nicholas Angel says: Well that's as maybe but the laws the law and they will have to go.

Roy Porter says: Oh...

Shaun says: David, kill the Queen!

David says: What?

Shaun says: The Jukebox!

Nicholas Angel says: Cornetto.

Nicholas Angel says: Your a doctor deal with it.

PC Danny Butterman says: Yeah motherfucker.

Nicholas Angel says: You do realize that glass was broken from the inside?

Spock Prime says: You are, in fact, the Mr. Scott who postulated the theory of transwarp beaming?

Scotty says: That's what I'm talking about! How do you think I wound up here? Had a little debate with my instructor on relativistic physics and how it pertains to subspace travel. He seemed to think that the range of transporting something like a... like a grapefruit was limited to about 100 miles. I told him that I could not only beam a grapefruit from one planet to the adjacent planet in the same system - which is easy, by the way - I could do it with a life form. So, I tested it out on Admiral Archer's prized beagle.

James Kirk (young) says: Wait, I know that dog. What happened to it?

Scotty says: I'll tell you when it reappears. Ahem. I don't know, I do feel guilty about that.

Scotty says: Enterprise! Can you hear me?

Kirk says: Scotty!

Scotty says: Guess what I found behind Jupiter.

Kirk says: You're on that ship!

Scotty says: I snuck on and seeing as I've just committed an act of treason against a Starfleet Admiral, I'd really like to get off this bloody ship. Now, Beam me out !

Scotty says: I snuck on and seeing as I've just committed an act of treason against a Starfleet Admiral, I'd really like to get off this bloody ship. Now, Beam me out!

Kirk says: You're a miracle worker.

Scotty says: I will consider that an apology and I will consider that apology.

Kirk says: You are the one who quit.

Scotty says: You made me quit! [hangs up]

Scotty says: You made me quit!

Kirk says: Mr. Scott. Scott. [groan]

Kirk says: Mr. Scott. Scott.

Scotty says: The nerve of that guy!

Scotty says: If it isn't captain James Tiberius Perfect Hair! Did you hear that? I called him Perfect Hair.

Dianne says: You've never thought I was good enough.

David says: What?

Dianne says: We all know you're in love with Liz.

David says: That is not true.

Shaun says: Yes it is!

Dianne says: Yes it is.

Pete says: All he ever does is hold you back. Or is it easier having someone around who's more of a loser than you?

Shaun says: What's that supposed to mean?

Pete says: You know what I mean.

Shaun says: I've known him since primary school. I like having him around, he's a laugh.

Pete says: Because he can impersonate an orangutan? Fuck-a-doodle-doo.

Shaun says: Leave him alone

Shaun says: Leave him alone.

Pete says: I admit, he can be pretty funny on occasion

Pete says: I admit, he can be pretty funny on occasion.

Shaun says: Mum, it's Philip, he's gone.

Barbara says: Where's he gone?

Shaun says: Mum, he's dead.

Barbara says: No, he isn't.

Ed says: Fire engine?

Shaun says: It's one number and it's busy! And what do you want a fire engine for?

Ed says: Anything with flashing lights.

Shaun says: She said if she stayed with me she'd end up in here for the rest of her life like these sad old fuckers wondering what the hell happened.

Shaun says: Who the hell put this on?

Ed says: It's on random

Ed says: It's on random.

Phillip says: You could bring the flowers you forgot on Mother's Day.

Shaun says: I was gonna.

Phillip says: And not a cheap posy from a garage forecourt.

Shaun says: I wasn't gonna

Shaun says: I wasn't gonna.

Shaun says: I don't think I've got it in me to shoot my flatmate, my mum and my girlfriend all in the same evening.

Liz says: What makes you think I've taken you back?

Shaun says: Well...you don't want to die single, do you?

Shaun says: As Bertrand Russell said the only thing that will redeem mankind is co-operation. I think we can all appreciate that now.

Shaun says: What about Ed? There's only two shells.

Ed says: I don't mind being eaten

Ed says: I don't mind being eaten.

Dianne says: You promised us free cable.

Shaun says: I'm working on that.

Shaun says: Ed, don't exacerbate things!

Ed says: What's that mean?

Inspector Frank Butterman says: And he had one thing you haven't got.

Nicholas Angel says: What's that, sir?

Inspector Frank Butterman says: A great, big, bushy beard!

Shaun says: I never called Diane a failed actress!

Nicholas Angel says: You never took a short cut before?

Graeme Willy says: How can I understand you; are you using some sort of neuro-language router?

Paul says: Or, maybe I'm speaking ENGLISH, you fucking idiot!

Paul says: Or, maybe I'm speaking English, you fucking idiot!

Graeme Willy says: Why would Jesus want to shoot Charles Darwin?

Graeme Willy says: No, no he's not evil, he's just a bit rude.

James Kirk says: Scotty are you good

Starfleet Admiral says: Scotty, are you good?

Scotty says: it not easy just give me two seconds alright you mad bastard

Scotty says: It's not easy. Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard?

James Kirk says: scotty we gotta jump

Starfleet Admiral says: Scotty, we gotta jump.

Scotty says: what

Scotty says: What?

James Kirk says: jump jump

Starfleet Admiral says: Jump! Jump!

Scotty says: oh god

Scotty says: Oh, God.

Scotty says: there won't be time for evacuation if we don't get power to stabilize the damn ship

Scotty says: There won't be time for evacuation if we don't get power to stabilize the damn ship.

James Kirk says: Are you drunk?

Scotty says: What I do on my private time is my business, Jim.

Gus says: You guys should of givin her four tits

Graeme Willy says: That's just sick!

Scotty says: I thought he was helping us.

James Kirk says: I think we're helping him.

Scotty says: It's like jumping from a moving car, off a bridge and into a shot glass.

James Kirk says: Don't worry, I've done it before.

Scotty says: I'm giving it all she's got Captain!

Shaun says: Oh fuck this, I'm going to the shed!

Ed says: I thought you said it was locked?

Shaun says: (Jumps through the shed door)

Helen McDougal says: And what do you do?

Burke says: I'm in surgical supplies.

Ethan Hunt says: Saturn, take the leap.

William Brandt says: [exhales deeply] Ok. [clears throat] Jumping. Jumping now. Jump now?

Ethan Hunt says: Yes, commit, jump.

William Brandt says: Jump.

Ethan Hunt says: Jump.

Benji Dunn says: And I catch you.

Ethan Hunt says: Now.

William Brandt says: So, uh, you're sure about this suit, right, Benji?

Benji Dunn says: Pretty sure.

William Brandt says: [laughs sarcastically] Now you're pretty sure?

Ethan Hunt says: Comm check.

Ethan Hunt says: Come check.

William Brandt says: Saturn's got your five-by-five, Jupiter.

Benji Dunn says: This is Pluto. I have arrived at the party.

Benji Dunn says: The science is sound, all right? I'd be more worried about the heat.

William Brandt says: And then there's that. What heat?

Benji Dunn says: [laughing] Well, it's like any computer, isn't it? If you switch off the fan, it's gonna get really hot.

William Brandt says: [laughing sarcastically] Of course.

Benji Dunn says: Relatively, you know.

William Brandt says: Of course it will. So I'm jumping into, uh, an oven, essentially.

Benji Dunn says: Yeah, essentially. But, um, I'll catch you.

William Brandt says: [unconvinced] Great.

William Brandt says: OK, yeah, but you, um, just breezed over something I think is really important. The computer array part, where I just...jump?

William Brandt says: OK, yeah, but you, um, just breezed over something I think is really important. The computer array part, where I just... jump?

Benji Dunn says: And I catch you.

William Brandt says: Yeah

Benji Dunn says: I don't... Why is that so hard to grasp?

William Brandt says: Well, yeah, why? It's a 25 foot drop. And we're using magnets.

Benji Dunn says: [grinning] Yeah.

Shaun says: I left a Mars Bar in the glove box and he chased me around the garden with a piece of wood.

Ed says: Bet Pete would be pissed if he knew I was driving his car.

Shaun says: I don't think so.

Shaun says: I'm so sorry...

Phillip says: Sorry for what?

Shaun says: Er...nothing.

Shaun says: We may have to kill my stepdad.

Shaun says: Would anyone like a peanut?

Shaun says: Oh, fuck off four eyes! Why don't you go to her if you love her so much?

Lucy says: "Where's Eustace?"

Lucy says: Where's Eustace?

Reepicheep says: "I believe he's out there not helping load the boat."

Reepicheep says: I believe he's out there not helping load the boat.

Buck says: Let's get you home

Buck says: Let's get you home.

Reepicheep says: Extraordinary things happen to extraordinary people.

Reepicheep says: We have nothing if we don't believe.

Benji says: Phew! That was not easy, but I did it. What did I miss?

Nicholas Angel says: Pack it in, Frank, you silly bastard!

Nicholas Angel says: I may not be a man of God, Reverend, but I know right, and I know wrong, and I have the good grace to know which is which.

Rev. Philip Shooter says: Oh... fuck off, grasshopper!

Nicholas Angel says: Morning.

Silk says: Oh, just take them already!

Thompson says: We can't take your wallets! What do we look like? Thieves?

Pete says: It's four in the fucking morning!

Shaun says: It's saturday!

Pete says: No it's not. It's fucking sunday,and i've got to go to work in four fucking hours. Because every other fucker in my fucking department is fucking ill. So can you see why i'm so fucking angry!?

Ed says: Fuck ya!

Ed says: Oh God. Who the hell put this on?

Shaun says: (crying) It's on random.

Shaun says: [crying] It's on random.

Shaun says: ok but dogs can look up

Shaun says: Yeah, but Big Al says dogs can't look up!

Shaun says: David kill the queen

Shaun says: David kill the queen.

David says: what

David says: What?

Shaun says: the jukebox

Shaun says: The jukebox.

Graeme Willy says: Are you an alien?

Paul says: To you I am, yes.

Graeme Willy says: Are you gonna probe us

Paul says: Why does everyone always assume that, what am I doing? Am a harvesting farts?

PC Danny Butterman says: Did you take care of him?

Nicholas Angel says: I threw him in the freezer.

PC Danny Butterman says: Awwww... you shoulda said 'Cool off'.

Nicholas Angel says: Well, you missed it earlier when I distracted him with the monkey and knocked him out and said 'Playtime's over'.

PC Danny Butterman says: You're up the fuckin' CHAIN!

Shaun says: I know you don't want to be here forever, even I got things I want to do in my life

Shaun says: I know you don't want to be here forever, even I got things I want to do in my life.

Pete says: When?

Nicholas Angel says: Why is everyone here eating chocolate cake?

Benji Dunn says: Why am I Pluto? It's not even a planet anymore.

William Brandt says: Well, I think Uranus is available.

Benji Dunn says: Ha ha haa, That's funny 'cause you said anus.

Benji Dunn says: [speaking in Russian to a Kremlin guard] You're going to regret this, Egorov.

Benji Dunn says: We're going to need to access the server from the outside.

Ethan Hunt says: We?

Benji Dunn says: Oh, I'm just the computer guy.

Ethan Hunt says: (Looks at Brandt)

Ethan Hunt says: [looks at Brandt]

William Brandt says: I'm just the helper.

Nicholas Angel says: Leslie Tiller was fucking murdered!

DS Andy Cartwright says: Just like Tim Messenger?

Nicholas Angel says: Yes!

DS Andy Andy Wainwright says: George Merchant?

DS Andy Cartwright says: And Eve Draper?

DS Andy Andy Wainwright says: Martin Blower?

Nicholas Angel says: No, actually.

DS Andy Cartwright says: Really?

Nicholas Angel says: 'Course he fucking was!

Nicholas Angel says: So...

PC Danny Butterman says: Maybe they were all accidents.

Jane Carter says: Where's Ethan?

Benji Dunn says: [Points up]

Benji Dunn says: [points up]

Jane Carter says: You've got to be kidding me..

Shaun says: Pete.... Pete

Shaun says: Pete... Pete.

Ed says: Oy Prick!

Shaun says: (both of them) he's not in ...

Shaun says: [both of them] He's not in...

PC Danny Butterman says: Have you ever fired two guns while jumping in the air?

Nicholas Angel says: No.

PC Danny Butterman says: Have you ever fired one gun while jumping in the air?

Shaun says: "Mum, he touched me"

Shaun says: Mum, he touched me.

William Brandt says: What about me?

Benji Dunn says: You're the helper.

William Brandt says: Helper umm

William Brandt says: Helper umm...

Nicholas Angel says: Are there any questions?

PC Danny Butterman says: Is it true that there's a point on a man's head where if you shoot it, it will blow up?

DS Andy Cartwright says: Everyone and their mums is packing round here.

Nicholas Angel says: Really, like who?

DS Andy Andy Wainwright says: Farmer.

Nicholas Angel says: Who else?

DS Andy Cartwright says: Farmer's mums.

Nicholas Angel says: Sorry I didn't mean to upset the apple-kart.

DS Andy Cartwright says: Ya, cause we all sell apples round here don't we.

PC Danny Butterman says: Your dad sells apples Andy.

DS Andy Cartwright says: And rasberries.

PC Danny Butterman says: How's Mike?

Nicholas Angel says: He's in the freezer.

PC Danny Butterman says: Did you say 'cool off'?

Nicholas Angel says: No i didn't say anything, actually.

PC Danny Butterman says: Shame.

Ethan Hunt says: We have to break into the Kremlin.

Benji Dunn says: ...HA! i thought you said the Kremlin. I thought you said the Kremlin.

Benji Dunn says: Ha! I thought you said the Kremlin. I thought you said the Kremlin.

Nicholas Angel says: With all do respect sir. You can't just make people disappear

Nicholas Angel says: With all do respect sir. You can't just make people disappear.

Met Chief Inspector says: Yes I can I'm the Chief inspector

Met Chief Inspector says: Yes I can I'm the Chief inspector.

Shaun says: [after the gun fires in the pub, proving Ed correct] Okay. But dogs CAN look up!

Shaun says: Do you want anything from the shop?

Ed says: Cornetto.

Nicholas Angel says: You've got a mustache.

DS Andy Andy Wainwright says: .......I know!

Dennis says: when bad things happen, you cant just run away. because running away solves nothing.

Dennis says: When bad things happen, you cant just run away. because running away solves nothing.

Ed says: Hey, Shaun, look who it is!

Shaun says: FUCK-A-DOODLE-DO!

Thompson says: "Great scott! Bowler hats are half priced!"

Thompson says: Great scott! Bowler hats are half priced!

Thomson says: "Really Thompson! This is hardly the time...Great Scott!"

Thomson says: Really Thompson! This is hardly the time...Great Scott!

Tintin says: "What?"

Tintin says: What?

Thomson says: "Caine's are half priced too!"

Thomson says: Caine's are half priced too!

Thomson says: "Actually it was childishly simple."

Thomson says: Actually it was childishly simple.

Thompson says: "I agree. Simply childish.''

Thompson says: I agree. Simply childish.

Silk says: I'm sort of a kleptomaniac...

Thompson Twin says: Kleptomaniac?

Thompson Twin says: It's a fear of open spaces.

Thompson Twin says: No wonder why he keeps all his wallets in the living room!

Thompson Twin says: No, it's 'p' as in 'pschology'.

Thompson Twin says: No, it's 'p' as in 'psychology'.

Thompson Twin says: Great Scott!

Tintin says: What is it?!

Thompson Twin says: There's a half price sale on bowler hats!

Thompson Twin says: Oh, shut up! We have no time for this! ... Great Scott!

Tintin says: What?!

Thompson Twin says: There's a half price sale on canes, too!