Peter Mochrie moved to New Zealand in 2006 to take up the part
of Callum McKay on Shortland Street.
Peter has enjoyed great success as one of Australia's leading actors and his career spans over twenty years.
His love of acting started at the age of 13 when he appeared in a school play.
In 1979, he got his first big break appearing in The Restless Years as Ric Moran. Peter stayed in this role for two years and soon caught the attention of other TV producers, appearing in Sons and Daughters, Neighbours and Holiday Island.
He also appeared in two movies, Winter of Our Dreams and Just In Time.
In 1987, Peter was accepted into the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
He studied at NIDA for three years and featured in a handful of other productions before graduating in 1989.
After graduation, his success continued to grow with roles in shows such as Home and Away, Blue Heelers and G.P.
He played Knocker Harrison in Water Rats and the male lead Steve Hayden in Murder Call.
Peter's love of theatre helped him form the Roar Theatre Company and for the past ten years he has been a regular tutor at NIDA.
In July 2006 Peter accepted the offer to play Callum McKay on Shortland Street and moved to New Zealand.
He had come to Auckland previously three years earlier to film The Story of Lucille Ball and loved every minute of his time.
In 2010, Peter had a role in the New Zealand film, Predicament, alongside Flight of the Conchords actor, Jermaine Clement.
Peter is happily married to his wife Sally, and together they have a son named Cade.
In his spare time Peter loves heading to the west coast and catching some waves.