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Who is Peter Davidson?

by Ratan Srivastava
Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson is an actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter from the United States. Since 2014, he has been a cast member of NBC’s late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. In addition to Guy Code, Wild ‘n Out, and Failosophy, Davidson has been on MTV’s Guy Code, Wild ‘n Out, and Failosophy. He has guest-starred on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and performed stand-up comedy on Adam DeVine’s House Party, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. In 2020, he co-wrote and performed in The King of Staten Island, a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film.

The third episode of the MTV comedy series Failosophy, which broadcast on February 28, 2013, was Davidson’s first onscreen appearance. The following month, he starred in the first of four episodes of Guy Code, an MTV2 reality TV comedy series, in “PDA and Moms,” a third-season episode.

That June, he performed his first broadcast standup as part of a second-season episode of Comedy Central’s Gotham Comedy Live, which features standup comedians at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club. He made his first of six performances on Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out the following month, bringing him back to MTV2.

Following that, Davidson performed stand-up comedy on television and starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2014, he landed a part in the Fox comedy pilot Sober Companion, but the show was never picked up for a full season.

On September 27, 2014, Davidson joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for the show’s 40th season premiere. He was the first SNL cast member born in the 1990s, and is one of the youngest members of the cast ever, just at age of 20.

Davidson was the show’s first new member that season, having been recommended by regular Bill Hader, whom he had met while filming a tiny part in the 2015 Judd Apatow feature film comedy Trainwreck. After that, Hader informed producer Lorne Michaels about him. His debut received positive critical acclaim, with one of his most memorable skits during the season being an Indiana Jones-style sketch in which he and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was forced to suck the poison out of each other’s various body parts after being pelted with poison darts, an endeavour that eventually entangled them in the “69” position. Norman Reedus shot Davidson in the chest with an arrow in another incident.

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