Peter Gadiot is an Image Award-winning British actor, who is possibly most famous for his role of Cyrus in the American fantasy series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”, and is also widely-known for portraying James in the series “Queen of the South.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Peter Gadiot was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign in London, England, on 2 January 1986, which makes him 36 years old as of 2022. He belongs to a mixed Dutch and Mexican ethnicity – his father is Jules J. Ignatius Gadiot and his mother is Aurora Nova Quiroz, who raised him alongside his elder pilot brother and a sister.
Peter grew up with a knack for soccer and wanted to become a professional football player, but the dream faded away following a series of injuries and attitude problems – according to sources, he was expelled from his school’s soccer club because the coach thought that he was a bad influence. Peter is fluent in both Spanish and English. Peter matriculated to college and studied politics and chemistry; he later joined Drama Centre London to study acting. Everything changed when his family relocated when he was 17 years old, and he met with a neighbor who asked him to accompany him to a film audition, which he did, and luckily landed a role.
Gadiot revealed during an interview that he likes spending time outdoors, and that he’s a motorcycle fanatic who prefers riding bikes to driving vehicles. He likes watching theatrical productions, and spends some of his free time watching movies – his favorites are “Missouri” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbings”. His favorite books are Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”, and Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” Peter has been a pescatarian since 2012 – a vegetarian who also takes fish and seafood. He hits the gym on a regular basis to maintain his physique, and is also keen on his diet.
He likes playing piano and painting despite not being very talented, revealing through his social media that ‘…when it comes to the art of painting and drawing, I have no natural talent. Wish I did but my talents lie elsewhere. My art lies more in storytelling, through words and images.’ Peter is a philanthropist who advocates against human trafficking and slavery, and has toured many destinations to support the cause, and has donated a descent sum to several organizations such as Save the Children and Anti-Slavery International. He also runs an online store called Choose Love, which sells affordable products to refugees, gives them gifts, and helps underprivileged people rebuild their lives. He went for a 250 kilometers ultra-marathon in Africa’s Sahara Desert, and has also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Career Beginnings TV Show Appearances
Peter began his acting career with several theatrical projects before he shifted his interest to TV series. He was assigned the lead role of Petruchio in “The Taming of the Shrew” by Shakespeare, performed at New York’s Harman Center for the Arts. He made his TV series debut in 2010 with the role of Troy Falconi in the comedy action TV show “My Spy Family” in 2010, and was later seen in the comedy “Fresh Meat” (2013) portraying Javier. Later in 2013, Gadiot caught the public’s attention with his portrayal of Cyrus, a mysterious and handsome genie in the ABC fantasy series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”, appearing in 14 episodes before it was canceled in 2014 despite receiving many positive reviews.
In the same year, Peter landed the recurring role of Caesar in the series “Matador,” which was canceled after its first season because it was not an international success. He was later seen in the miniseries “Tut” (2015), which is about Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamon – the role played by Avan Jogia. In 2016, Peter landed one of his greatest roles in his career, when he was cast in the award-winning crime drama series, “Queen of the South” to portray James Valez. His acclaimed performance saw him bagging the Best Supporting Actor’s Imagen Foundation Award in 2017. The series is an adaptation of the soap opera “La Reina Del Sur,” which is also an adaptation of a self-titled novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte.
Currently Peter is working on a CW sci-fi TV series entitled “Supergirl” which has aired for six seasons, portraying the role of supervillain Mxyzptlk.
Peter’s first film appearance was in the horror “13Hrs” (2010), in which he portrayed Stephen Moore, alongside Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman and Isabella Calthorpe, and which follows the story of an English family, who encounter scary monsters during a reunion at their family home. His performance saw him selected for other roles in films, and in 2013, he landed his first starring role in the horror movie “The Forbidden Girl,” which is about a man who meets a mysterious woman who looks exactly like his ex-wife who was taken from him many years ago. Gadiot boasts of writing and directing the film “12-17,” which aired in 2014.
He also assumed the supporting role of Ricky in 2019’s Netflix horror movie entitled “Velvet Buzzsaw,” which received commercial and critical acclaim. Peter is active on several social media platforms, including Instagram with 500,000 followers. He posts regularly about his recent career endeavors, as well as posting shots from celebrity events. Recently, he posted about “Peter’s Book Club,” which is a wide selection of his book recommendations – he has also revealed through his Instagram that he likes literature and reading books in general.
Peter has kept his personal life details under wraps, and rarely talks about his romances. The last time he addressed his dating life was in 2014, when a fan asked whether he was dating and he responded saying that he was single and searching for a girlfriend.
However, he hasn’t yet introduced anyone as his girlfriend, and as a result, many people speculate that he might be gay. Peter hasn’t addressed the speculations, so is unmarried as of 2022, and is seemingly focusing solely on his career.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Peter has an athletic body, being 5ft 10ins (1.80m) tall and weighing approximately 166lbs (76kgs). He has brown eyes and short black hair; he has inked several tattoos on his body.
Peter joined the showbiz industry in 2010 and has since made a name for himself and earned a decent sum. As of early 2022, his net worth is approximately $1.5 million.