Comedian, broadcaster, actor & film writer
Peter Helliar is a much loved actor, television host and comedian. As host of Channel Seven's AFL programme The Bounce, former star of Rove Live and Rove Live Radio, and a frequent panelist on The 7pm Project, his cheeky humour and warmth make him a huge favourite amongst audiences from all walks of life.
In May 2010, his feature film debut I Love You Too, screened on Australian cinemas. Peter wrote the script, and starred alongside Brendan Cowell and Megan Gale.
In the corporate arena, Peter is a much sought after comedian, host and compere. His clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Myer Grace Brothers, Fosters, Computer Associates, BAT and Collingwood and Essendon Football Clubs.
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In 1999, Peter joined Rove McManus to create the ill-fated first series of Rove on the Nine Network. He transferred with the show to Network TEN in 2000, and three Logies later, he continued to join Rove each week on the set of Rove Live, until the end of its enormously successful run in 2009.
On radio, Peter Helliar has written and performed for various programmes including Sydney Nova 96.9 FM's The Merrick and Rosso Show and Melbourne Nova 100's breakfast show Hughesy & Kate. He has also served as co-host for a variety of radio shows for the Austereo Network. These include the Sydney 2DAY-FM Breakfast Show with Judith Lucy and Kaz Cooke (2004), Melbourne Fox FM's The Arvo (2005), Saturday Morning Rove & Rove (Live) Radio (2002-2004), and Melbourne Triple M breakfast show Pete & Myf with Myf Warhurst (2008-2009). He also regularly performs comedy stand-up in the spare few minutes he has between jobs.
In 2005, Peter created the character Bryan Strauchan, Collingwood rookie and footy superstar in the making. Strauchanie created an AFL sensation picking up the codes' Personality of the Year Award, and he was even immortalised on his own official AFL Footy Card.
On television, Peter's career spans over ten years. He has hosted his own AFL shows After The Game and Before The Game for Network TEN, as well as having written and appeared on numerous programmes including In Melbourne Tonight, O'Loghlin on Saturday Night, Good News Week, skitHOUSE, Spicks and Specks, The Glass House, Thank God You're Here and the North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast (Host).
As a writer, he has penned jokes for several scripts for producers such as Fox Television Australia and Nine Network Sport. Peter also wrote the screenplay for Looking Through A Mortal Lens (2010), which was shortlisted by the Australian Film Commission, under the New Screen Writer's Scheme.
Peter has appeared in innumerable live shows and theatre productions at the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Comedy Festivals since 1998.