Simon John Beckingham was born on 14 February 1970, in Brockworth, Gloucestershire England, and as Simon Pegg is known as an actor, producer and comedian, perhaps best known for his performances in the comedy series “Spaced” (1999-2001) produced by Edgar Wright and co-written by Simon Pegg, and in the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy, including “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), “Hot Fuzz” (2007), and “The World’s End”” (2013), also produced by Edgar Wright, and co-written by Simon Pegg.
So how rich is Simon Pegg? Sources have estimated that Simon has a net worth of $10 million, most of which has of course been accumulated from his comedic acting and writing talent.
Simon Pegg Net Worth $10 Million
Simon Pegg graduated from the University of Bristol in 1991with a BA in Theatre, Film and Television. During his studying time, Simon Pegg was a member of the comedy troupe “David Icke and the Orphans Jesus”, together with radio presenter Dominik Diamond, an English comedian and actor David Walliams, and an English TV star Jason Bradbury.
Since beginning his professional career in 1995, Simon Pegg has made many great performances, when featuring in his roles on TV, most notably in “Six Pairs of Pants” (1995), “Big Train” (1998 – 2002), “Tube Tales” (1999), “Look Around You” (2002 and 2005), “Linda Green” (2002), and “Doctor Who” (2005). For his appearance in “Asylum” (1996), Pegg was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer. Recently, Simon Pegg’s net worth was enlarged by his roles on TV in the series about motoring “Top Gear” (2007 and 2011), and in the neo-noir “Mob City” series (2013).
A great amount of Simon Pegg’s net worth has also come from his voice acting in “Robot Chicken” (2009), “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (2012), and in “Room on the Broom” (2012). Simon is also a voice talent in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (2009), “The Adventures of Tintin” (2011), and in “Boxtrolls” (2014).
However, the greatest amount of Simon Pegg’s net worth are the solid sums that have come from the actor`s filmography success. He appeared in such popular movies as “24 Hour Party People” (2002), “Land of the Dead” (2005), and “Big Nothing” (2006) along with the American actor, director and producer, “Friends” star David Schwimmer. Simon is also a star of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011), and “The Death and Return of Superman” (2011).
Pegg`s most recent performances include “Cuban Fury” (2014), “Hector and the Search for Happiness” (2014), “Man Up” (2014), and the British comedy directed by Terry Jones “Absolutely Anything”, which is due for release in 2015. Thus, Simon Pegg has a list of over 40 movies and more than 30 TV series and shows with which he has been involved as actor, writer, producer – sometimes all three.
Simon Pegg is not only rich, but also talented. Simon has been nominated for many awards, and received a couple of them, including Peter Sellers Award for Comedy and Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for “Shaun of the Dead”; and Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast for “Star Trek”. Simon Pegg was also awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Gloucester in 2008.
In his personal life, Simon Pegg married publicist Maureen McCann in 2005, and they have a daughter.
Arguably the most famous actor to appear in both a Star Wars film and a Star Trek film. Other character actors have had bit roles in both, but Pegg plays Scotty in the new Star Trek film series and has a small but important role as Unkar Plutt in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
Met fellow comic Adam Sandler on the Jonathan Ross Show in 2009. In fact the two comedians were originally supposed to appear on screen together in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, however both passed up the roles to do other projects; their parts went to Eli Roth and Michael Fassbender. Interestingly, comic actor Eddie Murphy also declined a role in the same film.
His character on Spaced (1999) once remarked that "It's a fact of life sure as eggs is eggs and every odd numbered Star Trek film is s---." He later appeared in Star Trek (2009) which was the eleventh film. He later said "Fate put me in that film to show I was talking out of my ass.".
Is the only actor aside from Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames to play a team member in more than one Mission: Impossible film.
He has sectoral heterochromia - his eyes are grey-blue, and his right iris has a noticeable brown spot.
He had a crush on Carrie Fisher when he was a child. He admitted that he had a picture of her beside his bed and would kiss it every night before he went to sleep.
He and Deep Roy are the only actors to have credits in adaptations of Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. Roy appeared on screen in all three adaptations, while Pegg's appearance on Star Wars is a voice credit on one Clone Wars episodes.
As a teenager, he had a crush on Sigourney Weaver and Diane Keaton. He even wrote a poem about Sigourney at Bristol University. He would get his wish when he would work her in one scene in Paul (2011),.
(July 1, 2009) Simon and his wife, Maureen Pegg, welcomed their first child, a girl named Matilda.
On July 1, 2009, Simon announced on his official website that his wife Maureen Pegg (nee McCann) had given birth to a daughter a few days earlier. However, he added "name, weight, time, place, etc. all belong to us and we won't be going out of our way to divulge them anytime soon".
When asked by a journalist whether England had not become too small for him after the worldwide success of Shaun of the Dead (2004), he replied "It's not like I'm going to be starring in Mission: Impossible III.". Six months later, he was cast as Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible III (2006).
Lost two stone (28 pounds) for his role in Hot Fuzz (2007).
Pegg revealed that he would like to return to Spaced (1999), in the form of a one-hour special. The one-off show would reveal what became of the main characters. Pegg revealed this in a 2007 interview with "Spaced" co-star Bill Bailey.
Nick Frost, who co-stars with Pegg in Hot Fuzz (2007), Spaced (1999) and Shaun of the Dead (2004), is Pegg's real life best friend and former flatmate. Before they first starred in Spaced (1999) together, Frost had no formal training as an actor, but is now a top comedy name in the United Kingdom.
References Sci-fi and pop culture in his films and shows
(On fame) It's like jumping into a pool full of sharks.
The beauty of Point Break (1991) was that Kathryn Bigelow took a ludicrous idea, cast Reeves/Swayze/Busey and made a classic. Good luck remake.
[on J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)] He's very, very keen to make the film in line with the original three in terms of the mode of production. It's being shot on film, they're using a huge amount of physical effects, puppets, masks, stuff that will make it feel very much continuous with the original three even though its set 30 years later. And it's going to be awesome. I think it's going to drop bombs on the world. It's going to be absolutely amazing.
[on the death of his comedy hero Rik Mayall] It is a terrible loss, he was a true pioneer and an incredible force. His peers and him were as important to comedy as The Sex Pistols were to music. They shook things up and changed it for the better. For me, The Young Ones (1982) will always be his signature performance. Rick was just a character for the ages. I'm really sad.
[on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)] Not as good as the first by any means - the thumb in the lava at the end is one of the most ridiculous moments in any film, ever.
[Will Ferrell] is a great example of a guy who people aren't sure about when he does something serious. I really loved [Stranger Than Fiction (2006)], which was a serious film he did, but the audiences didn't turn out so much.
[on Ricky Gervais] Publicly he has zero humility. He would never say anything nice about anyone. He's incredibly competitive and it's not enough that he be the best, everyone else has to die horribly. In person he actually has some humility and is very sweet. He can be a nice guy.
After a barrage of tweets on the matter, allow me to clarify, I am not in the running for, nor do I have any desire to be the next Doctor. I actually haven't watched the show since I was in it. I'm very method that way.
Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It's basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.
[on his How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) co-star Megan Fox] She's really sharp and actually a bit of a geek. Queen of the geeks - the most beautiful geek I've ever met. Even if she did keep pointing out I was old enough to be her father.
[on taking over the role of "Scotty" from the late James Doohan] I didn't want to do an impression of James Doohan, because the guy's a legend. I wanted to make it a tribute to him. His son, Christopher Doohan, was on the Enterprise with me. He was my assistant, so I was able to talk to him about his experiences with his dad.
Being the Doctor? I don't think I'd do it for two reasons. One, I'm really loving doing movies. I'm really enjoying working in the US. Second, I really love Doctor Who (2005) and I'd hate to have to sit down every Saturday night and have it be me. David's (David Tennant) done such an incredible job, he's gonna be a tough act to follow. It would feel awful if I just went and balled up the franchise by just being rubbish.
I once showed a holiday video to my entire family and forgot there was a point where I flashed. I only realized about one second before it happened and couldn't get to the remote in time to stop them all from seeing me pull down my trousers and reveal myself. My sister screamed and my mum said, "Ooh, that's changed.".
I mean, yeah, I'm sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don't think it's all that different than the American sense of humor.
I loved playing Shaun, he's not that different from me.
I just love listening to the laughter.
I don't know about doing a sequel. I think you can retroactively damage a product by adding to it.
I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating.
I think that the joke and the ghost story both have a similar set up in that you kind of set something up and pay it off with a laugh or a scare.
It's the very British thing of reserve and keeping everything shut in, that's what people do with their emotions, shut the curtains on them.
In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever.
I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would happen if there was a zombie attack.
American audiences tend to be more expressive than British ones.
And also, isn't the root of the word zombie from somnambulist, which means sleepwalker. By the very running immediately stops them from being zombies.
Because once the word got out that we were making Shaun of the Dead (2004), we didn't want people to think we were backtracking or changing our minds.
As a certain kind of threat, as monsters from the id, they're more affective as aggressive killing machines, but I think the whole point of the zombie as Romero framed it was that it's us. They're like larva. They just keep coming.
Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever.
But I think there's plenty of British comedy that Americans have never seen that they would like but sometimes things just get through.
Doctor Who (1963) was a big part of my childhood so it was a great honour to be in it.
Chris Martin's a good friend of mine. I'm actually Apple's godfather. He's an old friend and we've been mates for quite a few years now.
I always loved horror and that's sort of the reason we decided to make the film. We were nourished on those sorts of films, so it was a labor of love.
Every person should have their escape route planned. I think everyone has an apocalypse fantasy, what would I do in the event of the end of the world, and we just basically - me and Nick - said what would we do, where would we head?
You know what, despite my complaints about The Phantom Menace and Episode II, when Episode III comes out I'll be first in line. I genuinely love it.