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Peter Kay was born on 2 July, 1973 in Farnworth, United Kingdom, is an English comedian and actor. Discover Peter Kay’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 50 years old?

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Age 50 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 2 July 1973
Birthday 2 July
Birthplace Farnworth, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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He is a member of famous Actor with the age 50 years old group.

Peter Kay Height, Weight & Measurements

At 50 years old, Peter Kay height
is 5′ 8″ .

Physical Status
Height 5′ 8″
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Who Is Peter Kay’s Wife?

His wife is Susan Gargan (m. 2001)

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Wife Susan Gargan (m. 2001)
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Children Charlie Michael Kay

Peter Kay Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Peter Kay worth at the age of 50 years old? Peter Kay’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from United Kingdom. We have estimated
Peter Kay’s net worth
, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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Source of Income Actor

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In April 2020, Kay featured in the BBC The Big Night In where he introduced an updated version of (Is This the Way to) Amarillo. It marked his first television appearance for two years.


In November 2017, Kay announced his intention to return to stand-up with his first tour in eight years. Peter Kay Live: Have Gags, Will Travel was scheduled to begin touring in 2018, beginning with the Genting Arena in April before touring at venues such as SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena, The O2 Arena, First Direct Arena, SSE Arena Belfast, Sheffield Arena and Echo Arena Liverpool. On 13 December 2017, Kay announced that he was cancelling all future work projects (including Peter Kay Live: Have Gags Will Travel tour) for family reasons. He has asked that the media respect his and his family’s privacy. The tour hit criticism again regarding phone calls as fans were charged 62p per minute to call premium rate phone lines to claim ticket refunds.

On 9 September 2017, Kay took part in the “We Are Manchester” benefit concert to mark the reopening of Manchester Arena following the terrorist attack in May 2017. He gave a speech to the crowd before introducing the concert’s headline act Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.


In 2016, Kay won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Comedy Performance, the BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and the National Television Award for Best Comedy for Car Share. He also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford.

He began a degree course at the University of Liverpool in Drama, Theatre Studies and English Literature. Struggling with the course, he changed to studying a Higher National Diploma (HND) in media performance (including stand-up) at the University of Salford’s Adelphi Campus School of Media, Music and Performance. In recognition of his contribution to the entertainment industry, Kay went on to receive an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from his alma mater on 19 July 2016, at Salford’s Lowry Theatre.


In May 2015 his own sitcom Peter Kay’s Car Share began to air. The series was a success and a second series was commissioned to start in April 2017. In October 2015, he starred in Cradle to Grave another BBC sitcom based on Danny Baker’s life as a teenager.


Kay has released several DVDs of live performances, including “Live at the Top of the Tower, Live at the Bolton Albert Halls (which holds the record as biggest selling British stand-up DVD), Peter Kay: The Live Collections (the previous two combined), Peter Kay: Live at Manchester Arena, and Peter Kay Live – The Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour (which was recorded during his fifteen-night sold-out run at The O2 Arena in London).


Kay returned his support to Comic Relief in 2011 with a cover version of “I Know Him So Well”. The song was re-recorded by multi-platinum selling singer Susan Boyle and Kay in the guise of Geraldine McQueen from Britain’s Got the Pop Factor. The video which accompanied the single was also directed by Kay and identically parodied the original video shot for shot. It premiered on Comic Relief on Friday, 18 March 2011.

In December 2011, it was reported that Kay had sold over 10 million DVDs, a UK record for a comedian and more than the combined sales of best selling films Avatar and Mamma Mia!.


In 2007, Kay followed this success with a cover version of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”, originally by The Proclaimers, for Comic Relief. The video featured a celebration of British talent. In 2009, Kay switched his musical fund-raising to Children in Need with the release of Peter Kay’s All Star Animated Band, which had taken two years to complete. He brought together over 100 animated children’s characters in a six-minute animated medley. These characters included Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder and Paddington Bear. It also featured some of the characters’ original voice artists including Bernard Cribbins, Neil Morrissey, Ken Barrie and Ringo Starr. The video was premiered on BBC1 on 20 November 2009.

In November 2009, after an absence of seven years, Kay announced a return to stand-up with four (later extended to 20) dates at the Manchester Arena the following April with a show entitled The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour…Now On Tour. Demand for tickets caused him to announce soon after that the show would be toured. In January 2012, the tour entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful stand-up comedy tour of all time, playing to a total of 1.2 million people.


In 2008, Kay co-wrote and starred in Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, a parody of several British reality television shows. As the series’ fictional protagonist Geraldine McQueen, he released the single “The Winner’s Song”, which reached number 2 in the UK singles chart. His 2010–11 stand-up comedy tour was officially inaugurated into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time, playing to over 1.2 million people. He co-wrote and starred in Peter Kay’s Car Share, a sitcom screened by the BBC for two series between 2015–17. He also starred in the 2015 BBC sitcom Cradle to Grave.


In February 2007, Kay played flamboyant gay director Roger DeBris in the Mel Brooks musical The Producers at Manchester’s Palace Theatre for 120 shows.


On 17 April 2006, Channel 4 broadcast a “Peter Kay Night”, showing out-takes from Phoenix Nights (previously featured on DVD), a behind-the-scenes documentary “180 – A Tour Documentary” which followed Kay behind the scenes of his Mum Wants a Bungalow tour and screened the whole Peter Kay Live in Manchester Arena show. In 2008, he returned to television after an absence of four years with the BAFTA-winning satire of reality talent shows, Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, which he co-wrote with Paul Coleman. The two-hour special was screened on Channel 4 on 17 October 2008. Kay won his second Royal Television Society award for best actor for playing Geraldine McQueen, a transsexual dinner lady from Ireland.

On 17 June 2006, Kay appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Love & Monsters”. His character, the sinister Victor Kennedy, proved to be an alien called the Abzorbaloff in disguise. Kay was included in the Independent on Sunday’s “Happy List” in 2009 as “simply Britain’s best comedian”, and – as an exception to their general rule – was included again in 2010 for also raising funds for Children in Need.


In 2004, Kay followed the success with Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, a spin-off of Phoenix Nights. The show featured the bouncer characters from the show—played by Kay and Paddy McGuinness—and at times also featured other characters from Phoenix Nights. Six episodes were made and broadcast from November to December 2004 by Channel 4. In 2005, Kay was awarded a Rose d’Or at the international television festival in Montreux for Best Performance by an Actor.


He appeared in the first episode of the 2002 series of Linda Green, playing a pizza delivery man who ended up being something of a soulmate to the eponymous heroine. He has had two roles in Coronation Street. The first, in the late 1990s, was a brief appearance as a shopfitter, but in January 2004 he co-wrote his scenes, appearing alongside Sally Lindsay, who played Shelley Unwin.


Although this led to a certain level of public recognition, it was only after his first live video show Live at the Top of the Tower in 2000 that Kay attained mainstream recognition. During this period, he appeared on several chat shows, such as Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Parkinson, on the latter of which he had previously served as warm-up. It was at this time that production also began on Phoenix Nights. Subsequent advertisements for John Smith’s bitter which imitate the style of Phoenix Nights saw Kay develop his catchphrases “‘ave it!” and “two lamb bhunas”.


In a Bolton nightclub in 1998, Kay met Susan Gargan while he was working at the local cinema. They married in 2001 after being in a relationship for three years. They have remained very private about their children. They have a teenage son, Charlie Michael Kay (that they named after their fathers, with Charlie being the name of Susan’s late father). They are also thought to have other children.


Born and brought up in Bolton, Lancashire, Kay studied media performance at the University of Salford. He began working part-time as a stand-up comedian, winning the North West Comedian of the Year award. In 1997, he won Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny contest and the following year was nominated for a Perrier Award for his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With his public profile raised, in 2000, he co-wrote and starred in That Peter Kay Thing for Channel 4. This resulted in a spin-off sitcom, Phoenix Nights, which ran for two series from 2001 to 2002, and in turn generated another spin-off, Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, in 2004. In 2005, he recorded a promotional video in which he mimed to Tony Christie’s 1971 hit “(Is This the Way to) Amarillo”; the song then reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming that year’s best-selling single in the UK.

After he entered and won Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? contest in 1997, his first semi-professional stand-up appearances were at the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he received a prestigious Perrier Award nomination. During this time, he also appeared at various other clubs, such as London’s Comedy Store.

Kay’s first TV project was in a 1997 episode of New Voices, a comedy series which showcased rising talent. His episode, “Two Minutes”, written by Johanne McAndrew, saw him play a getaway driver as two of his friends attempted to rob a pub of its takings. In 1997, he played a delivery driver in the BBC drama Born to Run. in 1998 Peter Kay appeared in a series of sketches for Granada TV’s “Last Last Show” “Roy Mills Films of Fun” where he made his TV debut as a character comedy actor, and also did a stand up set. Neil Fitzmaurice also appeared in the series alongside many other local comedians who Kay later recruited for his C4 series. After presenting a slot titled “Peter Kay’s World of Entertainment” on BBC Two’s The Sunday Show, Kay made an episode of Channel 4’s Comedy Lab, “The Services”, in 1998, which won a Royal Television Society award for best newcomer. This served as a pilot for That Peter Kay Thing. Following the series’ success, Kay and his co-writers – Neil Fitzmaurice and Dave Spikey – used the episode “In the Club” as the basis for Phoenix Nights, which was an immediate hit. Set in a newly refurbished social club run by Brian Potter, the first series was filmed in part at St Gregory’s Social Club in Farnworth, Greater Manchester, where the exterior, hallways and function suite were used.


Peter John Kay (born 2 July 1973) is an English comedian and actor. Kay has written, produced, and acted in several television and film projects, and authored three books.