Peter Glaze

Last updated 09 January 2020

Peter Glaze (1917-1983)
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William George Peter Glaze

Born: Monday 17th September 1917
Died: Sunday 20th February 1983 (age: 65)


Peter Glaze was an English comedian born in London

He played the villainous City Administrator in the 1964 story The Sensorites 

He hosted Crackerjack with Leslie Crowther in the 1960s and with Michael AspelDon Maclean, and Bernie Clifton in the 1970s. In Crackerjack sketches, he usually played a pompous or upper-class character, who would always get exasperated with his comedy partner Don Maclean during the course of the sketch. He regularly uttered the expression "D'oh!", long before it became associated with cartoon character Homer Simpson.

Glaze was the son of an actor/manager and started in entertainment at the Windmill Theatre. He was The Crazy Gang's understudy and assisted Roy Hudd in a re-creation of one of the Gang's famous routines for a televised Royal Variety Performance in 1982. He also appeared in Whack-O!; in Thank You Sir, Thank You Madam; and in The Sweeney episode Big Spender as Joe Spratt. Glaze was also the character supplying the farm animal noises in the Hancock episode The Bowmans.

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