From: Indian Head, Saskatchewan
Eric Neal Peterson is a stage/television actor, known for his roles in three major Canadian series – Street Legal, Corner Gas and This is Wonderland.
- Born in 1946 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan.
In 1974 Eric moved to Toronto, where he joined Theatre Passe Muraille. He appeared in collective documentary productions, including The Farm Show (1972) and most notably 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt (1973).
2009. Eric Peterson details the story behind the story of the Soulpepper Theatre Companys Presentation of Billy Bishop Goes to War:
Peterson’s most prominent television characters:
- left-wing lawyer Leon Robinovitch in Street Legal (three Gemini awards),
- Sesame Park (Gemini Award 2001),
- Judge Malone in This Is Wonderland,
- irascible Oscar Leroy in Corner Gas (Gemini Award 2007).
Indian Head is a town in southeast Saskatchewan, 69 kilometres east of Regina. The town is known for its experimental farm and tree nursery, which has produced and distributed seedlings for shelter belts since 1901.
Indian Head was incorporated as a town in 1902. In that year, the Canadian Journal noted that Indian Head was the largest point of initial shipment of wheat in the world.
The television sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie (CBC, 2007-12) was filmed in Toronto, Ontario and Indian Head.