|Born||29th November 1926|
|First appearance||Unofficially The Man and the Hour Officially Command Decision (television)|
|Last appearance||Is There Honey Still for Tea? (television)|
|Series||1, 2, 4, and 8 (television)|
|Episode count||4 (television)|
Gordon Peters (born 29th November 1926) played various characters in Dad's Army.
Early life and career
Gordon Peters was born in County Durham where for six years he was a chorister at the Cathedral. Emigrating to Southern Rhodesia, he worked as a bank clerk at Standard Bank and rekindled his interest in acting.
Early acting career
Whilst in Southern Rhodesia, Gordon's acting helped him to win in a talent contest. At the age of 25, he returned to the UK and starting up his professional acting career. He mainly started off as a stand-up comic, but then club work started to become scarce so he turn to televisual work, starting with Dad's Army.
Gordon was first originally going to appear as a cheif fire officer in the very first episode; he would have been seen entering the church hall office and like Mr. Hodges (Bill Pertwee) he would be seen arguing with Mainwaring over the use of the hall. However this scene was cut, so he did not appear until offically until Command Decision as a soldier delivering the platoon their rifles. He then played a policeman in A Stripe for Frazer, the Lighthouse Keeper in Put That Light Out! and the man with the door in Is There Honey Still for Tea? He also played a part in the second pilot of Dad's Army's radio spin-off series, It Sticks Out Half a Mile.
Other acting work and later career
Lately Gordon has been doing old-time music acts around the country and cabaret work on cruises. He has also appeared David Croft's other sitcoms Are You Being Served?, Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M'Lord? and voiced characters for various animated shows like Fred Bassett and Mr. Men and Little Miss.