Who is Peter Gadiot?
Peter Gadiot was born on 2 January 1986, in London, England, and is an actor, best known for his work in the ABC television series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”, in which he portrayed the character, Cyrus. He is also known from appearing in “Queen of the South” in which he plays James Valdez.
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The Riches of Peter Gadiot
As of early-2020, Peter Gadiot’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting in the entertainment industry since 2010, appearing in numerous television projects. He’s also worked on a few films during his career.
Early Life and Education
Peter spent most of his youth in the UK, though he is of Danish descent from his father and Mexican descent from his mother. He grew up alongside a sister and a brother, who would later find work as a pilot. He spoke both Spanish and English in his household. Growing up, he aspired to make it as a professional soccer player, watching a lot of games in England.
He played soccer during his youth, but injuries kept him from fulfilling his potential. He also had an attitude problem during this period, which led to his local club becoming tired of him and kicking him out due to his negative influence.
With soccer no longer an option, he then looked towards a career in politics, taking up classes while in college as a chemistry major. He still didn’t have a fixed direction, but things changed for him when he met a neighbor who was aiming to make it big in drama. He was auditioning for a spot at the Drama Centre, London, which Peter joined, and was accepted.
Thanks to his training at the drama school, he gained numerous opportunities through acting on stage. He enjoyed acting in front of a crowd, and loved theatrical work. However, he still wanted to find work in front of the cameras; one of his first projects was a guest appearance in the show “My Spy Family” in 2010.
During the same year, he also made his film debut in “13Hrs”, in which he played Stephen Moore. The horror film had him work with Isabella Calthorpe, Joshua Bowman, and Gemma Atkinson, and follows the story of a family who encounters a monster following their reunion in their family home in England.
After officially completing his studies, he then returned to finding professional acting projects, and in 2013 was cast his first lead role in the film “The Forbidden Girl”. It is another horror film, created in Germany, and follows the story of a man who meets a woman who looks like his former love who was taken away many years ago.
During the same year, he had a three-episode role in the show “Fresh Meat”, and also appeared in the MTV film “Hot Mess”.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Matador
Peter’s next project would be one of his first memorable ones, as he was cast in “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. The show aired on the ABC, and is based on the novels of Lewis Carroll such as “Through the Looking-Glass” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The story is connected to “Once Upon a Time” in which it showcases Wonderland in that timeline, with a few flashbacks.
There are also references to shows such as “Lost”, and characters from Disney. The show received praise for its performance and visuals, but had a lackluster plot which eventually led to its end after one season.
Peter was then cast in a recurring role in the show “Matador”, which aired on the El Rey Network, and tells the story of soccer player Tony Bravo, also nicknamed Matador. Apart from his life as a professional soccer player, he also has a second job as an undercover agent for the CIA. The show gained a lot of attention locally, but it was eventually canceled due to the lack of interest from an international perspective.
Queen of the South and Recent Projects
After working on the miniseries called “Tut”, Gadiot then had another big role in the television show “Queen of the South”, based on the Spanish novel called “La Reina del Sur” written by Arturo Perez-Reverte. It was first adapted into a telenovela before a US adaptation was created. The show has gained mixed to positive feedback during its run, and he was a solid part of the show during its third season. However, he later left the show, expressing a desire to take a break from acting and focus on screenwriting.
In 2019, he surprised many fans of the show as his character returned during the season finale of the fourth season, meaning that he would be returning to the show in the next. Concurrently, he made a two-episode appearance in “Supergirl”, portraying the DC character Mister Mxyzptlk. One of his latest projects was playing Ricky Blane in the film “Velvet Buzzsaw”, which was aired on Netflix, and starred Jake Gyllenhall and Rene Russo. The show follows the life of an art critic who becomes a part of an unusual murder mystery. The film is satirical and premiered during the Sundance Film Festival.
Peter is single, and doesn’t talk about his romantic life in public. There is no indication on his social media accounts of him dating anyone or having a girlfriend. During his free time, he loves being involved in various philanthropic endeavors, collaborating with Rowing Against Slavery, Anti-Slavery International, and Save the Children. He once competed in a 250-kilometer ultra-marathon held in the Sahara Desert for his causes. He also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with a crew in 39 days, traveling from the Caribbean to Africa.