|Born||9 February 1963|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Residence||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Occupation||Actor, presenter, comedian, MC, host|
Peter Rowsthorn (Jr.) (born 9 February 1963) is an Australian actor, writer, stand-up comedian, MC and host.
Rowsthorn started performing as half of the comedy and singing duo, The Cactus Brothers, in 1983 while studying for his degree.
He first came to prominence as a stand-up comic and as a writer and performer on The Comedy Company (1989). Rowsthorn appeared with Warren Mitchell in the film Crackers (1998), was a lead in the Australian children's television show The Gift (1997), had small roles in Bad Eggs and Take Away (both 2003) and played an outrageous hairdresser called 'Miss Kafka' in the Sigrid Thornton telemovie Little Oberon (2005).
He is probably best known for his TV work, particularly as Brett Craig in the hit series Kath & Kim (2002–2007) and 2012 movie, Kath & Kimderella. He played Warren Cronkshonk in hospital spoof Let the Blood Run Free (1990–1992). Rowsthorn was the host of factual show, Can We Help?, on ABC TV between 2006 and 2011.
In January 2018, Rowsthorn was revealed as a celebrity contestant on the fourth season of the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. On 7 March 2018, Rowsthorn was evicted after 40 days in the jungle coming 6th place.
Rowsthorn and his wife, Gabrielle, have four children. He has two sisters, Jenner and Sue, and one brother, Mark. His brother, Mark, is one of Australia's richest men. Their father, prominent businessman Peter Rowsthorn (Snr), was the chairman of Toll Holdings.
Rowsthorn is a fan and supporter of the Australian rules football club, Hawthorn, appearing on television ads for the club's membership, as well as making guest appearances in the 2006 and 2007 AFL Legends Match and Community Cup.