Peter was born in Chibougamau, Quebec in 1968. His father was a telecommunication engineer and his work made the family travel a lot. Part of his childhood was spent in the Bahamas and in 1977, they came back to Quebec. Peter started playing football in high school and eventually obtained a full scholarship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. His football career brought him back to Canada, when he was drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1991. After 6 years in the Canadian Football League, he made a significant life change and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York. His acting breakthrough came when he returned to his homeland of Quebec. Peter is now a famous actor in Quebec and is also recognized across Canada for the role of Damon in the CBC/SoapNet television series MVP.