Pirkka-Pekka Petelius

Actor, Film actor

1953 –


Who is Pirkka-Pekka Petelius?

Pirkka-Pekka Petelius is a Finnish actor and screenwriter. He has also written manuscripts for Finnish TV series and made six records as a singer.

Petelius's breakthrough was in Yleisradio's sketch series Velipuolikuu, which he wrote and also acted in. The popularity gained by the series started Petelius's career as one of the most popular comedians in Finland. He gained immense popularity due to his work in the sketch series Pulttibois with Aake Kalliala. He has starred in Akkaa päälle since 1994.

Despite being known as a comedian Petelius has also acted in several more serious roles in films and television. He played Hietanen in Rauni Mollberg's The Unknown Soldier. Other significant films have been e.g. Aki Kaurismäki's Hamlet liikemaailmassa, Åke Lindman's Lapin kullan kimallus and Peter Lindholm's Drakarna över Helsingfors.

He also provided the Finnish voice for Timon in The Lion King.

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May 31, 1953
Also known as
  • P-P.Petelius
  • P-P Petelius
  • P.P. Petelius
  • Hra-47 Sextetti (Trio Erektus)
  • Finland

on July 23, 2013


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