Peter Blankenstein was born in the village of Naarden and now calls the town of Eemnes home. He followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a career as a public school teacher. While at the Hilversum teaching academy in the Netherlands, Peter studied children’s musical theatre, and became interested in the performing arts.
After graduating from the Academy, Peter began his teaching career but continued to pursue his passion for acting. He became a member of the Bussum Youth Theatre Company where he collaborated with other actors to create and perform theatre for kids.
Peter went on to create his own children’s theatre company, Young K&G, where he adapted and directed such famous children’s classics as Puss and Boots and The Wizard of Oz. Peter also co-wrote the children’s musical The Adventures of Hans Sausage with his wife Deirdre and his father Piet.
During this period, Peter joined the K&G Theatre Company and appeared in over twenty productions. Most notably he was cast as “George” in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, “Gus” in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and “Alvaro Mangiacavallo” in Tennessee William’s The Rose Tatoo.
In 1988, Peter left teaching to begin a career in business but always made time in his schedule for acting In 2007, at the age of 51, Peter embarked on his third career with the decision to purse acting full-time. He was signed by both Klooster Casting and Kemna Casting in Amsterdam, and was quickly cast in several commercials and made four appearances on the very popular Dutch soap opera Good Times, Bad Times.
Peter has also appeared in several Dutch films, most notably The Human Centipede, The Human Centipede Part II, and the soon-to-be released Human Centipede Part III.
Date of birth: 29-10-1955
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 185 lbs
- Stage Improv, Kemna Casting, Carla Driel
- Body Language, Klooster Casting, Kim van Raamsdonk
- Stage Improv, K&G, Jan Bartelsman
- Acting for the Camera Workshop, Ruud van Hemert
Improvisation, voiceover, soccer, tennis, kickboxing, guitar, race car driving, motorcycle riding, EMT training, Teleprompter.
Accents: English, German
Languages: Dutch, English