It’s Simon Pegg’s birthday!

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Simon Pegg as Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott in the 2016 Justin Lin directed “Star Trek: Beyond”

Please tell me you know the name Simon Pegg.

If you are familiar with films such as “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), “Hot Fuzz” (2007), “Star Trek” (2009) and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010), you should know the name Simon Pegg.

Simon Pegg (1970-)

Pegg, born in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England, on Valentine’s Day 1970, is the son of jazz musician John Henry Beckingham and civil servant Gillian Rosemary Beckingham. Pegg, has you might have guested from his parent’s last name, is his chosen stage name.

Pegg, in 1991, graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, film and television. While a student, he was known to have performed as a member of a comedy troupe.

Pegg is an extraordinary British actor. Beginning in 1995 with the television series “Six Pairs of Pants,” Pegg has appeared in numerous television and film productions.

Do you remember the Brian Grant directed “Doctor Who” episode “The Long Game”?

Simon Pegg, Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston as The Editor, Rose Tyler and The Doctor, respectively, in the 2006 Brian Grant directed “Doctor Who” episode “The Long Game”
Pegg as The Editor

“The Long Game” is the one where Pegg played The Editor. In this episode, while Pegg didn’t have very many lines, he had some seriously complex jargon to wrap his tongue around. Pegg had great difficulty saying, “the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe.” It took him several takes for him to get it right.

So far, Pegg has played Scotty in three “Star Trek” films, “Star Trek” (2009), “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (2013) and “Star Trek: Beyond” (2016). While there is an Untitled Star Trek Sequel in development, Pegg’s name is not currently listed in the cast.

At present, the cast consists of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho and Chris Hemsworth as James Kirk, Spock, Sulu and George Kirk, respectively. With the film still in development, there is ample time to add Pegg’s name to the cast list.

Based on his work schedule, Pegg doesn’t seem to have a life outside the film industry. He is constantly working.

Pegg’s latest film is “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” This is only one of six productions Pegg is involved with this year. Knowing Pegg, there will be other films in the pipeline. It’s only a matter of time.

In addition to Pegg, other entertainment professionals born on this day include…

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