Eric Neal Peterson, stage, film and television actor is recognized as one of the early pioneers of the collective theatre movement in Canada during the 1970s. In 1976, he began working with John MacLachlan Gray, a playwright/director and fellow alumnus from Tamahnous Theatre, to create his most critically successful work, Billy Bishop Goes to War, a two-man show (Gray appeared as the narrator and pianist) in which he played more than a dozen characters. He is also recognized for his roles in three major Canadian series – Street Legal, Corner Gas and This is Wonderland.
Winner 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Winner 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama
Winner 1999 Jessie Richardson Award: The Sun Readers' Choice Award (Vancouver Playhouse)