Peter Helliar Biography: Age, Children, Wife, Net Worth, Tour, TV Shows, Movies, Family, Height

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Peter Jason Matthew Helliar (born June 16, 1975), or as most folks know him, Peter Helliar, is a jack-of-all-trades in Australian entertainment. He is a comedian, actor, television presenter, writer, producer, and director.

You might recognize him best as one of the friendly faces co-hosting The Project from 2014 to 2022. But Peter Helliar‘s been all over the TV scene, often teaming up with Rove McManus, and his alter ego, Bryan Strauchan, on Before the Game, has definitely left a mark.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Peter Jason Matthew Helliar
Stage Name: Peter Helliar
Born: 16 June 1975 (age 48 years old)
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Education: Parade College
Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Helliar
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Bridget Helliar (m. 2001)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Liam Helliar, Aidan Helliar
Occupation: Comedian • Media Personality
Net Worth: $10 million-$20 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Peter Helliar, an acclaimed Australian entertainer, was born in Melbourne, Australia, on June 16, 1975. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Helliar, raised him in Australia. 

It is worth noting that Peter Helliar‘s educational background has been well documented despite the lack of information regarding his siblings. He completed his studies at Parade College.


Peter Helliar‘s journey to stardom started in 1997 when he joined Rove McManus‘ late-night comedy show, The Loft Live. As Rove‘s trusty sidekick, Peter quickly became a household name, winning over audiences nationwide with his quick wit and impeccable comedic timing. Together, they formed a dynamic duo with viewers glued to their screens, and Peter’s talent couldn’t be ignored.

Two years later, Peter landed a regular spot on Rove‘s new TV venture, Rove, solidifying his status as a rising star in Aussie comedy. His hilarious characters, like the unforgettable Bryan Strachan, earned him praise and cemented his place in the hearts of fans nationwide.

But Peter Helliar didn’t stop there. He showcased his versatility on a string of popular shows, from skitHOUSE to The Bounce to The Morning Show and Thank God You’re Here. His ability to adapt to different roles and formats proved just how talented he truly is.

In 2014, Peter took on a new challenge as co-host of The Project alongside Carrie BickmoreWaleed Aly, and Lisa Wilkinson. His unique brand of humor and his ability to tackle serious topics gracefully made him a hit with viewers. He became a familiar face on the show, charming audiences until December 2022.

But Peter Helliar‘s talents extend beyond the small screen. He’s tried acting, appearing in movies like I Love You Too and Scumbus. Plus, he’s the creative mind behind the popular sitcom How to Stay Married and the beloved children’s book series Frankie FishPeter Helliar truly is a man of many talents.

Awards & Nominations

Logie Awards

  • 2014: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (nominated)
  • 2015: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (nominated)
  • 2016: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (nominated)
  • 2017: Gold Logie Award (nominated)
  • 2018: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (nominated)
  • 2019: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (nominated)

AACTA Awards

  • 2014: Best Television Comedy Series (nominated)

International Format Awards

  • 2013: Best Scripted Format Award (won)

Social Media

  • Facebook: @peterhelliarofficial
  • Instagram: @peterhelliar
  • Twitter: @PeterHelliar

Personal Life

Peter Helliar, aged 48, a well-known Australian comedian, actor, and writer, has been happily married to his wife, Bridget Helliar, for over two decades. 

Their beautiful union began in 2001 and has been blessed with the joys of parenthood as they lovingly raise their two children, Liam Helliar and Aidan HelliarPeter Helliar‘s incredible talent for making people laugh and his dedication to his family inspires many.



  • I Love You Too (2010) – Blake
  • Scumbus (2012) – Andre Kilstein

TV Shows

  • The Loft Live (1997-1998) – Various Characters
  • Rove (1999, 2009) – Various Characters
  • Skithouse (2003) – Various Characters
  • Guru Wayne (2002) – End Devotee
  • Real Stories (2006) – Sen. Sgt. Stuart Wilson
  • The Secret Life of Us (2003) – Celebrity Auctioneer
  • Border Protection Squad (2015) – Himself
  • Offspring (2016) – Peter Helliar
  • Welfare (2019) – Paul Chamberlain
  • The Project (2014-2022) – Himself – Co-Host

Net Worth

Peter Helliar has had a long and successful career as a comedian and actor. His ability and versatility have enabled him to flourish in various disciplines, including Television, radio, cinema, and theater. Throughout his distinguished career, he has been acknowledged and awarded various honors for his great contributions to the entertainment business. 

Peter Helliar‘s net worth is believed to be in the $10 million to $20 million range, a tribute to his considerable talent and hard work.

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