At Torontoist we love Q&As and profiles, but sometimes asking a whole bunch of people the same set of questions can be even more revealing. So that’s what we decided to do.
Eric Peterson is a happy guy. And for good reason—he’s been working as a stage, TV, and film actor for over 40 years, and still loves it. In that time he has helped create some of the most important pieces in Canadian arts history, like the collective-style shows at Theatre Passe Muraille in the ’70s, and the iconic two-hander Billy Bishop Goes to War (along with John Gray). He has made the small screen larger than life too, with roles like Leon Robinovitch on Street Legal and Oscar Leroy on Corner Gas, where he skillfully plays a grouch. But we know it’s just an act.
Now he lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters, still working and still smiling, so we decided to get a glimpse of what a bad day would actually mean for this veteran of the stage and screen (among other things).