Peter Michael Davidson is an American comedian, actor, and writer who was born on November 16, 1993. Davidson, who was born and raised in New York City, began his acting career in the early 2010s with tiny appearances on shows including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Friends of the People, and Guy Code. Scott Matthew Davidson, his father, was a New York fireman who perished at the World Trade Center during the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. In 2014, Davidson joined the cast of NBC’s late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, which he will leave in 2022. Davidson has also been on Wild ‘n Out, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Give Converse with Pete Davidson, and Failosophy, as well as Adam DeVine’s House Party, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Underground.
In 2020, he co-wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film The King of Staten Island. For the film, Davidson has received three honors for International Competition at the CinEuphoria Awards: one win for Best Actor and two nominations for Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay. Davidson was nominated at the 2020 Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for the film. He was also nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie Star in 2020.