Pete Perry was born in Benfleet, Essex, UK on 30th June 1937, full name Peter Frank Perry. As well as acting, Pete is an author, publishing four childrens books, 'Tales of Widgeripoo'. 'Tales of Widgeripoo Too', 'The Secret of Bedside Manor' and 'The Saints In Paradise', an environmentalist, publishing two environmental books, 'This Garden Earth' and 'Vandals In The Garden', and several UK magazine articles, and he has also published the first three volumes of his biography, 'Haven Grandiflora!'. Pete is also a Peace and Social Justice Campaigner, horticulturist, and artist. His articles and illustrations have appeared in several UK gardening publications, including Garden News, Gardeners Chronicle and Hertfordshire Countryside. He is married to Nikki, who is 37 years his junior. They have both appeared in several TV shows, including 'Midsomer Murders' and 'The Bill', and Pete often appears on BBC Three Counties Radio.