Peter Stickles (born October 8, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the voyeuristic Caleb in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus and as Damian, leader of a gay vampire cult, in the Here TV original series The Lair.
|Spouse(s)||Michael Carbonaro (m. 2014)|
Stickles was cast in Shortbus in 2003 from amongst some 400 actors who submitted audition tapes for the film, which was initially known as "Sex Film Project." No script had been written prior to casting and the story was built out of improvisational sessions once the cast was in place. The voyeuristic aspect of Caleb's character grew in part out of Stickles's own interests at the time. "I was exploring sex clubs at the time and not necessarily participating but watching from afar. I think John Cameron Mitchell was attracted to the idea of this whole voyeuristic aspect of the character. ... How far would you go to touch somebody from afar?"
Stickles, along with others in the cast, was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
Stickles stars in The Lair, which premiered on here! in June 2007. His character, Damian, is the leader of a gay vampire cult. The series, although not critically well-reviewed, was renewed for a second season which premiered in late 2008.
Stickles has appeared in a number of low-budget and direct-to-video horror films, including such titles as Meat Weed Madness (2006) and its sequel Meat Weed America (2007), and has four films slated for release in 2008. He also appeared in the exercise video The Bedroom Workout for Men: Better Sex Through Exercise.
|Strangers with Candy||Track Team Fan||TV series - Episode: "Blank Relay"|
|2004||Personal Sergeant||Street Punk|
|2006||Shortbus||Caleb, the Stalker|
|Cemetery Gates||Hunter Belmont|
|2007||2 Minutes Later||Victor|
|The Girl Next Door||EMT|
|Sexina: Popstar P.I.||Onski|
|Meat Weed America||Bin Smokin||direct-to-video|
|The Lair||Damian Courtenay||TV series - 26 episodes|
|2008||Eat Your Heart Out||Vincent||Skinned Alive|
|2009||The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited||V|
|The Conquest of the Silken Beaver||Peter||segment "Painting by Numbers"|
|The Brides of Sodom||Dominic|
|The Black Box||Newscaster Bob Wilkins|
|2011||Sunday on the Set with George||Unknown||short|
|Gingerdead Man 3-D: Saturday Night Cleaver||Jeffrey Dahmer|
|Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong||Alistair|
|For Christ's Sake||Pete Browning|
|I Want to Get Married||Jim|
|Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven||Godhardt Brandt|
|2013||The Trouble with Barry||Barry Montenegro||feature|
|2014||Best Day Ever||James|
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- "2006 Winners and nominees". Gotham Independent Film Awards. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
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- "The Bedroom Workout for Men credits". Retrieved 2008-03-25.
- Director, Noah Michelson Editorial; Voices, The Huffington Post (2017-02-03). "'Carbonaro Effect' Star Discusses How Growing Up Gay Changed His World View". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
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