Pirkka-Pekka Petelius

Pirkka-Pekka Petelius (born 31 May 1953) is a Finnish actor, director, producer, screenwriter and politician. He has also released six records as a singer. He was elected to the Finnish parliament in the 2019 election. His party is Green League

Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
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Pirkka-Pekka Petelius at SuomiAreena public debate forum in Pori, 2015
Born (1953-05-31) 31 May 1953 (age 67)
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter, member of the Finnish Parliament
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Erika Skön
AwardsSpecial Venla
1989
Special Telvis
1997
HUIPS
2004, for lifetime achievement in comedy

Petelius's breakthrough was in Yleisradio's sketch series Velipuolikuu (1983), which he wrote and also acted in. The popularity gained by the series started Petelius's career as one of the most well-known comedians in Finland. He gained immense popularity due to his work in the sketch series Pulttibois (and its sequel, Manitbois) with Aake Kalliala.[citation needed]

Despite being known as a comedian Petelius has also acted in several more serious roles in films and television, especially in the recent years. He played Hietanen in Rauni Mollberg's The Unknown Soldier (1985). Other significant films have been e.g. Aki Kaurismäki's Hamlet Goes Business (1986), Åke Lindman's Lapin kullan kimallus (1999) and Peter Lindholm's Drakarna över Helsingfors (2001).

He also provided the Finnish voice of Timon in Leijonakuningas (The Lion King) (1994).[1]

FilmographyEdit

TV seriesEdit

  • Velipuolikuu (1983–1984)
  • Mutapainin ystävät (1984–1985)
  • Tabu (1986–1987)
  • Oudot Jutut
  • Hymyhuulet (1987–1988)
  • Neurovisio (1988–1989)
  • Hui Helinää, Hei Hulinaa (1988–1989)
  • Pulttibois (1989–1991)
  • Manitbois (1992)
  • Viihdeohjelma Tukholma (1993)
  • Salli mun nauraa (1993)
  • Hra 47 esittää (1994)
  • Huijarinainen (1994)
  • Akkaa päälle (1994–1996 and 2006)
  • Hömppäveikot (1996)
  • Ruonansuu & Petelius Co (1997)
  • Nortia (1996)
  • Team Ahma (1998)
  • Kaverille ei jätetä (1999–2003)
  • Korkeajännitystä (2001)
  • Ou Nou! (2001)
  • Handu pumpulla (2005)
  • 6pack (2007)
  • Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)
  • Kymenlaakson laulu (2008)
  • Pullukat (2009)
  • Tellus (2014)
  • Joulukalenteri: Porokuiskaajan arvoitus (2014)
  • Luojan kiitos! (2015)
  • Koomikot (2015)
  • Downshiftaajat (2015)

FilmsEdit

DiscographyEdit

RadioEdit

  • Yömyöhä (1986–2005)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pirkka-Pekka Petelius". Elonet.fi. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

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