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LEAD STUNTDAWG

Born June 23, 1957 in North Vancouver, B.C; Peter was predestined to be a thrill seeking adrenaline addict. As a child, raised along the banks of the often treacherous Seymour River, he was shooting rapids and climbing the highest trees available, then dropping through the branches to the ground, or pedaling his bicycle across planks, 12 feet atop the family laurel hedge, to get the desired adrenaline rush, always resulting in lacerations, stitches and an ear to ear grin.


In 1984, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a film career, having no previous film experience, or acquaintances in Los Angeles. After living in the notorious YMCA, off Sunset strip, for an outrageous 6 months, he was taken under the wing of James Cameron to double Arnold Schwarzenegger during the filming of Terminator. His minimal stunt experience did not stop Mr. Kent from quickly learning the ropes and becoming one of the most celebrated stunt men in the business. His association with Arnold Schwarzenegger lasted 14 films throughout 13 years, both as friend, workout partner, ski buddy, confidant, chef and dialogue coach to the star. His apprenticeship on 14 of the largest action pictures to date, (Terminator through Jingle All The Way) has put him in a position to understand that genre better than most, something he carried over into his writing career. He has completed 6 action and comedy scripts and published his own autobiography, STAND OR FALL, an autobiography of a stuntman (1st Books).
 
Returning home to Vancouver after a 14 year absence, he was one of the busiest actors in town, nailing 14 projects in as many months and lead roles in feature films, The Guilty, Ignition, and Earth Sea. As business slowed, Peter didn't. He wrote, produced & directed his own independent short, Bombmakers, founded ARK (Actors Reading for Kids) and guest lectured at High Schools throughout the region

With Peter's wealth of talent, knowledge & years of experience, he dives back into the stunt world. Working with Omni Film Productions and his own Lucky Bastard Productions, he is in production on a new TV series - STUNTDAWGS. Peter and his renegade team of stunt coordinators, riggers and performers will reveal the arcane science of stunt work while documenting mind-blowing stunts from the biggest action films to date. Broadcasting in Canada January 2006 on The Movie Network, Movie Central and Super Ecran. 

Check Peter's other accomplishments at   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0448827/