Played drums in a band called God's Third Leg as a teenager.
Appeared as a panelist on the BBC Radio 4 series The 99p Challenge.
Was asked to join the cast of Mission: Impossible III (2006) by director J.J. Abrams after Abrams saw Pegg's work in Shaun of the Dead (2004). Also collaborated with Abrams in the Star Trek reboot (2009).
Selected his friend and frequent costar Nick Frost to be the best man for his 2005 wedding to Maureen McCann.
Is godfather to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple.
2002, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Situation Comedy: Nominee
2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
Matilda Pegg — Daughter
John Beckingham — Father
Apple Blythe Alison Martin — Godchild
Gillian Pegg — Mother
Maureen McCann — Wife
Katy Pegg — Sister
Attended Stratford-upon-Avon College, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England; University of Bristol, Bristol, England, (BA in Drama, 1991).