Actor Simon Pegg first debuted in the British comedy show Faith in the Future in 1995. In the movies, he first had small roles in Tube Tales and Guest House Paradiso. He later starred in the sketch show Big Train where he was also credited as a writer. He went on to star as Tim Bisley and co-write the TV series Spaced. Later in 2004, he played the lead in the horror comedy film Shaun of the Dead. The movie was both commercial and critical success, gaining him greater fame.
After this, he starred as Benji Dunn in the Hollywood film Mission: Impossible III. He next had performances in the films The Good Night and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. In 2009, he played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in Star Trek, a role he has since reprised in two other sequels. After this, he played William Burke in the black comedy film Burke and Hare. He then reprised his role as Benji in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
In 2014, he played the titular character in the movie Hector and the Search for Happiness. He continued starring in Mission: Impossible sequels as well — Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2015 and Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018. Other film performances during this period were in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Man Up, Ready Player One, Terminal, Slaughterhouse Rulez, and Lost Transmissions. Pegg recently starred in the 2020 film Inheritance. He’s also played Hugh Campbell Sr in the web series The Boys.
For his role in his latest project Inheritance, Simon Pegg lost weight and bulked up as part of his preparation. To start getting ready, he committed to undergoing physical training for six months. Major part of his fitness regimen was running 37 miles each week. He also performed substantial weight training and resistance work. In its entirety, the actor was able to transform his body with a combination of strength training, circuits and core conditioning.