Pete first appeared on stage at the tender age of five. His fascination with music, comedy, puppets and ventriloquism also started when he was a child, with his influences being Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell and Jimmy Nelson. He continued performing during his high school years, often playing the musical comedy leads. An alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he furthered his acting studies with Weist-Barron, Bob Collier and voice with Robert Marks.
He quickly gained experience performing his music, comedy and ventriloquism at numerous Gong Shows, which were popular in the 70s (learning to work the most difficult rooms). Pete continued to perform in comedy clubs and on cruise ships, quickly
Several television appearances (Showtime at the Apollo, Uptown Comedy Club, HBOs Comedy Central) and tours followed. Including opening for such luminaries as Jerry Vale, Pat Cooper, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Coasters, The Drifters, Sinbad, David Alan Grier, Mark Curry, Martin Lawrence and many others.
With his wooden alter ego Buddy, the wise-cracking Italian kid from Brooklyn, more tours and television followed; Late Night with Conan OBrien, The Daily Show, Americans Talking and many more.
The ever-expanding act includes the "reunion" of Sonny & Cher and the incredible show stopping tribute to Pavarotti. Pete was recently seen in "The Really Big Shew" A Tribute to the Ed Sullivan Show, at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.
Pete currently headlines at Comedy Clubs, Resorts, Colleges and Casinos around the country.