Peter Alexander (born 15th October 1952 in Midsomer Norton, Somerset) played Phil Pearce in Emmerdale Farm between 1986 and 1989.

Peter holds the distinction of having appeared in all the main UK-made TV soap operas of the last 25 years, including EastEnders, Coronation Street, Brookside, EmmerdaleHollyoaks and Doctors. Among these roles, he has also appeared in Heartbeat, The Royal Today, Minder and Medics.

Peter returned to Emmerdale in 2006 as a completely different character - the character of Ben Smith.