Born in Dortmund in 1967, Peter Jordan initially studied medicine from 1991 to 1994, before studying Drama at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. He then worked at the Rostock Theatre, and from 1995 to 2000 he worked at the Bochum Schauspielhaus. There he collaborated with the likes of Jürgen Kruse (playing ‘Hofmarschall von Kalb’ in ‘Intrigue and Love’, ‘Nick’ in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and ‘Ferdinand’ in Shakespeare’s The Tempest) and Dimiter Gotscheff (playing ‘Orlando’ in ‘As you Like It’ by Shakespeare and ‘Licht’ in Kleist’s ‘The Broken Jug’). From 2000 to 2009, Peter Jordan was a member of the Thalia ensemble, where he collaborated with the likes of Leander Haußmann, Stephan Kimmig, Martin Kusej and Armin Petras.
Peter Jordan has performed in countless film and TV productions, including playing a Tatort inspector from 2008 to 2011 in Hamburg. In 2003, Peter Jordan was awarded the Sponsorship Prize by the Academy of the Arts as part of the Berlin Art Prize.
Peter Jordan has lived in Berlin since 2009, working as a freelance actor, director and playwright in Berlin. He has appeared on the Thalia stage as a guest actor, and during the 2020/21 season he joined forces with director Leonhard Koppelmann to stage the junk opera ‘Shockheaded Peter’.