No photo available. Represent Peter Cetera? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 6,818 this week

Peter Cetera

Noted vocalist and bassist Peter Paul Cetera was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 13, 1944. His initial foray into music was the accordion, but he soon made his way to electric bass (and, occasionally, guitar). Cetera's family was Polish in origin, and Peter grew up Catholic. As a youngster, Cetera made the rounds in local bands before ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View legal
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Peter Cetera? Add or change photos

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 266 people
created 19 Oct 2010
a list of 150 people
created 21 Apr 2011
a list of 85 people
created 8 months ago
a list of 287 people
created 1 month ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Peter Cetera.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (29 credits)
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" - uncredited)
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "If You Leave Me Now")
 2013 Alan Partridge (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" - as Peter P. Cetera)
 2012 The Bachelorette (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #8.11 (2012) ... ("Glory Of Love", uncredited)
  Criminal Minds (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Unknown Subject (2012) ... (lyrics: "You're the Inspiration" - uncredited) / (music: "You're the Inspiration" - uncredited)
  Total Wipeout (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Final (2010) ... (performer: "Glory of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Glory of Love" - uncredited)
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teacher (2009) ... (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry-Get Away")
 2009 Hung (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (performer: "Glory of Love" - uncredited)
 2008 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "Glory of Love" - uncredited)
 2006 Happy Feet (writer: "If You Leave Me Now")
 2006 Elite Beat Agents (Video Game) (writer: "You're the Inspiration")
 2005 Kicking & Screaming (writer: "YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION")
 2005 A Lot Like Love (writer: "If You Leave Me Now")
 2004 Shaun of the Dead (as Cetera, "If You Leave Me Now")
 2003 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Casa Bonita (2003) ... (writer: "If You Leave Me Now")
 2000 Ed (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Just Friends (2000) ... (performer: "You're the Inspiration")
 1999 Three Kings (writer: "If You Leave Me Now")
 1998 Goodbye Lover (performer: "Do You Love Me That Much")
 1990 Pretty Woman (performer: "No Explanation")
  Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1989) (writer - 2 episodes, 1989)
- Second Wave (1989) ... (performer: "Save Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Save Me" - uncredited)
- Panic at Malibu Pier (1989) ... (performer: "Save Me") / (writer: "Save Me")
 1989 Chances Are (performer: "AFTER ALL (Love theme from CHANCES ARE)")
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Redemption in Blood (1988) ... (performer: "You Never Listen To Me" - uncredited)
 1987 3 Men and a Baby (performer: "Daddy's Girl") / (writer: "Daddy's Girl")
 1987 Princess from the Moon (performer: "Stay With Me")
 1987 The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Glory of Love") / (writer: "Glory of Love")
 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II (performer: "Glory of Love (Theme from The Karate Kid Part II)") / (writer: "Glory of Love (Theme from The Karate Kid Part II)")
 1983 Two of a Kind (writer: "Prima Donna")
 1982 Summer Lovers (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry-Get Away")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 December 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "If You Leave Me Now")
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:



5' 11" (1.8 m)

Did You Know?


Co-wrote and performed "Save Me", which was the theme from Baywatch (1989) during its maiden (network-based) season. Cetera also contributed "One Good Woman" to the "Baywatch" episode Baywatch: Snake Eyes (1990); both songs are available on Peter's album, "One More Story". See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great vocalist yes...but insanely egotistic MrNiceGuy99A
Stay the Night video robdog1973
Glory of Love in Sit Com meimorrison
1981 Solo Album 'Peter Cetera' TheClassRocks
Discuss Peter Cetera on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page