Peter Slater appeared on Coronation Street in four roles:
- A Ticket Seller at Piccadilly Station where Gwen Davies purchased a first class rail ticket to London in June 2000
- The Delivery Man who arrived at 12 Coronation Street in July 2002 with Karen McDonald's new sofa
- The DJ who played the disco at Peter and Shelley Barlow's wedding reception in July 2003.
- A Council Worker who in January 2016 was sent to clean off Craig Tinker's replacement mural - which had been redesigned in memory of Maddie Heath.
Graduating from Salford Univerity in 1998, he is mainly associated with comedy and has been a finalist in several stand-up competitions, including "Take the Mike". Appearing in three series' of Ideal alongside Johnny Vegas, he also wrote sketches for Channel 4 Comedy Lab "Slaterwood" (nominated best comedy programme - RTS awards).
Other credits include roles in The Sunday Show, Always and Everyone, That Peter Kay Thing, Children's Ward, Mersey Beat, Phoenix Nights, New Street Law, Saxondale, Lunch Monkeys, In with the Flynns, All at Sea, Mount Pleasant, Our Zoo, Doctors and the short films Chicken Karma, Roddy Smythe Investigates, Buzz Dish, Drifter and Going to Mecca.
On stage he has appeared in productions of Fire Salad, Doorway, Bastard Funny and Mr. Courtney's Brood.