On another comic book note, he was the inspiration for John Byrne's comic book character Jason Wyngarde, who figures prominently in the Uncanny X-Men's "Dark Phoenix" saga.
Nephew of Louis Jouvet.
Known on television as the suave womanizer Jason King of the same-titled early 1970s television series.
Between 1976 and 1979, DC Thompson - publishers of the Beano comic - ran a story called "Fireball" in its comic, Bullet. The hero bore more than a passing resemblance to none other than ... Peter Wyngarde.
In his youth, he toyed with the idea of calling himself Lawrence Templeton.