Peter Noone (born Davyhulme, Manchester, November 5, 1947) is an English singer and actor. As a child he attended St. Monica's RC Primary School in Flixton and then studied voice and drama at St Bede's College, Manchester and Manchester School of Music and Drama and as a child had a number of roles on television, including that of Stanley Fairclough in the soap opera Coronation Street. He is of mostly Irish and Scottish ancestry, with some Welsh roots.
In his early career he used the stage name Peter Novak.
He was the lead singer and youngest member of the successful 1960s rock group Herman's Hermits, and involved in a group of that name touring in 2005. Hermits drummer Barry Whitwam tours in another Herman's Hermits. Noone delivers on stage almost capturing the charm of the orginal band despite a revolving door of musicians.
He has also had a varied and successful solo career, notably receiving favourable reviews in the lead role of Frederic in several productions of The Pirates of Penzance during the 1980s. He was the host of VH1's My Generation from 1989 to 1993.