Peter Donald was a British-born actor who worked in American radio and television.
He was famed as the character of Ajax Cassidy on Fred Allen’s radio show, the Irishman who continually complained that he was “not long for this world.”
In addition to his long run on “Allen’s Alley,” Donald was also the host during the 1940s on radio’s joke-telling panel program, Can You Top This?
Donald was the host of two early television series, The Ad-Libbers and Masquerade Party, and he made numerous TV guest appearances as a comedian and panelist. His TV appearances as an actor included Prize Performance and ABC Showcase. He appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1962, and one of his last TV appearances was on the daytime panel show Get the Message in 1964.