Pete is Tom's best mate going back to primary school days. He may not be the sharpest tool in the drawer, and mistakenly thinks he's a major "player" in the romantic department, but he's an upbeat and loyal friend to Tom. The two friends have always had three things in common: "Booze, birds, and the Spurs." Pete works at a children's zoo as a "Cage Management Associate" and feels at home surrounded by animals and children because they're his equal, emotionally and intellectually. He doesn't really understand Tom's new-found interest in genealogy but is always game for new experiences, so happily accompanies him on his quest.