Peter Berg

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Peter Winkler Berg
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/11/1964, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; screenwriter
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Peter Berg Fast Facts:
  • Delivered pizzas in college and worked on the docks in San Pedro, CA, before breaking into acting (in a 1988 episode of the FOX drama 21 Jump Street).
  • Made his film debut in the 1989 buddy comedy Never on Tuesday.
  • His breakout TV role, Dr. Billy Kronk on Chicago Hope (1995-99), led to his writing and directorial debuts, both on the CBS medical drama.
  • Directed his first film, the dark comedy Very Bad Things, in 1998.
  • Was robbed at gunpoint while scouting locations in Brazil for the 2003 action flick The Rundown. (It ended up being filmed in Hawaii.)
  • Directed the 2004 drama Friday Night Lights, which was adapted from a nonfiction book of the same name by his cousin, H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger.
  • Peter Berg Relationships:
  • Mary Berg - Sister
  • Larry Berg - Father
  • Whitney Cummings - Ex-significant Other
  • Estella Warren - Ex-significant Other
  • H.G. 'Buzz' Bissinger - Cousin
  • Emmett Berg - Son
  • Sally Berg - Mother
  • Elizabeth Rogers - Ex-wife
  • Peter Berg Awards:
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States (BA in Theater, 1984)

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