Barry Pepper

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  • Birth Name: Barry Robert Pepper
  • Birth Place: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • At 5, sailed the south Pacific with his family for five years in a homemade ship.
  • Was educated during that time at international public schools and by correspondence courses.
  • Made his acting breakthrough in 1998's Saving Private Ryan.
  • Said that had he known he was going to win a Razzie award for his work on the 2000 science-fiction film Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, he would have accepted it in person.
  • Portrayed two famed athletes—auto-racing legend Dale Earnhardt and home-run king Roger Maris—in made-for-TV movies.
  • His portrayal of another real-life hero, Robert Kennedy, in the 2011 TV series The Kennedys, earned him acclaim. He spent long hours listening to recordings of RFK's voice in order to get his part down right.
  • Appeared in Jagged Edge's "Goodbye" music video.

Awards

  • 2003, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner

Relationships

  • Alex Pepper — Brother
  • Doug Pepper — Brother
  • Cindy Pepper — Wife
  • Annaliese Pepper — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Barry Robert Pepper
  • Birth Place: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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