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Peter Horton Biography

Birth Place:
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Actor, director, producer, composer

Fast Facts

  • When he was 8, his family lived in Hong Kong for several years
  • Studied to be a music conductor
  • Plays classical piano
  • Played piano and studied acting at the Santa Barbara Repertory Company
  • First television directorial effort was a 1985 ABC Afterschool Special called One Too Many, which starred his then-wife Michelle Pfeiffer
  • In 2005, co-produced and directed the pilot episode of Grey's Anatomy
  • Signed with Touchstone to act as a consultant for the 2006 series Six Degrees
  • An active environmentalist; has worked with campaigns for the Environmental Media Association


  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated