Saturday, September 29, 2007

Who is Peter Berg?

Berg was born in New York City, New York to Sally and Larry Berg. His mother co-founded a youth group named Catalog for Giving and worked at a psychiatric hospital when Berg was growing up.[1] He has a younger sister Mary. After graduating high school from The Taft School, Berg attended Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota where he majored in theater arts and theater history, he graduated in 1984 then in 1985 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career. Berg put his acting aspirations on hold when he first arrived in Los Angeles, choosing instead to learn about the film business as a production assistant.


Berg made his first screen debut in a 1986 episode of CBS' The Equalizer and later appeared on 21 Jump Street (Fox) and O'Hara (ABC). Berg is currently acting as Executive Producer on the TV series Friday Night Lights, which premiered 2006 October 3, on NBC.

Berg is known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the CBS TV series Chicago Hope from 1995 to 1999. While on the show he wrote two episodes of Chicago Hope his first year as a regular and later would get his feet wet as a director before leaving the series at the end of the 1998-99 season. Berg described the opportunity as "like getting paid to go to film school." Berg was also a guest star in two episodes of Alias as Noah Hicks.

Personal life

On August 28, 1993 Berg married long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Rogers; they later divorced in 1997. Berg has a son, Emmett, that was born November 1999. Berg dated Estella Warren [citation needed] for 4 years until spring 2006 when they ended their relationship. He is also the cousin of writer H. G. Bissinger. Berg is Jewish.[2]


As Actor:

* Lions for Lambs (2007) "Wirey Pink"
* Smokin' Aces (2006) "Pistol" Pete Deeks
* Collateral (2004) Richard Weidner
* Corky Romano (2001) Paulie Romano
* Dill Scallion (1999) Nate Clumson
* Very Bad Things (1998) Doctor
* Cop Land (1997) Joey Randone
* Girl 6 (1996) Caller No 1—Bob
* The Great White Hype (1996) Terry Conklin
* Across the Moon (1994) Lyle
* F.T.W. aka The Last Ride (1994) Clem Stuart
* The Last Seduction (1994) Mike Swale
* Aspen Extreme (1993) Dexter Rutecki
* Fire in the Sky (1993) David Whitlock
* A Case for Murder (1993) Jack Hemmet
* A Midnight Clear (1992) Bud Miller
* Crooked Hearts (1991) Tom
* Late For Dinner (1991) Frank Lovegren
* Genuine Risk (1990) Henry
* Tale of Two Sisters (1990) Gardener
* Heart of Dixie (1989) Jenks
* Miracle Mile (1989) Band Member
* Never on Tuesday (1989) Eddie
* Race For Glory (1989) Chris Washburn
* Shocker (1989) Jonathan Parker

As Director:

* Untitled Barbaro Film (announced)[3]
* John Hancock (2008) (filming)
* Bran Mak Morn (2007) (announced)
* The Losers (2007) (announced)
* The Mission (2007) (announced)
* The Kingdom (2007) (post-production)
* Friday Night Lights (2006)
* Friday Night Lights (2004)
* The Rundown (2003)... aka Welcome to the Jungle (Australia) (UK)
* Wonderland (2000) TV Series
* Very Bad Things (1998)
* Chicago Hope (1998) TV Series

As Producer:

* Untitled Barbaro Film (announced) (Co-producer)
* The Losers (2007) (announced) (producer)
* The Mission' (2007) (announced) (producer)
* The Kingdom (2007) (post-production) (producer)
* PU-239 (2006) (executive producer)
* Wonderland (2000) TV Series (executive producer)

As Writer:

* The Losers (2007) (announced) (screenplay)
* Friday Night Lights (2004) (screenplay)
* Wonderland (2000) TV Series
* Very Bad Things (1998) (written by)
* Chicago Hope (1994) TV Series (writer) (as Peter W. Berg)

As Composer:

* Very Bad Things (1998) (song "Walls Come Down")

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