Peter Berg Biography


Peter Berg

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Birth Name: Peter Berg
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   53 Years
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Once a Domino's delivery boy, Peter Berg is now a renowned actor, director and producer from United States. He is also famous as a writer. He is mainly popular in the world for directing the black comedy movie, Very Bad Things. Peter Berg was born as Peter Winkler Berg in New York City, New York, United States of America to Sally (Winkler) and Laurence "Larry" G. Berg. He is an American and is of Russian Jewish, German Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.

On 28th of August 1993, Peter got married to Elizabeth Rogers. Elizabeth Rogers is the West Coast agent for Calvin Klein. From this marred life, they also had a child named Emmett Berg. Though he was happy to have her as his loving wife, this married life ended in a divorce in 2002. He is not involved in any kind of extra affairs and he doesn't have any girlfriend.

Peter attended The Taft School as a child and he graduated from there in 1980. After that he joined Macalester College where he studied theater arts and theater history. He graduated from there in 1984. With a dream to pursue his acting career, he moved to Los Angeles the following year. He finally made his acting debut in 1988 by starring the role of Jerome Sawyer in "Champagne High" in the TV series, 21 Jump Street. That year he also appeared in Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story. His breakthrough role came in 1995 after he began starring the role of Dr. Billy Kronk in the TV series, Chicago Hope. He began his directorial career since 1997. That year he directed Chicago Hope’s Colonel of Truth. His net worth is said to be around $30 million dollars.

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Born in New York City, New York

1964 11th of March

Peter Berg was born as Peter Winkler Berg in New York City, New York, United States of America to Sally (Winkler) and Laurence "Larry" G. Berg. He is an American and is of Russian Jewish, German Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.

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Graduated from The Taft School

1980

Peter attended The Taft School as a child and he graduated from there in 1980. After that he joined Macalester College where he studied theater arts and theater history. He completed his Bachelor’s degree from there in 1984.

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Began his acting career

1988

With a dream to pursue his acting career, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985. He finally made his acting debut in 1988 by starring the role of Jerome Sawyer in "Champagne High" in the TV series, 21 Jump Street. 

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Married to Elizabeth Rogers

1993 28th of August

On 28th of August 1993, Peter got married to Elizabeth Rogers. Elizabeth Rogers is the West Coast agent for Calvin Klein. From this marred life, they also had a child named Emmett Berg. Though he was happy to have her as his loving wife, this married life ended in a divorce in 2002.

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Wrote Chicago Hope

1994

He is also famous as a writer. After earning name and fame as an actor, he began his screenwriting career in 1994. He wrote an episode Quiet Riot of Chicago Hope in 1994. He is also known for being a writer of Very Bad Things. 

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Appeared in the television series, Chicago Hope

1995

In 1988, he also appeared in Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story. His breakthrough role came in 1995 after he began starring the role of Dr. Billy Kronk in the TV series, Chicago Hope. He appeared in this TV series till 1999.

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Began his directorial career

1997

He began his directorial career since 1997. That year he directed Chicago Hope’s Colonel of Truth. He is mainly popular in the world for directing the black comedy movie, Very Bad Things. He is also knwon for being the director of the movie The Rundown.

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Won Deauville American Film Festival Award

1998

In 1998, he got nominated in Deauville American Film Festival Award for the first time in his life and he was also honored with this award that year for Fun Radio Trophy and Grand Special Prize.

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First child, Emmett Berg

1999 of December

He became father for the first time in his life in 1999. He and his ex wife, Elizabeth Rogers welcomed their first child together in December and that time it was a son and they named him Emmett Berg.

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Produced Wonderland

2000

Once a Domino's delivery boy, Peter Berg is now a renowned actor, director and producer from United States. He made his production debut in 2000 as a creator and executive producer of Wonderland. He is also an executive producer of Lars and the Real Girl.

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Won AFI Award

2005

For being the director, producer and a writer of Friday Night Lights, he was honored with AFI Award for the first time in his life in 2005. He was honored with this award that year for Movie of the Year.

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Won ESPY Award

2005

ESPY Award which is Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award is also one of the prestigious awards in the American film industry. He has also once been honored with this award and that was in 2005 for Best Sports Movie.

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Involved in a criticism

2015 of July

Besides his good reputation as an actor, director and producer, he was once criticized for defaming Caitlyn Jenner. In July 2015, ESPN’s decision was about to honor Caitlyn Jenner with Arthur Ashe Courage Award but he criticized ESPN's for this act. 

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