Peter Berg

Actor and Director
Born Mar 11, 1964

Peter Berg is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is known for directing films such as Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, The Rundown, Hancock and Battleship. He also developed the television series Friday Night Lights, which was adapted from the film he directed. As an actor he is best known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on March 11, 1962.


1980 18 Years Old After graduating high school from The Taft School in 1980, Berg attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in theater arts and theater history.


1984 22 Years Old He graduated in 1984, and in 1985 moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career.


1992 30 Years Old 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. In 1992, Berg gained recognition for playing a World War II soldier in the film A Midnight Clear.
1993 31 Years Old On August 28, 1993, Berg married long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Rogers; they divorced in 1998. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, Berg made his feature directorial debut with Very Bad Things, a black comedy starring Jon Favreau, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, and Leland Orser. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, he created Wonderland, an edgy dramatic television series set in an asylum. … Read More


2003 41 Years Old Berg in 2003 directed The Rundown. … Read More
2004 42 Years Old In 2004, Berg began work on his third directorial effort, Friday Night Lights, a football film based on the New York Times bestseller written by Buzz Bissinger.
2006 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Berg developed and became executive producer of NBC’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning drama Friday Night Lights, based on the novel and film of the same name.
2007 45 Years Old Berg followed up in 2007 with The Kingdom, a Michael Mann-produced political thriller set in Saudi Arabia, starring Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper, also with Jennifer Garner whom Berg met when he appeared in a two-part episode of Alias where he played Garner's ex-boyfriend.
2008 46 Years Old Berg’s film Hancock, starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman, was one of the biggest grossing films of 2008.
2009 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Berg directed the commercial featuring Alec Baldwin, which both The New York Times and Time magazine named best spot of Super Bowl XLIII. In 2009, Berg directed a two-hour pilot movie for a Fox television series Virtuality. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old Berg also wrote the 2010 film The Losers.


2012 50 Years Old Berg also directed the 2012 science-fiction/action film Battleship, and is developing a sequel to Hancock, the film adaptation of Marcus Lutrell's book Lone Survivor, and a live-action version of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
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