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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1964 Birth Berg was born in New York City, New York, in 1964, the son of Sally (Winkler) and Laurence "Larry" G. Berg. … Read More


1980 16 Years Old After graduating from The Taft School in 1980, Berg attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in theater arts and theater history.


1984 20 Years Old He graduated in 1984, and in 1985 moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old He acted in Never on Tuesday, Miracle Mile, Race For Glory, Shocker, Heart of Dixie, Tale of Two Sisters and Going Overboard in 1989.
1990 26 Years Old He acted in Genuine Risk and Forradalom után in 1990.
1991 27 Years Old He appeared in Late for Dinner and Crooked Hearts in 1991. … Read More
1992 28 Years Old In 1992, Berg gained recognition for playing a World War II soldier in the film A Midnight Clear.
1993 29 Years Old Berg was married to Elizabeth Rogers from 1993-1998, the West Coast agent for Calvin Klein tasked with marketing the Calvin Klein brand to directors and actors so that the brand was seen being worn by celebrities in public and in film. … Read More


1998 34 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 36 Years Old In 2000, he created Wonderland, an edgy dramatic television series set in an asylum. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old In 2003, Berg directed the action comedy The Rundown. … Read More


2004 - 2007 2 More Events
2008 44 Years Old Berg’s film Hancock, starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman, was one of the biggest grossing films of 2008.
2009 45 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
2013 49 Years Old In 2013, Berg created the opening animation sequence for ESPN's Monday Night Football. The 80-second graphic featured Darth Vader (from Star Wars), Pac-Man, President Ronald Reagan and some highlights of MNF games from 1970-2012.


2014 50 Years Old In 2014, he directed the first two episodes of HBO's The Leftovers.
On January 30, 2015, it was reported that Berg had replaced J. C. Chandor to re-team with Wahlberg for the film Deepwater Horizon, Chandor exited due to some creative differences.
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