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Peter Winkler Berg was born on the 11th March 1962, in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, probably best known for starring in “Chicago Hope”(1995–1999), “Very Bad Things” (1998), “The Leftovers” (2014), among others, over 40 TV and film titles in all. He is a film director as well. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1988.

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Berg is, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that Peter’s net worth is $30 million, with the main source of this amount his successful involvement in the film industry.

Peter Berg Net Worth $30 Million

Peter Berg was raised with younger sister by Sally and Laurence G. Berg; the second cousin of H. G. Bissinger, who wrote the book “Friday Night Lights”, which became the basis of his future TV series project of the same name. He went to The Taft School, from which he matriculated in 1980. Then, he continued his education enrolling at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in Theater Arts and History, graduating in 1984. Just a year later decided to move to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his career in the film industry, not only as an actor, but subsequently also as a film director and producer.

Three years after he moved to Los Angeles, Peter was cast in the cameo role of John Sawyer in the TV series “21 Jump Street” (1988), which was soon followed by another cameo appearance, this time in the TV series “Ohara”, the same year. By the 1990s, his career took off, as he earned roles in such productions as “Never on Tuesday” (1989), “Hear of Dixie” (1989), and “Shocker” (1989), among others, all of which increased his net worth, and also popularity.

In the 1990s, he emerged as a talented actor, which helped him to land a few notable roles, including the one of Dr. Billy Kronk in the TV series “Chicago Hope” (1995-1999), then the role of Joey Randone in the film “Cop Land” (1997) with Sylvester Stalone and Ray Liotta, and “Rise And Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story” (1994) in which he portrayed Dennis Byrd. Furthermore, he was featured in films “The Last Seduction” (1994), and “Fire In The Sky” (1993), among others, all of which added to his net worth.

In the 2000s, he continued to line up success after success, firstly portraying Paulie Romano in the film “Corky Romano” (2001), then assuming the role of Richard Weidner in the film “Collateral” (2004), with Tom Cruise and Jada Pinkett Smith. Two years later, he featured in the film “Smokin` Aces” with actors including Ryan Reynolds and Jeremy Piven. To speak further of his accomplishments as actor, Peter has appeared in productions such as “Lions For Lambs” (2007), “Ballers” (2015), and “Breakthrough” (2015), among others.

Apart from his successful career as an actor, Peter is also known as a director and producer, which has also increased his net worth. His debut as a director was the 1998 film “Very Bad Things”, featuring actors Christian Slater, and Cameron Diaz. However, his breakthrough came in 2004, with the film “Friday Night Lights”, and since then he has put his name to films and TV series such as “Hancock” (2008), “Battleship” (2012), “Lone Survivor” (2013), and “Patriots Day”, which will be released in 2016.

As a producer, Peter has put his name to such productions as “Friday Night Lights” (2006-2011), “Hercules” (2014), “The Leftovers” (2014-2015), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” (2016), and most recently “Wind River”, which will be released in (2017).

Thanks to his successful career, Peter has received several prestigious nominations, and awards, including the AFI Award for Best Movie of the year for “Friday Night Lights”, and Deauville American Film Festival Award Fun Radio Trophy for his film “Very Bad Things”, among others.

Regarding his personal life, Peter Berg was married to Elizabeth Rogers from 1993 to 2002. They have a son together, named Emmett Berg, who is also an actor. He is a strong supporter of veterans, particularly those wounded in combat.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 11, 1962
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Profession:Actor
Education:Guthrie Theater Drama School, Taft School, Macalester College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Elizabeth Rogers (m. 1993–1998)
Children:Emmett Berg, Alex Berg
Parents:Larry Berg, Sally Berg
Awards:Deauville American Film Festival Award (1998), ESPY Award (2005), AFI Award (2005)
Nominations:Screen Actors Guild Award (1997), Primetime Emmy Award (2005), Primetime Emmy Award (2007), Satellite Award (2013), Golden Raspberry Award (2011), Saturn Award (2014)
Movies:“Friday Night Lights” (2004), “Hercules” (2014), “Hancock” (2008), “Battleship” (2012), “Lone Survivor” (2013), “The Leftovers” (2014-2015), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” (2016), “Wind River” (2017)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Credits Hector Elizondo as his acting mentor/best friend.
2His acting mentor is Hector Elizondo.
3Peter is a fifth cousin, three times removed, of theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, through Peter's maternal grandfather, Robert Eli Winkler. Peter's seven times maternal great-grandfather, Moyses Einstein, was also Albert's four times paternal great-grandfather.
4His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish immigrant families. His maternal grandfather was of German Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.
5Has a director's cameo in Lone Survivor (2013) (before Shane Patton's speech).
6Berg remembers his father as 'a hard-assed ex-Marine" and who later became an executive for Grey Advertising, commuting to New York City and drinking martins at lunch-- the very model of a Mad Men (2007) -type character.
7Still works out by boxing which he's loved since he was a 14-year-old freshman at Connecticut's private Taft School.
8He was embedded with SEAL Team Five for nearly a month in March 2009 while preparing to make his upcoming movie, Lone Survivor (2013), based on the book by Marcus Luttrell. Embedded journalists typically live with military units while covering armed conflicts.
9Peter began his career (when the "Brat Pack" were at the height of their success) in the independent 1980's comedy Never on Tuesday (1989): the movie featured a myriad of "Pack" cameos including Nicolas Cage, Cary Elwes, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Charlie Sheen.
10Has a son, Emmett Berg (born in November 1999), with ex-wife, Elizabeth Rogers.
11Visited Saudi Arabia for two weeks in research for The Kingdom (2007).
12Guest Speaker at Macalester College Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2008.
13His mother co-founded a youth group named "Catalog for Giving" and worked at a psychiatric hospital, when Berg and his younger sister, Mary Berg, were growing up.
14Guest-starred in a two part Alias (2001), episode where he played Jennifer Garner's ex-boyfriend. Based on this experience, he decided to cast and direct her in The Kingdom (2007).
15One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
16His best friend and roommate from Macalester College, is his agent, Ari Emanuel, inspiration for Entourage (2004)'s "Ari Gold".
17He and three others were ambushed and robbed in the Brazilian jungle while doing research for The Rundown (2003). They were held for 15 minutes and lost cash and a laptop computer. Nobody was injured.
18Attended the Guthrie Theater Drama School, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
19Moved to Los Angeles in 1985.
20Appeared in local theater productions while attending college in Minnesota.
21Is a second cousin of writer Buzz Bissinger, who wrote the book Friday Night Lights (Peter later directed the film based on the book). Buzz's paternal grandmother, Gertrude Louise Winkler, and Peter's maternal grandfather, Robert Eli Winkler, were siblings.
22Peter grew up in Chappaqua, New York and attended a private high school in Watertown, Connecticut.
23Worked as Domino's delivery boy while at Macalaster.
24Attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
25Worked as a dock worker in San Pedro, California prior to getting his "big break".


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently casts Jason Bateman
2Quick/constantly-moving camera


Quotes

#Quote
1[re beginnings in college theater] It was a family thing, and there were hot girls...For some reason I fit in. I'm not sure why. I guess I was intrigued as much by misfits as by heroes...I love actors. I'm empathetic to them. I understand what they go through. But I didn't want to be an actor.
2[re 'Battleship (2012)] I couldn't say no to that challenge. I felt I had a new understanding of what went into making a blockbuster. I got a taste of a film's global power. But I discounted the effect of Will Smith on _Hancock (20100_'s success. I thought I could pull off Battleship (2012) without a big star...[Though] the perception wasn't that Peter Berg screwed up.Where do you go to buy back your reputation when you lose it?
3[re making Lone Survivor (2013)] I'm a patriot. I admire our military, their character, code of honor, belief systems. I lived with the SEALs, their families, went to their funerals. I went to Iraq. Did you ever see anyone killed? I did.
4[re his prep school years, and learning to box] I was on fire,a seething ball of energy moving at a speed I couldn't explain...and diagnosed as a troublemaker. Today it'd be A.D.H.D., and I'd be Ritalined up...You can't box angry. You have to be disciplined. Before boxing, I was this angry kid ready to fight if someone said, 'Hello.'


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Spotlight AwardNational Board of Review, USA· Mark Wahlberg
1998Fun Radio TrophyDeauville Film FestivalVery Bad Things (1998)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorLone Survivor (2013)
2014WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayLone Survivor (2013)
2013Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorBattleship (2012)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedLone Survivor (2013)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesFriday Night Lights (2006)· Brian Grazer (executive producer)
· David Nevins (executive producer)
· Sarah Aubrey (executive producer)
· David Hudgins (executive producer)
· Jason Katims (executive producer)
· John Cameron (co-executive producer)
· Patrick Massett (co-executive producer)
· John Zinman (co-executive producer)
· Bridget Carpenter (co-executive producer)
· Rolin Jones (supervising producer)
· Ron Fitzgerald (producer)
· Michael Waxman (producer)
· Nan Bernstein Freed (producer)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesFriday Night Lights (2006)· Buzz Bissinger
· Kerry Ehrin
· Bridget Carpenter
· David Hudgins
· Jason Katims
· Patrick Massett
· John Zinman
2009Golden EagleGolden Eagle Awards, RussiaBest Foreign FilmHancock (2008)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Drama SeriesFriday Night Lights (2006)
2007WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesFriday Night Lights (2006)· Bridget Carpenter
· Kerry Ehrin
· Carter Harris
· Liz Heldens
· David Hudgins
· Jason Katims
· Patrick Massett
· Andy Miller
· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
· John Zinman
2005USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardFriday Night Lights (2004)· Buzz Bissinger (screenwriter/author)
· David Aaron Cohen (screenwriter)
1998Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalVery Bad Things (1998)
1998Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalVery Bad Things (1998)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesChicago Hope (1994)· Adam Arkin
· Jayne Brook
· Rocky Carroll
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Stacy Edwards
· Hector Elizondo
· Mark Harmon
· Christine Lahti
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesChicago Hope (1994)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesChicago Hope (1994)· Adam Arkin
· Jayne Brook
· Rocky Carroll
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Hector Elizondo
· Thomas Gibson
· Mark Harmon
· Roxanne Hart
· Christine Lahti
· Jamey Sheridan
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesChicago Hope (1994)· Adam Arkin
· Jayne Brook
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Hector Elizondo
· Thomas Gibson
· Roxanne Hart
· Christine Lahti
· Peter MacNicol
· Mandy Patinkin
· Jamey Sheridan


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Novak Djokovic Series2017TV Series documentary executive producer announced
Piecesproducer announced
Wind River2017producer
State of Play2013-2016TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 8 episodes
The Selection: Special Operations Experiment2016TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Warfighters2016TV Series executive producer
Calling Dr. Pol2016TV Series documentary field producer - 1 episode
Ballers2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Serena2016Documentary executive producer
Hell or High Water2016/IIproducer
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny2016producer
Live to Tell2016TV Series documentary executive producer
El Púgil2016Documentary short executive producer
The Leftovers2014-2015TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley2012-2014TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Hercules2014/Iexecutive producer
Lone Survivor: Will of the Warrior2013TV Movie executive producer
Trophy Kids2013Documentary executive producer
Lone Survivor2013producer
Bloodline2013TV Movie executive producer
Battleship2012producer
On Freddie Roach2012TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Prime Suspect2011-2012TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story2011Documentary executive producer
Friday Night Lights2006-2011TV Series executive producer - 73 episodes
Trauma2009-2010TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
30 for 302009TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Virtuality2009TV Movie executive producer
Lars and the Real Girl2007executive producer
Pu-2392006executive producer
Wonderland2000TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day2016Guy Opening MIT Door
Deepwater Horizon2016Mr. Skip (as Pete Berg)
Ballers2015-2016TV SeriesDolphins Coach
The Leftovers2014TV SeriesPete
Lone Survivor2013Soldier (uncredited)
Battleship2012JPJ 2nd Gunner (as Peter W. Berg)
Prime Suspect2011TV SeriesDeputy Chief Daniel Costello
Entourage2008-2010TV SeriesPeter Berg
Hancock2008Doctor who helps Mary (uncredited)
Friday Night Lights2008TV SeriesMorris 'Mo' McArnold
Lions for Lambs2007Lt. Col. Falco
The Kingdom2007FBI Agent (uncredited)
Smokin' Aces2006"Pistol" Pete Deeks
Collateral2004Richard Weidner
The King of Queens2002TV SeriesLi'l Eddie
Alias2002TV SeriesNoah Hicks
Corky Romano2001Paulie Romano
Chicago Hope1995-1999TV SeriesDr. Billy Kronk
Dill Scallion1999Nate Clumson
Cop Land1997Joey Randone
The Great White Hype1996Terry Conklin
Girl 61996Caller #1 - Bob
The Naked Truth1996TV Series
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesAugie / Joe Wales
Across the Moon1995Lyle
Heavy Weights1995Chef (uncredited)
Unveiled1994Drug Dealer
F.T.W.1994Clem Stuart
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story1994TV MovieDennis Byrd
The Last Seduction1994Mike Swale
A Case for Murder1993TV MovieJack Hemmet
Fire in the Sky1993David Whitlock
Aspen Extreme1993Dexter Rutecki
A Midnight Clear1992Bud Miller
Late for Dinner1991Frank Lovegren
Crooked Hearts1991Tom (as Pete Berg)
Genuine Risk1990Henry
Forradalom után1990
Tale of Two Sisters1989Gardener
Race for Glory1989Chris
Shocker1989Jonathan Parker
Heart of Dixie1989Jenks
Going Overboard1989Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
Never on Tuesday1989Eddie
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story1988TV MovieBobby
Miracle Mile1988Band Member
Ohara1988TV SeriesTodd Butler
21 Jump Street1988TV SeriesJerome Sawyer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day2016screenplay / story
Lone Survivor2013written by
Friday Night LightsTV Series developed for television by - 75 episodes, 2006 - 2011 written by - 1 episode, 2006
The Losers2010/Iscreenplay
Friday Night Lights2004screenplay
Wonderland2000TV Series screenplay - 1 episode
Very Bad Things1998written by
Chicago Hope1996-1997TV Series written by - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day2016
Deepwater Horizon2016
Untitled Rihanna Documentary2016Documentary
Breakthrough2015TV Series documentary 1 episode
Ballers2015TV Series 1 episode
The Leftovers2014TV Series 2 episodes
Lone Survivor2013
Bloodline2013TV Movie
Battleship2012
On Freddie Roach2012TV Series 1 episode
Prime Suspect2011TV Series 1 episode
Friday Night Lights2006-2009TV Series 2 episodes
30 for 302009TV Series documentary 1 episode
Virtuality2009TV Movie
Hancock2008
The Kingdom2007
Friday Night Lights2004
The Rundown2003
Wonderland2000TV Series 1 episode
Very Bad Things1998
Chicago Hope1997TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Very Bad Things1998writer: "Walls Come Down" 1998
Chicago Hope1997TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miracle Mile1988stand-in

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seeing in the Dark2011Short special thanks
Collector2008Short special thanks
The Prince of Venice2008Short special thanks
Dakota Skye2008special thanks
Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun2007Video short special thanks
Skills Like This2007special thanks
Southie1998special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battleship: Combat in Paradise2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Commander Pete2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Engage in Battle2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Greg Gadson and the Center for the Intrepid2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Navy Games2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Preparing for Battle2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: The Real Navy2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: USS Missouri VIP Tour2012Video documentary shortHimself
The Visual Effects of 'Battleship'2012Video shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2003-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32012TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Californication2012TV SeriesHimself
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold2011DocumentaryHimself
Who's Huge in Sports?2010Documentary shortHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mere Mortals: Hancock Behind-the-Scenes with Dirty Pete2008Video documentary short
Superhumans: The Making of 'Hancock'2008Video documentary shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Creating 'The Kingdom'2007Video documentary shortHimself
On the Set with Director Peter Berg2007Video documentary short
'Friday Night Lights': The Story of the 1988 Permian Panthers2005Video documentary shortHimself
Dinner for Five2001-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tim McGraw: Under the Friday Night Lights2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cop Land: The Making of an Urban Western2004Video shortHimself
The Rundown: Rumble in the Jungle2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Rundown: The Amazon, Hawaii Style2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Rundown: Uncensored2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Rundown: Walken's World2004Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Hollywood Today Live2017TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Horizon2017Video documentaryHimself
Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg2017Video shortHimself
Deepwater Surveillance: Behind the Scenes2017Video shortHimself
The Fury of the Rig: Deepwater Horizon2017Video shortHimself
Work Like an American2017Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
The Sweet Science of Life with Al Bernstein2015TV SeriesHimself
Breakthrough2015TV Series documentaryNarrator
Lone Survivor: Bringing the Story to Light2014Video shortHimself
Lone Survivor: Learning the Basics2014Video shortHimself
Lone Survivor: Recreating the Firefight2014Video shortHimself
The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings2014Video shortHimself
Click Online2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, Lone Survivor
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, Lone Survivor (segment "Survivor")
All Hands on Deck: The Cast of 'Battleship'2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Battle Stations2012Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Dreamland: Area 511996TV Movie documentaryDavid Whitlock (uncredited)

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