21 Facts About Peter Berg


Peter Berg was born on March 11,1964 and is an American director, producer, writer, and actor.


Peter Berg developed the NBC series Friday Night Lights, adapted from his film, earning two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.


Peter Berg's mother co-founded a youth group named Catalog for Giving and worked at a psychiatric hospital when Berg was growing up.


Peter Berg graduated in 1984, and in 1985 moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career.


Peter 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.


Peter Berg acted in 21 Jump Street and Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story.


Peter Berg acted in Never on Tuesday, Miracle Mile, Race For Glory, Shocker, Heart of Dixie, Tale of Two Sisters and Going Overboard in 1989.


Peter Berg acted in Genuine Risk and Forradalom utan in 1990.


Peter Berg appeared in Late for Dinner and Crooked Hearts in 1991.


In 1992, Peter Berg gained recognition for playing a World War II soldier in the film A Midnight Clear.


In 1998, Peter 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.


In 2004, Peter 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.


In 2006, Peter Berg developed and became executive producer of NBC's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning drama Friday Night Lights, which takes inspiration from the book and Peter Berg's film of the same name, but features an original storyline and new characters.


Peter Berg appeared in the war film Lions for Lambs as Lt.


Peter Berg followed up in 2007 with The Kingdom, a Michael Mann-produced action-political thriller set in Saudi Arabia, starring Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper, with Jennifer Garner whom Peter Berg met when he appeared in a two-part episode of Alias where he played Garner's ex-boyfriend.


In 2009, Peter Berg directed a two-hour pilot movie for a Fox television series Virtuality.


In 2013, Peter Berg created the opening animation sequence for ESPN's Monday Night Football.


In 2016, Peter Berg directed the film Deepwater Horizon, based on the Deepwater Horizon explosion.


In 2017, Peter Berg directed an ambitious commercial for Hyundai, which was recorded after the kickoff of Super Bowl LI and aired right after the game.


In 1993, Peter Berg was married to Elizabeth Rogers; they divorced in 1998.


On July 15,2015, Berg criticized ESPN's decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award with an Instagram post in which he shared a Facebook photo of Army veteran Gregory D Gadson alongside one of Jenner.