Peter Berg

Peter Berg

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1964-03-11 (57 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

57 Movies · 24 TV shows

Also Known As: Peter W. Berg · Pete Berg

Biography

Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American director, producer, writer, and actor. His directorial film works include the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), the action comedy The Rundown (2003), the sports drama Friday Night Lights (2004), the action thriller The Kingdom (2007), the superhero comedy-drama Hancock (2008), the military science fiction war film Battleship (2012), the war film Lone Survivor (2013), the disaster drama Deepwater Horizon (2016), the Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day (2016), the action thriller Mile 22 (2018), and the action comedy Spenser Confidential (2020) the latter five all starring Mark Wahlberg. In addition to cameo appearances in the last six of these titles, he has had prominent acting roles in films including Never on Tuesday (1989), The Last Seduction (1994), The Great White Hype (1996), Cop Land (1997), Corky Romano (2001), Collateral (2004), Smokin' Aces (2006), and Lions for Lambs (2007).In television, Berg developed Friday Night Lights (2006–2011), adapted from his film, earning two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope (1995–1999).

Personal Life

In 1993, Berg was married to Elizabeth Rogers; they divorced in 1998. He has one child with her.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 (a double amputee who played a role in Berg’s Battleship film) alongside one of Jenner. It said: “One Man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which Man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?” Along with the shared post, Berg commented, "Yup."After Berg received significant criticism for the post, he later clarified his remarks, saying he had the utmost respect for Jenner and transgender individuals; however, he released another photo with statistics on veteran suicide, stating, “I also believe that we don’t give enough attention to our courageous returning war veterans, many of whom have sacrificed their bodies and mental health for our country and our principals [sic] – principals that include the freedom to live the life you want to live without persecution or abuse.”

Early Life

Berg was born in 1964 in New York City, the son of Laurence "Larry", a US Marine, and Sally (Winkler) Berg. Berg's father was Jewish, as was his maternal grandfather. His mother was Christian.Through his mother, Berg is a second cousin of writer H. G. Bissinger, whose book Friday Night Lights provided the basis for Berg's film and TV series of the same name. His mother co-founded a youth group named Catalog for Giving and worked at a psychiatric hospital when Berg was growing up. He has a younger sister, Mary.Peter was a student in the Chappaqua School System. 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. He graduated in 1984, and in 1985 moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Shark Gangs

Shark Gangs

2021
Scientists are trying to understand why sharks swim.
TV
CHIVAS: El Rebaño Sagrado

CHIVAS: El Rebaño Sagrado

2021
One unforgettable season with one of Mexico's most popular soccer club, the Chivas of Guadalajara, as they try to resurrect their legendary franchise from a series of devastating losses is chronicled ...

2020.

2 Movies
Spenser Confidential

Spenser Confidential

7.33
2020
Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to uncover the truth behind the death of two police officers.
David Blaine: The Magic Way

David Blaine: The Magic Way

2020
David Dobrik is a magician who performs magic on celebrities. They are Dre and Jamie Foxx.

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Heavy: Fury v Schwarz

Heavy: Fury v Schwarz

2019
In the days leading up to the fight, there were tense moments.
Buzz

Buzz

2019
Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and author, Buzz Bissinger, experiences a sexual awakening while collaborating with Caitlyn Jenner on her tell-all memoir.
TV
Dare Me

Dare Me

6
2019
The cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading follows the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Mile 22

Mile 22

6.11
2018
An elite group of American operatives, aided by a top-secret tactical command team, must transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to an extraction point 22 miles away through the host...
The People's Fighters: Teofilo Stevenson and the Legend of Cuban Boxing

The People's Fighters: Teofilo Stevenson and the Legend of Cuban Boxing

2018
Cuba has produced the most Olympic boxing medals in the world. The story of how a revolutionary Cuban boxing experiment produced a generation of Olympic champions is powerful.
TV
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

6
2018
A lifetime of personal journals, private letters and home audio and video footage are included in the story of legendary comedian Garry Shandling.

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
QB1: Beyond the Lights

QB1: Beyond the Lights

2017
A 10-part docuseries following high-school quarterbacks, on and off the field, throughout their unforgettable senior seasons.
Wind River

Wind River

5.44
2017
An FBI agent and a veteran game tracker are investigating a murder on a Native American reservation.

2016.

4 Movies
Patriots Day

Patriots Day

4.18
2016
In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the Boston Mara...
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

6
2016
A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last chance at redemption.
Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

5.57
2016
In order to save their family's farm in West Texas, a divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme.
Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

7.25
2016
The worst oil spill in US history was caused by the offshore drilling rig, which exploded in April 2010. History.

2015.

2 TV shows
TV
Breakthrough

Breakthrough

2015
Each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-­edge projects with breakthrough potential, revealing the world of tomorrow. Today is.
TV
Ballers

Ballers

5.86
2015
Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former pla...

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Hercules

Hercules

5.41
2014
Fourteen hundred years ago, a soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the son of Zeus and he received nothing but suffering. After twelve hard labors and the loss of his famil...
TV
The Leftovers

The Leftovers

5.83
2014
When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

5.9
2013
Four Navy Seals have to make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan when they are on a covert mission to kill a high-level Taliban operative. The SEALs have to find strength and ...
TV
State of Play

State of Play

2013
Through the unifying lens of sports, Peter Berg's documentary series explores vital themes in society and culture.

2012.

1 Movie
Battleship

Battleship

5.83
2012
When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from Planet G, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer as...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

2011
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement is made possible by brands.
TV
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

7.33
2011
Having to contend with a male-dominated police department makes it more difficult to be a homicide detective in New York City. She moved to a new precinct dominated by a boys' club. Timoney has her ow...
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story

The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story

2011
The life of a high school football player changed when he broke his neck. Chris overcame tremendous pain to start an organization that would help other victims and their families. They were called gri...

2010.

1 Movie
The Losers

The Losers

10
2010
The members of an elite U.S. are the focus of a tale of double cross and revenge. A special forces unit went into the jungle for a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and C...

2009.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Kings Ransom

Kings Ransom

2009
On August 9, 1988, the NHL was forever changed with the single stroke of a pen. The Edmonton Oilers, fresh off their fourth Stanley Cup victory in five years, signed a deal that sent Wayne Gretzky, a ...
Virtuality

Virtuality

2009
Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, which is a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being confin...
TV
30 for 30

30 for 30

6
2009
30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series, which highlights people and events in the sports world that ...
TV
Virtuality

Virtuality

2009
Ronald D is a writer. Moore and Michael Taylor were shown on the Fox network. The two-hour pilot episode aired as a movie on June 26, 2009, because the show was never picked up for a television series...
TV
Trauma

Trauma

2009
When there is an emergency, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, sea or air to reach their victims. From the heights of the Transamerica Pyramid t...

2008.

1 Movie
Hancock

Hancock

6.31
2008
When the public becomes weary of all the damage the superhero has done, he has to use a PR expert to repair his image. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves su...

2007.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Californication

Californication

5.87
2007
A self-loathing alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while fighting sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and seeming inability to avoid maki...
Lars and the Real Girl

Lars and the Real Girl

2
2007
It's not possible for a shy person to make friends or socialize. When he tells his brother and sister-in-law that he has a girlfriend, they are overjoyed. A life-size plastic woman is the new lady. Hi...
The Kingdom

The Kingdom

4
2007
A group of people from the U.S. The bombing of an American facility in the Middle East is being investigated by government agents.
Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs

2007
Three stories told simultaneously in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strateg...

2006.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Smokin' Aces

Smokin' Aces

5.67
2006
When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a lot of people would like to make sure he's dead.
Pu-239

Pu-239

2006
A worker at a Russian nuclear facility is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he stole plutonium and set out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of...
TV
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

6.75
2006
There are trials and triumphs in the small town of Dillon, Texas, where high school football is everything.

2004.

2 Movies
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

9
2004
A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, a...
Collateral

Collateral

6
2004
Max picks up a man who is willing to give him $600 to drive him around. When he realized the promise of easy money was not worth it, Max realized he was an assassin.

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Bloodline

Bloodline

2003
The story of an orphan young girl, Bird Benson, who was accidentally born, is caught in the middle of a war between two warring families of mercenaries and killers.
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
The Rundown

The Rundown

5.75
2003
When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious ...

2001.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Dinner for Five

Dinner for Five

6
2001
Dinner for Five is a television program in which actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and a revolving guest list of celebrities eat, drink and talk about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects...
Corky Romano

Corky Romano

2001
In order to get evidence used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges, Pops wants his son, Corky, to go undercover with the FBI.
TV
Alias

Alias

2001
An agent thought she was working for the U.S. has been tricked. The government is working for a criminal organization called the Alliance of Twelve. After learning of this, Sydney became a double agen...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Wonderland

Wonderland

2000
"Wonderland" was directed by Peter Berg. It depicted daily life in a mental institution from the perspectives of both doctors and patients. The first two episodes were aired on ABC. The show had diffe...

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The King of Queens

The King of Queens

6.1
1998
Doug Heffernan's newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur, has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie. Doug's home is no longer the king of his domain, it's now the king of Queens, where he lives.
Very Bad Things

Very Bad Things

6.25
1998
Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best friends. A drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripp...

1997.

1 Movie
Cop Land

Cop Land

6.2
1997
Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place that everyone calls "Cop Land", a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he has always admired. Something ugly is taking pl...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

3.93
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on...
The Great White Hype

The Great White Hype

1996
The champ's promoter was Rev. Sultan decided something needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searched and found the only man to ever beat the champ. He isn't a boxer anymore and ...
Girl 6

Girl 6

1996
An actress is a phone sex operator.

1995.

2 Movies
Across the Moon

Across the Moon

1995
Two young women living in the California desert are close to their boyfriends who are in a state prison.
Heavyweights

Heavyweights

5.62
1995
Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a couple who make them feel comfortable with their extra pounds. Tony put the kids on a cruel regimen when he bought the camp. The kids decided...

1994.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Last Seduction

The Last Seduction

6
1994
Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory convinces her husband, Clay, to sell cocaine, then stole the profits and ran out on him. On her way to Chicago, she stop...
F.T.W.

F.T.W.

1994
Two people are on a collision course. Frank T. An ex-con is looking for freedom on the rodeo circuit. A woman is on the run after a bank robbery. They will look at their own visions.
TV
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope

6
1994
Chicago Hope was created by David E. Kelley is a person. It ran on CBS from 1994 to 2000. There is a hospital in Chicago. TVGN will show the show in the fall of next year.

1993.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Aspen Extreme

Aspen Extreme

1993
T.J. Dexter and his friend quit their jobs to become ski-instructors. T.J isn't in this picture. Dexter's future is less bright and he's eventually thinking about jobbing as a drug mule, so he has to ...
A Case for Murder

A Case for Murder

1993
Jack Hammett is an aggressive young defence attorney on the rise up the corporate ladder. He's known as the "Hail Mary Kid" in the courtroom because of his ability to win unwinnable cases. When one of...
TV
Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

1993
There was a neo-noir anthology television series called Fallen Angels that ran from 1993 to 1995 and was produced by Propaganda Films. There were no first-run episodes in 1994. The original music was ...
Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

4
1993
A group of men who were clearing brush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was kidnapped by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of...

1992.

1 Movie
A Midnight Clear

A Midnight Clear

1992
A German Platoon who wants to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive is found by an American Intelligence squad. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside ...

1991.

2 Movies
Late for Dinner

Late for Dinner

1991
Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are frozen in the early 1960s. The two are focused on the fact that the police are chasing them. After thirty years, they are in a strange new world.
Crooked Hearts

Crooked Hearts

1991
The father of a family is having an affair. Everyone in the family is affected by this.

1990.

1 Movie
Genuine Risk

Genuine Risk

1990
An unlucky horseplayer (Peter Berg) turns collector for a mobster (Terence Stamp) and winds up on the run after bungling a job.

1989.

6 Movies
Race for Glory

Race for Glory

1989
A member of an up and coming motorcycle racing team abandons his team to join a rival team. The champion plays second fiddle. He tried to beat the champion. He returns to try to win the Grand.
Never on Tuesday

Never on Tuesday

1989
Two young men from the mid-west are travelling to California to see the sights. They travel through the desert.
Tale of Two Sisters

Tale of Two Sisters

1989
Two sisters have not seen each other in five years. Childhood experiences are relived while they catch up on each other's lives.
Heart of Dixie

Heart of Dixie

1989
Three co-eds at a Southern college in the 1950s are re-examining their values in light of the civil rights movement.
Shocker

Shocker

5.85
1989
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and kill the football player who turned him in.
Going Overboard

Going Overboard

1989
A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

1988.

1 Movie
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

1988
The film tells the story of a high school football coach. At 31, Wedemeyer is living the American dream, a winning team, a happy marriage and public adulation.

1987.

1 TV show
TV
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

8
1987
21 Jump Street is about a group of young cops who use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.

Unknown Year.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Untitled Chris Cornell Documentary

Untitled Chris Cornell Documentary

Chris Cornell was a musician.
Pieces

Pieces

The lives of three friends from Detroit are changed once they intercept a drug run.
Spenser Confidential 2

Spenser Confidential 2

There is a plot.
TV
The Rise and Fall of Victoria's Secret

The Rise and Fall of Victoria's Secret

The Rise and Fall of Victoria's Secret will go behind the scenes of the lingerie brand, using first-hand accounts and deep investigative research to reveal the inner workings of Victoria's Secret the ...
Untitled Rihanna Documentary

Untitled Rihanna Documentary

The life and career of a famous music artist is the subject of a documentary. In the middle of production.
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