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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.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Novak Djokovic Series 2017 TV Series documentary executive producer announced
Pieces producer announced
Wind River 2017 producer
State of Play 2013-2016 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 8 episodes
The Selection: Special Operations Experiment 2016 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Warfighters 2016 TV Series executive producer
Calling Dr. Pol 2016 TV Series documentary field producer - 1 episode
Ballers 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Serena 2016 Documentary executive producer
Hell or High Water 2016/II producer
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny 2016 producer
Live to Tell 2016 TV Series documentary executive producer
El Púgil 2016 Documentary short executive producer
The Leftovers 2014-2015 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley 2012-2014 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Hercules 2014/I executive producer
Lone Survivor: Will of the Warrior 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Trophy Kids 2013 Documentary executive producer
Lone Survivor 2013 producer
Bloodline 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Battleship 2012 producer
On Freddie Roach 2012 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Prime Suspect 2011-2012 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story 2011 Documentary executive producer
Friday Night Lights 2006-2011 TV Series executive producer - 73 episodes
Trauma 2009-2010 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Virtuality 2009 TV Movie executive producer
Lars and the Real Girl 2007 executive producer
Pu-239 2006 executive producer
Wonderland 2000 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day 2016 Guy Opening MIT Door
Deepwater Horizon 2016 Mr. Skip (as Pete Berg)
Ballers 2015-2016 TV Series Dolphins Coach
The Leftovers 2014 TV Series Pete
Lone Survivor 2013 Soldier (uncredited)
Battleship 2012 JPJ 2nd Gunner (as Peter W. Berg)
Prime Suspect 2011 TV Series Deputy Chief Daniel Costello
Entourage 2008-2010 TV Series Peter Berg
Hancock 2008 Doctor who helps Mary (uncredited)
Friday Night Lights 2008 TV Series Morris 'Mo' McArnold
Lions for Lambs 2007 Lt. Col. Falco
The Kingdom 2007 FBI Agent (uncredited)
Smokin' Aces 2006 "Pistol" Pete Deeks
Collateral 2004 Richard Weidner
The King of Queens 2002 TV Series Li'l Eddie
Alias 2002 TV Series Noah Hicks
Corky Romano 2001 Paulie Romano
Chicago Hope 1995-1999 TV Series Dr. Billy Kronk
Dill Scallion 1999 Nate Clumson
Cop Land 1997 Joey Randone
The Great White Hype 1996 Terry Conklin
Girl 6 1996 Caller #1 - Bob
The Naked Truth 1996 TV Series
Fallen Angels 1995 TV Series Augie / Joe Wales
Across the Moon 1995 Lyle
Heavy Weights 1995 Chef (uncredited)
Unveiled 1994 Drug Dealer
F.T.W. 1994 Clem Stuart
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story 1994 TV Movie Dennis Byrd
The Last Seduction 1994 Mike Swale
A Case for Murder 1993 TV Movie Jack Hemmet
Fire in the Sky 1993 David Whitlock
Aspen Extreme 1993 Dexter Rutecki
A Midnight Clear 1992 Bud Miller
Late for Dinner 1991 Frank Lovegren
Crooked Hearts 1991 Tom (as Pete Berg)
Genuine Risk 1990 Henry
Forradalom után 1990
Tale of Two Sisters 1989 Gardener
Race for Glory 1989 Chris
Shocker 1989 Jonathan Parker
Heart of Dixie 1989 Jenks
Going Overboard 1989 Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
Never on Tuesday 1989 Eddie
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story 1988 TV Movie Bobby
Miracle Mile 1988 Band Member
Ohara 1988 TV Series Todd Butler
21 Jump Street 1988 TV Series Jerome Sawyer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day 2016 screenplay / story
Lone Survivor 2013 written by
Friday Night Lights TV Series developed for television by - 75 episodes, 2006 - 2011 written by - 1 episode, 2006
The Losers 2010/I screenplay
Friday Night Lights 2004 screenplay
Wonderland 2000 TV Series screenplay - 1 episode
Very Bad Things 1998 written by
Chicago Hope 1996-1997 TV Series written by - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day 2016
Deepwater Horizon 2016
Untitled Rihanna Documentary 2016 Documentary
Breakthrough 2015 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Ballers 2015 TV Series 1 episode
The Leftovers 2014 TV Series 2 episodes
Lone Survivor 2013
Bloodline 2013 TV Movie
Battleship 2012
On Freddie Roach 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Prime Suspect 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Friday Night Lights 2006-2009 TV Series 2 episodes
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Virtuality 2009 TV Movie
Hancock 2008
The Kingdom 2007
Friday Night Lights 2004
The Rundown 2003
Wonderland 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Very Bad Things 1998
Chicago Hope 1997 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Very Bad Things 1998 writer: "Walls Come Down" 1998
Chicago Hope 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miracle Mile 1988 stand-in

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seeing in the Dark 2011 Short special thanks
Collector 2008 Short special thanks
The Prince of Venice 2008 Short special thanks
Dakota Skye 2008 special thanks
Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun 2007 Video short special thanks
Skills Like This 2007 special thanks
Southie 1998 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battleship: Combat in Paradise 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Commander Pete 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Engage in Battle 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Greg Gadson and the Center for the Intrepid 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Navy Games 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Preparing for Battle 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: The Real Navy 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: USS Missouri VIP Tour 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The Visual Effects of 'Battleship' 2012 Video short Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2003-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2012 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
Californication 2012 TV Series Himself
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story 2011 Documentary Himself
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 2011 Documentary Himself
Who's Huge in Sports? 2010 Documentary short Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Mere Mortals: Hancock Behind-the-Scenes with Dirty Pete 2008 Video documentary short
Superhumans: The Making of 'Hancock' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Creating 'The Kingdom' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
On the Set with Director Peter Berg 2007 Video documentary short
'Friday Night Lights': The Story of the 1988 Permian Panthers 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Dinner for Five 2001-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Special Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tim McGraw: Under the Friday Night Lights 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cop Land: The Making of an Urban Western 2004 Video short Himself
The Rundown: Rumble in the Jungle 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Rundown: The Amazon, Hawaii Style 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Rundown: Uncensored 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Rundown: Walken's World 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Hollywood Today Live 2017 TV Series Himself
Beyond the Horizon 2017 Video documentary Himself
Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg 2017 Video short Himself
Deepwater Surveillance: Behind the Scenes 2017 Video short Himself
The Fury of the Rig: Deepwater Horizon 2017 Video short Himself
Work Like an American 2017 Video documentary short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself
The Sweet Science of Life with Al Bernstein 2015 TV Series Himself
Breakthrough 2015 TV Series documentary Narrator
Lone Survivor: Bringing the Story to Light 2014 Video short Himself
Lone Survivor: Learning the Basics 2014 Video short Himself
Lone Survivor: Recreating the Firefight 2014 Video short Himself
The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings 2014 Video short Himself
Click Online 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Director, Lone Survivor
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
60 Minutes 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Director, Lone Survivor (segment "Survivor")
All Hands on Deck: The Cast of 'Battleship' 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Battle Stations 2012 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Dreamland: Area 51 1996 TV Movie documentary David Whitlock (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Spotlight Award National Board of Review, USA · Mark Wahlberg
1998 Fun Radio Trophy Deauville Film Festival Very Bad Things (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Lone Survivor (2013)
2014 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay Lone Survivor (2013)
2013 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Battleship (2012)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Lone Survivor (2013)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Friday 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)
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing in a Drama Series Friday Night Lights (2006) · Buzz Bissinger
· Kerry Ehrin
· Bridget Carpenter
· David Hudgins
· Jason Katims
· Patrick Massett
· John Zinman
2009 Golden Eagle Golden Eagle Awards, Russia Best Foreign Film Hancock (2008)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Friday Night Lights (2006)
2007 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA New Series Friday Night Lights (2006) · Bridget Carpenter
· Kerry Ehrin
· Carter Harris
· Liz Heldens
· David Hudgins
· Jason Katims
· Patrick Massett
· Andy Miller
· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
· John Zinman
2005 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Friday Night Lights (2004) · Buzz Bissinger (screenwriter/author)
· David Aaron Cohen (screenwriter)
1998 Grand Special Prize Deauville Film Festival Very Bad Things (1998)
1998 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Very Bad Things (1998)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Chicago Hope (1994) · Adam Arkin
· Jayne Brook
· Rocky Carroll
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Stacy Edwards
· Hector Elizondo
· Mark Harmon
· Christine Lahti
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Chicago Hope (1994)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Chicago Hope (1994) · Adam Arkin
· Jayne Brook
· Rocky Carroll
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Hector Elizondo
· Thomas Gibson
· Mark Harmon
· Roxanne Hart
· Christine Lahti
· Jamey Sheridan
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Chicago Hope (1994) · Adam Arkin
· Jayne Brook
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Hector Elizondo
· Thomas Gibson
· Roxanne Hart
· Christine Lahti
· Peter MacNicol
· Mandy Patinkin
· Jamey Sheridan


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#Fact
1 Credits Hector Elizondo as his acting mentor/best friend.
2 His acting mentor is Hector Elizondo.
3 Peter 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.
4 His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish immigrant families. His maternal grandfather was of German Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.
5 Has a director's cameo in Lone Survivor (2013) (before Shane Patton's speech).
6 Berg 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.
7 Still works out by boxing which he's loved since he was a 14-year-old freshman at Connecticut's private Taft School.
8 He 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.
9 Peter 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.
10 Has a son, Emmett Berg (born in November 1999), with ex-wife, Elizabeth Rogers.
11 Visited Saudi Arabia for two weeks in research for The Kingdom (2007).
12 Guest Speaker at Macalester College Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2008.
13 His 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.
14 Guest-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).
15 One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
16 His best friend and roommate from Macalester College, is his agent, Ari Emanuel, inspiration for Entourage (2004)'s "Ari Gold".
17 He 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.
18 Attended the Guthrie Theater Drama School, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
19 Moved to Los Angeles in 1985.
20 Appeared in local theater productions while attending college in Minnesota.
21 Is 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.
22 Peter grew up in Chappaqua, New York and attended a private high school in Watertown, Connecticut.
23 Worked as Domino's delivery boy while at Macalaster.
24 Attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
25 Worked as a dock worker in San Pedro, California prior to getting his "big break".

#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.'

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