- Mar 11, 1964
- New York, New York, USA
Bio: Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American actor, film director, film producer, & writer.
Berg was born in New York City, New York, USA, to Sally and Larry Berg. 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. After graduating high school from… More Bio: Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American actor, film director, film producer, & writer.
Berg was born in New York City, New York, USA, to Sally and Larry Berg. 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. After graduating high school from The Taft School, Berg attended Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in theater arts and theater history, he graduated in 1984 then in 1985 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career. 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.
Berg made his first screen debut in a 1986 episode of CBS' The Equalizer and later appeared on 21 Jump Street (Fox) and O'Hara (ABC).
Berg is probably best-known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the CBS TV series Chicago Hope from 1995 to 1999. While on the show he wrote two episodes of Chicago Hope his first year as a regular and later would get his feet wet as a director before leaving the series at the end of the 1998-99 season. Berg described the opportunity as "like getting paid to go to film school." Berg was also a guest star in two episodes of Alias as Noah Hicks.
As of 2007, Berg is Executive Producer on the TV series Friday Night Lights, which premiered October 3, 2006,on NBC.
On August 28, 1993, Berg married long-time girlfriend, Elizabeth Rogers; they later divorced in 1997. Berg has a son, Emmett, who was born November 1999. Berg dated Estella Warren for four years until spring 2006 when they ended their relationship. He is also the cousin of writer H. G. Bissinger. Berg is Jewish.
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