just a few short years, BARRY PEPPER is becoming one of the most in-demand young
talents in Hollywood.
currently co-starring opposite John Travolta in L. Ron Hubbard's epic science
fiction story Battlefield Earth, as the hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. As
Jonnie, Barry challenges the dark forces on planet Earth in the year 3000
harnessed by Travolta's evil alien character, Terl. The movie is slated for a
year 2000 release.
recently, Barry has been seen in Enemy of the State, with Will Smith and
Gene Hackman, and in the Academy Award-winning Saving Private Ryan, where
he had "an indelible presence as the stoic marksman-sniper," according
to Entertainment Weekly.
upcoming in December 1999, Barry will appear in the Stephen King thriller The
Green Mile, also starring Tom Hanks and Sam Rockwell.
At the age
of five, Barry and his family took off for five years on a 50-foot sailboat,
voyaging to the islands of the South Pacific. After returning to Canada, the
family lived on a farm, and after two years in college studying marketing and
graphic design, Barry discovered
theatre, his true passion, by becoming involved in a Vancouver Actors Studio. He
was hooked and has never looked back.
favorite pursuits, following acting, are surfing, sky diving, riding horses,
hockey, fly fishing, rock climbing and mountain biking—all of which have
prepared him well for the very physical role in Battlefield Earth of
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler.
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