PETER BERG (Director) is a prolific talent with a taste for challenging material, whether as a writer, director, producer or actor. He made his feature directorial debut with the cult classic
Very Bad Things, starring Cameron Diaz, John Favreau and Christian Slater. He is currently adapting Friday Night Lights, the best-selling novel about Texas football by H.G. Bissinger for himself to direct in 2004. Also in development is
The Kingdom, a Michael Mann-produced political thriller set in Saudi Arabia to be written by Matthew Carnahan. Other Berg projects include 04 July, a film featuring the heroic adventures of U.S. Coast Guard rescuers, and a New York fireman heist drama, Truck 44. Both are in active development.
As an actor, Berg gained considerable notice for his starring role opposite Linda Fiorentino in John Dahl's neo noir
The Last Seduction. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of a naive local who falls for the dubious charms of Fiorentino's femme fatale. Other notable acting film credits include James Mangold's independent drama
Cop Land, with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel; The Great White
Hype, opposite Samuel L. Jackson; Spike Lee's Girl 6; Wes Craven's
Shocker; Late For Dinner, with Marcia Gay Harden; Keith Gordon's A Midnight
Clear; and Fire in the Sky.
For television, Berg created, wrote, produced and directed the ABC drama series Wonderland. Berg also wrote and directed episodes of David Kelley's critically acclaimed series,
Chicago Hope, in which he also starred for three seasons. He made an indelible impression as the cocky hockey-playing surgeon, Dr. Billy Kronk, on the medical drama. Most recently, he was seen in a recurring role on the ABC action series, Alias.
Berg's interest in performing was inspired as a child attending Broadway plays twice a month with his parents. He studied theater at Macalester College in Minneapolis, where he appeared in several theatrical productions, including Flibberty Gibbet and Tartuffe.
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