Peter Berg

Highest Rated: 97% Hell or High Water (2016)
Lowest Rated: 0% De Sade (2001)
Birthday: Mar 11, 1964
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Onscreen from the late '80s, actor Peter Berg first made a memorable impression in A Midnight Clear (1992), playing one of a group of soldiers stationed in Germany during World War II. The muscular, strong-jawed actor had his real screen breakthrough with John Dahl's critically acclaimed The Last Seduction (1994), a neo-noir that cast him as Linda Fiorentino's unwitting, hormonally misguided accomplice. Berg's subsequent roles tended to be in films of middling quality, and it was for his work on the popular TV series Chicago Hope that he received the most recognition. In 1998, Berg made his feature directorial debut with Very Bad Things, a black comedy starring Jon Favreau, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, and Leland Orser as a group of men behaving badly. The film, which was shown at the Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals, received a fairly mixed critical reception. Nonetheless, Berg continued to be a presence behind the camera. In 2000, he created Wonderland, an edgy dramatic television series set in an asylum. While the ABC show recieved rave reviews and garnered a cult following, it failed to deliver ratings and was quickly cancelled.Berg finally found himself with a hit on his hands in 2003 with The Rundown. Starring The Rock and Seann William Scott, the Berg-helmed action comedy was well-received by critics and managed to score well at the box-office. In 2004, Berg began work on his third directorial effort, Friday Night Lights, a football film he also scripted that turned into the biggest ciritical hit of his career, as well as performing solidly at the box office. He followed that up with the military thriller The Kingdom in 2007, and the Will Smith sci-fi film Hancock in 2008. He had a hand in the script for the action revenge film The Losers, and in 2012 he helmed the big-screen adaptation of the beloved board game Battleship.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
22% Mile 22 Actor Director Producer 2018
87% Wind River Producer $33.8M 2017
80% Patriots Day Director Screenwriter $31.9M 2017
83% Deepwater Horizon Mr. Skip Director $73.1M 2016
97% Hell or High Water Producer $27M 2016
No Score Yet The Hunt for El Chapo Director Producer 2016
No Score Yet Serena Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet Gridiron Heroes Actor 2015
58% Hercules Producer $59.5M 2014
75% Lone Survivor Director Screenwriter Producer $97.7M 2014
34% Battleship Director Producer JPJ 2nd Gunner $65.2M 2012
48% The Losers Screenwriter $23.5M 2010
No Score Yet Virtuality Director 2009
41% Hancock Director $228M 2008
27% Lions for Lambs Lt. Col. Falco $15M 2007
81% Lars and the Real Girl Executive Producer $5.9M 2007
51% The Kingdom Director Producer $47.5M 2007
30% Smokin' Aces Pete Deeks $35.7M 2007
57% PU-239 Executive Producer 2006
81% Friday Night Lights Director Screenwriter $60.7M 2004
86% Collateral Richard Weidner $100.1M 2004
69% The Rundown Director $47.6M 2003
6% Corky Romano Paulie Romano 2001
0% De Sade Screenwriter 2001
No Score Yet Dill Scallion Nate Clumson 1999
43% Very Bad Things Director Screenwriter 1998
74% Cop Land Joey Randone 1997
45% The Great White Hype Terry Conklin 1996
33% Girl 6 Caller 1, Bob 1996
94% The Last Seduction Mike Swale 1994
No Score Yet F.T.W. (The Last Ride) Clem 1994
No Score Yet Across the Moon Lyle 1994
No Score Yet Unveiled Drug Dealer 1994
No Score Yet A Case For Murder Jack Hemmet 1993
39% Fire in the Sky David Whitlock 1993
22% Aspen Extreme Dexter Rutecki 1993
88% A Midnight Clear Bud 1992
58% Late for Dinner Frank Lovegren 1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts Tom 1991
20% Shocker Jonathan Parker 1989
No Score Yet Heart of Dixie Jenks 1989
No Score Yet Race For Glory Chris 1989
89% Miracle Mile Band Member 1989
No Score Yet Going Overboard Actor 1989
No Score Yet Tale of Two Sisters Gardener 1989
No Score Yet Genuine Risk Henry 1989
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday Eddie 1988

TV

CREDIT
69% Ballers
2015
Producer Executive Producer Director Coach Berg Coach
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Fight Game With Jim Lampley
2012
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Road to Race Day
2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
91% The Leftovers
2014-2017
Producer Executive Producer Director Pete
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Brokenwood Mysteries
2014
Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet Wahlburgers
2014
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet State of Play
2013-2016
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
57% Californication
2007-2014
Pete Berg Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dream Machines
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet On Freddie Roach
2012
Producer Executive Producer Director
  • 2012
83% Prime Suspect
2011-2012
Producer Executive Producer Director
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
Producer Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
27% Trauma
2009-2010
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
Director
  • 2009
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2008
89% Alias
2001-2006
Noah Hicks
  • 2002
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Eddie
  • 2002
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Director Dr. Billy Kronk
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995

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