Barry Pepper

Actor
Always focused and intense on screen, versatile actor Barry Pepper established himself as one of the more promising young actors to emerge in the late-1990s while working with filmmakers that included Steven Spielberg ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1970 in Campbell River, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (40)

All Access 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Dogs 1997 - 1998, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1994 - 1998, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1996 - 1998, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monster Trucks 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kill the Messenger 2014 (Movie)

Russell Dodson (Actor)

The Devil's Harvest 2014 (Movie)

Yaroslav (Actor)

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

Jack Valliant (Actor)

Snitch 2013 (Movie)

Agent Cooper (Actor)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

Fuller (Actor)

The Kennedys 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Casino Jack 2010 (Movie)

Michael Scanlon (Actor)

Like Dandelion Dust 2010 (Movie)

Rip Porter (Actor)

Princess Kaiulani 2010 (Movie)

Thurston (Actor)

True Grit 2010 (Movie)

Lucky Ned Pepper (Actor)

Seven Pounds 2008 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Mike Strank (Actor)

Unknown 2006 (Movie)

Flannel Shirt (Actor)

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 (Movie)

Mike Norton (Actor)

Ripley Under Ground 2004 (Movie)

Ripley (Actor)

The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Snow Walker 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

Francis Xavier Slaughtery (Actor)

Knockaround Guys 2002 (Movie)

Matty Demaret (Actor)

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

Joseph Galloway (Actor)

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Battlefield Earth 2000 (Movie)

Jonnie 'Goodboy' Tyler (Actor)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

Dean Stanton (Death Row Guard) (Actor)

We All Fall Down 1999 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Pratt (Actor)

Firestorm 1998 (Movie)

Packer (Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

Private Jackson (Actor)

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Killer Among Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Silence (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Always focused and intense on screen, versatile actor Barry Pepper established himself as one of the more promising young actors to emerge in the late-1990s while working with filmmakers that included Steven Spielberg and Frank Darabont. After debuting in the firefighting thriller "Firestorm" (1998), the Canadian-born Pepper was thrust into the limelight as a member of an impressive ensemble cast in Spielberg's harrowing WWII drama "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). More major productions like "Enemy of the State" (1998) and "The Green Mile" (1999) followed in quick succession, placing Pepper at the top of the in-demand young stars. That is, until the epic box office failure of the reviled "Battlefield Earth" (2000) threatened to derail Pepper's nascent career. He recovered nicely, however, with well regarded turns in projects such as the baseball biopic "61*" (HBO, 2001), "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005), and "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006). By the end of the decade Pepper had regained his hard-earned status with prominent roles in two critically lauded efforts - "True Grit" (2010) and "The Kennedys" (Reelz Channel, 2011), again making him a go-to character actor who elevated all of his projects.

Relationships

Cindy Pepper

Wife
Met in high school Began dating 1994 Married Nov. 16, 1997

Annaliese Pepper

Daughter
Born June 17, 2000; mother, Cindy Pepper

Alex Pepper

Brother

Doug Pepper

Brother

EDUCATION

Vancouver Actors Studio

Vancouver , British Columbia

George P Vanier Secondary School

Campbell River , British Columbia 1988

Milestones

2013

Cast alongside Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in crime drama "Broken City"

2013

Acted opposite Dwayne Johnson in action drama "Snitch"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

2011

Portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in miniseries "The Kennedys," developed for the History Channel, but after they declined to air it, was shown on ReelzChannel

2010

Co-starred in the Coen brothers' Western "True Grit"

2010

Co-starred in "Casino Jack" with Kevin Spacey, who portrayed Washington, D.C. lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff

2008

Reunited with Will Smith in "Seven Pounds" as lead character's friend and executor of his will

2006

Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers"

2005

Co-starred in Tommy Lee Jones' feature directing debut "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"; earned Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Supporting Male

2004

Portrayed legendary race car driver Dale Earnhardt in "3: The Dale Earnhardt Story" for ESPN; earned a SAG nomination for Best Actor

2002

Co-starred in "Knockaround Guys"

2002

Co-starred with Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

2002

Starred as journalist Joe Galloway in Vietnam War drama "We Were Soldiers"

2001

Portrayed Roger Maris in HBO drama "61*"

2000

Co-starred with John Travolta in sci-fi epic "Battlefield Earth"

1999

Re-teamed with Hanks, his co-star in "Saving Private Ryan" for "The Green Mile"

1998

Cast in supporting role in "Enemy of the State," starring Will Smith

1998

Played a Bible-spouting sniper in Steven Spielberg's WWII drama "Saving Private Ryan"

1998

Feature film debut, "Firestorm"

1996

Played supporting role of Harold Bride in CBS miniseries "Titanic"

1993

Landed recurring role on Canadian series "Madison"

1992

U.S. TV debut, "A Killer Among Friends" (CBS)

Acted on stage in Vancouver, Canada in such productions as "Equus" and "The Taming of the Shrew"

Bonus Trivia

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On the differences between boot camps for "Saving Private Ryan" and "We Were Soldiers," Pepper told Louis Hobson of The Calgary Sun (March 2, 2002): "The one for "Saving Private Ryan" was much more intense because we were out in the forest sleeping in tents, eating rations, trudging through mud. At Fort Benning, we ate in the mess hall, slept in barracks and trained with the recruits."

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