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Peter Berg

Peter Berg (born March 11, 1962) is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is known for directing films such as Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, The Rundown, Hancock, and Battleship. He also developed the television series Friday Night Lights, which was adapted from the film he directed. As an actor he is best known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope. Berg was born in New York City, New York. He is the son of Sally and Laurence "Larry" Berg. Berg's father was Jewish and his mother Christian. He is the cousin of writer H. G. Bissinger, whose book Friday Night Lights provides the basis for the film and TV series of the same name. 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 in 1980, Berg attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in theater arts and theater history. He graduated in 1984, and in 1985 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

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Caitlyn Jenner -- Peter Berg Deletes '2 Balls, 2 Boobs' Post .... I Have No Issues with Her

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Peter Berg Etch A Sketched his Instagram post, which made Caitlyn Jenner look like a joke. Peter was remorseful, saying he meant no harm when he re-posted a meme scoffing at Caitlyn winning the… READ MORE >

Peter Berg -- Attacked Over Caitlyn Jenner Meme ... Hands Off That Pic!

Peter Berg
Attacked Over Caitlyn Meme ... Hands Off That Pic!

Peter Berg got a ton of backlash for posting that meme featuring Caitlyn Jenner -- and now one of the haters is considering taking legal action against the director. The issue? The meme… READ MORE >

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Peter Berg -- Pissed Over Caitlyn Jenner ... She Doesn't Deserve the Praise

Peter Berg
Pissed Over Caitlyn Jenner She Doesn't Deserve the Praise

Peter Berg ain't happy with all the praise being heaped on Caitlyn Jenner -- and is now mocking everyone from ESPN to President Obama for honoring her ... instead of military vets.  The… READ MORE >

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'Friday Night Lights' Director -- Teaching NFL Stars How to Make It In Hollywood

'Friday Night Lights' Director
Teaching NFL Stars How to Make It In Hollywood

It's been 5 years since former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander hung up his cleats ... but now, TMZ has learned the ex-Seattle Seahawks star is exploring a new career ... in Hollywood. Sources tell us ...… READ MORE >

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'Battleship' Director Peter Berg HAMMERS Israeli Reporter -- 'Are You a Draft Dodger?'

'Battleship' Director
HAMMERS Israeli Reporter 'Are You a Draft Dodger?'

** WARNING -- VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE **File this under AWKWARD ... "Battleship" director Peter Berg was doing a promotional interview for his new movie with an Israeli reporter recently,… READ MORE >

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