Barry Pepper

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Barry Pepper
BarryPepperByPhilKonstantin.jpg
Barry Pepper in 2009
BornBarry Robert Pepper
(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 44)
Campbell River, British Columbia
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Cindy Pepper (1997–present; 1 child)
Website
www.barrypepper.com
 
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Barry Pepper
BarryPepperByPhilKonstantin.jpg
Barry Pepper in 2009
BornBarry Robert Pepper
(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 44)
Campbell River, British Columbia
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Cindy Pepper (1997–present; 1 child)
Website
www.barrypepper.com

Barry Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for roles such as Jonnie Goodboy Tyler in Battlefield Earth, Sergeant Michael Strank in Flags of Our Fathers, Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan, Roger Maris in 61*, and "Lucky" Ned Pepper in True Grit. He has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In 2011, for his role as Robert F. Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys, Pepper won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Early life[edit]

Pepper, youngest of three sons, was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, the son of a retired lumberjack.[1] When Pepper was five years old, his family set sail in a homemade ship, navigating through the South Pacific islands for five years.[1][2] His education was completed in both public schools and correspondence courses. Due to the lack of television as entertainment, the family used sketch acting as a means of fun. When the family had finished their travels, they returned to Canada and set up a shop on Denman Island off Vancouver Island.

Career[edit]

Pepper is perhaps best known for his role as the sniper Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan. He portrayed prison guard Dean Stanton in The Green Mile, appeared as Frank Slaughtery in Spike Lee's 25th Hour, as journalist Joseph L. Galloway in We Were Soldiers, his leading role in the film Battlefield Earth, his depiction of Roger Maris in Billy Crystal's HBO film 61*, as Dale Earnhardt in the ESPN produced film 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, and as Dan Morris in the film Seven Pounds, with Will Smith. He recently had roles in Casino Jack and the Coen brothers' True Grit. Pepper provided the voice for Alex Mercer, the protagonist of the video game Prototype and the voice for Corporal Dunn, a character in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Pepper won the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for his performance in Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000. He has stated that, had he known he was going to win the award in advance, he would have gladly accepted it in person.[3] Pepper will star in psychological thriller Frost Road which is being directed by Call of Duty director Keith Arem.[4] He also appeared in Jagged Edge's music video for "Goodbye". In 2011, he starred as Robert F. Kennedy in the Canadian-American TV mini-series The Kennedys, for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992A Killer Among FriendsMickeyTelevision movie
1995Johnny's GirlJimmy ZeeTelevision movie
1996TitanicHarold BrideTelevision movie
1996Urban SafariRico
1998FirestormPacker
1998Saving Private RyanPvt. Daniel Jackson
1998Enemy of the StateDavid Pratt
1999The Green MileDean Stanton
2000Battlefield EarthJonnie Goodboy Tyler
2000We All Fall DownJohn
200161*Roger MarisTelevision movie
2001Knockaround GuysMatty Demaret
2002We Were SoldiersJoseph L. Galloway
200225th HourFrank Slaughtery
2003Snow Walker, TheThe Snow WalkerCharlie Halliday
20043: The Dale Earnhardt StoryDale EarnhardtTelevision movie
2005Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, TheThe Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaMike Norton
2005Ripley Under GroundTom Ripley
2006Flags of Our FathersSgt. Mike Strank
2006UnknownRancher Shirt
2008Seven PoundsDan Morris
2009Princess KaiulaniLorrin A. Thurston
2009Like Dandelion DustRip Porter
2010Casino JackMichael Scanlon
2010True Grit"Lucky" Ned Pepper
2010When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson StoryBill W.Television movie
2012To the WonderFather BarryDeleted scenes[5]
2013Broken CityJack Valliant
2013SnitchAgent Cooper
2013The Lone RangerCaptain Jay Fuller
2014Kill the MessengerRussell DodsonFilming
2014The Devil’s HarvestYaroslavFilming
2015Monster TrucksFilming[6]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993–1996MadisonMick Farleigh16 episodes
1994Neon RiderJasonEpisode: "The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle"
1994M.A.N.T.I.S.Clayton KirkEpisode: "Days of Rage"
1995Highlander: The SeriesMichael ChristianEpisode: "They Also Serve"
1995SlidersSkiddEpisode: "Summer of Love"
1995Lonesome Dove: The SeriesCamEpisode: "Ties That Bind"
1996Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw YearsJakeEpisode: "Partners"
1996Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsTyson RuddickEpisode: "The Heist"
1996Sentinel, TheThe SentinelKurt HessmanEpisode: "Payback"
1996ViperJohnny HodgeEpisode: "White Fire"
2011Kennedys, TheThe KennedysRobert F. Kennedy8 episodes

Video game[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009[PROTOTYPE]Alex MercerVoice
2009Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Army Ranger Corporal DunnVoice

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
1999Online Film Critics Society AwardsBest CastSaving Private RyanWon
1999Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureSaving Private RyanNominated
2000Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Green MileNominated
2001Golden Raspberry AwardsWorst Supporting ActorBattlefield EarthWon
2001Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie61*Nominated
2002Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie61*Nominated
2002Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Miniseries or Television Film61*Nominated
2004Genie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Snow WalkerNominated
2004Leo AwardsBest Male Performance in a DramaThe Snow WalkerWon
2005Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie3: The Dale Earnhardt StoryNominated
2006Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleThe Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaNominated
2010Satellite AwardsBest Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmWhen Love Is Not EnoughNominated
2011Gemini AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe KennedysWon
2011Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe KennedysWon
2011Prism AwardsBest Performance in a Miniseries or a MovieWhen Love Is Not EnoughNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Portman, Jamie (2006-10-30). "Vancouver actor inspired by fatherly Clint Eastwood". The Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  2. ^ Barry Pepper Biography – Yahoo! Movies
  3. ^ Staff (30 March 2001). "Barry Pepper amused by his worst supporting actor award for Battlefield Earth". The Canadian Press. 
  4. ^ 'Call of Duty' director takes to 'Road'
  5. ^ "Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'". The Playlist. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’ Adds Barry Pepper". deadline.com. Apr 15, 2014. Retrieved Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’ Adds Barry Pepper. 

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