Barry Pepper

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Barry Pepper
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Barry Pepper in 2009
Born Barry Robert Pepper
(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 44)
Campbell River, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–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, Canada, 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]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Killer Among Friends Mickey Television movie
1995 Johnny's Girl Jimmy Zee Television movie
1996 Titanic Harold Bride Television movie
1996 Urban Safari Rico
1998 Firestorm Packer
1998 Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Daniel Jackson
1998 Enemy of the State David Pratt
1999 The Green Mile Dean Stanton
2000 Battlefield Earth Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
2000 We All Fall Down John
2001 61* Roger Maris Television movie
2001 Knockaround Guys Matty Demaret
2002 We Were Soldiers Joseph L. Galloway
2002 25th Hour Frank Slaughtery
2003 Snow Walker, TheThe Snow Walker Charlie Halliday
2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Dale Earnhardt Television movie
2005 Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, TheThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Mike Norton
2005 Ripley Under Ground Tom Ripley
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Sgt. Mike Strank
2006 Unknown Rancher Shirt
2008 Seven Pounds Dan Morris
2009 Princess Kaiulani Lorrin A. Thurston
2009 Like Dandelion Dust Rip Porter
2010 Casino Jack Michael Scanlon
2010 True Grit "Lucky" Ned Pepper
2010 When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Bill W. Television movie
2012 To the Wonder Father Barry Deleted scenes[5]
2013 Broken City Jack Valliant
2013 Snitch Agent Cooper
2013 The Lone Ranger Captain Jay Fuller
2014 Kill the Messenger Russell Dodson Filming
2014 The Devil’s Harvest Yaroslav Filming
2015 Monster Trucks Filming[6]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993–1996 Madison Mick Farleigh 16 episodes
1994 Neon Rider Jason Episode: "The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle"
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Clayton Kirk Episode: "Days of Rage"
1995 Highlander: The Series Michael Christian Episode: "They Also Serve"
1995 Sliders Skidd Episode: "Summer of Love"
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series Cam Episode: "Ties That Bind"
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Jake Episode: "Partners"
1996 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Tyson Ruddick Episode: "The Heist"
1996 Sentinel, TheThe Sentinel Kurt Hessman Episode: "Payback"
1996 Viper Johnny Hodge Episode: "White Fire"
2011 Kennedys, TheThe Kennedys Robert F. Kennedy 8 episodes

Video game[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 [PROTOTYPE] Alex Mercer Voice
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Army Ranger Corporal Dunn Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1999 Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Cast Saving Private Ryan Won
1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Saving Private Ryan Nominated
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Green Mile Nominated
2001 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actor Battlefield Earth Won
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 61* Nominated
2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 61* Nominated
2002 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film 61* Nominated
2004 Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Snow Walker Nominated
2004 Leo Awards Best Male Performance in a Drama The Snow Walker Won
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Nominated
2006 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Nominated
2010 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film When Love Is Not Enough Nominated
2011 Gemini Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Kennedys Won
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Kennedys Won
2011 Prism Awards Best Performance in a Miniseries or a Movie When Love Is Not Enough Nominated

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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