Barry Pepper in 2009
|Born||Barry Robert Pepper
April 4, 1970
Campbell River, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Cindy Pepper (1997–present; 1 child)|
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.
Pepper, youngest of three sons, was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, the son of a retired lumberjack. When Pepper was five years old, his family set sail in a homemade ship, navigating through the South Pacific islands for five years. 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.
Pepper is 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. Pepper will star in psychological thriller Frost Road which is being directed by Call of Duty director Keith Arem. 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.
|1992||Killer Among Friends, AA Killer Among Friends||Mickey||Television movie|
|1995||Johnny's Girl||Jimmy Zee||Television movie|
|1996||Titanic||Harold Bride||Television movie|
|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|
|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|
|2013||Broken City||Jack Valliant|
|2013||The Lone Ranger||Captain Jay Fuller|
|2014||Kill the Messenger||Russell Dodson||Filming|
|2014||The Devil’s Harvest||Yaroslav||Filming|
|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|
|2009||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Army Ranger Corporal Dunn||Voice|
Awards and nominations
- Portman, Jamie (2006-10-30). "Vancouver actor inspired by fatherly Clint Eastwood". The Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
- Barry Pepper Biography – Yahoo! Movies
- Staff (30 March 2001). "Barry Pepper amused by his worst supporting actor award for Battlefield Earth". The Canadian Press.
- 'Call of Duty' director takes to 'Road'
- "Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'". The Playlist. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-30.