Pepper in September 2009
April 4, 1970 |
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Cindy Pepper (m. 1997)|
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, Dean Stanton in The Green Mile, 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 was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, the son of a lumberjack. When he 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 created and performed sketches for each other. When the family had finished their travels, they returned to Canada and set up a shop on Denman Island.
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. 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.
In 2015, Pepper appeared in The Maze Runner sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Vince, "a survivalist who is one of the last remaining soldiers of a legendary unit called the Right Arm". Filming began at the end of October 2014, and the movie was released on September 18, 2015.
|1992||A Killer Among Friends||Mickey||Television film|
|1995||Johnny's Girl||Jimmy Zee||Television film|
|1996||Titanic||Harold Bride||Television film|
|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 film|
|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 film|
|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 film|
|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|
|2015||Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||Vince|
|2015||The Devil's Harvest||Yaroslav|
|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'
- Borys Kit (November 3, 2014). "Barry Pepper Joins 'Maze Runner' Sequel 'Scorch Trials' (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- "Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'". The Playlist. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- "Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’ Adds Barry Pepper". deadline.com. Apr 15, 2014. Retrieved Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’ Adds Barry Pepper. Check date values in: