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Barry Pepper


Barry Pepper Biography

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

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.

Career

He is best known for his role as the sniper Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan. Barry Pepper also portrayed a 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.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1992 ' Mickey
1995 Johnny's Girl Jimmy Zee
1996 Urban Safari Rico
1998 Firestorm Packer
1998 Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Daniel Jackson Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1998 Enemy of the State David Pratt
1999 The Green Mile Dean Stanton Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2000 Battlefield Earth Jonnie Goodboy Tyler Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2000 We All Fall Down John
2001 61* Roger Maris Nominated Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Golden Globe Award for Best Actor " Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor in a TV Movie
2001 Knockaround Guys Matty Demaret
2002 We Were Soldiers Joseph L. Galloway
2002 25th Hour Frank Slaughtery
2003 ' Charlie Halliday Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama
Nominated Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Dale Earnhardt Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2005 ' Mike Norton Nominated Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
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. Nominated Satellite Award for Best Actor " Miniseries or Television Film
2012 To the Wonder Father Barry Deleted scenes
2013 Broken City Jack Valliant
2013 Snitch Agent Cooper
2013 The Lone Ranger Captain Jay Fuller
2014 Kill the Messenger Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1993"1996 Madison Mick Farleigh
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 ' Tyson Ruddick Episode: "The Heist"
1996 ' Kurt Hessman Episode: "Payback"
1996 Viper Johnny Hodge Episode: "White Fire"
1996 Titanic Harold Bride
2011 ' Robert F. Kennedy 8 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

Video game

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



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