Barry Pepper

Barry Robert Pepper is a Canadian-American character actor. He played Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan, Corrections Officer Dean Stanton in The Green Mile, Roger Maris in 61*, Sergeant Michael Strank in Flags of Our Fathers, and David Keller in Crawl. He has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. For his role as Robert F. Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys, Pepper won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

Early life

Pepper was born the youngest of three boys 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 Corrections Officer 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 role as the heroic antagonist of the film Battlefield Earth, his depiction of Roger Maris in Billy Crystal's HBO film 61*, as Dale Earnhardt in the ESPN produced film ', 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 '.
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 in advance he was going to win the award, 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 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
In 2015, Pepper appeared in The Maze Runner sequel, , 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.

Personal life

Pepper has one child, a daughter named Annaliese, with his wife, Cindy.
He attended and graduated from Georges P. Vanier Senior Secondary located in the beautiful Comox Valley, in British Columbia, Canada. Growing up he was an exceptional athlete and very artistic. He even designed and installed the Towhee bird insigina in the gymnasium for the school, in his senior year.
He became a U.S. citizen in 2006.




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