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Peter Horton is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 20 august 1953 at Bellevue (USA)

Peter Horton

Peter Horton
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 august 1953 (67 years) at Bellevue (USA)

Peter Horton (born August 20, 1953) is an American actor and director. He is perhaps best known for the role of Professor Gary Shepherd on the popular television series Thirtysomething which he played from 1987 until 1991.


Horton was married to Michelle Pfeiffer, whom he met in Milton Katselas' acting class, from 1981 to 1988. He pried the future Hollywood star from a vegan cult: 'I don't believe in women being saved by men, but ... I was very lucky,' Pfeiffer later recalled. 'Peter drew me back into the world.' Of their relationship, Pfeiffer reflected, 'I broke one of my own Ten Commandments never to date an actor, especially one you study with. Then, I married one!' Their separation was amicable; Horton later blamed it on their devotion to their work rather than to their marriage.

He has been married to Nicole Deputron since 1995 and the couple have two children, Lily (b. October 1999) and Ruby (b. 2002). He is a brother-in-law of Egil Krogh, a former White House Plumber who was convicted in the Watergate scandal.

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Filmography of Peter Horton (21 films)

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The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, 1h24
Directed by Polly Draper
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, David Levi, Thomas Batuello, Shelby Young, Allie DiMeco
Roles Himself
Rating39% 1.9716751.9716751.9716751.9716751.971675
The film begins with an introduction to the documentary from the boys. Nat and Alex Wolff, aged nine and six respectively, are members of the fictional band The Silver Boulders which also consists of Thomas, David, Josh, and their manager Cooper. The band found success after a music executive (John B. Williams) signed them to his label, Who's the Man Records. The band performs their new song "Motormouth" at a concert in the Hammerstein Ballroom. After the show, the band members describe how their group started and a clip from their music video "Crazy Car" is shown.
While I Was Gone, 2h
Origin USA
Actors Kirstie Alley, Bill Smitrovich, Peter Horton, Tyler Jeffrey Hynes, Janaya Stephens, Kim Poirier
Roles Eli Mayhew
Rating49% 2.4968852.4968852.4968852.4968852.496885
Jo, vétérinaire, est l'épouse d'un pasteur depuis de nombreuses années. Mais peu à peu, l'amour a laissé place à la routine. Jusqu'au jour où, dans le cadre de son travail, Jo tombe sur Eli, son amour de jeunesse. Des sentiments enfouis refont surface, obligeant la jeune femme à reconsidérer sa vie...
The Dust Factory, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Kelley, Kim Myers, Michael Angarano, Peter Horton
Roles Lionell
Rating59% 2.9993552.9993552.9993552.9993552.999355
Ryan Flynn (Ryan Kelley) is a young boy who, traumatized by the death of his father, has not spoken aloud or exercised his imagination since. While on a walk with a friend, Ryan falls from a bridge and apparently drowns. He finds himself in a parallel universe called the "Dust Factory", which houses all humans who are on the verge of death, but have yet to die. The Dust Factory's topography is immense, encompassing lakes, forests, mountains, and a wide field covered by dry grass. In the center of the Dust Factory, is a circus pavilion whose Ringmaster is a figure of some authority and dread. Each person dwelling in the Dust Factory must enter the circus pavilion and make a leap (a literal 'leap of faith') across the arena into the arms of a trapeze artist to proceed into death or return to life. The latter decision occurs when a participant falls into the arena during the leap, leaving behind a pile of dust which marks the passage, gives the realm its name, and when disturbed allows the one doing so to enter a hidden chamber where they play ice hockey against the Ringmaster. In the Factory, Ryan regains his voice and is reunited with his grandfather (Armin Mueller-Stahl), whose Alzheimer's disease has (in his 'real' life) prevented him from communicating with his family. The grandfather, who is apparently knowledgeable about the inner workings of the Dust Factory, advises and tells him stories. The stories he tells, which outwardly appear to convey no obvious meaning, contain hidden parables that Ryan must solve. The theme of belief/hope versus cynicism or despair surfaces in relation to one of these.
Thoughtcrimes, 1h26
Directed by Breck Eisner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Navi Rawat, Joe Flanigan, Peter Horton, Joe Morton, Jocelyn Seagrave, Kim Coates
Roles Dr. Michael Welles
Rating66% 3.3485353.3485353.3485353.3485353.348535
A high-school student named Freya McAllister (Navi Rawat) begins hearing voices in her head and is misdiagnosed with schizophrenic catalepsy. She spends nine years in an institution before a government doctor (Peter Horton) for the fictional "National Security Administration" realizes Freya might instead be telepathic – and he promptly whisks her away from the institution and commences training her on an isolated farm for the NSA (not the actual National Security Agency). Teamed up with Homeland Security agent Brendan Dean (Joe Flanigan) to track down an elusive assassin known as Gazal, Freya has been ordered not to reveal her powers to her new partner. They manage to uncover Gazal's identity and bring him to justice.
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, 45minutes
Directed by Brett Leonard
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Time travel films
Actors Peter Horton, Liz Stauber
Roles Dr. Donald Hayden
Rating47% 2.3619852.3619852.3619852.3619852.361985
The plot revolves around 16-year-old Ally Hayden (Liz Stauber), the daughter of Dr. Donald Hayden (Peter Horton), a world-famous paleontologist and museum curator. She loves dinosaurs and longs to be able to accompany him to one of the nearby paleontological digs, but her father thinks this is too dangerous and she has to settle for giving museum tours instead.
The End of Violence, 2h2
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Bill Pullman, Gabriel Byrne, Traci Lind, Rosalind Chao, Andie MacDowell, K. Todd Freeman
Roles Brian
Rating56% 2.800092.800092.800092.800092.80009
Movie producer Mike Max meditates on the paranoia of fear of attack, in the movie business and life in general, as his wife Page announces she is leaving him. He receives a document via email from a NASA employee he met earlier at a conference. Before opening it he is kidnapped and almost killed, a scene captured by surveillance cameras and witnessed by computer scientist Ray Bering on surveillance footage scene in his laboratory at the Griffith Observatory. However, it soon turns out the two men have been shot, Max has escaped and now is accused of killing them. He takes shelter with, and goes to work for, the Mexican gardeners who find him and they help him investigate who is trying to kill him and why. Bering, who originally sent Max the email and recognized Max in the surveillance footage, has a conversation with an intelligence agent who makes it clear that anyone who gets in the way of a new “anti-crime” satellite surveillance program not yet approved by Congress will be dealt with terminally. Detective Dean Brock suspects Max is not a killer and on a tip meets with Bering, who is assassinated by a gunshot as they begin to speak. Max gives up his business and money to his wife and the movie ends as he meditates on how a real attack has freed him from paranoia.
Murder Live!, 1h30
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Marg Helgenberger, David Morse, Peter Horton, Lauren Tom, Teri Garr, Eloy Casados
Roles Lt. Clay Maloney
Rating63% 3.1951753.1951753.1951753.1951753.195175
A vengeful father takes talk show host Pia Postman, host of The Pia Postman Show on WYBS, and her audience hostage on live TV, when his daughter commits suicide after being humiliated on the show.
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest, 1h30
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Actors Christopher McDonald, Peter Horton, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Jenkins, Tim Dutton, Stuart Milligan
Roles Scott Fischer
Rating57% 2.851692.851692.851692.851692.85169
The film portrays the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and the events that preceded. It mainly follows Jon Krakauer, the author of the book Into Thin Air for which the film is based on. It also follows the climbing teams of Rob Hall and Scott Fischer.
Crazy Horse
Directed by John Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Western
Actors Michael Greyeyes, Ned Beatty, John Finn, Irene Bedard, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi
Roles General George Armstrong Custer
Rating63% 3.199223.199223.199223.199223.19922
Le légendaire chef amérindien refuse de se rendre paisiblement avec son peuple dans la réserve et déclenche une rébellion.
2 Days in the Valley, 1h45
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Peter Horton, Marsha Mason
Roles Roy Foxx
Rating64% 3.2491153.2491153.2491153.2491153.249115
Two hitmen, Lee Woods (James Spader) and Dosmo Pizzo (Danny Aiello), walk into a bedroom where a sleeping couple, aspiring Olympic athlete Becky Foxx and her loser ex-husband Roy Foxx, are in bed. Lee injects Becky (Teri Hatcher) with a tranquilizer then shoots Roy in the head. Lee and Dosmo then drive to an abandoned area of Mulholland Drive, where Lee shoots Dosmo and blows up the car in order to set Dosmo up as the fall guy for the murder. Lee flees the scene with his glamorous Norwegian girlfriend Helga (Charlize Theron).
The Baby-Sitters Club, 1h25
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Austin O'Brien, Larisa Oleynik, Stacy Linn Ramsower
Roles Patrick Thomas
Rating57% 2.899822.899822.899822.899822.89982
Kristy Thomas, president of "The Baby-Sitters Club", decides to open a day camp for their child clients. Her best friend, Mary Anne Spier, along with Mary Anne's stepsister Dawn Schafer, offer their parents' backyard to serve as the camp site. All of the club members (Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Dawn Schafer, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, Mallory Pike, and Jessi Ramsey) vow to keep a close eye out for misbehaving kids.
Singles (1992)
, 1h39
Directed by Cameron Crowe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Actors Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Jim True-Frost, Sheila Kelley
Roles Jamie
Rating66% 3.3486253.3486253.3486253.3486253.348625
Singles centers on the lives of a group of young people, mostly in their 20s, living in an apartment block in Seattle, Washington, and is divided into chapters. It focuses on the course of two couples' rocky romances, as well as the love lives of their friends and associates. The film stars Bridget Fonda as Janet, a coffee-bar waitress fawning over Cliff, an aspiring, yet slightly aloof rock musician (Matt Dillon) of the fictional grunge/rock band Citizen Dick, Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott as Linda Powell and Steve Dunne, respectively - a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other, and Sheila Kelley as Debbie Hunt, who is trying to find Mr. Right - a man who would make an ideal romantic partner - by making a video to express her desire. The events of the film are set against the backdrop of the early 1990s grunge movement in Seattle.
Side Out
Side Out (1990)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kathy Ireland, Tony Burton, Harley Jane Kozak
Roles Zack Barnes
Rating56% 2.800942.800942.800942.800942.80094
Monroe Clark moves to California to pursue a law career. At the airport he meets Wiley Hunter who offers him a drive to Monroe's uncle Max's house and it is not long before they become friends. Monroe then meets his Uncle Max to discuss how Monroe will earn money for law school. Max assigns Monroe the job of handing homeowners a "pay or quit" notice to either to vacate the premises or pay past rent due and to be back by 6 o'clock. Monroe handles some of the evictions until he meets Zack Barnes's "companion" after they engaged in sexual activities. Monroe meets Zack unknowingly after he tricks him that Zack is heading for the lifeguard station, only to lead him to his gambling agent who throws Monroe's suitcase into the ocean. Monroe then meets Samantha, who was the one who recovered his suitcase from the ocean. While Monroe is in California's beaches, he runs into Wiley, who shows Monroe the joys of living a carefree lifestyle and the popularity of volleyball. Wiley asks a nearby volleyball team consisted of Moothart and O'Bradovich to challenge the duo to a quick volleyball game.
Amazon Women on the Moon, 1h25
Directed by Joe Dante, John Landis, Peter Horton, Carl Gottlieb, Robert K. Weiss
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Films about television, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera
Actors Arsenio Hall, Lou Jacobi, Griffin Dunne, Steve Forrest, Robert Colbert, Michelle Pfeiffer
Roles Harry Landers
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Fictional television station WIDB-TV (channel 8) experiences problems with its late-night airing of science-fiction classic Amazon Women on the Moon, a 1950s B movie in which Queen Lara (Sybil Danning) and Captain Nelson (Steve Forrest) battle exploding volcanoes and man-eating spiders on the moon. Waiting for the film to resume, an unseen viewer begins channel surfing—simulated by bursts of white noise—through late night cable, with the various segments and sketches of the film representing the programming found on different channels. The viewer intermittently returns to channel 8, where Amazon Women continues to resume airing before faltering once more.
Where the River Runs Black, 1h40
Directed by Christopher Cain
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Indiens d'Amazonie
Actors Charles Durning, Peter Horton, Dana Delany, Ajay Naidu, Cástulo Guerra, Conchata Ferrell
Roles Father Mahoney
Rating65% 3.293193.293193.293193.293193.29319
Father Mahoney (Peter Horton) is a missionary priest in the Amazon. He falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious Indian woman (Divana Brandão) and together they have a son. Mahoney is killed by an anaconda, leaving the Indian woman to raise their child alone. The mother herself is killed by a band of hunters led by Orlando Santos (Cástulo Guerra), and the child, now aged six, is left to fend for himself in the jungle. He lives an idyllic existence, swimming with the river dolphins.