Horton, Peter 1953–

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HORTON, Peter 1953–

(Peter I. Horton)


Born August 20, 1953, in Bellevue, WA; father, in the shipping business; married Linda Hamilton (an actress), 1979 (divorced, 1980); married Michelle Pfeiffer (an actress), 1981 (divorced, 1988); married Nicole Deputron, 1995; children: (third marriage) one daughter. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, degree in music composition; also attended Principia College. Avocational Interests: Playing classical piano pieces.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. Lawyer—Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, LLP, 450 North Roxbury Dr., Eighth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—N2N Entertainment, 9348 Civic Center Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and composer. Performed on stage with the Lobero Repertory Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA.

Awards, Honors: Audience Award, Cinekid, 1995, for The Cure.


Television Appearances; Series:

Crane McFadden, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1982–83.

Professor Gary Shepherd, thirtysomething, ABC, 1987–91.

Eziekiel Stone, Brimstone, Fox, 1998–99.

Max Ryan, The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Documentary director, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tony Smith, She's Dressed to Kill (also known as Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models), NBC, 1979.

Jack O'Callahan, Miracle on Ice, ABC, 1981.

Bill, Freedom, ABC, 1981.

Doug, Choices of the Heart (also known as In December the Roses Will Bloom Again), NBC, 1983.

Jim Harrison, Children of the Dark, CBS, 1994.

The Gift, 1994.

General George Armstrong Custer, Crazy Horse, TNT, 1996.

Steven Keeney, Death Benefit, USA Network, 1996.

Lieutenant Clay Maloney, Murder Live!, NBC, 1997.

Scott Fischer, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (also known as Death on Everest), ABC, 1997.

Eli Mayhew, While I Was Gone, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Dolphins, Whales, and Us (documentary), CBS, 1990.

Times Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990.

Host, Marine Life Miracles (documentary), PBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eric, "Mother's Rule," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1979.

Raymond Collins, "One of the Boys," The White Shadow, 1979.

"Trouble On the South Side," Kaz, 1979.

Wayne, "John Ewing III: Part 1 and 2," Dallas, 1979.

Scott, "The Victim," Flamingo Road, 1981.

Barry Dorn, "Lust et Veritas," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Barry Dorn, "Newheart," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Joe, "The Gift," Directed By, Showtime, 1994.

Jack Keyes, "Columbus Day," Gun, ABC, 1997.

Ray Nicolet, "The One That Got Away," Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003.

Nick Brustin, "Boom, Swagger, Boom," Line of Fire, ABC, 2003.

Nick Brustin, "I'm Your Boogie Man," Line of Fire, ABC, 2003.

Alex (uncredited), "Abduction," LAX, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Tom Sawyer, Sawyer and Finn, NBC, 1983.

Professor Hartman, Class of '96, 1993.

Capital City, ABC, 2004.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, Brimstone, Fox, 1998–99.

Co-executive producer, Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005.

Television Work; Movies:

Director, Extreme Close-Up (also known as Home Video), NBC, 1990.

Executive producer, Murder Live!, NBC, 1997.

Television Director; Specials:

"One Too Many," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1985.

Television Director; Episodic:

thirtysomething, ABC, 1988.

"Whose Woods Are These?," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988.

Gun, ABC, 1997.

Once and Again, ABC, 1999.

"Carte Blanche," The Shield, FX, 2002.

MDs, ABC, 2002.

"Take the Money and Run," Line of Fire, ABC, 2003.

One Tree Hill, The WB, 2003.

Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005.

Television Director; Pilots:

Class of '96, Fox, 1993.

Birdland, ABC, 1994.

Film Appearances:

Joey Madona, Fade to Black, American Cinema, 1980.

Fourth cult member, Serial, Paramount, 1980.

Jacob, Split Image (also known as Captured), Orion, 1982.

Dr. Burt Stanton, Children of the Corn (also known as Stephen King's "Children of the Corn"), New World Pictures, 1984.

Father Mahoney, Where the River Runs Black, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986.

Harry, "Hospital," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987.

Zack Barnes, Side Out, TriStar, 1990.

Jamie, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992.

Patrick Brewer, The Baby-Sitter's Club, Columbia, 1995.

Roy Foxx, Two Days in the Valley, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Brian, The End of Violence (also known as Am ende der gewalt), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Buena Vista, 1997.

Jack, Gun, 1997.

Dr. Donald Hayden, T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, Imax Corporation, 1998.

Dr. Michael Welles, Thoughtcrimes, United International, 2003.

Lionel, The Dust Factory, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

The urologist, Happy Endings, Lions Gate, 2005.

The Naked Brothers Band, 2005.

Film Director:

"Two I.D.s," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987.

The Cure, Universal, 1995.

Powers That Be, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Other Film Work:

Second unit director, The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Butterflies Are Free, Masquers Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.


Television Movies:

Murder Live!, NBC, 1997.


(As Peter I. Horton) Falling Fire (also known as The Cusp and Three Minutes to Impact), Concorde Pictures, 1997.



TV Guide, November 8, 1997, pp. 30-33, 51.