Peters, Jon 1945(?)–

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PETERS, Jon 1945(?)


Full name, John H. Peters; born June 2, 1945 (some sources cite 1947), in Van Nuys, CA; son of Jack Peters (a cook); mother, a receptionist; married first wife (divorced); married Lesley Ann Warren (an actress), 1967 (divorced, 1977); married Christine Forsyth (an architectural designer), 1987 (divorced, 1988); children: (second marriage) Christopher; (third marriage) Caleigh (daughter), Skye (daughter); Jordan.

Addresses: Office Peters Entertainment, 3601 West Olive Ave., Suite 600, Burbank, CA 91505.

Career: Producer. Jon Peters Organization, founder, 1980; GuberPeters Co., founder and partner (with Peter Guber), 1982; GuberPetersBarris Co., partner, c. 198791; Columbia Pictures, Culver City, CA, cochair of Columbia Pictures Entertainment, 198991; Jon Peters Group, principal owner, beginning 1991; Boardwalk Co., cofounder and partner (with Guber and Neil Bogart), 198081; Polygram Pictures, owner (with Guber) and comanaging director, 198082; Peters Entertainment, Burbank, CA, principal. Also worked as a personal manager, a hairdresser, and as an owner and operator of a chain of beauty parlors. Kabbalah Center, volunteer.


Film Producer:

A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976.

Eyes of Laura Mars, Columbia, 1978.

The Main Event, Warner Bros., 1979.

Six Weeks, Universal, 1982.

Vision Quest (also known as Crazy for You ), Warner Bros., 1985.

(With Peter Guber and Neil Canton) The Witches of Eastwick, Warner Bros., 1987.

(With Guber and Canton) Caddyshack II, Warner Bros., 1988.

(With Guber) Tango and Cash, Warner Bros., 1989.

(With Guber and Chris Kenny) Batman, Warner Bros., 1989.

Money Train, Columbia, 1995.

My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996.

Rosewood, Warner Bros., 1997.

Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999.

Ali, Columbia, 2001.

Film Executive Producer:

Die Laughing, Warner Bros., 1980.

Caddyshack, Warner Bros., 1980.

An American Werewolf in London (also known as American Werewolf ), Universal, 1981.

(Uncredited) Missing, Universal, 1982.

Flashdance, Paramount, 1983.

D.C. Cab (also known as Street Fleet ), Universal, 1983.

The Legend of Billie Jean (also known as Fair Is Fair ), TriStar, 1985.

The Color Purple (also known as Moon Song ), Universal, 1985.

Clue (also known as Clue: The Movie ), Paramount, 1985.

(With Peter Guber) Youngblood, MetroGoldwyn Mayer/United Artists, 1986.

(With Guber) Head Office, TriStar, 1986.

(With Guber, Mark Damon, and John W. Hyde) The Clan of the Cave Bear, Warner Bros., 1986.

(With Guber and Roger Birnbaum) Who's That Girl?, Warner Bros., 1987.

(With Guber and Steven Spielberg) Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987.

(With Guber) Rain Man, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1988.

(With Guber) Gorillas in the Mist (also known as The Adventure of Dian Fossey and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey ), Universal, 1988.

(With Guber) Missing Link, Universal, 1989.

The Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990.

(With Guber, Benjamin Melniker, and Michael Uslan) Batman Returns, Warner Bros., 1992.

(With Guber) This Boy's Life, Warner Bros., 1993.

(With Guber) With Honors, Warner Bros., 1994.

Film Appearances:

Boy on a donkey crossing the Red Sea, The Ten Commandments, Paramount, 1956.

Black Beret, Sheena, Columbia, 1984.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Dreams, 1984.

(With Al Giddings) Oceanquest (also known as Ocean Quest ), NBC, 1985.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The Toughest Man in the World, 1984.

(With Peter Guber) Brotherhood of Justice, ABC, 1986.

(With others) Bay Coven (also known as Bay Cove, The Devils of Bay Cove, Eye of the Demon, and Strangers in Town ), 1987.

Finish Line, 1989.

Also executive producer of Nightmare at Bitter Creek.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Clue: Movies, Murder and Mystery, CBS, 1986.

The Making of Gorillas in the Mist, syndicated, 1988.

Superman 50th Anniversary, 1988.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ironmonger, "The Terrible Clockman," Shirley Temple's Storybook, 1961.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Guest, The Barbara Walters Special, 1976.

Barbra: With One More Look at You (also known as The Making of "A Star Is Born "), 1976.

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters, Fox, 1989.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Doorman, Parole, 1982.



Caddyshack: The 19th Hole, Warner Bros. Home Video, 1999.


The films Eyes of Laura Mars, released by Columbia in 1978, and Tango and Cash, released by Warner Bros. in 1989, were based on stories by Peters.



Griffin, Nancy and Kim Masters, Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood, Simon & Schuster, 1996.


Fortune, July 22, 1996, p. 100.

People Weekly, May 27, 1991, p. 86.

Washington Monthly, September, 1996, pp. 4950.

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