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Barry Pepper

Pepper in San Diego, California, 2009
Born Barry Robert Pepper
April 4, 1970 (1970-04-04) (age 39)
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Cindy Pepper (1997-present)
(1 child Annaliese Pepper)
Official website

Barry Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970) is a Canadian actor.


Early life

Pepper, youngest of three children, was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, the son of a retired lumberjack.[1] When Pepper was five years old, his family set sail in a homemade ship, navigating through the South Pacific islands for five years.[1][2] 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.


He is best known for his role as the Christian sniper Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan; as prison guard Dean Stanton in The Green Mile, 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 a role alongside Will Smith. He appeared in the Jagged Edge music video "Goodbye". Most recently, 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.[3] Pepper will star in the psychological thriller Frost Road[4], directed by Call of Duty creator Keith Arem.[5]

Personal life

Pepper has been married to his wife Cindy, since November 1997. They have one daughter, named Annaliese, born on June 17, 2000.[6]


Year Film Role Other notes
1996 Urban Safari Rico
1998 Firestorm Packer
Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Daniel Jackson
Enemy of the State David Pratt
1999 The Green Mile Dean Stanton
2000 Battlefield Earth Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
We All Fall Down John
2001 Knockaround Guys Matty Demaret
2002 We Were Soldiers Joseph L. Galloway
25th Hour Frank Slaughtery
2003 The Snow Walker Charlie Halliday
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Mike Norton
Ripley Under Ground Tom Ripley
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Sgt. Mike Strank
Unknown Rancher Shirt
2008 Seven Pounds Dan
2009 Barbarian Princess Lorrin Thurston
Like Dandelion Dust Rip Porter
2010 Casino Jack Michael Scanlon post-production
True Grit Ned Pepper pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Killer Among Friends Mickey TV-Movie
1993–1996 Madison Mick Farleigh
1994 Neon Rider Jason Episode: The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle
M.A.N.T.I.S. Jason Dirks Episode: Days of Rage
1995 Highlander: The Series Michael Christian Episode: They Also Serve
Sliders Skidd Episode: Summer of Love
Lonesome Dove: The Series Cam Episode: Ties That Bind
Johnny's Girl Jimmy Zee ABC TV-Movie
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Jake Episode: Partners
The Outer Limits Tyson Ruddick Episode: The Heist
The Sentinel Kurt Hessman Episode: Payback
Viper Johnny Hodge Episode: White Fire
Titanic Assistant Marconi Operator Harold Bride Miniseries
2001 61* Roger Maris HBO TV-Movie
2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Dale Earnhardt ESPN TV-Movie
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Prototype Alex Mercer Game
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Army Ranger Corporal Jake Dunn Game

Awards and nominations

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Actor in a Picture Made for Television" - 61*

DVD Exclusive Awards

  • 2006: Nominated, "Best Actor (in a DVD Premiere Movie" - The Snow Walker

Emmy Awards

  • 2001: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie" - 61*

Genie Awards

  • 2004: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role" - The Snow Walker

Golden Globe Awards

  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television" - 61*

Independent Spirit Awards

  • 2006: Nominated, "Best Supporting Male" - The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Leo Awards

  • 2004: Won, "Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama" - The Snow Walker

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • 1999: Won, "Best Ensemble Cast Performance" - Saving Private Ryan (shared w/co-stars)

Razzie Awards

  • 2001: Won, "Worst Supporting Actor" - Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 1999: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast" - Saving Private Ryan (shared w/co-stars)
  • 2000: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast" - The Green Mile (shared w/co-stars)
  • 2005: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries" - 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

Western Heritage Awards

  • 2006: Won, "Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture" - The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (shared w/producers & co-stars)


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