Barry Pepper

Barry Robert Pepper ( born April 4, 1970 in Campbell River, British Columbia) is a Canadian actor.


Pepper is the youngest of three brothers. During his childhood, his family, a 15 meters (50 feet ) built long boat on which it five years the South Pacific Ocean traveled. Pepper therefore received no regular education, he attended either focus on specific courses or was temporarily in public schools. After five years, the family returned to Canada.


Pepper attended a high school, but was interested during this time mainly to art and sport and played volleyball and rugby. In 1988, he finished high school and initially wanted to study graphic design. He changed his plans after he came up with the " Vancouver Actors Studio " in contact.


He got his first role in the TV series Madison in 1993 He then starred in numerous series mostly smaller roles, such as in the episode journey through the time hole (English title: Summer of Love ). In the series Sliders. He gained greater attention to the role of the sniper Private Jackson in Steven Spielberg's war drama Saving Private Ryan. Another prominent role was that of the reporter Joseph L. Galloway in the war drama We Were Soldiers. It was followed by productions such as The Public Enemy No. 1, The Green Mile, and Clint Eastwood's war drama Flags of Our Fathers.

In 2011 he won for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy in the television miniseries The Kennedys an Emmy.