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Barry Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970) is a Canadian actor. He played Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Corrections Officer Dean Stanton in The Green Mile (1999), Jonnie Goodboy Tyler in Battlefield Earth (2000), Roger Maris in 61* (2001), Sergeant Michael Strank in Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and "Lucky" Ned Pepper in True Grit (2010). He has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. For his role as Robert F. Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys (2011), Pepper won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

Barry Pepper
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Barry Robert Pepper

(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 49)
Years active1992–present
Cindy Pepper (m. 1997)

Early lifeEdit

Pepper was born the youngest of three boys in Campbell River, British Columbia, the son of a lumberjack.[1] When he 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 created and performed sketches for each other. When the family had finished their travels, they returned to Canada and set up a shop on Denman Island.


Pepper is perhaps best known for his role as the sniper Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan. He portrayed Corrections Officer Dean Stanton in The Green Mile, appeared as Frank Slaughtery in Spike Lee's 25th Hour, as journalist Joseph L. Galloway in We Were Soldiers, his role as the heroic antagonist of 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 Will Smith. He recently had roles in Casino Jack and the Coen brothers' True Grit. 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 in advance he was going to win the award, he would have gladly accepted it in person.[3] Pepper will star in psychological thriller Frost Road which is being directed by Call of Duty director Keith Arem.[4] He also appeared in Jagged Edge's music video for "Goodbye". In 2011, he starred as Robert F. Kennedy in the Canadian-American TV mini-series The Kennedys, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

In 2015, Pepper appeared in The Maze Runner sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Vince, "a survivalist who is one of the last remaining soldiers of a legendary unit called the Right Arm".[5] Filming began at the end of October 2014, and the movie was released on September 18, 2015.

Personal lifeEdit

Pepper has one child, a daughter named Annaliese, with his wife, Cindy.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Killer Among Friends Mickey Television film
1995 Johnny's Girl Jimmy Zee Television film
1996 Titanic Harold Bride Television film
1996 Urban Safari Rico
1998 Firestorm Packer
1998 Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Daniel Jackson
1998 Enemy of the State David Pratt
1999 The Green Mile Dean Stanton
2000 Battlefield Earth Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
2000 We All Fall Down John
2001 61* Roger Maris Television film
2001 Knockaround Guys Matty Demaret
2002 We Were Soldiers Joseph L. Galloway
2002 25th Hour Frank Slaughtery
2003 The Snow Walker Charlie Halliday
2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Dale Earnhardt Television film
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Mike Norton
2005 Ripley Under Ground Tom Ripley
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Sgt. Mike Strank
2006 Unknown Rancher Shirt
2008 Seven Pounds Dan Morris
2009 Princess Kaiulani Lorrin A. Thurston
2009 Like Dandelion Dust Rip Porter
2010 Casino Jack Michael Scanlon
2010 True Grit "Lucky" Ned Pepper
2010 When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Bill W. Television film
2012 To the Wonder Father Barry Deleted scenes[6]
2013 Broken City Jack Valliant
2013 Snitch Agent Cooper
2013 The Lone Ranger Captain Jay Fuller
2014 Kill the Messenger Russell Dodson
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Vince
2017 Monster Trucks Sheriff Rick Lovick
2017 Bitter Harvest Yaroslav
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Vince
2019 Crawl David Keller
2019 The Painted Bird Mitka
2019 Running with the Devil The Boss
TBA Awake Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1993–96 Madison Mick Farleigh 16 episodes
1994 Neon Rider Jason Episode: "The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle"
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Clayton Kirk Episode: "Days of Rage"
1995 Highlander: The Series Michael Christian Episode: "They Also Serve"
1995 Sliders Skidd Episode: "Summer of Love"
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series Cam Episode: "Ties That Bind"
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Jake Episode: "Partners"
1996 The Outer Limits Tyson Ruddick Episode: "The Heist"
1996 The Sentinel Kurt Hessman Episode: "Payback"
1996 Viper Johnny Hodge Episode: "White Fire"
2011 The Kennedys Robert F. Kennedy 8 episodes
2017 The Kennedys: After Camelot 1 episode

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 [PROTOTYPE] Alex Mercer Voice
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Army Ranger Corporal Dunn Voice

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ a b Portman, Jamie (2006-10-30). "Vancouver actor inspired by fatherly Clint Eastwood". The Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  2. ^ Barry Pepper Biography – Yahoo! Movies Archived August 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Staff (30 March 2001). "Barry Pepper amused by his worst supporting actor award for Battlefield Earth". The Canadian Press.
  4. ^ 'Call of Duty' director takes to 'Road'
  5. ^ Borys Kit (November 3, 2014). "Barry Pepper Joins 'Maze Runner' Sequel 'Scorch Trials' (Exclusive)". Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'". The Playlist. 2012-08-29. Archived from the original on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-08-30.

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