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Peter Horton (born August 20, 1953) is an Americanmarker actor and director. He is perhaps best known for his role as Prof. Gary Shepherd on the popular television series Thirtysomething. He left the series in 1991 to pursue an interest in directing.

Biography

Career

During his run on Thirtysomething, People magazine named him one of the "50 Most Beautiful People". As an actor, Horton appeared in several television shows including St. Elsewhere, The White Shadow, Dallasmarker, Eight Is Enough, The Geena Davis Show, and played the lead in the short-lived series Brimstone, and played Crane McFadden in the one season series (1982-1983) "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers". He also appeared in the 1997 TV movie version of the Jon Krakauer book Into Thin Air, playing Scott Fischer, the leader of the disastrous 1996 climb on Mount Everestmarker. As a director, he has worked on several television series including The Shield, Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years, Once and Again, and Grey's Anatomy. To date, he has only directed one feature film, 1995's The Cure.

He appeared in Who Killed the Electric Car? and is on the board of directors of the Environmental Alliance. He can also be sighted in a very old Coca-Cola commercial from the late 1980's where he's seen walking through numerous areas around a city drinking one while coincidentally passing by a mysterious woman every place he goes who turns out to be his daughter's ballet teacher, whom he sees one last time when arriving to pick his daughter up from ballet practice surprising her with a Coca-Cola of her own at the end.

Horton is currently an executive producer and director of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, and produces and directs NBC's The Philanthropist.

Personal life

Horton was born in Bellevue, Washingtonmarker to a father who worked in the shipping business. He attended Redwood High School and Principia College. Despite internet rumors to the contrary, he was never married to Linda Hamilton. He was married to Michelle Pfeiffer (1981–1988), and has been married to Nicole Deputron since 1995. Horton and Deputron have two children. Their daughter Lily was born in October 2000.

His brother-in-law is Egil Krogh, a former White House plumbers member who was implicated in the Watergate scandal.

References

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  2. Peter Horton Biography (1953-)
  3. Peter Horton Biography - Yahoo! Movies


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