Peter Horton

Peter Horton was born in Bellevue, Washington in 1953.   He began his career acting on television shows such as “St. Elsewhere”, “Dallas” and “Eight Is Enough”.   His most famous role as Dr Gary Shepherd in the extremely popular series “thirtysomething” which ran from 1987 until 1991.   He has directed many shows such as “The Shield”, “The Wonder Years” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.

TCM Overview:

Actor, director and producer Peter Horton was probably best known by viewing audiences for his portrayal of single, carefree Gary on the iconic eighties yuppie drama, “thirtysomething” (ABC, 1987-1991). The lanky, bearded blonde with the charming smile had a sizeable list of TV and film acting credits – however industry followers and credit-readers knew that the bulk of his work was actually behind the camera. As director, producer, and creative consultant for award-winning dramas like “The Shield” (FX, 2002- ) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 2005- ), Horton proved he was more than just a camera-ready pretty boy. Horton was also an outspoken environmentalist, serving on the board of the Environmental Media Association and appearing in Chris Paine’s documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car” (2006).

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