Peter Horton

Biography: Peter Horton was born in Bellevue, Washington on August 20, 1953. As a child, Peter's family travelled extensively before settling in northern California. While attending Redwood High School in San Francisco, Peter became friendly with fellow classmate Robin Williams. With a desire to be a classical conductor, Peter attended Pricipia College in Illinois and also studied at the University of California in Santa Monica. He performed in a play shortly after his graduation (with a degree in music composition) and then chose to pursue an acting career, taking classes under the direction of well-known acting coaches. During one such course, he met future wife Michelle Pfeiffer. Peter Horton's first break on television was in an episode of the CBS television show 'The White Shadow.' He then appeared in a variety of feature films and made-for-tv movies before landing the role of Gary Sheperd in the ABC television show 'thirtysomething.' However, it was directing that Peter wanted to doPeter Horton was born in Bellevue, Washington on August 20, 1953. As a child, Peter's family travelled extensively before settling in northern California. While attending Redwood High School in San Francisco, Peter became friendly with fellow classmate Robin Williams. With a desire to be a classical conductor, Peter attended Pricipia College in Illinois and also studied at the University of California in Santa Monica. He performed in a play shortly after his graduation (with a degree in music composition) and then chose to pursue an acting career, taking classes under the direction of well-known acting coaches. During one such course, he met future wife Michelle Pfeiffer. Peter Horton's first break on television was in an episode of the CBS television show 'The White Shadow.' He then appeared in a variety of feature films and made-for-tv movies before landing the role of Gary Sheperd in the ABC television show 'thirtysomething.' However, it was directing that Peter wanted to do most and he would go on to direct six episodes of the show before his character was written out during the final season. Following the demise of 'thirtysomething', Peter finally directed his first feature film 'The Cure,' which opened to warm reviews in 1995. Expand

Peter Horton's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 73 Lone Star: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 44 Ironside (2013): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 American Odyssey: Season 1 Apr 5, 2015 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 7.2
44 Ironside (2013): Season 1 Oct 2, 2013 Executive Producer 3.8
52 Deception: Season 1 Jan 7, 2013 Director / Executive Producer 5.3
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 8 Sep 22, 2011 Director 7.8
73 Lone Star: Season 1 Sep 20, 2010 Director / Executive Producer 7.5
60 The Philanthropist: Season 1 Jun 24, 2009 Director / Executive Producer 7.9
66 Dirty Sexy Money: Season 1 Sep 26, 2007 Director / Executive Producer 7.7
45 Private Practice: Season 1 Sep 26, 2007 Executive Producer 7.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 3 Sep 21, 2006 Executive Producer 8.1
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 2 Sep 25, 2005 Director 8.2
62 Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 Mar 27, 2005 Director / Executive Producer 8.2
tbd The Shield: Season 3 Mar 9, 2004 Director 8.9
tbd The Shield: Season 2 Jan 7, 2003 Director 9.1
tbd Once and Again: Season 3 Sep 28, 2001 Director tbd
tbd Once and Again: Season 2 Oct 24, 2000 Director tbd
tbd Once and Again: Season 1 Sep 21, 1999 Director 7.0
tbd From the Earth to the Moon: Season 1 Apr 5, 1998 Frank Burns 6.0
tbd thirtysomething: Season 4 Sep 22, 1990 Gary Sheperd tbd
tbd thirtysomething: Season 3 Sep 19, 1989 Gary Sheperd / Director tbd
tbd thirtysomething: Season 2 Dec 6, 1988 Gary Sheperd / Director tbd
tbd The Wonder Years: Season 2 Nov 30, 1988 Director 9.7
tbd thirtysomething: Season 1 Sep 29, 1987 Gary Sheperd / Director 10