PETER HORTON Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Peter is a multi-talented actor, being both an accomplished actor and musician. Capable of playing the classical piano, he is also a musical composer. Born in Bellevue, Washington, his father was in the shipping business. While in school, he pursued his musical talent and got his degree in music composition from the University of California.


His career aspiration of becoming a music conductor eventually yielded to a fascination with acting. After studying acting under Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler, Horton landed his first major role, playing a teenage basketball player accused of being gay in an episode of the late seventies television series The White Shadow.


In 1981, he married Hollywood starlet Michelle Pfeiffer. As her career took off in film, so did his in television. The marriage only lasted a few years and in 1988, they were divorced.


In 1991, he was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. It seems Jurassic Park’s Laura Dern would agree. She began dating him soon after his divorce with Michelle.


He has appeared in a number mediocre feature films, but seems intent on making a name for himself as a director. His first feature film directorial effort was the 1995 film The Cure, which tells the story of a friendship between two young boys, one of whom is dying of AIDS.