Jon Peters Biography (1945?-)

Full name, John H. Peters; born June 2, 1945 (some sources cite 1947), in VanNuys, CA; son of Jack Peters (a cook); mother, a receptionist; married firstwife (divorced); married Lesley Ann Warren (an actress), 1967 (divorced, 1977); married Christine Forsyth (an architectural designer), 1987 (divorced, 1988); children: (second marriage) Christopher; (third marriage) Caleigh (daughter), Skye (daughter); Jordan. Addresses: Office: Peters Entertainment, 3601 West Olive Ave., Suite 600, Burbank, CA 91505.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer
Birth Details
June 2, 1945?
Van Nuys, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Producer
  • A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Eyes of Laura Mars, Columbia, 1978
  • The Main Event, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Six Weeks, Universal, 1982
  • Vision Quest (also known as Crazy for You), Warner Bros., 1985
  • (With Peter Guber and Neil Canton) The Witches of Eastwick, WarnerBros., 1987
  • (With Guber and Canton) Caddyshack II, Warner Bros., 1988
  • (With Guber) Tango and Cash, Warner Bros., 1989
  • (With Guber and Chris Kenny) Batman, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Money Train, Columbia, 1995
  • My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Rosewood, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Ali, Columbia, 2001
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Die Laughing, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Caddyshack, Warner Bros., 1980
  • An American Werewolf in London (also known as American Werewolf), Universal, 1981
  • (Uncredited) Missing, Universal, 1982
  • Flashdance, Paramount, 1983
  • D.C. Cab (also known as Street Fleet), Universal, 1983
  • The Legend of Billie Jean (also known as Fair Is Fair), TriStar, 1985
  • The Color Purple (also known as Moon Song), Universal, 1985
  • Clue (also known as Clue: The Movie), Paramount, 1985
  • (With Peter Guber) Youngblood, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1986
  • (With Guber) Head Office, TriStar, 1986
  • (With Guber, Mark Damon, and John W. Hyde) The Clan of the Cave Bear, Warner Bros., 1986
  • (With Guber and Roger Birnbaum) Who's That Girl?, Warner Bros., 1987
  • (With Guber and Steven Spielberg) Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • (With Guber) Rain Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • (With Guber) Gorillas in the Mist (also known as The Adventureof Dian Fossey and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey), Universal, 1988
  • (With Guber) Missing Link, Universal, 1989
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990
  • (With Guber, Benjamin Melniker, and Michael Uslan) Batman Returns,Warner Bros., 1992
  • (With Guber) This Boy's Life, Warner Bros., 1993
  • (With Guber) With Honors, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Film Appearances
  • Boy on a donkey crossing the Red Sea, The Ten Commandments, Paramount, 1956
  • Black Beret, Sheena, Columbia, 1984
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • Dreams, 1984
  • (With Al Giddings) Oceanquest (also known as Ocean Quest),NBC, 1985
  • Movies
  • The Toughest Man in the World, 1984
  • (With Peter Guber) Brotherhood of Justice, ABC, 1986
  • (With others) Bay Coven (also known as Bay Cove, The Devils of Bay Cove, Eye of the Demon, and Strangers in Town),1987
  • Finish Line, 1989
  • Also executive producer of Nightmare at Bitter Creek.
  • Specials
  • Clue: Movies, Murder and Mystery, CBS, 1986
  • The Making of Gorillas in the Mist, syndicated, 1988
  • Superman 50th Anniversary, 1988
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Ironmonger, "The Terrible Clockman," Shirley Temple's Storybook, 1961
  • Specials
  • Guest, The Barbara Walters Special, 1976
  • Barbra: With One More Look at You (also known as The Making of"A Star Is Born"), 1976
  • Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters, Fox, 1989
  • Movies
  • Doorman, Parole, 1982
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Caddyshack: The 19th Hole, Warner Bros. Home Video, 1999

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The films Eyes of Laura Mars, released by Columbia in 1978, and Tango and Cash, released by Warner Bros. in 1989, were based on storiesby Peters.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Griffin, Nancy and Kim Masters, Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood, Simon & Schuster, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Fortune, July 22, 1996, p. 100
    • People Weekly, May 27, 1991, p. 86
    • Washington Monthly, September, 1996, pp. 49-50

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