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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 July 1956Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NamePeter Thomas Barton
Height 5' 8¾" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Barton was born on July 19, 1956 in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA as Peter Thomas Barton. He is an actor, known for Sunset Beach (1997), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) and Hell Night (1981).

Trivia (16)

He was badly burned when a stunt went wrong on the set of his series The Powers of Matthew Star (1982). Production on the series was delayed a year while the star healed.
As a youngster, he was terrified of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians (1961).
Got to meet his idol, James Stewart, when he ran Stewart's relay marathon benefit in 1992.
Named one of the 10 sexiest guys in soaps by Playgirl.
Was thinking of retiring from the film industry until Linda Blair coaxed him into doing Hell Night (1981) with her. He now credits that film as bringing him back and has been in the business ever since.
There was a scene in Hell Night (1981) where Peter was thrown down a flight of stairs and hurt his leg. In reality, he had really hurt himself and most of his limping wasn't an act.
He's an avid golfer.
Beat out Tom Cruise for the title role in The Powers of Matthew Star (1982).
Has a brother named Billy and a sister, Linda.
Actress Kimberly Beck shared an apartment with him in the early '80s.
Majored in chiropractic medicine at Nassau Community College in New York before deciding to start a modeling and acting career.
He and Kevin Brophy were bequeathed $500,000 each by Ray Fulk of Lincoln, Illinois. According to the newspaper The State Journal-Register, Fulk, who never met Barton or Brophy, was a fan of their TV shows. [July 2012].
His acting mentor was Gene Barry.
He currently lives in Los Angeles and works in the fitness field. [2005]
Both he and his The Powers of Matthew Star (1982) co-star, Amy Steel, have appeared in a sequel to Friday the 13th (1980). Barton appeared as Doug in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), while Steel starred as Ginny in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
When he first started out in Hollywood, he was occasionally mis-identified in the media as Donny Osmond, due to his resemblance to the singer at that particular time.

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