Peter got his first directional job in a short TV drama movie in 1983, One Too Many, on which he worked together with his second wife, Michelle Pfeiffer.
In 1979, Peter landed his first movie role in a TV crime movie She's Dressed to Kill.
Peter made his debut on television as a guest star in an episode of Eight is Enough, in 1979.
In 1991, Peter left the television drama series thirtysomething in order to pursue his interest in directing.
In June 1990, Peter did an interview for the USA's version of Playboy.
In 1995, Peter won a Cinekid Audience Award for his work in a drama movie titled The Cure.
In 2006, Peter was nominated for a DGA Award for his directorial work on ABC's drama series Grey's Anatomy, in episode A Hard Day's Night.
Peter and his fellow co-workers from Grey's Anatomy received their second Emmy nomination in 2006 for their work on the show.
In 2005, Peter was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, for Grey's Anatomy.
In 2006, Peter was nominated for a PGA Golden Laurel Award in the category of Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic, for his work on ABC's drama Grey's Anatomy.
In 1996, Peter was in a TV commerical for Guess Jeans.
In 1991, Peter was chosen as one of the top '50 Most Beautiful People in the World,' by the People magazine.
Peter has a degree in music composition.
Peter and his third wife got married in 1995, and they are still married. They have 2 children.
His first wife was Linda Hamilton. They got married in 1979, and divorced just a year later.
Peter is 6' 2" (1.88 m).
Peter's second wife was Michelle Pfeiffer, a famous Hollywood actress. The couple got married in 1981, and divorced in 1988.
Peter: (About his experience from filming "Into Thin Air: Death On Everest") I really enjoyed the experience, but it was serious. On top, I was nauseous and uncomfortable, but when I got down I felt a real sense of satisfaction, a real tangible piece of self knowledge. So maybe I get a little of what climbing is truly all about. But the pain of the experience doesn't make me want to run right out and do it again.
Peter: (about his work on ABC's drama movie "Into Thin Air: Death on Everest") I think it's worthy of a longer feature film. I'd like to explore the complex interrelations between people, why one person's will to live is stronger than another's, what it means to measure yourself against something tangible, like a mountain, and why people do that.