In television, Berg developed the drama series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011), adapted from his film, earning two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Billy Kronk on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope (1995–1999).
Berg attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in theater arts and theater history.
His directorial film works include the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), the action comedy The Rundown (2003), the sports drama Friday Night Lights (2004), the action thriller The Kingdom (2007), the superhero comedy-drama Hancock (2008), the military science fiction war film Battleship (2012), the war film Lone Survivor (2013), the disaster drama Deepwater Horizon (2016), and the Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day (2016), the latter three all starring Mark Wahlberg.
In addition to cameo appearances in the last six of these titles, he has had prominent acting roles in films including Cop Land (1997), Corky Romano (2001), Collateral (2004), Smokin' Aces (2006) and Lions for Lambs (2007).
Zbranek also owns two other boats but was using the one that was damaged as his personal craft. - First responders get some rest Saturday in a building near the Freeman Expo Hall as Hurricane Harvey passes through San Antonio.
August 26, 2017 - Moscow Region, Russia - Northrop F-5 supersonic light fighters of the Turkish Stars aerobatic team perform during an air show as part of the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum at the Kubinka air base outside Moscow. The area is a staging hub for emergency personnel from all over the United States and is a temporary home for emergency wokers August 26, 2017 - Corpus Christi, Texas, U. - A boat appears partially sunk in the water in the municipal marina in Corpus Christi after Hurricane Harvey a category 4 storm ripped through the area overnight.
The series stars Ryan Reynolds as Michael Leslie "Berg" Bergen, Richard Ruccolo as Peter "Pete" Dunville and Traylor Howard, as campus beauty Sharon Carter (later Carter-Donnelly).You can even sign up to receive alerts when a new story is published and subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter!To put it simply, when Peter steps through the wardrobe, he's a boy.Focusing on the lives of twenty-somethings Pete Dunville, Michael Bergen and Sharon Carter, the show was originally based on the life of its creator.The fictional "Beacon Street Pizza" was based on a real pizza restaurant named Theo's Pizza in Teele Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, where show creator Kenny Schwartz worked while attending nearby Tufts University.