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Peter H. Werner (born January 17, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American film and television director.


Werner was born to a Jewish family,[1] in New York City, New York, one of three children born to Elizabeth (née Grumbach) and Henry Werner.[2] He has one sister, Patsy Werner Hanson, and one brother, Tom Werner.[2]

In 1977, Werner won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film for directing the short film In the Region of Ice.[3] Since then he worked on primarily directing television amassing a number of television film credits namely Mama Flora's Family, Two Mothers for Zachary, Call Me Claus, I Married a Centerfold,[4] Gracie's Choice, Mom at Sixteen, Tempting Fate, among other films including Front of the Class (2008).[5]

His television series credits include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, A Different World, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting, and for the Graham Yost series Boomtown and Justified, among other series. He also starred in a television movie in 2010 called Bond of Silence.

Personal life

Werner's first wife was Marie Ashton; they later divorced and she remarried to Gerard L. Friend.[6] He remarried to Kedren Jones.[6] Werner is the father of three children: Lillie Werner Singh, Katharine Werner, and James Werner. He is the older brother of television producer Tom Werner.[7]

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