Peter Horton is the co-creator, executive producer, writer, and director of “American Odyssey.”
Horton has established himself as a writer, director, actor and producer since his breakthrough role on the hit ABC series “thirtysomething.” Behind the camera, Horton has worked to establish himself as a writer, producer and director of compelling and thought-provoking drama series.
In addition to directing the pilot of “Grey’s Anatomy,” for which he received an Emmy and Directors Guild of America nomination, Horton also directed the two-part episode that aired after the 2006 Super Bowl and the following week for which he received another DGA nomination. From his success as executive producer and director of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Horton went on to direct and produce the series “The Philanthropist” for NBC. He then went on to executive produce the critically acclaimed Fox series “Lone Star.”
In addition to having the distinction of directing 10 pilots, — eight of which were greenlit to series — “Class of ‘96,” “Birdland,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “The Philanthropist,” “Deception,” and “Ironside.” Horton also co-created the pilots “Reconstruction” for NBC and “The Body Politic” for The CW, and is currently writing and developing multiple projects under his Pico Creek Productions banner. He also developed and was an executive producer of “Runner” at ABC.
Horton made his feature-film directorial debut with Universal Pictures’ “The Cure,” a story about two young boys, one who has AIDS, who set out to find a “cure.”
Horton has also written for other mediums, including an investigative article for Los Angeles Times magazine about the death of GM’s electric car, the EV1. On the same subject, Horton appears in the film “Who Killed the Electric Car.” Horton has also been on numerous environmental boards including the NRDC Advisory Board and Environment 2004. Horton was also a founding member of Jobs For A Future which ultimately became Homeboy Industries in East LA.