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Birth Name: Jon Peters
Born: 06/02/1945
Birth Place: Van Nuys, California, USA

Born on June 2, 1945 in Van Nuys, CA, Peters was raised by his father, Jack, a cook of Cherokee descent who owned a diner in Hollywood, and his mother, Helen, who hailed from the Paganos, an Italian family that owned a famous hair salon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. But when he was 10 years old, Peters' father died suddenly from a heart attack. His mother was soon remarried to an abusive construction worker, leading Peters to act out and wind up in reform school. Also at the time, he had his first brush with Hollywood after being cast as one of a thousand extras crossing the Red Sea in Cecil B. DeMille's classic, "The Ten Commandments" (1956). Meanwhile, when he was 13 years old, his m... Continue Bio >>

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