Quick Facts of Peter Markle

  • Full NamePeter Markle
  • Date of Birth24 September, 1952
  • NicknamePete
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceDanville, Pennsylvania
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionMovie director, Television director, Screenwriter
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1982-present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • BuildAthletic
  • SpouseMelinda Culea (1996–present)
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Libra

There are very few personalities who could achieve their childhood dreams. Peter Markle is a hockey player back in his early years but now has successfully established his career as a film director, television director, and screenwriter. He has directed several films The Personals (1982), Hot Dog… The Movie (1984), The Tenth Circle (2008), etc.

The 67 years old, Peter is serving the entertainment industry since 1982. He is married to his famous wife, Melinda Culea. Do they share any children together? From his long career, he has collected a hefty amount of money. How much is his net worth as of 2019?

Stay tuned and find his full biography.

Early Life of Peter Markle

Peter Markle is an American citizen, born on September 24, 1952, in Danville, Pennsylvania, in the USA. Later on, he moved to Minnesota during his first grade. When he was in his early life, he was a Hockey player. He started playing hockey since he was a teenager. While playing hockey, Peter even lost his front two teeth.

We can clearly say that Peter started his career as a Hockey player, and later in his adult life, he became a director and hold the top spot as a director in Hollywood.

Professional Life

Peter Markle was so obsessed and passionate about hockey that he won many titles in his early years. Peter was one of the best hockey players while attending Blake High School, as a result, he stood forward that helped him win the Independent High School State Tournament in 1964.

He even played at Yale University in the ECHA from 1965 to 1969 when he was in attending  University. He was one of the only college students and also one of two Americans who had attended the Boston Bruin training Camp in London.

The photo of Peter Markle
The photo of Peter Markle
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From 1969 to1970, Peter followed his Ivy League by playing minor professional hockey for the Rochester Mustangs and the Flint Generals. He also played for the US National Team from 1969 to 1971.

Even though Peter was a passionate player, he suddenly took a turn in his life and started directing movies, television series and also began writing scripts by himself.

Catching a moment of his movie
Peter Markle while taking a shot, Image source: IMDb

Peter wrote and produced his first movie called “The Personals” in 1982. After that, he worked in his second project “Hot Dog, The Movie”. He has directed some of the popular TV shows like Everwood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The X-Files and many others.

Wife, Melinda Culea (m. 1996-present)

The 67 years old, Peter Markle is a married man. He tied the wedding knot with his long-term partner turned wife, Melinda Culea In 1996. Probably, the couple had their marriage ceremony between their family members and close friends.

Peter Markle and his wife attending Award funcion
Peter and Melinda capturing their moment in an Award Function
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His wife, Melinda is an American film and TV actress, widely recognized for her roles in the movies Dying on the Edge (2001), Odds Are… (2018). She has also appeared in several TV series such as Fantasy Island, Family Ties, St. Elsewhere, The X-Files, etc.

As a matter of fact, Melinda has also featured in a 1994 American western adventure comedy film, Wagons East directed by her husband. Their same professional field could be the reason for their close bonding.

From the marriage, the duo shares two kids together named Lucas and Lily.  The family of four surely spending a happy life together. So far, Peter has not disclosed any conflicts with his wife which can lead them to their divorce or separation.

Net Worth

Peter Markle is a multi-talented star and active on several works at the same time. Though he has not talked about his net worth in the media yet, he surely has gathered a good amount of fortune. His first movie made $2 million in the box office back in 1982, Here are some of his movies which hit millions in the box office collections:

  • Hot Dog: The Movie ( $17.7 million or $22 million)
  • Bat*21 ( $3.1 million)
  • Wagons East ( $4.4 million)

He has been serving the entertainment industry for so long directing movies and series that he must have earned millions. Without any doubt, he is leading a lavish life with his spouse and family.