Peter Chernin was born on May 29, 1951 in Harrison, New York, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oblivion (2013) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). considered one of the most powerful media executives in the world, Chernin joined Fox from Lorimar Film Entertainment, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier, he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Marketing for Showtime/The Movie Channel. Prior to Showtime, Chernin was Vice President of Development and Production at the David Gerber Company. He began his career in publishing, first as Associate Publicity Director of St. Martin's Press and later as an editor for Warner Books.