Born in Tulsa, Peters eventually left his native Oklahoma for California and began his career with bit roles in various features, most notably portraying a hunter who encounters John Malkovich's psychopathic character in the 1993 Clint Eastwood-led thriller "In the Line of Fire." Juggling film and TV parts, Peters later had brief guest spots on the popular shows "The Practice" and "The X-Files," amidst an array of background movie turns, often without the benefit of a character name. In 1999, Peters made his debut as a writer and director with the lauded comedic short "Mutual Love Life" and continued to dabble behind the camera from time to time, most significantly with the 2006 low-budget feature "Half Empty." Breaking from typical one-off TV form, he had a rare multi-episode stint on the supernatural series "Angel" (WB, 1999-2004) and another one on the family drama "Everwood" (WB, 2002-06). After short screen time in "A Better Life" and "Lincoln," Peters returned to Oklahoma for "Home Run" (2013), a thoughtful baseball drama.