At the age of 10 he was sent to a Catholic military school, St. While he was a student there, his grandmother died.At 14, he moved back to San Diego to live with his father, attended San Diego High School, and after graduating enrolled for one year at San Diego State Teacher's College, (now known as San Diego State University).Peck's acting abilities were in high demand during World War II because he was exempt from military service owing to a back injury suffered while receiving dance and movement lessons from Martha Graham as part of his acting training.
The flick was inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas where Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper) and their kids (Rebekah Brandes, Stone) have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor.
But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter is being tormented by grisly visions; her younger sister has been marked for a depraved ritual, and deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned.
After graduating from Berkeley with a BA degree in English, Peck dropped the name "Eldred" and headed to New York City to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse with the legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner.
He was often broke and sometimes slept in Central Park.
Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916, in La Jolla, San Diego, California, the son of Gregory Pearl Peck, a New York-born chemist and pharmacist, and his Missouri-born wife Bernice Mary "Bunny" (née Ayres).
She converted to her husband's religion, Roman Catholicism, when she married his father, and Peck was raised as a Catholic.
Love the picture of him shirtless in the About Face coffee table book.
Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s.
His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor.
While there he joined the track team, took his first theatre and public-speaking courses, and pledged the Epsilon Eta fraternity. Standing 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he rowed on the university crew.