Peter Werner (born January 17, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American television and film director. In 1977, Werner won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for directing the short film In the Region of Ice.Since then he worked on primarily directing television amassing a number of television film credits namely Mama Flora's Family, Two Mothers for Zachary, Call Me Claus, Gracie's Choice, Mom at Sixteen and among other films. His television series credits include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, A Different World, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting and other series. He is the older brother of television producer Tom Werner. He is the father of Lillie, Katharine and James Werner.