Peter Weller

BirthDay:

24 Jun 1947

BirthPlace:

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

BirthName:

Peter Frederick Weller

Bio:

Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he had attended high schools in Heidelberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas, then enrolled the University of North Texas -- attracted by the chance of playing trumpet in one of the college's celebrated jazz bands. Music is in his family. Three generations on his mother's side were piano players and jazz is still his overriding interest. Ask him who his favorite performer in any art form is and he will say Miles Davis. It was with a B.A. in Theatre and a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts that he left Texas for New York. Two weeks after graduating, he made his first appearance on Broadway as David in Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival production of David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones", a role he repeated on the London stage.

While a student of legendary actress and drama coach, Uta Hagen, Weller appeared on and off Broadway in works like William Inge's "Summer Brave", Thomas Babe's "Rebel Women" and "Full Circle", one of the last plays directed by Otto Preminger. He began garnering critical acclaim with his portrayal of Billie Wilson in "Streamers", directed by Mike Nichols for Joseph Papp at Lincoln Center. He continued that success with his performances as Cliff in "The Woolgatherer" and as Nick in the first American production of David Mamet's "The Woods". During this period, he became a member of the highly respected Actor's Studio, under the aegis of Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg.

Weller's film debut was in Richard Lester's Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979). He then co-starred with Alan King and Ali MacGraw in Sidney Lumet's Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) and, with Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, in Alan Parker's Shoot the Moon (1982). Other film credits include Firstborn (1984) with Teri Garr, the HBO made-for-TV Apology (1986), co-starring Lesley Ann Warren, and Of Unknown Origin (1983), the film which won Weller the Best Actor award at the Paris International Film Festival for his performance as an upwardly mobile bachelor with a serious rat problem. That same film also marked his first association with Leviathan (1989) director George P. Cosmatos.
Filmography

Actor ( 78 credits )

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Himself
Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2016) Brujt
A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass (2016)  Himself
Skin Trade (2014) Costello
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Marcus
Repentance (2013) Meyer
Dragon Eyes (2012) Mister V
Longmire (2012)  Lucian Connally (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Forced to Fight (2011) Danny G
Strange Septembers: The Hill Abduction & the Exeter Encounter (2011) Narrator (voice)
Franklin & Bash (2011)  Bert Mazzani (1 episode, 2012)
RoboCop Speaks to Detroit (2011) Himself
Once Fallen (2010) Eddie
God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary (2010) Himself - Host
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) Narrator
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)  Curt Stoner / ... (1 episode, 2013)
Death Battle (2010)  Robocop (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Sons of Anarchy (2008)  Charles Barosky (7 episodes, 2013)
Fringe (2008)  Alistair Peck (1 episode, 2010)
Dating Vietnam (2007) Jack Newton
Prey (2007) Tom Newman
The Hard Easy (2006) Ed Koster
Dexter (2006)  Stan Liddy (8 episodes, 2010)
Psych (2006)  Professor Karl Rotmensen / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Engineering an Empire (2006)  Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
Undiscovered (2005) Wick Treadway
Man of God (2005) Rabbi
House M.D. (2004)  Dr. Penza (1 episode, 2012)
Robokop (2004)  RoboCop / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
The Order (2003) Driscoll
The Handler (2003)  Gerard (1 episode, 2003)
Monk (2002)  Actor Playing Stottlemeyer (1 episode, 2006)
Odyssey 5 (2002)  Chuck Taggart (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
24 (2001)  Christopher Henderson (11 episodes, 2006)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)  John Frederick Paxton (2 episodes, 2005)
Ivansxtc (2000) Don West
Contaminated Man (2000) Joseph Müller
Falling Through (2000) Lou
Shadow Hours (2000) Stuart Chappell
Diplomatic Siege (1999) Steve Mitchell
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Top of the World (1997) Ray Mercer
Beyond the Clouds (1995) Husband
Decoy (1995) Baxter
Screamers (1995) Joe Hendricksson
Mighty Aphrodite (1995) Jerry Bender
The New Age (1994) Peter Witner
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996)
Sunset Grill (1993) Ryder Hart
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2000)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Fifty/Fifty (1992) Jake Wyer
Naked Making Lunch (1992) Himself
Naked Lunch (1991) Bill Lee
Road to Ruin (1991) Jack Sloan
One on One with John Tesh (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Untitled 'Naked Lunch' Featurette (1991) Himself
RoboCop 2 (1990) Robocop
Into the Night (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
The Tightrope Dancer (1990) Himself
Cat Chaser (1989) George Moran
Leviathan (1989) Steven Beck
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Shakedown (1988) Roland Dalton
The Tunnel (1988) Juan Pablo Castel
RoboCop (1987) Officer Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop
A Killing Affair (1986) Baston Morris
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Firstborn (1984) Sam
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) Buckaroo Banzai
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Of Unknown Origin (1983) Bart Hughes
Shoot the Moon (1982) Frank Henderson
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)  The Soldier (1 episode, 1987)
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) Steven Routledge
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) Joe Le Fors
Lou Grant (1977)  Donald Stryker (1 episode, 1977)

Director ( 20 credits )

Rush Hour (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
Game of Silence (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
Outsiders (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
The Strain (2014) (2 episodes, 2014)
The Last Ship (2014) (1 episode, 2015)
Salem (2014) (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tyrant (2014) (1 episode, 2015)
Under the Dome (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Sleepy Hollow (2013) (1 episode, 2015)
Longmire (2012) (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Mob Doctor (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Justified (2010) (1 episode, 2015)
Sons of Anarchy (2008) (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
House M.D. (2004) (1 episode, 2012)
Las Vegas (2003) (1 episode, 2007)
Monk (2002) (1 episode, 2006)
Odyssey 5 (2002) (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Hayes (1997) (unknown episodes)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) (2 episodes, 1995-1996)