Peter Weller Biography

Birthday: 1947-06-24
Place of Birth: Stevens Point, Wisconsin USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Peter Frederick Weller is the youngest son of a United States Army helicopter pilot. He was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin but 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) (TV), 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.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Robocop Officer Alex J. Murphy 1987 Action
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula 2000 Horror
Odyssey 5 Chuck Taggart 2002 - 2002
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979
Just Tell Me What You Want 1980 Comedy, Romance
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Buckaroo Banzai 1984 0, Sport, 0, Biography
First Born 1984 Drama
A Killing Affair Baston Morris 1986 Crime, Drama
RoboCop Officer Alex J. Murphy 1987 Game Show, Sport
Shakedown Roland Dalton 1988 Comedy, 0, Game Show
The Tunnel Juan Pablo Castel 1988 Drama, Thriller
Leviathan 1989 Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Cat Chaser George Moran 1989 Crime, Thriller
Road to Ruin 1991 Comedy, Romance
Sunset Grill 1992
Naked Lunch Bill Lee 1992 Drama
Fifty/Fifty Jake Wyer 1993 0, 0
The New Age Peter Witner 1994 0
The Substitute Wife 1994 Drama
Al di là delle nuvole Husband 1995 Drama, Romance
Decoy Baxter 1995 Action
Mighty Aphrodite 1996 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Screamers Joe Hendricksson 1996 Action, Adventure, Drama
Diplomatic Siege Steve Mitchell 1999 Action, Thriller
Falling Through Lou 2000 Crime, Thriller
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula 2000 Horror, Thriller
Contaminated Man Joseph Müller 2000 Drama, Thriller
Shadow Hours Stuart Chappell 2001 Drama, Thriller
Ivans XTC 2002 Drama
The Order Driscoll 2003 Action, Mystery, Thriller
Man of God Rabbi 2005 Drama
Prey Tom Newman 2007 Adventure, Horror, Thriller
The Hard Easy Ed Koster 2007 Action, Crime, Drama
Dating Vietnam Jack Newton 2007 Drama
Once Fallen Eddie 2010 Crime
Dragon Eyes Mister V 2012 0, Game Show, Comedy
Forced to Fight Danny G. 2012 Action
Star Trek Into Darkness Marcus 2013 0
Firstborn 2017