Steven Weber Biography

Birthday: 1961-03-04
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: This Queens-born actor has certainly proven himself adept at everything from quirky comedy to flat-out melodrama. Born on March 4, 1961, to a Borscht Belt comic and a nightclub singer, Weber was already appearing in TV commercials by elementary school age. He later studied at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York and graduated from New York State University. The fair-haired, fair-skinned actor worked a series of menial jobs during his salad days as a struggling thespian (custodian, elevator operator, singing waiter) until earning his break on TV in a presentation of one of Mark Twain's stories. Quickly making his film debut in the popular comedy The Flamingo Kid (1984), he nabbed a running role on the soap opera "As the World Turns" (1956) a year later. On the set he met first wife Finn Carter, another co-star on the daytime drama. Steven stayed put for a year then went on to gain recognition in more offbeat and/or prestigious productions on film and primetime TV. He played a rock star in the thoroughly offbeat foreign-made film Los ángeles (1990) and showed real command as John F. Kennedy in the epic miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts" (1990). That same year TV stardom came his way with the sitcom "Wings" (1990). Co-starring with Tim Daly as Brian Hackett, the looser, goofier more aimless half of the brotherly team who co-owned a one-plane, Nantucket-based airline, the actors' chemistry, not to mention a terrifically eclectic supporting cast, kept the show on a steady course for seven seasons. Easily typed now as a genial, lovable loser type, Weber faced the prospect of severe pigeon-holing. So during the show's off season, he started showing up in more serious roles. He suffered at the hands of the deranged Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female (1992); appeared in a second chiller with The Temp (1993); and made a cameo in the highly depressing, award-winning Leaving Las Vegas (1995). He truly impressed both critics and audiences alike as the complex title character in Jeffrey (1995), a gay romantic film comedy, and then completely defied all odds by starring in an epic TV-movie version of Stephen King's horror classic "The Shining" (1997), seizing the role inherited from Jack Nicholson and brilliantly making it his own while earning a Saturn award for his chilling efforts. By the time "Wings" came to an end in 1997, Weber had divorced wife Finn (they had no children) and married actress/TV executive Juliette Hohnen. The couple married on July 9, 1995 and have since had two children, Jack and Alfie. Since then Steven has remained quite productive. He and Laura Linney were selected to play the TV-movie leads in the popular A.R. Gurney theater piece Love Letters (1999) (TV). While other TV series comebacks have fared less well, including the short runs of "The Weber Show" (2000) and "The D.A." (2004), Steven bounced back in other venues. In 2002, he joined the cast of the smash Broadway musical "The Producers," taking over the nebbish Matthew Broderick role. In 2004, he went to London to appear on stage with Kevin Spacey and Mary Stuart Masterson in "National Anthems." Other plays over the years have included "Throwing Your Voice," "Something in the Air" and "Design for Living." In addition to giving voice occasionally to a few animated film and TV characters, he returned fruitfully to Stephen King territory in 2006 with two major TV projects.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Charlie B. Barkin 1996 Animation
The Weber Show Jack Nagle 2000 - 2001
The D.A. Dist. Atty. David Franks 2004 - 2004
Stephen King's Desperation Steve Ames 2006 - 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jack Rudolph 2006 - 2007 Comedy
Happy Town John Haplin 2010 Drama
Eve of Destruction Dr. Karl Dameron 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Walls of Glass Sean 1985 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Hamburger Hill Sfc. Dennis Worcester 1987 Romance, 0
Los ángeles Rickie 1991 Drama, Action
Single White Female Sam Rawson 1992 0
The Temp Brad Montroe 1993 Drama, Thriller
Benders The Man 1994
Leaving Las Vegas Marc Nussbaum 1995 Biography
Jeffrey 1995 0, 0
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Jonathan Harker 1995 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
An All Dogs Christmas Carol Charlie Barkin 1998 Drama, 0
Sour Grapes 1998 Comedy
Break Up Officer Andrew Ramsey 1998 Thriller
At First Sight 1999 0
Joseph: King of Dreams Simeon 2000 Animation, Adventure
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Hutch Rimes 2004 Thriller
Sexual Life 2005
Inside Out Norman 2005 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical Jack Stone 2006 Comedy, Musical
Desperation Steve Ames 2006 Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Choose Connor 2008
Farmhouse Samael 2008 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
My One and Only 2009 0, 0
Son of Morning Lt. Governor Fitch 2011 Comedy, Drama
Being Bin Laden Osama Bin Laden 2011 Comedy
A Little Bit of Heaven Rob Randolf 2012 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Kiss Me Arthur 2014 Drama