Peter Weller Biography
Peter Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States as Peter Frederick Weller. He is an American film and stage actor, television director, and art historian. He is famous for receiving numerous awards including Saturn Award nomination for his RoboCop role, Academy Award nomination for his 1993 short Partners
Weller has featured in various films including RoboCop (1987) and its sequel RoboCop 2 (1990), Dexter Sons of Anarchy. Since 2012, The Last Ship and many more others.
Peter Weller Age
Peter Frederick Weller was born on June 24, 1947 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S. He is 71 years old as of 2018.
Peter Weller Family
Weller was born June 24, 1947, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Dorothy Jean (née Davidson), a homemaker, and Frederick Bradford Weller, a lawyer, federal judge, and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army.
Peter Weller Wife
Weller is married to his longtime girlfriend, actress Shari Stowe since June 24, 2006.
Peter Weller Height
Peter Frederick Weller is an American film and stage actor, who stands at a height of 1.83 m tall.
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Peter Weller Career
Peter Weller began his journey as a theatre artiste in the 1970s and appeared in several Broadway productions including Otto Preminger’s ‘Full Circle’, William Inge’s ‘Summer Brave’ and ‘Picnic’.
He made his debut on the silver screen in 1979, appearing as ‘Joe Le Fors’ in ‘Butch and Sundance: The Early Days’. He later appeared in films like ‘Just Tell Me What You Want’, ‘Shoot the Moon’, and ‘Of Unknown Origin’ before making his mark in the 1984 drama film ‘Firstborn’.
His portrayal of ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ in the adventure sci-fi film ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ in 1984 became an iconic role.
Weller portrayed the title character in the 1987 American cyberpunk action film ‘RoboCop’. The characterization of ‘Officer Alex Murphy’ became overshadowed by that of ‘RoboCop’, both played by Weller. Apart from Weller, the film also featured Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, and Miguel Ferrer in major roles. Three years later, Weller reprised his role in the sequel of the film, ‘RoboCop 2’.
Weller appeared in the critically acclaimed film ‘Naked Lunch’(1991) which was based on the novel of the same name by William S. Burrough. He played the character of ‘William “Bill” Lee’ in the film and was nominated at the Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Apart from these popular roles, Weller has also portrayed notable characters in films like ‘Mighty Aphrodite’, ‘The New Age’, and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. Over the years, Weller appeared in shows like ‘Odyssey 5’ as ‘Chuck Taggart’, ‘24’ as ‘Christopher Henderson’, ‘Dexter’ as ‘Stan Liddy’, and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ as ‘Charles Barosky’. He also hosted ‘Engineering an Empire’ on the History Channel.
He has also directed a few episodes in a number of television shows including ‘The Mob Doctor’, ‘Longmire’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’, ‘The Strain’, ‘Under the Dome’, ‘Tyrant’, and ‘Shades of Blue’.
Peter Weller Net Worth
Peter Weller is an American actor, director, and history lecturer who has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars.
Peter Weller Robocop
Peter Weller starred in RoboCop a 1987 American cyberpunk action film playing role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop, portraying police officer.
Peter Weller Dexter
Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series, playing the role of Stan Liddy. the revolves around a Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.
Peter Weller Star Trek
Peter Weller starred in Star Trek Into Darkness a 2013 American science fiction adventure film playing the role of Starfleet Admiral Alexander Marcus, portraying Carol’s father.
Peter Weller Batman
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a two-part direct-to-video animated superhero film where Peter Weller starred in portraying Bruce Wayne / Batman.
Peter Weller Interview
Published: 9/13/13 12:00am
The A.V. Club: You’d been part of the Star Trek universe prior to this film, having guest-starred on a couple of episodes of Enterprise, but what’s your familiarity with Star Trek as a franchise? Are you a fan?
PW: I’m not a science-fiction fan. Well, you know, I guess I’m a fan of Philip K. Dick. I did a film called Screamers, based on “Second Variety,” his little novella, and I loved doing that thing. I admire certain pieces of science fiction, but I don’t read science fiction, I’m not a big Trekkie, and… I’m just not a big science-fiction guy. But creating alternative universes and alternative moralities is what I admire it for. I like to read about it. And I watched some episodes of Star Trek that they did in the ’60s, and there’s a couple of them that I really liked, but I didn’t watch it every week. I’m a big fan of Leonard Nimoy’s, though, because I did my third job with Leonard.
AVC: How did you find your way in front of the camera? Did you start in theater?
PW: I started in theater. I was in New York. I went to the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, and I got an agent and a manager out of that. I still have the manager, but the agent’s retired. [Laughs.] Yeah, I was doing Sticks And Bones, the Tony Award-winning play. I was the understudy, and then I became the lead. Joe Papp gave me my first job at the New York Shakespeare Festival. And then I went in and played Lt. Fellows for [director] Delbert Mann.
AVC: Had you always intended to make the move from theater to on-camera acting, or was it just the way it panned out?
PW: Yeah, I wanted to make the move, but I wanted to do it on my own terms. I didn’t want to come out to L.A. and look for jobs. I wanted to be in New York. I loved the theater, I loved the people in the theater, I loved the history of the theater, and all the actors I admired came from the theater. And I followed their footsteps. I studied with Uta Hagen. I became a member of the Actors Studio under Elia Kazan. Both those people are heroes to me. Kazan directedUta Hagen, as a matter of fact. She replaced Jessica Tandy in the original production of A Streetcar Named Desire. In fact, I’ve got a one-off poster right here—with both Marlon Brando and Uta Hagen in Streetcar. My best friend, who’s an antiquary book dealer, gave it to me. But, yeah, all of that New York history, that brilliant history of the theater, was the thing that attracted me to acting. And film, once one does film, you can’t… well, I don’t know, but I just fell in love with it. I fell in love with making movies.
AVC: What was your interaction with William S. Burroughs?
PW: A lot. I met Burroughs six months before we began the movie and remained in constant touch with him until his death. He informed me about several things, humorously so. This is another thing about social history. About gay rights, he said, “I’m not gay and I’ve never been part of a movement. I’ve never been gay a day in my life. I’m queer.” [Laughs.] It’s funny, by the way, because that whole methodology of looking at homosexual relationships and the advent of gendering in society is called queer theory, not gay theory. And queer theory is a legitimate methodology of looking at a world from the marginalized people who’ve been gendered gay or queer. So there’s another piece of social history that I got to be part of. Wow. An amazing movie, and an amazing book.