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Peter Frederick Weller
Stevens Point, WI
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Peter Weller Fast Facts:
Made professional stage debut in David Rabe's
Sticks and Bones
in 1971, two weeks after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
While filming 1987's
, had to endure six and a half hours of prosthetic makeup, plus an hour and a half of getting into the suit, putting in an eight-hour day before filming could begin.
Plays jazz trumpet in a group called Three Guys from Italy, with Jeff Goldblum on keyboards.
Has an avid interest in ancient Rome and lectures on the subject as an occasional professor at Syracuse University.
Enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.
Education is an issue he uses his celebrity status to draw attention to, particularly pre-school and early-elementary education.
Participates in celebrity golf tournaments.
Portraying the lead in
(1987) was his breakout role; in 2010, he portrayed a cop again in several episodes of
Peter Weller Relationships:
Dorothy Weller - Mother
Sheri Stowe - Wife
Frederick Weller - Father
Peter Weller Awards:
1993 Oscar: Best Short Film, Live Action - Nominee
1992 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
North Texas State University, Denton, TX (BA in Theater Arts, 1969); American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1971); Syracuse University (MA in Roman and Renaissance Art, 2004); University of California, Los Angeles, CA
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