Peter Weller

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Peter Frederick Weller
  • Birth Place: Stevens Point, WI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/24/1947, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director
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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 RoboCop, 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 RoboCop (1987) was his breakout role; in 2010, he portrayed a cop again in several episodes of Dexter.
  • 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
  • College:
  • 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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