Fred Weller

Frederick Weller (born April 18, 1966) is an American actor.

Fred Weller
Weller in April 2012
Born
Frederick Weller

(1966-04-18) April 18, 1966
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)
Juilliard School (GrDip)
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Ali Marsh (2003–present)
Children1

Early life

Weller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of lawyers Carole and Francis Weller.[1] He is a 1984 graduate of Jesuit High School, a Catholic all-boys high school in New Orleans.[2] He graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988.[1][3][4] He then studied acting at The Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division's Group 21 (1988–1992).[5]

Career

In 1993, Weller was one of the main regulars in the TV series Missing Persons. He has made guest appearances in episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Monk and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He has also appeared in several well-received films, such as Stonewall, The Business of Strangers, The Shape of Things, and the 2000 drama/miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family portraying the character Brian Wilson.

Weller was initially successful as a stage actor, and stage acting is still his biggest passion.[6] He performed in Neil LaBute and David Mamet plays and films.[6] He appeared on Broadway in 2003 in the Tony award-winning play Take Me Out in which he appeared completely nude, and in 2014 in the Terrence McNally play Mothers and Sons. In 2018 he appeared on Broadway as Bob Ewell in Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird, an adaptation of Harper Lee's novel.[7]

Weller has also played lead roles in many successful independent films, including Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things (with Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol), James Toback's When Will I Be Loved (opposite Neve Campbell) and The Business of Strangers (with Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles).

Weller starred in the USA Network comedy-drama series In Plain Sight as Deputy U.S. Marshal Marshall Mann. He worked closely with Mary McCormack (Deputy U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon) during filming.

Personal life

Weller married actress Ali Marsh on September 6, 2003.[1] They have a daughter Azalea, born in 2007, whose godmother is his In Plain Sight co-star Mary McCormack.[8]

He is a cousin of actor Peter Weller.[6]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991I'll Fly Away (TV series)Jimmy Yatesepisode: "I’ll Fly Away"
Bugsy (film)Architect Assistantuncredited
1993Law & Order (TV series)Dan Garrettepisode: "Promises to Keep" Season three, episode fourteen
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
(TV series)
Eliot Nessepisode: "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues"
1993–1994Missing Persons (TV series)Investigator Johnny SandowskiMain character (regular cast), all 17 episodes
1995Stonewall (film)Matty DeanMain character
1996Basquiat (film)Frank
1997Hudson River Blues (film)Ron
Gold Coast (TV movie)Arnold Rapp
1998How to Make the Cruelest Month (film)Rickey
Dellaventura (TV series)Mark Matthewsepisode: "David & Goliath"
Harvest (film)Bucky Upton
Armageddon (film)NASA Tech
1999Puppet (film)RickMain character (co-star).
Puppet was never released to the general public[9]
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV movie)Nicholai KarvovskyMain character
2000The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV movie)Brian Wilson
In the Beginning (TV movie)Jacob
2001The Business of Strangers (film)Nick HarrisMain character
2003The Pink House (film)Young Pritchard
The Shape of Things (film)PhilipMain character
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)Preston Bennettepisode: "Tortured"
2004When Will I Be Loved (film)Ford WellesMain character
The Jury (TV series)Holden Bradfordepisode: "Memories"
2004–2007Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series)Dale Mullen/Simon Harper II2 episodes
2005Southern Belles (film)Tracy Hampton
Four Lane Highway (film)Sean
2006Related (TV series)Lucasepisode: "The Move"
Monk (TV series)Jay Bennettepisodes: "Mr. Monk, Private Eye"
2008Life in Flight (film)Kit
2008–2012In Plain Sight (TV series)Marshall MannMain character (co-star), all 61 episodes
2009Streetcar (film)Darko
Wainy Days (TV series)Stosh2 episodes
Buffalo Bushido (film)Wendyl
2010The Good Wife (TV series)Wilk Hobson2 episodes
2011Blue Bloods (TV series)Jacob Krystal3 episodes
2013Alpha House (TV series)Digger Mancusi1 episode
2014Those Who Kill (US TV Series)Nathan Schaeffer1 episode
2015The Knick (TV series)Mr. Brockhurst2 episodes
2016The Fundamentals of Caring (film)Bob Richardson
Banshee (TV series)Declan Bode4 episodes in 2016, the show's final season
Bull (TV Series) Pete Peters episode "The Necklace"
2018Mosaic (Mobile app / TV series)Eric6 episodes
BlacKkKlansman (film)Patrolman Andy Landers

Directed

Year Film
2009Streetcar

Written works

Year Film
2009Streetcar

References

  1. "Weddings/Celebrations; Ali Marsh, Frederick Weller". New York Times. September 7, 2003. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  2. "Jesuit Alumni in the News". Jesuit High School. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  3. "Alumni Today". Carolina Alumni Review. UNC General Alumni Association. July–August 2010.
  4. Stevens, Alexander (July 9, 2008). "Broadway and TV actor Fred Weller comes to Boston for Shakespeare's sake". WickedLocal.com. Gatehouse News Service.
  5. "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  6. Biography for Frederick Weller. IMDB.com
  7. Holdren, Sara (December 13, 2018). "Theater Review: Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Adaptation Walks the Walk". Vulture. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  8. Gallagher, Brian (June 1, 2008). "Mary McCormack and Frederick Weller Dish on In Plain Sight". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  9. "[T]hat summer [of 1996], I booked my first role, in an independent movie called Puppet. […] This film, which to this day I have never seen because I don't think it's possible to purchase a copy of it anywhere at any price, starred Rebecca Gayheart and Fred Weller […] I don't know anyone who has ever seen or even heard of Puppet. All I can say is that it was screened in a theater at least once, because my manager went to see it." Lange, Artie, with Anthony Bozza and Howard Stern (2009). Too Fat to Fish, Random House Digital, Inc, ISBN 9780385526579, p. 172)
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