Bruce Weitz

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Bruce Weitz
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Weitz at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009
Born Bruce Peter Weitz
(1943-05-27) May 27, 1943 (age 70)
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Cecilia Hart (1971-1982; divorced)
Vivian Davis (1986-present; 1 child)

Bruce Peter Weitz (born May 27, 1943) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Sgt. Michael "Mick" Belker in the 1980s TV series Hill Street Blues for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1984.[1]

Early life[edit]

Weitz was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of Sybil Weitz Rubel, a homemaker, and Alvin Weitz, who owned a liquor store.[2] He is Jewish.[3]

Career[edit]

Weitz appeared in the 1998 hit film Deep Impact and also appeared in the films Half Past Dead and El Cortez (2005). Some of his many guest appearances on television include NYPD Blue, Quincy, Midnight Caller, Sisters, Superman: The Animated Series as Bruno Mannheim, JAG, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Highlander: The Series.

He portrayed Anthony Zacchara on General Hospital from October to November 2007; from January 2008 to March 2009; on July 10, 2009; on August 13, 2009; and on September 3, 2009 to present. The character was shot and killed by his Grandson Johnny Zacchara on May 22, 2012. According to Daytime Confidential Anthony will be sticking around to haunt Johnny "for a stretch of time".

He also was in an episode of Matlock starring Andy Griffith, where he played a cop who was an old friend of Matlock.

Personal life[edit]

Weitz married actress Cecilia Hart in 1971. They were divorced in 1982, shortly after which she married actor James Earl Jones. In 2001, Weitz was named honorary mayor of Reseda, Los Angeles. He has one son, Joseph Weitz who goes to Occidental College, California.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emmy Awards official website, last accessed December 3, 2007.
  2. ^ "Bruce Weitz Biography (1943-)". Filmreference.com. 1943-05-27. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ Bruce Weitz biography at Soap Opera Digest website[dead link]

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