|Born||Scott Eric Weinger
October 5, 1975
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, television producer/writer|
|Spouse(s)||Rina Mimoun (m. 2008)|
Scott Eric Weinger (born October 5, 1975) is an American actor, television producer and writer, best known as the voice of Aladdin in Disney's eponymous feature film. Weinger would reprise the role in two direct-to-video sequels, for the Disney Channel television series, and the Kingdom Hearts series. He is also well known for playing D.J. Tanner's boyfriend "Steve Hale" on Full House for two seasons. He is currently a writer and producer for television.
Weinger was born in New York, New York, to Jewish parents Babs Weinger, a teacher, and Elliott Weinger, an orthopedic surgeon. The eldest of four children, Scott has two brothers and one sister. He spent the majority of his formative years in Hollywood, Florida. He moved to Los Angeles when his career began to take off.
Scott first became interested in acting in the third grade, when an actor gave a presentation for Career Day. He relentlessly pestered his parents to get him an agent until they finally realized that the young tyke was serious about becoming an actor.
Weinger's first gig was a national commercial for Ideal Toys. Weinger garnered fame amongst computer users in a 1980s commercial for Commodore's multimedia Amiga computer.
Weinger's first acting role was in Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, in which he had a minor part. After landing his first guest starring role on ABC's Life Goes On, Weinger became a series regular on the situation comedy Family Man on CBS. The show was produced to air on the CBS network by Miller-Boyett Productions, which had produced many other hits. His next regular role in a series came when he was cast as Steve Hale in the hit sitcom Full House from 1992 to 1995 (also produced by Miller-Boyett Productions), after he guest-starred on one episode during its fifth season. It was during the run of Full House that Weinger would earn his first motion picture role as the voice of Aladdin. Later, in a Full House episode in which the Tanner family goes on a trip to Disney World, his character appears dressed as Aladdin.
Upon his return to Hollywood, Weinger would have several small roles in television programs, starred in a horror comedy film, 2003's Shredder; and provided his voice for Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and the 3-D Disney film Mickey's PhilharMagic. He had a guest appearance on the NBC's Scrubs for the season 6 episode My Coffee as Dr. Kershnar. He played Officer Rubin in What I Like About You.
Weinger was cast as Aladdin, the street urchin in Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature film Aladdin. He would reprise his role multiple times off the big screen including the Disney Channel Aladdin series and direct-to-video sequels, the most notable being The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. His voice would also be used for several video games including the Kingdom Hearts series and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.
In autumn of 1994, Weinger left Los Angeles to attend Harvard University, although he continued to work as the voice of Aladdin and made a final appearance on Full House. During his years at Harvard, Weinger served as an on-camera youth correspondent for Good Morning America, a job that required much international travel, as well as frequent live appearances on the show to discuss his pieces with Charles Gibson.
Writing and producing
During the 2000s, Weinger has emerged as a prolific television writer and producer, having written and produced for situation comedies as well as hour long dramas. He produced an award winning film short, 2002's The Cricket Player. He received his first writing credit on the WB television show Like Family. Other early writing credits included What I Like About You and Privileged. From 2009 to 2013, he was a writer-producer for 90210. After the series ended, he returned to comedy, becoming a writer-producer for The Neighbors.
|1988||Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach||Shark Attack Kid|
|1988||Hemingway||Patrick Hemingway||TV mini-series|
|1989-1990||Life Goes On||Steve Smith||TV Series|
|1990-1991||The Family Man||Steve Taylor||TV series|
|1991||Eerie, Indiana||Eddie||TV series|
|1994||The Return of Jafar||Aladdin (voice)|
|1994||The Shaggy Dog||Wilbert "Wilby" Joseph Daniels/Shaggy Dog||TV Movie|
|1991-1995||Full House||Steve Hale||TV Series|
|1996||Aladdin and the King of Thieves||Aladdin (voice)|
|1998||Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Creatures of Invention||Aladdin (voice)|
|1998||Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends||Aladdin (voice)|
|1998||Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers||Aladdin (voice)|
|1998||Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie||Aladdin (voice)|
|1998||Aladdin's MathQuest||Aladdin (voice)||Video game|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Bradley Roberts||TV series|
|2001||Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge||Aladdin (voice)||Video Game|
|2001||Mickey's House of Villains||Aladdin (voice)|
|2002||Kingdom Hearts||Aladdin (voice)||Video Game|
|2001-2002||House of Mouse||Aladdin (voice)||TV Series|
|2005||Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess||Aladdin (voice)|
|2005||Kingdom Hearts II||Aladdin (voice)||Video game (English Version)|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins||Horny Penguin (voice)||Uncredited|
|2006||What I Like About You||Officer Rubin||TV Series|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix||Aladdin (voice)||Video Game (English version)|
|2011||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Aladdin (voice)||Video Game|
|2013||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix||Aladdin||Video Game, voice (archive audio)|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix||Aladdin||Video Game, voice (archive audio)|