Eugene Weingand

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Eugene Weingand (1 April 1934 – 30 November 1986) was an American actor, known as Peter Lorre Jr.

Weingand was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and immigrated to the US at age 20. Because of his resemblance to Peter Lorre he began calling himself Peter Lorie Jr. (sic). In 1963 he applied to have his name legally changed to Peter Lorie Jr., but Peter Lorre objected, as did American International Pictures, which had Lorre under contract. After a hearing in which the judge denied Weingand's petition, by deciding he was merely trying to cash in on the name, Weingand was barred from using the name Peter Lorie Jr. without Lorre's permission. After Lorre's death a few months later, Weingand began calling himself Peter Lorre Jr and claimed to be the son of the actor. Under this name, he made a handful of film and TV appearances in the 1960s and 70s.[1] including The Cat Creature, scripted by Robert Bloch. He had an uncredited appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Torn Curtain as a taxi driver.[2]

He died in Houston, Texas, USA.


  • Torn Curtain (1966) - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Frasier, the Sensuous Lion (1973) - Boscov
  • Sons of Sassoun (1975) - (final film role)