Fred Weller

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Fred Weller
Fred Weller in April 2012.jpg
Born Frederick Weller
April 1966 (age 48)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Ali Marsh (September 6, 2003–present)

Frederick "Fred" Weller (born April 18, 1966) is an American stage, film, and television actor.

Early life and education[edit]

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 was 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[edit]

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 appears on Broadway in 2014 in the Terrence McNally play Mothers and Sons.

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 Tobak'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[edit]

Weller married actress Ali Marsh on September 6, 2003.[1] They have three children, a daughter Azalea, born 2007 (age 6–7),[7] whose godmother is his In Plain Sight co-star Mary McCormack.,[8] and two other children born sometime between 2008 and 2011.

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

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 I'll Fly Away (TV series) Jimmy Yates episode: "I’ll Fly Away"
Bugsy Architect Assistant uncredited
1993 Law & Order (TV series) Dan Garrett episode: "Promises to Keep" Season three Episode fourteen
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV series) Eliot Ness episode: "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues"
1993–1994 Missing Persons (TV series) Investigator Johnny Sandowski 17 episodes
1995 Stonewall Matty Dean
1996 Basquiat Frank
1997 Hudson River Blues Ron
Gold Coast Arnold Rapp TV movie
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month Rickey
Dellaventura (TV series) Mark Matthews episode: "David & Goliath"
Harvest Bucky Upton
Armageddon NASA Tech
1999 Puppet Rick Puppet was never released to the general public[9]
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV movie) Nicholai Karvovsky
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV movie) Brian Wilson
In the Beginning (TV movie) Jacob
2001 The Business of Strangers Nick Harris
2003 The Pink House Young Pritchard
The Shape of Things Philip
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) Preston Bennett episode: "Tortured"
2004 When Will I Be Loved Ford Welles
The Jury (TV series) Holden Bradford episode: "Memories"
2004–2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) Dale Mullen/Simon Harper II 2 episodes
2005 Southern Belles Tracy Hampton
Four Lane Highway Sean
2006 Related (TV series) Lucas episode: "The Move"
Monk (TV series) Jay Bennett episode: "Mr. Monk, Private Eye"
2008 Life in Flight Kit
2008–2012 In Plain Sight (TV series) Marshall Mann 61 episodes
2009 Streetcar Darko
Wainy Days Stosh (TV series) 2 episodes
Buffalo Bushido Wendyl
2010 The Good Wife (TV series) Wilk Hobson 2 episodes
2011 Blue Bloods (TV series) Jacob Krystal 3 episodes
2014 Those Who Kill (US TV Series) Nathan Schaeffer 1 episode

Directed[edit]

Year Film
2009 Streetcar

Written Works[edit]

Year Film
2009 Streetcar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ a b c Biography for Frederick Weller. IMDB.com
  7. ^ "Class Reunion: Fred Weller Takes a TV Break to Join His College Pal in Shakespeare On The Common". The Boston Globe. July 18, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  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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