Jake Weber

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Jake Weber
Weber in 2008
Jake T. Weber

(1963-03-12) 12 March 1963 (age 60)[1]
EducationMiddlebury College (BA)
Juilliard School (GrDip)
Years active1989–present
Diana Oreiro
(m. 1995; div. 1997)
Korri Culbertson
(m. 2017)

Jake T. Weber (born 12 March 1963) is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and for his role as Drew in Meet Joe Black. On television, he is best-known for playing Joe DuBois, the sleep-deprived husband of psychic Allison DuBois, in the long running drama series Medium.

In 2001 and 2002, Weber was a series regular in HBO's The Mind of the Married Man and made guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue. As of autumn 2016, Weber joined the cast, in a recurring role, of ABC's Secrets and Lies in its second season. After a recurring role on Fox's The Following, Weber has had series regular roles on Hell on Wheels, NCIS: Hawaii, and Homeland.

Early life[edit]

Weber was born in London, England, to Susan Ann Caroline (née Coriat), a British socialite, and husband Thomas Evelyn "Tommy" Weber (originally Thomas Ejnar Arkner), a racing driver who also came from a wealthy family.[2][3] His father was born in Denmark, of Danish and English descent.[4] Weber's maternal grandfather, Robert Coriat, who was born in Mogador, Morocco, was of Sephardic Jewish (Moroccan-Jewish) descent. Weber's maternal grandmother, Priscilla Weigall, was English, from an upper-class family. Priscilla's father was Sir William Ernest George Archibald Weigall, 1st Baronet, while Priscilla's maternal grandfather was Sir John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet.[5] Weber has one sibling, a brother Charley. Through his English maternal grandmother, Weber is a great-grandson of politician Sir William Ernest George Archibald Weigall, 1st Baronet and his wife, Grace Emily (née Blundell Maple), and a great-great-grandson of business magnate Sir John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet and wife, Emily Harriet Merryweather.[4]

Weber's mother, Susan, was diagnosed with depression and LSD-induced schizophrenia, and died at age 27 of a drug overdose when Weber was eight years old. His father, who sold various illegal drugs and utilized both his sons in trafficking, sold drugs to numerous international destinations and struggled with substance addiction until his death in 2006 at age 67.[6]

In 1971, Weber's father took him and his brother to stay for a period at Villa Nellcôte, where the Rolling Stones were recording Exile on Main St. In a 2010 article for The Times, Weber recalled that his "father used him as a drug mule to bring cocaine out for Mick and Bianca Jagger's wedding."[7]

Weber attended Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk. Later, he went to the United States to study at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he sang a cappella with the Dissipated Eight and majored in English literature and political science, graduating with a B.A. cum laude in 1986.[8] He attended The Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 19 (1986–1990), which also included Laura Linney and Jeanne Tripplehorn.[9] He also studied at Russia's famed Moscow Art Theatre.[10]

At the 2010 Cannes film festival, as part of the Directors' Fortnight at the launching of the rock 'n roll documentary, Stones in Exile, singer Mick Jagger spoke to the crowd about the months of drug-fuelled recording sessions that produced the Stones' classic 1972 album Exile on Main Street. Jagger joked about the rarely seen original footage that reveals eight-year-old Weber rolling marijuana joints for them. Weber has reportedly stated that his drug-dealing father brought him to Keith Richards's rented French villa, Nellcôte, in the seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer near Nice, where the Stones were recording the album.[11]


Weber's roles were often bit parts in A-list films, beginning with that of Kyra Sedgwick's character's unnamed boyfriend in the Oliver Stone-directed period saga Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and continuing with work for such directors as Sidney Lumet (A Stranger Among Us, 1992), Alan J. Pakula (The Pelican Brief, 1993) and Martin Brest (Meet Joe Black, 1998).

He scored one of his premier leads as Dr. Matt Crower, a kindly physician who takes charge of a young boy and protects him from a possessed sheriff in actor-turned-producer Shaun Cassidy's short-lived, but well received, supernatural drama series American Gothic (1995) on CBS. That programme did not last long; and neither did the Mike Binder sitcom The Mind of the Married Man (2001), in which Weber played one of the leads, Chicago newspaper employee Jake Berman.

After his prominent role in the 2004 remake of horror film Dawn of the Dead, Weber played Joe Dubois on Medium, the sleep-deprived husband of Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette), a psychic intermediary who has visions that help her prevent or solve crimes. In 2016, Weber played a recurring guest-star role as the psychotherapist husband of Detective Andrea Cornell (played by series lead Juliette Lewis) on the second season of the ABC murder mystery, Secrets and Lies. The series was picked up for a full second season by ABC after a successful limited run last spring as a midseason replacement. Weber had a recurring part on the Fox series, The Following, and improvised on the Netflix series Easy. Weber also appeared in seasons 6 and 7 of the Showtime series Homeland.

Weber was cast in the 2021 film Those Who Wish Me Dead. He has performed on Broadway[12] and off-Broadway as well.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Weber was married to Diane Oreiro from 1995 to 1997.[citation needed] In 2017, Weber married his longtime girlfriend, Korri Culbertson.[14] Weber has a son, Waylon, from a previous relationship.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Donna's Boyfriend
1991 Bed & Breakfast Bobby
1992 A Stranger Among Us Yaakov Klausman
1993 Skin Art Richard
1993 The Pelican Brief Curtis Morgan
1994 Cultivating Charlie Charles Thundertrunk
1994 Vanishing Son II Bo Television movie
1994 Vanishing Son IV Bo Television movie
1997 What the Deaf Man Heard Tolliver Tynan
1997 Amistad Mr. Wright
1998 Dangerous Beauty King Henry
1998 Into My Heart Adam
1998 Meet Joe Black Drew
1999 Pushing Tin Barry Plotkin
1999 In Too Deep Daniel Connelly
1999 Cherry Dr. Beverly Kirk
2000 U-571 Lieutenant Michael Hirsch, USNR
2000 The Cell FBI Special Agent Gordon Ramsey
2001 Wendigo George
2002 Love Thy Neighbor Man In Adult Section
2002 Leo Ben Bloom
2002 100 Mile Rule Bobby Davis
2004 The Warrior Class Phil Anwar
2004 Dawn of the Dead Michael Shaunessy
2004 Haven Officer Powell
2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Robert Hartley
2012 Chained Brad Fittler
2013 Redemption Trail John Stubbs
2013 White House Down Secret Service Agent Ted Hope
2014 Hungry Hearts Dr. Bill
2014 Learning to Drive Ted
2017 Wetlands Sergeant McCulvey
2017 Thank You for Your Service Colonel Plymouth
2019 The Beach House Mitch [15]
2019 Midway Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance
2021 Those Who Wish Me Dead Owen Casserly
2021 Every Last One of Them Nichols
TBA Peter Five Eight TBA


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Law & Order Wesley Parker Episode 8: "Poison Ivy"
1994–1995 Something Wilder Richie Wainwright 15 episodes
1995–1996 American Gothic Dr. Matt Crower 15 episodes
1996 NYPD Blue Bill Walsh[16] Episode: "Girl Talk"
1997 Liberty! The American Revolution Virginia Officer 5 episodes
2001 The $treet Peter Dearborn 2 episodes
2001–2002 The Mind of the Married Man Jake Berman 20 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carl Atwood Episode: "One"
2005–2011 Medium Joe Dubois 130 episodes
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
2011 Human Target Bill Fickner Episode: "Marshal Pucci"
2012 Royal Pains Gabe Gleason Episode: "Bottoms Up"
2012 House Joe Reese Episode: "Man of the House"
2013 Elementary Geoffrey Silver Episode: "Dirty Laundry"
2014 The Following Micah 3 episodes
2014, 2016 Hell on Wheels John Allen Campbell 15 episodes
2015 Tyrant Jimmy Timmons 8 episodes
2015 The Blacklist Raymond Reddington/Gregory Devry 1 episode
2016 Easy Wally 1 episode
2016 Secrets and Lies Ethan 3 episodes
2017–2018 Homeland Brett O’Keefe Recurring Season 6, Starring Season 7
2018–2019 13 Reasons Why Barry Walker Recurring role (Season 2–3)
2020 Star Trek: Discovery Zareh Guest role (Season 3)
2022 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bob Flynn Episode: "Video Killed The Radio Star"
2023 NCIS: Hawaii Jim Carter Season 2


  1. ^ Willis, John (20 January 1995). Theatre World 1992-1993. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781557832030 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Wilner, Paul (21 May 2009). "Legends of the Fall: Carmel author's new book is a tale of the rise and demise of two British dreamers". Monterey County Weekly. Monterrey, California: Milestone Communications Inc. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012.
  3. ^ Jones, Oliver (21 September 2009). "Medium's Jake Weber: My Wild Childhood". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b Greenfield, Robert (5 May 2009). A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties. Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0306816222.
  5. ^ "Jake Weber". IMDb.
  6. ^ Jones, Oliver (11 September 2009). "INSIDE STORY: Medium Star Jake Weber's Rock 'N' Roll Childhood". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Rolling Stones' long party: documentary film tells of children". TimesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Arts Fact Sheet" (PDF). Middlebury College. 16 February 2009.
  9. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Jake Weber | Actor/ Director".
  11. ^ 'Stupid' Mick Jagger mouths off at Cannes, smh.com.au. Accessed 19 January 2018.
  12. ^ Jake Weber's Internet Broadway Database profile, IBDb.com; retrieved 19 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Jake Weber". Lortel Archives Internet Off-Broadway Database. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  14. ^ "Jake Weber and family". Crushable.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  15. ^ Kurland, Daniel (9 July 2020). "[Review] 'The Beach House' is a Cosmic, Trippy Triumph That Will Bury You In Its Tide". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Girl Talk". IMDb.com. 19 March 1996. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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