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April 10, 1930 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Weaver was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the son of Josephine and Primus Jest Weaver, a chef. His first screen appearance was in 1955 and according to the Internet Movie Database, he has appeared in more than 120 film and television productions, including 45 single-episode appearances on various television series.
Weaver was the voice of Alpine in the animated television series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985–1986). He appeared as a blind seer in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and he also appeared in one episode of One World (2000), a situation-comedy television series. He appeared as a Junkyard Owner in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
He also played the role of Mr. Ed Downer, a handyman that became an interest of Philip Banks' mom, on an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Perhaps his most memorable role was the exuberant exhibitionist "Buck Naked," who enlivened episodes of Steven Bochco's police dramas, Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue.
Since July 10, 1971, Weaver has been married to actress Ta-Tanisha and they have one child together. He and his wife reside in The Bronx, New York, where Ta-Tanisha was born and raised, they have one child Leis La-Te (daughter)
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