Michael Weston

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Michael Weston
Michael Weston by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Weston in 2016
Born Michael Rubinstein[1]
(1973-10-25) October 25, 1973 (age 43)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Priscilla Ahn (2010–present)

Michael Weston (born October 25, 1973) is an American television and film actor. His best-known roles are the private detective Lucas Douglas on House, the deranged and sadistic kidnapper Jake in the critically acclaimed HBO drama Six Feet Under and Pvt. Dancer on Scrubs.

Personal life[edit]

Weston was born Michael Rubinstein in New York City, the son of actors Judi West and John Rubinstein, the grandson of piano virtuoso Arthur Rubinstein and the great-grandson of conductor Emil Młynarski, the founding conductor of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor of the Scottish Orchestra.[2]

He holds a degree in Theater and Arts from Northwestern University. In 2000 he changed his surname to "Weston" as there was already a "Michael Rubinstein" in the Screen Actors Guild. He has been married to musician Priscilla Ahn since 2010.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Weston is a good friend of actor Zach Braff and has appeared in three features with him, Garden State, Wish I Was Here and The Last Kiss, and as a guest star on Braff's television show, Scrubs. Weston has also appeared as Simon Marsden, Olivia Benson's half-brother on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[3]

Weston appeared in the fifth season of House as a private investigator named Lucas Douglas hired by Dr. Gregory House; he reappeared in season six.[4] Series creator David Shore planned a spin-off show[5] with Weston's character as the lead in 2008, but the show never went into production.

In 2009, Weston appeared in the Gerard Butler action film Gamer. He made a guest appearance on Burn Notice and White Collar.[6] In 2012, he starred in the A&E television movie, Coma.[3]

In 2016, he appeared as Harry Houdini in Houdini & Doyle.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Coyote Ugly Danny
Sally Bugs Credited as Michael Rubinstein
Lucky Numbers Larry
Cherry Falls Ben
2002 Wishcraft Brett Bumpers
Hart's War Pfc. W. Roy Potts
Evil Alien Conquerors Kenny
2004 Helter Skelter Bobby Beausoleil Television movie
Garden State Kenny
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Deputy Enos Strate
2006 The Last Kiss Izzy
2007 Wedding Daze Ted
2008 Pathology Dr. Gallo
2009 State of Play Hank
Crank: High Voltage Paramedic
Gamer The producer
2010 Love, Wedding, Marriage Gerber
2011 The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Jim
2012 Liberal Arts Miles
2013 Expecting Casey
2014 Wish I Was Here Jerry
2015 See You in Valhalla Don Burwood
2015 Gravy Anson

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Night Man Episode: 1.17 "Chrome II"
2003 Frasier Ice Sculptor Episode: 10.14 "Daphne Does Dinner"
2004 Monk Morris Episode: 3.7 "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month"
2004-05 Six Feet Under Jake Episodes: 4.5 "That's My Dog", 4.8 "Coming And Going", 4.12 "Untitled", 5.10 "All Alone"
2006 ER Rafe Hendricks Episodes: 12.22 "Twenty-One Guns", 13.1 "Bloodline"
2006 Saved Tim Reston Episode: 1.2 "The Lady & the Tiger"
2007, 2014 Psych Counselor Adam Hornstock Episode: 1.12 "Cloudy...Chance of Murder" Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement
2007 Scrubs Private Brian Dancer Episodes: 6.7 "His Story IV", 6.9 "My Perspective", 6.10 "My Therapeutic Month", 6.12 "My Fishbowl"
2007-12 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Simon Marsden Episodes:8.13 "Loophole" 8.16 "Philadelphia," 8.19 "Florida", 8.22 "Screwed", 13.16 "Child’s Welfare"
2008-10 House Lucas Douglas Episodes: 5.2 "Not Cancer", 5.3 "Adverse Events", 5.5 "Lucky Thirteen", 6.7 "Known Unknowns", 6.8 "Teamwork", 6.9 "Ignorance Is Bliss", 6.12 "Remorse" (cameo), 6.13 "Moving the Chains", 6.14 "5 to 9", and 6.18 "Knight Fall"
2009 Crime Scene Investigation Ryan Morton; Tripp Linson; Carsten Episode: 9.15 "Kill Me If You Can"
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles LAPD Detective John Quinn Episode: 3.10 "The Debt"
2009 Supernatural (young) Charlie Episode: 4.12 "Criss Angel is a Douche Bag"
2009 Burn Notice Spencer Episode: 3.5 "Signals and Codes"
2010 The Good Guys Carson Episode: 1.17 "The Getaway"
2011 CSI: New York Frank Waters Episode: 8.9 "Means to an End"
2012 White Collar David Cook Episode: 4.3 "Diminishing Returns"
2012 Coma Peter Arno 4 hour TV movie based on the 1977 novel by Robin Cook
2013 The Office Staffer at Philadelphia real estate office Pam has interview at Episode: 9.16 "Moving On"
2014 Those Who Kill Space Cowboy Episode 1.8 "Insomnia", Episode 9 "Untethered", Episode 10 "Surrender".
2015 Elementary Oscar Episode 3.16 "For All You Know", Episode 24 "A Controlled Descent".
2016 Houdini & Doyle Harry Houdini Season 1
2017 Rosewood Owen Panitch Episode 2.10 "Bacterium & the Brothers Panitch"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Weston". TV Guide. 
  2. ^ Michael Weston profile, filmreference.com; accessed October 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Michael Weston at the Internet Movie Database[unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Michael Weston On House-Cuddy-Lucas Love Triangle: "It's an Intellectual Menage a Trois"". TVGuide.com. January 11, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (2008-08-07). "House creator reveals spinoff plans". Digital Spy. Digital Spy. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  6. ^ "Michael Weston for 'White Collar' role". Digital Spy. April 18, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ Power, Vicki (March 12, 2016). "Michael Weston and Stephen Mangan stars in new ITV crime drama Houdini & Doyle". The Express. Retrieved October 15, 2016.