December 23, 1949|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||December 1, 2012
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, director, producer|
Weege wrote for several television series, including Barney Miller and M*A*S*H. In 1981, he created the series Park Place. In 1984, he created the hit sitcom Night Court which ran for nine seasons on the NBC broadcast television network. Weege owned Starry Night Productions, which produced Night Court until 1989, when Weege left the series after six seasons. He also produced the short-lived sitcom Nikki and Alexander in 1989. He was nominated for four Emmy Awards during his career, one for Barney Miller and three for Night Court.
Actor John Larroquette, who played Night Court prosecutor Dan Fielding, paid tribute to Weege in a Twitter post: "In life there are those who impact us with such force everything changes. Reinhold Weege was that in mine. May he truly rest in peace."
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