Scott Weinger

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Scott Weinger
Born Scott Eric Weinger
October 5, 1975 (age 40)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, writer, producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Rina Mimoun (m. 2008)

Scott Eric Weinger (born October 5, 1975) is an American actor, writer and producer, best known as the voice of the title character in Disney's Aladdin. Weinger would reprise the role in two direct-to-video sequels, a Disney Channel television series, and the Kingdom Hearts series. He is also well known for playing D.J. Tanner's boyfriend "Steve Hale" on Full House for fifty episodes spanning four seasons. He is currently a writer and producer for television, most recently for Galavant and Black-ish, both on the ABC Television Network.

Early life and education[edit]

Scott Eric Weinger was born on October 5, 1975 in Manhattan, New York City, to Jewish parents Babs Weinger, a teacher, and Elliott Weinger, an orthopedic surgeon.[1] The eldest of four children, Scott has two brothers and one sister. He spent the majority of his formative years in Hollywood, Florida. He moved to Los Angeles when his career began to take off.

Scott first became interested in acting in the third grade, when an actor gave a presentation for Career Day. He relentlessly pestered his parents to get him an agent until they finally realized that he was serious about becoming an actor.

In autumn of 1994, Weinger left Los Angeles to attend Harvard University, although he continued to work as the voice of Aladdin and made a final appearance on Full House. During his years at Harvard, Weinger served as an on-camera youth correspondent for Good Morning America, a job that required much international travel, as well as frequent live appearances on the show to discuss his pieces with Charles Gibson.

Weinger majored in English while at Harvard and graduated magna cum laude in June 1998.


Weinger's first gig was a national commercial for Ideal Toys. Weinger garnered fame amongst computer users in a 1980s commercial for Commodore's multimedia Amiga computer.[2]

Weinger's first acting role was in Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, in which he had a minor part. After landing his first guest starring role on ABC's Life Goes On, Weinger became a series regular on the situation comedy The Family Man on CBS. The show was produced to air on the CBS network by Miller-Boyett Productions, which had produced many other hits. His next regular role in a series came when he was cast as Steve Hale in the hit sitcom Full House from 1992 to 1995 (also produced by Miller-Boyett Productions), after he guest-starred on one episode during its fifth season. It was during the run of Full House that Weinger would earn his first motion picture role as the voice of Aladdin. Later, in a Full House episode in which the Tanner family goes on a trip to Disney World, his character appears dressed as Aladdin.

Upon his return to Hollywood, Weinger would have several small roles in television programs, starred in a horror comedy film, 2003's Shredder; and provided his voice for Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and the 3-D Disney film Mickey's PhilharMagic. He had a guest appearance on the NBC's Scrubs for the season 6 episode My Coffee as Dr. Kershnar. He played Officer Rubin in What I Like About You. In July 2015, it was confirmed that Weinger would be reprising the role of Steve Hale in the Full House spin-off series, Fuller House.[3]


Weinger was cast as Aladdin, the street urchin in Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature film Aladdin. He would reprise his role multiple times off the big screen including the CBS Aladdin series and direct-to-video sequels, the most notable being Aladdin: The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. His voice would also be used for several video games including the Kingdom Hearts series, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, and Disney Infinity series.

Writing and producing[edit]

During the 2000s, Weinger has emerged as a prolific television writer and producer, having written and produced for situation comedies as well as hour-long dramas. He produced an award winning film short, 2002's The Cricket Player. He received his first writing credit on the WB television show Like Family. Other early writing credits included What I Like About You and Privileged. From 2009 to 2013, he was a writer-producer for 90210, notably penning the series' 100th episode. After the series ended, he returned to comedy, becoming a writer-producer for The Neighbors.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Shark Attack Kid
1988 Hemingway Patrick Hemingway TV mini-series
1989-1990 Life Goes On Steve Smith TV Series
1990-1991 The Family Man Steve Taylor TV series
1991 Eerie, Indiana Eddie TV series
1992 Aladdin Aladdin Voice
1994 Aladdin: The Return of Jafar Aladdin Voice
1994 The Shaggy Dog Wilbert "Wilby" Daniels TV Movie
1991-1995 Full House Steve Hale TV Series
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Aladdin Voice
1997 Aladdin's MathQuest Aladdin (voice) Video game
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Creatures of Invention Aladdin Voice
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends Aladdin Voice
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers Aladdin Voice
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie Aladdin Voice
1999 Hercules Aladdin TV series
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Bradley Roberts TV series
2001 Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge Aladdin (voice) Video Game
2001 Metropolis Atlas Voice
2001 Mickey's House of Villains Aladdin Voice
2002 Kingdom Hearts Aladdin (voice) Video Game
2001-2002 House of Mouse Aladdin (voice) TV Series
2003 Shredder Cole Davidson
2005 Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess Aladdin Voice
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Aladdin (voice) Video game (English Version)
2006 Farce of the Penguins Horny penguin (voice) Uncredited
2006 What I Like About You Officer Rubin TV Series
2006 Scrubs Dr. Kershnar
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Aladdin (voice) Video Game (English version)
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Aladdin (voice) Video Game
2012 Roulette Mike
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Aladdin Video Game, voice (archive audio)
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Aladdin Video Game, voice (archive audio)
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Aladdin Video Game
2016 Fuller House Steve Hale Main role


  1. ^ "Scott Weinger (สก็อตต์ ไวน์เกอร์)" (in Thai). Nangdee. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Commodore Amiga TV Ad - Celebrities". Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (2015-07-17). "‘Fuller House’ Brings Back Steve: Scott Weinger Joining Netflix Series". Retrieved 2015-07-17. 

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