Scott Weinger

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Scott Weinger
Scott Weinger (Emmy Awards 1993) cropped.jpg
Weinger at the 45th Emmy Awards in 1993
Born (1975-10-05) October 5, 1975 (age 42)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.[1]
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Actor, voice actor, writer, producer
Years active 1988–present
Notable work Speaking voice of Prince Aladdin in Disney's Aladdin (1992–present)
Steve Hale in ABC sitcom Full House (1992–1995) and Netflix sequel Fuller House (2016–present)
Spouse(s) Rina Mimoun (m. 2008)
Children 1

Scott Weinger (born October 5, 1975)[1] is an American actor, voice actor, writer and producer, best known as the voice of the title character in Disney's Aladdin. Weinger reprised the role in the two direct-to-video sequels, the Disney Channel television series of the same name, the Kingdom Hearts and Disney Infinity video game series. He is also known for playing Steve Hale on the ABC sitcom Full House and its Netflix sequel Fuller House. He is also a writer and producer for television, including for ABC's Galavant and Black-ish. He was a co-executive producer of ABC's The Muppets.

Early life[edit]

Weinger was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Barbara and Elliott Weinger, an orthopedist, brother of Todd Weinger, a film producer and brother of Lauren Weinger, an actress.[1] Both of his parents are of Russian-Jewish descent.[2][3] He graduated from Harvard University in 1998 with a magna cum laude degree in English and American Literature.[4]

Career[edit]

Weinger's first professional acting work was a national commercial for Ideal Toys.[5] His first acting role was in Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach. After guest starring on ABC's Life Goes On, Weinger became a series regular on the situation comedy The Family Man on CBS. His next regular role in a series came as Steve Hale on the sitcom Full House from 1991 to 1995, after he had guest-starred on one episode during its fifth season. During the run of Full House, Weinger made his motion-picture debut as the voice of the title character in Disney's 1992 animated feature Aladdin.

Weinger went on to 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 on What I Like About You. In 2016, Weinger reprised his role of Steve Hale on the Full House spin-off series, Fuller House.[6]

Weinger was cast as Aladdin, the street urchin in Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature film Aladdin. He reprised his role multiple times off the big screen including the CBS Aladdin series and direct-to-video sequels, the most notable being 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.

Weinger has written and produced for television, receiving his first writing credit on the WB television show Like Family. Other writing credits include What I Like About You and Privileged. From 2009 to 2013, he was a writer-producer for 90210, penning the series' 100th episode. After the series ended, he returned to comedy, becoming a writer-producer for The Neighbors, Galavant, Black-ish, and The Muppets.

Personal life[edit]

Weinger has been married to television writer and producer Rina Mimoun since 2008;[7] together they have a son, who was born in 2009.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Shark Attack Kid
1992 Aladdin Aladdin (voice)
1994 The Return of Jafar Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Creatures of Invention Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
2001 Mickey's House of Villains Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
2003 Shredder Cole Davidson
2005 Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess Aladdin (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Farce of the Penguins Horny penguin (voice) Uncredited
Direct-to-video
2001 Metropolis Atlas (voice)
2003 Shredder Cole Davidson
2012 Roulette Mike

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Hemingway Patrick Hemingway TV Miniseries
1989–1990 Life Goes On Steve Smith 2 episodes
1990–1991 The Family Man Steve Taylor 22 episodes
1991 Eerie, Indiana Eddie Episode: "ATM with a Heart of Gold"
1993 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Himself Episode: "The Pied Pirates of Petra"
1994 The Shaggy Dog Wilbert "Wilby" Daniels TV Movie
1991–1995 Full House Steve Hale 50 episodes
1994–1995 Aladdin Aladdin / Evil Aladdin (voice) 86 episodes
1995 Aladdin on Ice Aladdin (voice) TV Movie
1999 Hercules Aladdin (voice) 1 episode
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Bradley Roberts Episode: "Full Recovery"
2001–2002 Disney's House of Mouse Aladdin (voice) 3 episodes
2006 What I Like About You Officer Rubin 4 episodes
2006 Scrubs Dr. Kershnar Episode: "My Coffee"
2013 The Mistresses Father Episode: "I Choose You"
2014 The Neighbors Man Episode: "There Goes The Neighbors' Hood"
2016–present Fuller House Dr. Steve Hale Season 1 (Recurring Role)
Season 2–3 (Main Cast)
18 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
1997 Aladdin's MathQuest Aladdin
2001 Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
2002 Kingdom Hearts
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Aladdin (English version)
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Aladdin
2014 Disney Infinity 2.0
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0

Theme park attractions[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic Aladdin

Production Credits[edit]

Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 Like Family
2005 What I Like About You 3 episodes
2008–2009 Privileged 2 episodes
2010–2013 90210 8 episodes
2013–2014 The Neighbors 3 episodes
2014–2015 Black-ish 1 episode
2015–2016 Galavant 2 episodes
2016 The Muppets 1 episode

Producer[edit]

Year Title Position Notes
2002 The Cricket Player
2011–2012 90210 Co-producer 45 episodes
2013–2014 The Neighbors 22 episodes
2014–2015 Black-ish Supervising producer 15 episodes
2015–2016 Galavant Supervising producer 12 episodes
2016 The Muppets Co-executive producer 5 episodes

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