Weinger at the 45th Emmy Awards in 1993
October 5, 1975 |
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, writer, producer|
|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)|
Scott Weinger (born October 5, 1975) 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.
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. Both of his parents are of Russian-Jewish descent. He graduated from Harvard University in 1998 with a magna cum laude degree in English and American Literature.
Weinger's first professional acting work was a national commercial for Ideal Toys. 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.
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.
|1988||Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach||Shark Attack Kid|
|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|
|2005||Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess||Aladdin (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins||Horny penguin (voice)||Uncredited
|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)
|2001||Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge|
|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
|2005||What I Like About You||3 episodes|
|2013–2014||The Neighbors||3 episodes|
|2016||The Muppets||1 episode|
|2002||The Cricket Player|
|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|
- "Scott Weinger Biography (1975-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
- Etkin, Jaimie (2012-09-22). "'Full House' Cast: Where Are They Now; Interviews With Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin And More". Huffingtonpost.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
- on YouTube
- Elizabeth Wagmeister (2015-07-17). "'Fuller House' Brings Back Steve: Scott Weinger Joining Netflix Series". variety.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- Samantha Rullo (2014-06-12). "Whatever Happened to Steve from 'Full House?' The Ivy League Grad Is Still Working in TV". bustle.com. Retrieved 2015-11-11.