Steven Weber (actor)

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Steven Weber
Steven Weber.jpg
Weber in 2010
Born Steven Robert Weber
(1961-03-04) March 4, 1961 (age 57)
Briarwood, Queens, New York, United States
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s)
Children 2

Steven Robert Weber[1] (born March 4, 1961)[2] is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian Hackett on the television show Wings which aired from April 1990 to May 1997 on NBC and as Sam Blue in Once and Again. He had a recurring role on iZombie as Vaughn du Clark. He plays Mayor Douglas Hamilton on NCIS: New Orleans in a recurring role.

Early life[edit]

Weber was born in Briarwood, Queens, New York.[2] His mother, Fran (née Frankel),[1] was a nightclub singer, and his father, Stuart Weber, was a nightclub performer and manager of Borscht Belt comedians.[2][3] Weber embraces his Jewish heritage despite not having received a formal religious education.[4] Weber graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts (1979) and the State University of New York at Purchase.

Career[edit]

Weber started appearing in TV commercials in the third grade. After leaving college, he became a member of the Mirror Repertory Company and appeared opposite legendary actress Geraldine Page in several productions before winning a role as Julianne Moore's ill-tempered and ill-fated boyfriend on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns in 1985-86. He appeared in several motion pictures and TV mini-series, such as The Flamingo Kid, Hamburger Hill, and the acclaimed The Kennedys of Massachusetts (as the young John F. Kennedy).

His best-known role is as Brian Hackett, a skirt-chasing airplane pilot on the sitcom Wings. Several years later, Weber starred in his own short-lived half-hour comedy Cursed, joined the cast of ABC's Once and Again as the tortured artist Sam Blue, and starred the next year in the acclaimed show The D.A., also for ABC. Weber also had lead roles in the 1990s hit movies Single White Female and Jeffrey.

Weber first appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and in 2001-2002 took over for Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of The Producers. In 2005, he appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in London at the Old Vic's production of National Anthems. Weber also wrote and produced 2003's Clubland, a Showtime movie in which he and Alan Alda played father and son talent agents in 1950s New York City (for which Alda was nominated for an Emmy).

He appeared in three Stephen King adaptations: Desperation (2006), "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes (2006) mini-series, and in the television mini-series version of Stephen King's The Shining (1997), playing the alcoholic and murderous Jack Torrance. In 1998, he played the voice of wisecracking Alsatian Charlie B. Barkin in An All Dogs Christmas Carol, a role he earlier played in 1996 in All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series.

In 2007, he rejoined former Wings co-star Tony Shalhoub in a guest role on Monk. The same year, Weber played the role of network boss Jack Rudolph in the NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, Weber starred in Alliance Group Entertainment's feature film Farm House, where he played Samael, a mysterious vineyard owner. Weber also guest starred on the drama series Brothers and Sisters as Graham Finch, a business specialist. He also guest-starred on Psych as Jack Spencer, Shawn Spencer's uncle and Henry Spencer's brother. He also starred on Desperate Housewives in 2008. Weber appeared as a recurring guest on the 2008-09 season of the CBS crime drama Without a Trace.

He was recently part of the cast of the now cancelled ABC show Happy Town and had a major role in the TV movie A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! in which he played the villain "Hugh J. Magnate Jr." He stars occasionally in the live action comic Puddin', alongside actor Eddie Pepitone. He narrated an unabridged audio book of Stephen King's It. Between 2012 and 2017, Weber provided the voices of several characters on the Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. In 2014, Weber rejoined former Wings co-star Rebecca Schull in Chasing Life in recurring character roles. In 2017, Weber made a guest appearance in the Curb Your Enthusiasm (episode: "The Shucker").

Personal life[edit]

Weber was married to actress Finn Carter from 1985 to 1992.[5] In 1995, he became engaged to Juliette Hohnen,[6] then the Los Angeles bureau chief for MTV News,[7] and they married on July 29 that year at Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England.[8] She filed for divorce on February 6, 2013, after 17 years of marriage. The couple has two sons.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Flamingo Kid Paul Hirsch
1985 Flanagan Sean
1987 Hamburger Hill Sergeant First Class Dennis Worcester
1987 The Little Fox Adult Vic Voice only
English dub
1990 Angels Rickie
1992 Single White Female Sam Rawson
1993 The Temp Brad Montroe
1994 Benders The Man
1995 Just Looking Craig
1995 Take Out the Beast Drummond Short film
1995 Jeffrey Jeffrey
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Marc Nussbaum
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Harker
1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Policeman in Alley
1998 Sour Grapes Evan Maxwell
1998 Break Up Officer Andrew Ramsey
1998 An All Dogs Christmas Carol Charlie B. Barkin Voice only
Direct-to-video film
1999 At First Sight Duncan Allanbrook
2000 Timecode Darren Fetzer
2000 Common Ground Gil Roberts
2000 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Hutch Rimes
2000 Joseph: King of Dreams Simeon Voice only
2005 Sexual Life David Wharton
2005 Inside Out Norman
2005 The Amateurs Howard
2007 Choose Connor Lawrence Connor
2008 Farm House Samael
2009 My One and Only Wallace MacAllister
2010 Son of Mourning Lt. Governor Fitch
2011 The Big Year Rick McIntire
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Rob Randolph
2013 Crawlspace Aldon Webber
2013 Tom, Dick & Harriet Tom Burns
2016 Amateur Night Dr. Kurtz
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel Deputy Director Davis Short film
2017 Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie Talbert Bacorn

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 American Playhouse Tom Driscoll Episode: "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
1985 As the World Turns Kevin Gibson Episode: "The Ceremony"
1987 Crime Story Gary Holiday Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
1989 Kojak: Fatal Flaw Conrad St. John Television movie
1989 When We Were Young Ben Kirkland Television movie
1990–1997 Wings Brian Michael Hackett 172 episodes
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts Pres. John F. Kennedy 3 episodes
1990 In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing Matt Fisher Television movie
1991 Deception: A Mother's Secret Terry Television movie
1991 Tales from the Crypt Dale Sweeney Episode: "Mournin' Mess"
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Colonel Day Episode: "The Siege"
1993 In the Company of Darkness Kyle Timler Television movie
1994 Betrayed by Love Agent Jeff Avery Television movie
1995–1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Brian Hackett 2 episodes (voice)
1996–1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Charlie B. Barkin 20 episodes (voice)
1997 The Outer Limits 8x10 Man Episode: "The Revelation of 'Becka Paulson"
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Francois Russo Episode: "Dry Spells" (voice)
1997 The Shining Jack Torrance 3 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
1998 The Simpsons Neil Episode: "King of the Hill" (voice)
1998–1999 Hercules Odysseus 2 episodes (voice)
1998 The New Batman Adventures J. Carroll Corcoran Episode: "Judgement Day" (voice)
1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation Jared Gallimore Television movie
1999 Stark Raving Mad Rod Episode: "The Stalker"
1999 Love Letters Andrew Ladd Television movie
1999 Late Last Night Jeff Television movie
2000–2001 Cursed Jack Nagle 17 episodes
2000–2002 Once and Again Sam Blue (recurring season 1; regular season 3)
2000–2002 Baby Blues Dr. Gruber 2 episodes (voice)
2000 Common Ground Gil Roberts Television movie
2001 Club Land Stuey Walters Television movie
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Ed Episode: "Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor" (voice)
2002 The Zeta Project Eugene Dolan Episode: "Lost & Found" (voice)
2002–2003 Fillmore! Various voices 4 episodes (voices)
2003 The Lyon's Den Allen Forrester Episode: "Trick or Treat"
2003 I'm with Her Kyle Britton Episode: "The Last Action Queero"
2004 The D.A. Dist. Atty. David Franks 2 episodes
2004 Higglytown Heroes Gardener Hero Episode: "Twinkle Tooth"
2004 The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve Calvin Carter Television movie
2005 Reefer Madness Jack Stone Television movie
2005 American Dad! (voice) Episode: "Francine's Flashback" (voice)
2005 Masters of Horror Frank Spivey Episode: "Jenifer"
2005–2006 Will & Grace Sam Truman 2 episodes
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes Clark Rivingham Episode: "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band"
2006 Stephen King's Desperation Steve Ames Television movie
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jack Rudolph 18 episodes
2007 More of Me Rex Television movie
2007 Monk Max Hudson Episode: "Mr. Monk Is on the Air"
2007 Side Order of Life James Kendall Episode: "Funeral for a Phone"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Matthew Braden 3 episodes
2007–2008 Brothers & Sisters Graham Finch 8 episodes
2008 Psych Jack Spencer Episode: "The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable"
2008 Without a Trace Clark Medina 4 episodes
2008 Desperate Housewives Lloyd Episode: "City on Fire"
2009 Party Down Ricky Sargulesh Episode: "Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh"
2010 Happy Town John Haplin 8 episodes
2010 In Plain Sight Mike Faber 3 episodes
2011 Wainy Days Mr. Stickland Episode: "Kelly and Arielle Part 3"
2011 Parenthood Jack Kraft Episode: "Slipping Away"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ben Langston Episode: "Cadaver"
2011 Falling Skies Dr. Michael Harris 3 episodes
2011 Web Therapy Robert Lachman 2 episodes
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Hugh J. Magnate, Jr. Television movie
2012–2017 Ultimate Spider-Man Norman Osborn/Green Goblin/Iron Patriot, Trapster, Venom (Symbiote Form [Season 1] and Various Hosts [Season 2]), Ultimate Green Goblin, Fancy Dan, additional voices 28 episodes (voices)
2012 Hot in Cleveland Kyle 2 episodes
2012 Leap Year Remy Doyle 2 episodes
2012 Wilfred Jeremy 3 episodes
2012–2016 2 Broke Girls Martin Channing 3 episodes
2012 Malibu Country Pete Episode: "Bro Code"
2013 Eve of Destruction Dr. Karl Cameron 2 episodes
2013–2014 Dallas Governor Sam McConaughey 5 episodes
2013 Childrens Hospital John Tandy Episode: "Old Fashioned Day"
2014 Regular Show Jumpin' Jim Episode: "Rigby in the Sky with Burrito" (voice)
2014–2015 Chasing Life Dr. George Carver 22 episodes
2014 Murder in the First Bill Wilkerson 10 episodes
2014 Bad Teacher Ray Episode: "What's Old Is New"
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Max St. Vincent Episode: "It's All Her Fault"
2014–2017 NCIS: New Orleans Councilman/Mayor Douglas Hamilton 18 episodes
2015 Helix Brother Michael 8 episodes
2015 Sleepy Hollow President Thomas Jefferson Episode: "What Lies Beneath"
2015 Community Detective Butcher Episode: "Ladders"
2015–2016 House of Lies Ron Zobel 6 episodes
2015 The Comedians Jamie Dobbs 2 episodes
2015–2016 iZombie Vaughn Du Clark 11 episodes
2015 The Mindy Project James Episode: "The Departed"
2017–present 13 Reasons Why Principal Gary Bolan 7 episodes
2017 Ballers Julian Anderson 2 episodes
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm The Shucker Episode: "The Shucker"
2017–present Mom Patrick season 5 recurring role
2017 The Librarians Saint of Thieves Episode: "And the Christmas Thief"
2018 Avengers Assemble Beyonder 2 episodes (voice)

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984–1985 The Real Thing Billy
1984 Come Back Little Sheba Bruce
1985 Homefront Jeremy
1986 Loot Various
2002–2003 The Producers Leo Bloom
2005 National Anthems Arthur Cook The Old Vic
2009 The Philanthropist Donald
2013 The Parisian Woman Tom

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Births". The New York Times. March 12, 1961. p. 87. Retrieved December 2, 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b c "Steven Weber biography". Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Steven Weber profile". SouthJersey.com. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ "In a Sense, Abroad Part Trois: I's Real, Oy!". huffingtonpost.com. November 25, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2017.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Steven Weber of Wings Getting Divorced". People. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ Lynn, Allison (May 29, 2013). "Passages". People. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Star Tracks". People. March 13, 1995. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ Lynn, Allison (August 21, 1995). "Passages". People. Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 

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