Steven Weber (actor)

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Steven Weber
Steven Weber.jpg
Weber in 2010
Born Steven Robert Weber[1]
(1961-03-04) March 4, 1961 (age 54)
Briarwood, Queens, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s)
Children 2

Steven Robert Weber (born March 4, 1961) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian Hackett in the television show Wings which aired from April 1990 to May 1997 on NBC.

Early life[edit]

Weber was born in Briarwood, Queens, New York. His mother, Fran, was a nightclub singer, and his father, Stuart Weber, was a nightclub performer and manager of Borscht Belt comedians.[2][3] His family was Jewish.[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 while still 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 1985–1986. 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 most well-known role is as Brian Hackett, a skirt-chasing airplane pilot on the sitcom Wings. He also performed in the television mini-series version of Stephen King's The Shining, playing the alcoholic, murderous Jack Torrance. 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. once again for ABC. Weber also had a lead role in the '90s hit movie Single White Female.

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 recently appeared in another Stephen King adaptation, You Know They Got a Hell of a Band from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes mini-series. 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 2006, 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 2008–2009 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.

Since 2012, Weber has provided the voices of several characters on the Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.

In 2014, Weber rejoined former "Wings" star Rebecca Schull in "Chasing Life." They are both recurring characters.

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, UK, not far from her native London.[8] She filed for divorce on February 6, 2013, after 17 years of marriage.[5] The couple has two sons:[5] John "Jack" Alexander Hohnen-Weber, born January 15, 2001, in Santa Monica, California,[9] and Alfred "Alfie" James, born February 25, 2003.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Flamingo Kid Paul Hirsch
1985 Flanagan Sean
1985 Walls of Glass N/A
1987 Hamburger Hill Sfc. Dennis Worcester
1987 The Little Fox Adult Vic Voice only
English dub
1989 Kojak: Fatal Flaw Conrad St. John Television movie
1989 When We Were Young Ben Kirkland Television movie
1990 Angels N/A
1990 In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing Matt Fisher Television movie
1991 Deception: A Mother's Secret Terry Television movie
1992 Single White Female Sam Rawson
1993 In the Company of Darkness Kyle Timler Television movie
1993 The Temp Brad Montroe
1994 Betrayed by Love Agent Jeff Avery Television movie
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 Thanks of a Grateful Nation Jared Gallimore Television movie
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
1999 Love Letters Andrew Ladd Television movie
1999 Late Last Night Jeff Television movie
2000 Timecode Darren Fetzer
2000 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Hutch Rimes
2000 Common Ground Gil Roberts Television movie
2000 Joseph: King of Dreams Simeon
2001 Club Land Stuey Walters Television movie
2004 The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve Calvin Carter Television movie
2005 Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical Jack Stone Television movie
2005 Sexual Life David Wharton
2005 Inside Out Norman
2005 The Amateurs Howard
2006 Stephen King's Desperation Steve Ames Television movie
2007 Choose Connor Lawrence Connor
2007 More of Me Rex Television movie
2008 Farm House Samael
2009 My One and Only Wallace MacAllister
2010 Son of Mourning Lt. Governor Fitch
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Hugh J. Magnate Television movie
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Rob Randolph
2013 Crawlspace Aldon Webber

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"
1990–1997 Wings Brian Michael Hackett 172 episodes
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts President John F. Kennedy 3 episodes
1991 Tales from the Crypt Dale Sweeney Episode: "Mournin' Mess"
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Colonel Day Episode: "The Siege"
1995–1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Brian Hackett 2 episodes
1996–1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Charlie B. Barkin 19 episodes
1997 The Outer Limits 8x10 Man Episode: "The Revelation of 'Becka Paulson"
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Francois Russo Episode: "Dry Spells"
1997 The Shining Jack Torrance 3 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
1998 The Simpsons Neil Episode: "King of Hill"
1998–1999 Hercules Odysseus 2 episodes
1998 The New Batman Adventures J. Carroll Corcoran Episode: "Judgement Day"
1999 Stark Raving Mad Rod Episode: "The Stalker"
2000–2001 Cursed Jack Nagle 17 episodes
2000–2002 Once and Again Sam Blue 10 episodes
2000–2002 Baby Blues Dr. Gruber 2 episodes
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Ed Episode: "Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor"
2003 The Lyon's Den Allen Forrester Episode: "Trick or Treat"
2003 I'm with Her Kyle Britton Episode: "The Last Action Queero"
2003 Fillmore! N/A 2 episodes
2004 The D.A. Dist. Atty. David Franks 2 episodes
2004 Higglytown Heroes Gardener Hero Episode: "Twinkle Tooth"
2005 American Dad! N/A Episode: "Francine's Flashback"
2005 Masters of Horror Frank Spivey Episode: "Jenifer"
2005–2006 Will & Grace Sam Truman 2 episodes
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes Clark Rivingham Episode: "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band"
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jack Rudolph 18 episodes
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 Uncle Jack 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 Falling Skies Dr. Michael Harris 3 episodes
2012–present Ultimate Spider-Man Norman Osborn / Green Goblin, Trapster, Venom, and Fancy Dan 22 episodes
2012 Hot in Cleveland Kyle 2 episodes
2012 Wilfred Jeremy 3 episodes
2012–2013 2 Broke Girls Martin Channing 2 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"
2014–present Chasing Life Dr. George Carver 13 episodes
2014–present Murder in the First Bill Wilkerson 10 episodes
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Max St. Vincent Episode: "It's All Her Fault"
2014–2015 NCIS: New Orleans Councilman Douglas Hamilton 5 episodes
2015 Helix Brother Michael 8 episodes
2015 Sleepy Hollow President Thomas Jefferson Episode: "What Lies Beneath"
2015 Community Detective Butcher Episode: "Ladders"
2015 iZombie Vaughn Du Clark 2 episodes
2015 American Horror Story: Hotel Ray Ottoman Upcoming series

Theatre[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" (play) The Old Vic

2009 The Philanthropist Donald

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birth Notice 1 - No Title - Birth Notice - NYTimes.com
  2. ^ Steven Weber Biography (1961-)
  3. ^ Steven Weber - SouthJersey.com
  4. ^ Steven Weber: In a Sense, Abroad Part Trois: I's Real, Oy!
  5. ^ a b c "Steven Weber of Wings Getting Divorced". People. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Lynn, Allison (29 May 2013). "Passages". People. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Star Tracks". People. 13 March 1995. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Lynn, Allison (21 August 1995). "Passages". People. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Cobb, David (12 February 2001). "Passages". People. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Peterson, Todd (20 March 2003). "Passages: Country Crooner Gets Hitched". People. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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