Weller, Peter

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Name
Weller, Peter Gender: M
Peter Frederick Weller
born on 24 June 1947 at 04:47 (= 04:47 AM )
Place Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 44n31, 89w34
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°05' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°37 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°08'



Peter Weller
photo: Johnathan Noechel‐Shunn, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

American actor, a lean and effective leading man who had his big break in the title roles of "Robocop," 1987 and "Robocop 2," 1990. He has stage credits in contemporary drama. His debut film was "Butch and Sundance: The Early Years," 1979.

The youngest son of a career Army helicopter pilot, Weller was born in Wisconsin but traveled extensively throughout his childhood. As a result of his father’s frequent job relocations, he attended high school in Heidelberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas. After graduating in 1965, he enrolled at North Texas State University, hoping to get a chance to play trumpet in the jazz band. He earned his B.A. in theater, and when he received a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he left Texas to live in New York. His first performance on Broadway came in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Sticks and Bones," a role that he later portrayed on the London stage.

While continuing his studies under the tutelage of legendary actress and drama coach, Uta Hagen, Weller appeared in a number of works on and off Broadway, and his appearance in "Streamers" was critically acclaimed. His transition to films was successful, and he has a number of films to his credit, including "Of Unknown Origin," for which he won a Best Actor Award at the Paris International Film Festival. In 1993, he directed and co-produced "Partners," which was nominated for an Oscar.

Jazz has always been Weller’s passion. He and fellow actor Jeff Goldblum are members of a jazz band that performs at local clubs around Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Social : End a program of study 1965 (High school)
  • Work : New Job 1979 (Film debut)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 ("Robocop")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 ("Robocop 2")
  • Work : New Career 1993 (Directed and co-produced "Partners")

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R. in hand

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Military brat)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Lead, film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, contemporary drama)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Local bands)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Best Actor)

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