Steven Weber (actor)

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Steven Weber
Born(1961-03-04) March 4, 1961 (age 51)
Briarwood, Queens, New York
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Juliette Hohnen (1995-present)
Finn Carter (1985-1994, divorced)
 
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Steven Weber
Born(1961-03-04) March 4, 1961 (age 51)
Briarwood, Queens, New York
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Juliette Hohnen (1995-present)
Finn Carter (1985-1994, divorced)

Steven Robert Weber (born March 4, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his role in the television show Wings which aired throughout the 1990s on NBC.

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Early life

Weber was born in Briarwood, Queens, New York; his mother was a nightclub singer and his father was a nightclub performer and manager of Borscht Belt comedians.[1] Weber graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts (1979) and the State University of New York at Purchase.

Career

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 90's 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 Charlie B. Barkin in An All Dogs Christmas Carol.

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 brother to Henry Spencer, Shawn's father. 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.

Personal life

Weber met his first wife Finn Carter on the set of As The World Turns while she was playing Sierra Esteban Montgomery. On July 9, 1995, he married his second wife, interior decorator and former Los Angeles Bureau chief for MTV, Juliette Hohnen. Weber and Hohnen are the parents of two sons: Jack Alexander Hohnen-Weber (born January 5, 2001) and Alfie James (born February 25, 2003).

Weber is a keen supporter of the Democratic Party.

Filmography

Film

Television

Awards

YearAwardCategoryProjectResult
1998Saturn AwardBest Genre TV ActorThe ShiningWon
2005TV Land AwardFavorite Airborne Character(s)Wings (shared with Tim Daly)Nominated
(Source: IMDb.com)

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