Peter Weller’s Biography
Peter Frederick Weller, born on 24th June 1947 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA is an American film and stage actor, television director, and art historian.
He is best known for playing Officer Alex J. Murphy in the cyberpunk action film RoboCop (1987). He also played the same role in the sequel RoboCop 2 (1990).
He has appeared in over 70 films and television series like The New Age (1994), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Naked Lunch (1991), amongst others. He received a Saturn Award Nomination for his role in RoboCop and an Academy Award for his role in the 1993 movie Partners. Peter hosted the program Engineering an Empire on the History Channel from 2005-to 2007. He began his career as a stage actor and holds a Ph.D in Italian Renaissance Art History from UCLA.
Peter Weller’s Profile Summary
Full name: Peter Frederick Weller
Date of birth: June 24, 1947
Age: 75 years old as of 2022
Birthplace: Stevens Points, Wisconsin, USA
Profession: Actor, Art Historian, Television Director
Years Active: 1973- present
Height: 6’0” (1.83m)
Weight: 75kg (165lbs)
Education: University of North Texas (BA), Syracuse University (MA), University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D)
Spouse: Shari Stowe
Kids: Kate Linden Weller
Father: Frederick Bradford Weller
Mother: Dorothy Jean Weller
Net Worth: $8 million dollars
Early Life And Education
Peter Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Dorothy Jean (née Davidson; 1924-2002) and Frederick Bradford Weller (1922-1986). His mother was a homemaker while his father was a lawyer, federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. Peter experienced a middle-class Catholic upbringing and spent many years abroad while growing up due to his father’s army work.
He attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio after his family moved to Texas from West Germany. After graduating in 1965, he enrolled at North Texas State University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater.
His acting career started after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He completed a Master of Arts degree in Roman and Renaissance Art at Syracuse University and he teaches ancient history occasionally there. In 2007, Peter began his Ph.D at UCLA in Italian Renaissance Art History and was awarded his doctorate in 2014.
Peter Weller’s Career
Peter Weller’s journey began in the 1970’s as a theater artist and made appearances on Broadway productions such as Full Circle directed by Otto Preminger and Summer Brave which is a rewrite of William Inge’s play Picnic. He became a member of the much acclaimed Actors Studio about this time.
In the 1984 film Firstborn with Christopher Collet, Peter played the role of abusive boyfriend of Collet’s mother (played by Teri Garri). He made his debut in 1979 in Butch and Sundance; The Early Days.
He has also appeared in more than 59 films and television series such as: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, RoboCop and RoboCop 2, Star Trek Into Darkness as Starfleet Alexander Marcus in 2013, Mighty Aphrodite, The New Age, Naked Lunch, e.t.c.
He appeared in Screamers (1995), a science fiction film based on the short story Second Variety by Philip K. Dick and directed by Christian Duguay.
In the 1977 episode of the TV series Lou Grant, he played the role of Donald Sterrer and also the role of the shuttle captain in Odyssey 5. His debut in TV film was in 1973 by playing the role of Lt. Fellows in The Man Without a Country. He appeared in few other film Partners which earned him a nomination at the the Academy Awards.
He has also made guest appearances in Star Trek: Enterprise episodes Demons, Terra Prime and Fringe. He also hosted a show Engineering Empire on the History Channel.
Peter Weller has directed various projects for Television such as episodes of Homicide: Life On The Street, Monk and three episodes of Odyssey 5. He has also directed eleven episodes of the Series Sons of Anarchy, one episode each season of Longmire, MacGyver and Magnum P.I.
He added his voice to the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the animated adaptations of the Dark Knight Returns and the titular character in Wilson’s Heart video game. He also voiced RoboCop in a series of commercials for KFC and Mortal Kombat II in 2019.
Peter Weller’s Personal Life
Peter got married to his longtime girlfriend, on June 24, 2006 to actress Shari Stowe at the Santa Maria Assupta Church in Positano, Italy. It was on his 59th birthday an celebrities like Marg Helgenberger and Carrie Fisher were in attendance. They have a daughter; Kate Linden Weller.
Peter Weller’s Age
How old is Peter Weller? He was born on June 24, 1947. He is 75 years old as of 2022.
Peter Weller’s Height
How tall is Peter Weller? He stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m).
Peter Weller’s Net Worth
Peter has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars.
Peter Weller’s Social Media Accounts
Instagram: @peter_wellerwith 1268 followers, 61 following, 27 posts.
Peter Weller Movies
- Butch and Sundance: The Early Days – 1979
- Shoot The Moon – 1982
- Firstborn – 1984
- A Killing Affair – 1986
- RoboCop – 1987
- Shakedown – 1988
- Fifty/Fifty – 1992
- Skin Trade – 2015
- Yamasong: March of the Hollows – 2017
- In Search of Tomorrow – 2022
- The Man Without a Country – 1973
- The Silence – 1975
- Apology – 1986
- Rainbow Drive – 1990
- End of Summer – 1997
- Gold Coast – 1997
- Tower of the First Born – 1998
- Dark Prince: The True Story Of Dracula – 2000
- The Poseidon Adventure – 2005
- Lou Grant – 1977
- Michael Hayes – 1997
- Odyssey 5 – 2002-2003
- Star Trek: Enterprise – 2005
- Monk – 2006
- Las Vegas – 2007
- Rush Hour – 2016
- Shades of Blue – 2017
- Magnum P.I – 2018-2021
- JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales – 2020
- Codename: Panzers : Phase Two – 2025
- Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff – 2014
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – 2016
- Wilson’s Heart – 2017
- Mortal Kombat II: Aftermath – 2020
Peter Weller’s Awards And Nominations
He was nominated for Saturn Award For Best Actor- Robocop (1988), Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a leading Role- Naked Lunch (1992) and others.
Frequently Asked Questions About Peter Weller
1.Peter Weller Dexter
Peter played the role of a secondary antagonist in season five of Dexter. He was a corrupt cop that Joey Quinn hires to find dirt on Dexter Morgan, who he suspects is a criminal.
2.Peter Weller RoboCop
RoboCop is a 1987 American Science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film stars are Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’tterlihi,Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, and Miguel Ferrer.
3.Peter Weller SOA
In seasons six and seven of Sons Of Anarchy, he plays the role of the ruthless ex-cop Charles Barosky.
4.What Is Peter Weller Famous For?
He is best known for his roles of Officer Alex J. Murphy in RoboCop and its sequel.
5.Are Peter Weller And Frederick Weller Related?
Peter is the son of Frederick Weller, who was a career army helicopter pilot, later a lawyer and a judge.
6.Who Is Crooked Cop In Sons Of Anarchy?
The cop Charles “Charlie” Baroskywas played by Peter Weller.