Jake Weber Biography

Jake Weber is an English film, television and theatre actor. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Jake Weber
Quick Facts

Birthday: March 12, 1963

Nationality: American, British

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Jake T. Weber

Born Country: England

Born in: London, England

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'2" (188 cm), 6'2" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Diane Weber (m. 1995–2002)

father: Thomas Evelyn Weber

mother: Susan Ann Caroline Coriat

siblings: Charley Weber

children: Waylon Weber

City: London, England

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education: Moscow Art Theatre, Middlebury College, The Juilliard School, Summerhill School

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Jake Weber is an English film, television and theatre actor best known for his roles in the movies ‘Dawn of the Dead’ and ‘Meet Joe Black’. He is also recognised for his role as ‘Joe DuBois’ in the long-running television series ‘Medium’. As a child, he had a very unusual upbringing, living a fast life with parents who were at the centre of London’s social life. His drug-dealing father used him as a drug mule and he also famously rolled marijuana joints for legendary rock bands at a very tender age. After completing his education at a series of institutions, he sought out work in Hollywood and began his career with small parts in A-list films. After his breakout role in the remake of ‘Dawn of the Dead’, he started getting substantial roles and regular work in films and television. As a theatre veteran, he has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theatre too. He is a series regular on several hit television and Netflix dramas like ‘Homeland’ and ’13 Reasons Why’, and continues to act in films too.

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Jake Weber
Childhood & Early Life
  • Jake T. Weber was born on March 19, 1964, in London, to Susan Ann Caroline and Thomas Evelyn ‘Tommy’ Weber. He has a younger brother, Charley.
  • His mother was a regular on the British social set and his father, who came from a wealthy family, was a professional racecar driver. His father later became a drug dealer who was constantly getting into trouble with authorities.
  • His mother died from a drug overdose when he was eight years old. She suffered from depression and schizophrenia.
  • Jake Webber and his brother spent their early childhood as drug mules for their father, and would often spend a significant amount of time at the mansions of world-famous rock banks like ‘The Rolling Stones’.
  • He studied at ‘Summerhill School’ in England, UK. Later on, he left for the U.S. and in 1986, graduated with a B.A. degree from Vermont’s ‘Middlebury College’ where he studied political science and English literature.
  • From 1986-90, he studied drama at ‘Juilliard School’ and later went to the then Soviet Union to study at the famous ‘Moscow Art Theatre’.
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Career
  • In 1989, Weber made his big screen debut with a small part in the war drama film ‘Born on the Fourth of July’.
  • In 1990, he made his television debut with a small role in the legal drama series ‘Law & Order’.
  • From 1991-95, he continued appearing in several notable films like ‘Bed & Breakfast’, ‘A Stranger Among Us’, ‘The Pelican Brief’, etc.
  • From 1995-96, he bagged the lead role of the physician ‘Dr. Matt Crower’ in the paranormal television drama series ‘American Gothic’. But the series was short-lived.
  • In 1998, he played a significant role, that of ‘Drew’, in the Brad Pitt-starrer movie ‘Meet Joe Black’.
  • From 1999-2000, he worked in several movies like ‘In Too Deep’, ‘U-571’, ‘The Cell’, etc.
  • In 2001, he played one of the lead roles, that of a newspaper employee ‘Jake Berman’, in the short-lived HBO sitcom ‘The Mind of the Married Man’.
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  • In 2004, he bagged the role of Michael in the remake of horror film ‘Dawn of the Dead’.
  • In 2005, he portrayed role of the lead character’s husband ‘Joe DuBois’ in the television series ‘Medium’, which revolved around a woman who used her psychic abilities to solve crimes. The series lasted for six years.
  • After the end of ‘Medium’ in 2011, he acted in a string of American and international films like ‘Chained’, ‘White House Down’, ‘Learning to Drive’, etc.
  • In 2014, he featured in television crime series ‘The Following’ and became a series regular on the drama ‘Hell on Wheels’.
  • In 2016, he bagged the recurring role of the lead character’s husband in the second season of the murder mystery series ‘Secrets and Lies’, and was also part of the Netflix series ‘Easy’.
  • Since 2017, he has had a recurring role in the hit television drama ‘Homeland’ and in the same year, he was seen in the war movie ‘Thank You for Your Service’.
  • Since 2018, he has been playing the recurring role of Barry Walker on the super-hit Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’.
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  • In 2019, he will be seen in movies like ‘Midway’, and later in ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’.
  • Throughout his 30-year career, he has performed in several Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theatres.
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Family & Personal Life
  • From 1995 to 2002, Jake Weber was married to Diane Oreiro.
  • In 2006, Jake Webber’s father, who had struggled with drug addiction all his life, passed away. His son, Waylon Webber, was also born on March 24 that year.
  • In 2011, he split from his longtime partner, actress and handbag designer, Elizabeth Carey, who was also the mother of his child.
  • In 2017, he married his girlfriend, Korri Culbertson. He now lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family.
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Trivia
  • As a young child, he once spent three nights in a Nigerian prison with his father and brother because of visa issues.
  • In his childhood, he once had a half-kilo package of cocaine strapped to his body that led to a very tense encounter with Irish customs authorities.
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