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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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’.
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.
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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’.
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.
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.