Peter Weller Biography
(Actor and Director)
Birthday: June 24, 1947 (Cancer)
Born In: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
Peter Weller is an American actor who is popularly known for portraying the character of ‘Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop’ in the cyberpunk action film ‘RoboCop’. He earned a nomination at the Saturn Awards for Best Actor for his role of the iconic character which became very popular among the audience of various age groups. He also reprised the same role in the sequel of the original film three years later. Interested in acting and music from a young age, Weller studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before embarking on a career in the field of entertainment. He began his career as a stage actor and eventually made his way into the TV and film industries. He portrayed the role of ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ in the science fiction film ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.’ His role of ‘William "Bill" Lee’ in the drama film ‘Naked Lunch’ earned him a nomination at the Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Weller is a very popular face in the television industry as well, making over 40 appearances across television series and TV films. Weller earned a nomination at the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his role of a doctor in the short film ‘Partners’.