Birthday: March 4, 1961
Age: 59 Years, 59 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Pisces
Also Known As: Steven Robert Weber
Born Country: United States
Born in: Briarwood, Queens, New York, United States
Famous as: Actor
Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males
Spouse/Ex-: Finn Carter (m. 1985–1994), Juliette Hohnen (m. 1995–2013)
father: Stuart Weber
mother: Fran (née Frankel)
children: Alfie Weber, Jack Weber
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts (1979) and the State University of New York at Purchase
Steven Robert Weber is an American actor who has garnered fame for portraying Brian Hackett in the NBC series ‘Wings’, Sam Blue in the ABC series ‘Once and Again’, and Vaughn du Clark in The CW series ‘iZombie’. He has also done extensive film and theatre works. Originally from New York, Weber attended Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts and the State University of New York at Purchase. When he was in the third grade, he began doing television commercials, and after finishing college, started his acting career on stage. In 1984, he made his screen debut in an episode of ‘American Playhouse’. His first cinematic appearance came in the same year, in the romance drama ‘The Flamingo Kid’. In the ensuing years, he has established himself as a prolific character actor with over 150 film and TV credits to his name. For his performance as Jack Torrance in the television miniseries ‘The Shining’, Weber received the OFTA Television Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries in 1997 and Saturn Award for Best Genre TV Actor in 1998.
Childhood & Early Life
Born on March 4, 1961, in Briarwood, Queens, New York, USA, Steven Weber is the son of Fran (née Frankel) and Stuart Weber. His mother sang at nightclubs while his father performed at nightclubs and served as a manager of Borscht Belt comedians.
Although he did not have a formal religious education, he is proud of his Jewish heritage. Weber was a student at Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts, from where he graduated in 1979. He also attended the State University of New York at Purchase.
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When Steven Weber was in the third grade, he began working in television commercials. After graduating from college, he joined the Mirror Repertory Company and worked with the renowned actress Geraldine Page in several productions.
His first cinematic project was the 1981 Hungarian animation adventure comedy film ‘The Little Fox’, in which he lent his voice to the central character, Vuk (English version).
In 1984, he appeared in a season-three episode of the PBS anthology series ‘American Playhouse’. Later that year, he debuted on the big screen as Paul Hirsch in Gary Marshall’s directorial venture ‘The Flamingo Kid’.
He starred opposite Julianne Moore as her ill-tempered, ill-fated boyfriend in CBS’ daytime drama series ‘As the World Turns’ between 1985 and 1986. In 1990, he essayed the role of the late US President John F. Kennedy in the television miniseries ‘The Kennedys of Massachusetts’.
Weber’s debut appearance on Broadway was in Tom Stoppard's ‘The Real Thing’ (1984-85). In 2001-02, he replaced Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of ‘The Producers’.
In 2005, he shared the stage space with Kevin Spacey in London at the Old Vic's production of ‘National Anthems’. Weber has also appeared in the productions of ‘The Philanthropist’ (2009) and ‘The Parisian Woman’ (2013).
In 1995, he portrayed Jonathan Harker in Mel Brooks’ spoof comedy horror film ‘Dracula: Dead and Loving It’. For his outing as Jack Torrance in the 1997 television miniseries ‘The Shining’, which was based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel and the 1980 film of the same name, Weber received widespread critical recognition.
He provided the voice for Odysseus in two episodes of Disney’s animated series ‘Hercules’ between 1998 and 1999.
He played the main protagonist, Jack Nagle, in the NBC short-lived sitcom ‘Cursed’ (2000-01). Due to poor ratings, the show’s name was changed to ‘The Weber Show’ in the middle of the first season. However, that did not improve viewership, and it was cancelled after airing 17 episodes.
Weber was cast as the recurring character Samuel Blue in the first season of the ABC romance drama series ‘Once and Again’. In the third season, he became part of the main cast. Between 2012 and 2017, he voiced several characters on the Disney animated series ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’.
He appeared as Vaughn du Clark in 11 episodes of The CW series ‘iZombie’. He has also portrayed memorable recurring characters in shows like ‘House of Lies’, ‘Get Shorty’, and ‘Channel Zero’.
Weber currently portrays Principal Gary Bolan in the Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’ (2017-present). He is set to star in the upcoming films ‘You Above All’ and ‘Allan the Dog’.
Steven Weber played Brian Hackett, the carefree brother, opposite Tim Daly’s extremely responsible and compulsively neat Joe Hackett, in the situational comedy ‘Wings’, which aired on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Set in the same universe as ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’, the series garnered Weber a TV Land nomination for Favourite Airborne Character.
Family & Personal Life
Steven Weber has been married twice in his life. He and actress Finn Carter met on the sets of ‘As the World Turns’. They got married on November 14, 1985, and divorced on September 1, 1994.
He exchanged wedding vows with entertainment executive and television personality, Juliette Hohnen,on July 29, 1995, at Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England. The couple welcomed their first son, Jack, on January 15, 2001. Their second son, Alfie, was born on February 25, 2003. On February 6, 2013, Hohnen approached the court seeking a divorce.