Date of Birth : Jun 24th 1947
Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor, director and lecturer.
Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Dorothy, a homemaker, and Frederick Weller, a lawyer, federal judge, and former helicopter pilot for the Army who often flew President Lyndon B. Johnson. Weller had a “middle-class Catholic” upbringing. As a result of his father’s army work, Weller spent many years abroad during his childhood. His family lived in Germany for several years, before eventually moving to Texas. He attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. While enrolled at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas), he played trumpet in one of the campus bands. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and began his acting career after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
He is a contributor to the History Channel in several productions as “Peter Weller, Syracuse University” in his capacity as a college professor and historian.
In 2006 he joined the cast of the critically acclaimed drama series 24. Weller played the role of terrorist collaborator Christopher Henderson. Weller received a cheers in TV Guide’s Cheers & Jeers section for his performance. Also, he had a role in the Monk episode “Mr. Monk and the Actor”, where he played an actor who was playing Captain Stottlemeyer.