Peter Weller

D.O.B: Jun 24, 1947 |  Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

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Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world.

Biography

Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he had attended high schools in Heidelberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas, then enrolled the University of North Texas -- attracted by the chance of playing trumpet in one of the colleges celebrated jazz bands. Music is in his family. Three generations on his mothers side were piano players and jazz is still his overriding interest. Ask him who his favorite performer in any art form is and he will say Miles Davis. It was with a B.A. in Theatre and a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts that he left Texas for New York. Two weeks after graduating, he made his first appearance on Broadway as David in Joseph Papps New York Shakespeare Festival production of David Rabes Sticks and Bones, a role he repeated on the London stage. While a student of legendary actress and drama coach, Uta Hagen, Weller appeared on and off Broadway in works like William Inges Summer Brave, Thomas Babes Rebel Women and Full Circle, one of the last plays directed by Otto Preminger. He began garnering critical acclaim with his portrayal of Billie Wilson in Streamers, directed by Mike Nichols for Joseph Papp at Lincoln Center.