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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 24, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA Profession: actor, director

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A contemplative, blue-eyed lead with classically sculpted features, Peter Weller gained stage experience with notable performances in David Rabe's "Streamers" and David Mamet's "The Woods". He entered film in 1979 and, though best known for his roles in the deadpan cult favorite "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" (1984) and as the armor-clad title character of "RoboCop" (1987) and its first sequel, "RoboCop 2" (1990), Weller has also been effective in more character-driven dramas such as "Shoot the Moon" (1981) and David Cronenberg's fascinatingly bizarre "Naked Lunch" (1991).

A contemplative, blue-eyed lead with classically sculpted features, Peter Weller gained stage experience with notable performances in David Rabe's "Streamers" and David Mamet's "The Woods". He entered film in 1979 and, though best known for his roles in the deadpan cult favorite "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" (1984) and as the armor-clad title character of "RoboCop" (1987) and its first sequel, "RoboCop 2" (1990), Weller has also been effective in more character-driven dramas such as "Shoot the Moon" (1981) and David Cronenberg's fascinatingly bizarre "Naked Lunch" (1991).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Partners (1994) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Repentance (2013)
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 Prey (2007)
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 Hard Easy, The (2007)
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 Undiscovered (2005) Cast
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 Man of God (2005) Rabbi
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1971:
Made professional stage debut in David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones" two weeks after graduating from AADA
1973:
TV acting debut in the movie, "The Man Without a Country"
1979:
Screen acting debut in "Butch and Sundance: The Early Years"
1982:
First received top billing in a feature in his fourth film, the Canadian horror film, "Of Unknown Origin"
1984:
Starred in the cult hit, "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension"
1987:
Starred as the title character in the hit feature, "RoboCop"
1994:
Made directing debut with short film "Partners" (aired on Showtime as part of the series "Directed By"
1997:
Directed the Showtime movie "Elmore Leonard's 'Gold Coast'", starring David Caruso; also helmed the pilot episode of Caruso's CBS series "Michael Hayes"
2000:
Co-starred with Balthazar Getty in "Shadow Hours"
2000:
Had featured role in the USA Network movie "Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula"
2002:
Starred in the Showtime sci-fi series "Odyssey 5"
2005:
Co-starred in "Undiscovered," a film about a group of aspiring entertainers trying to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles
2006:
Joined the cast of FOX's drama "24" in season five as federal agent, Christopher Henderson
2010:
Appeared in a recurring role on "Dexter"
2011:
Began directing episodes of "Sons of Anarchy"
2013:
Featured in "Star Trek Into Darkness"
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Education

North Texas State University: Denton , Texas -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York - 1971

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companion:
Ali MacGraw. Actor. Met on set of "Just Tell Me What You Want" in 1980; no longer together.
companion:
Sela Ward. Actor. Co-starred in the drama series "Sisters".

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