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Also Known As: Morris Weinstein Died: May 3, 1996
Born: August 21, 1924 Cause of Death: lymphoma
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, USO performer, theater usher, postal clerk, elevator operator, dishwasher

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A durable, heavy-set character player, often cast as bumbling bad guys, Weston made his stage and TV debuts in 1950 and appeared in a number of stage comedies. His memorable film roles include "Mirage" (1965), "Wait Until Dark" (1967), as one of Audrey Hepburn's tormentors, Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons" (1981), as a neurotic dentist and "Dirty Dancing" (1987), as the resort owner.Weston was a familiar face on TV and co-starred in several series including "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers" (CBS, 1953-54), "The Hathaways" (ABC, 1961-62), about a couple raising three chimps and reprising his feature role in the short-lived sitcom version of "Dirty Dancing" (CBS, 1984).Weston was formerly married to actress Marge Redmond.

A durable, heavy-set character player, often cast as bumbling bad guys, Weston made his stage and TV debuts in 1950 and appeared in a number of stage comedies. His memorable film roles include "Mirage" (1965), "Wait Until Dark" (1967), as one of Audrey Hepburn's tormentors, Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons" (1981), as a neurotic dentist and "Dirty Dancing" (1987), as the resort owner.

Weston was a familiar face on TV and co-starred in several series including "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers" (CBS, 1953-54), "The Hathaways" (ABC, 1961-62), about a couple raising three chimps and reprising his feature role in the short-lived sitcom version of "Dirty Dancing" (CBS, 1984).

Weston was formerly married to actress Marge Redmond.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Short Circuit 2 (1988) Oscar Baldwin
2.
 Ishtar (1987) Marty Freed
3.
 Dirty Dancing (1987) Max Kellerman
4.
 Rad (1986) Duke Best
5.
 Longshot, The (1986) Elton
6.
 High Road to China (1983) Struts
7.
 The Four Seasons (1981) Danny Zimmer
8.
 Can't Stop The Music (1980) Benny Murray
9.
 Cuba (1979) Gutman
10.
 Ritz, The (1976) Gaetano Proclo
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Milestones close milestones

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Performed with Cleveland Playhouse from age ten to 19; then served in WWII as machine gunner
1950:
Broadway and TV debuts
1953:
Was series regular on "Rod Brown and the Rocket Rangers" (CBS)
1958:
Film debut in "Stage Struck"
:
Co-starred in CBS series "My Sister Eileen"
:
Played Walter Hathaway on ABC sitcom "The Hathaways"
1967:
Won praise for his role as a stalker in "Wait Until Dark"
1981:
Co-starred as dentist Danny Zimmer in Alan Alda's ensemble comedy "The Four Seasons"
1984:
Reprised role of Danny Zimmer in the short-lived CBS sitcom version of "The Four Seasons"
1986:
Final TV appearance as Uncle Willie in CBS miniseries "If Tomorrow Comes"
1987:
Co-starred as the resort owner Max Kellerman in the surprise hit "Dirty Dancing"
1988:
Final feature film "Short Circuit 2"
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Education

Cleveland Playhouse: Cleveland , Ohio -
American Theatre Wing: New York , New York -

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wife:
Marge Redmond. Actor. Divorced.
wife:
Laurie Gilkes. Survived him.

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Sam Weinstein. Survived him.
step-daughter:
Amy Gilkes. Survived him.

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