More Frederick Weller Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for When Will I Be Loved)Frederick Weller is a classically trained actor who has had great success on and Off Broadway, on the London stage, the small screen, and the big screen.
On the big screen, Weller has appeared in many critically acclaimed independent films, including Neil La Bute's The Shape of Things (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival), IFC Films' The Business of Strangers (which was in competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival), How to Make the Cruelest Month, Harvest, Hudson River Blues, Puppet, Julien Schnabel's Basquiat, and Stonewall. He has also appeared in the big-budget productions of Coyote Ugly and Armageddon. Audiences can look forward to seeing Weller next in Four Lane Highway, directed by Dylan McCormick.
On stage, Weller had had leading roles in Neil La Bute's The Shape of Things, a role he originated Off-Broadway and traveled with to the London stage, and the critically acclaimed Take Me Out, in which Weller played Shane throughout the play's travels from Off-Broadway to Broadway to London. On Broadway, he has also appeared in The Little Foxes, The Rehearsal, and Six Degrees of Separation. Weller also played Michael in Curtains, a role that earned him an Obie Award.
Audiences have also seen Weller in many of television's best-loved dramas, including The Jury, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order, and I'll Fly Away. Weller also played Brian Wilson in the TV biopic The Beach Boys, and his first role on the small screen was as the young Elliot Ness in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Biography #3 (for The Shape of Things)Frederick Weller starred in both Neil LaBute's London and New York stagings of The Shape of Things.
A graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, he won an Obie Award for his portrayal of Michael in Curtains. His Broadway credits include The Little Foxes and Six Degrees of Separation, both with Stockard Channing; and The Rehearsal, starring Roger Rees. He most recently starred in Richard Greenberg's play Take Me Out, staged by Joe Mantello, in the world premiere at London's Donmar Warehouse and subsequently at Manhattan's Public Theater.
Weller made his film debut in a starring role in Nigel Finch's Stonewall. His subsequent features include Julian Schnabel's Basquiat, Kip Koenig's How to Make the Cruelest Month, Michael Bay's Armageddon, Stuart Burkin's Harvest [a.k.a. Cash Crop], David McNally's Coyote Ugly, Stacy Cochran's Drop Back Ten, and Patrick Stettner's The Business of Strangers (which reunited him with Stockard Channing).
His television credits include starring as Brian Wilson in the ABC miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family (directed by Jeff Bleckner); starring as Jacob in the NBC/Hallmark miniseries In the Beginning (directed by Kevin Connor); a lead role in the CBS telefilm Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (directed by Mikael Salomon); playing Eliot Ness in an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles; and a guest appearance on Law & Order.
Bio courtesy Focus Features for "The Shape of Things" (01-Jan-2000)
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