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Michael T. Weiss
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Michael T. Weiss

A native of Chicago, Michael T. Weiss began acting as a child, appearing in local TV commercials. While in high school, he studied acting at Chicago's famous Second City. After graduation, he enrolled in the University of Southern California's prestigious school of drama.

After a stint on Days of our Lives from 1985-1990, Weiss co-starred in the 1991 remake of Dark Shadows, playing dual roles. In 1992, he co-starred in 2000 Malibu Road, directed by Joel Shumacher, with Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Beals. Weiss co-starred with Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Webber and Patrick Stewart in the feature film version of the off-beat, Off-Broadway comedy Jeffrey. He also co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in Freeway, produced by Oliver Stone, which won critical raves at the Sundance Film Festival, and in the film Networth, playing a womanizer alcoholic.

This past year Weiss starred with Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier in the New Line thriller Bones, due in theatres this fall. Spanning the '70s to the millennium, Weiss gains 200 pounds of prosthetic weight to play a corpulent corrupt cop.

For five years, Weiss starred in the hit NBC series The Pretender, as Jarod. He has played more than 90 different Chameleon-like characters, from doctors to lawyers, all branches of the military and mob hit men. Weiss reprised the role of Jarod for TNT's two world premiere movies, The Pretender 2001 and The Pretender: The Island of the Haunted. In addition to acting, Weiss also has a successful voiceover career. He currently is the voice of Tarzan for Walt Disney's new Saturday morning series The Legend of Tarzan.

An avid environmentalist, Weiss is on the board of directors of ECO and helped coordinate a series of public service announcements featuring actors who promote environmental awareness.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Michael T. Weiss Facts

Birth Name Michael Terry Weiss
BirthdayFebruary 2, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Michael T. Weiss compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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