Rafer Weigel began acting at 17 where he studied with the Piven Theatre Workshop under Joan Cusack and later went onto become a member of the Young People's Company which include such prominent alumns as John and Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven and Aidan Quinn. After graduating college, Weigel's first gig was with the Steppenwolf Theatre where he played the title role in Master Harold & The Boys. Other stage credits include A Moon for the Misbegotten. Weigel also appeared as an on-air personality for VH-1 and starred in the feature film, Other American Fableswhile appearing on such television shows as The Untouchables, ER, Party of Five, Boston Common and Jag. He went onto star in the TV sitcom (or shitcom as Rafer calls it), Jenny as one of the buxom blondes quirky neighbors, an aspiring filmmaker. He subsequently went onto star in the pilot for Jesse starring Christina Applegate for NBC. Weigel hails from Chicago where he was born to a long line of broadcasters, his grandfather was the host of The Lawrence Welk Show on the radio and his father and sister are currently on-air personalities in the Windy City.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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