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Frederick Weller

Frederick Weller

Weller has made many television appearances, including a principal role on the ABC police drama Missing Persons; the lead role in the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries The Beach Boys and a principal role in the CBS miniseries Aftershock, opposite Jennifer Garner.

He has spent most of his time for the past several years, however, working in theater and independent films. He received an Ensemble Drama Desk Award for his work in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, starring Alan Alda; a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the Off-Broadway production of Neil Labute's The Shape of Things; a Drama Desk Award nomination for his appearance as Shane Mungitt in the Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out; another Drama Desk Award nomination for his work in Terrence McNally's Drama Desk-nominated play Some Men; and an Ensemble Obie Award for the Off-Broadway production of Curtains. He has originated roles for many of America's greatest living playwrights, including Edward Albee, Terrence McNally, Richard Greenberg and Neil Labute. Weller has played opposite such actors as Meryl Streep, Kevin Klein, Alan Alda and Stockard Channing. Five of the six Broadway productions in which he has appeared have won or been nominated for Tony Awards, and seven of his nine Off-Broadway shows have received nominations at the Obie, Drama Desk or Lucille Lortel Awards.

Weller has also played lead roles in many successful independent films, including Neil Labute's The Shape of Things (with Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz), James Tobak's When Will I Be Loved (opposite Neve Campbell) and The Business of Strangers (with Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles).

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Frederick Weller Facts

BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Frederick Weller compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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