|Date of Birth||June 24, 1947|
|Working for||Movies, TV Shows|
|Spouse||Shari Stowe (Wife)|
|Children(s)||Kate Linden Weller|
|Education at||University of North Texas|
|Name on Birth||Peter Weller|
Peter Weller is an American film and stage actor, director and history lecturer. He is best known for his roles as the title character in Robocop.
Peter Walker was born as Peter Frederick Weller on 24 June 1947, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Peter Frederick Weller is the youngest son of a United States Army helicopter pilot. He was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin but traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world.
He had attended high schools in Heidelberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas, then enrolled the University of North Texas. It was with a B.A. in Theatre and a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts that he left Texas for New York.
In 2004, Weller completed a master's degree in Roman and Renaissance Art at Syracuse University and occasionally taught courses in ancient history at the university. In 2007, Weller began a Ph.D. at UCLA, in Italian Renaissance art history. He expects to complete his dissertation in late 2013.
Father, Mother, brother and sister
His father was a United States Army helicopter pilot. Music is in his family. Three generations on his mother's side were piano players and jazz is still his overriding interest.
Career and struggle
Two weeks after graduating, he made his first appearance on Broadway as David in Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival production of David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones", a role he repeated on the London stage.
While a student of legendary actress and drama coach, Uta Hagen, Weller appeared on and off Broadway in works like William Inge's "Summer Brave", Thomas Babe's "Rebel Women" and "Full Circle", one of the last plays directed by Otto Preminger. He began garnering critical acclaim with his portrayal of Billie Wilson in "Streamers", directed by Mike Nichols for Joseph Papp at Lincoln Center. He continued that success with his performances as Cliff in "The Woolgatherer" and as Nick in the first American production of David Mamet's "The Woods". During this period, he became a member of the highly respected Actor's Studio, under the aegis of Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg.
Weller's film debut was in Richard Lester's Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979). He then co-starred with Alan King and Ali MacGraw in Sidney Lumet's Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) and, with Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, in Alan Parker's Shoot the Moon (1982). Other film credits include Firstborn (1984) with Teri Garr, the HBO made-for-TV Apology (1986), co-starring Lesley Ann Warren, and Of Unknown Origin (1983), the film which won Weller the Best Actor award at the Paris International Film Festival for his performance as an upwardly mobile bachelor with a serious rat problem. That same film also marked his first association with Leviathan (1989) director George P. Cosmatos.
Wife, Marriage and Divorce
He was once engaged to actress Sela Ward.
He married Shari Stowe in the year 2006 and they have one child, Kate Linden Weller.
The internet contains a wide gallery of his pictures and he is very photogenic. People search for his pictures often in the internet.
Height, weight and age
He has a significant height of 183 centimeters, which equals to about five feet and eleven inches.
He is an American national and he is from white ethnicity.
Job and future
He teaches a literature and fine arts class at Syracuse University. He can be seen on the History Channel's current documentary on Roman engineering. He has worked in 2013 version of Star Trek. He is doing very well in his acting career.