Apr. 18th, 1970
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Frederick Weller's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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).
- Cousin of actor 'Peter Weller (I)' (qv) (their fathers are brothers).
- Frequently appears in both plays and films based on material by 'Neil LaBute' (qv) and 'David Mamet' (qv).
- Studied acting at Julliard.
- Graduated from the University of North Carolina.
- Intially successful as a stage actor, that is still his greatest passion.
- He was born and raised in the New Orleans area.