Fred Weller

Frederick Weller (born April 18, 1966) is an American actor.

Fred Weller
Fred Weller in April 2012.jpg
Weller in April 2012
Frederick Weller

(1966-04-18) April 18, 1966 (age 54)
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)
Juilliard School (GrDip)
Years active1991–present
Ali Marsh
(m. 2003)

Early lifeEdit

Weller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of lawyers Carole and Francis Weller.[1] He is a 1984 graduate of Jesuit High School, a Catholic all-boys high school in New Orleans.[2] He graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988.[1][3][4] He then studied acting at The Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division's Group 21 (1988–1992).[5]


In 1993, Weller was one of the main regulars in the TV series Missing Persons. He has made guest appearances in episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Monk and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He has also appeared in several well-received films, such as Stonewall, The Business of Strangers, The Shape of Things, and the 2000 drama/miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family portraying the character Brian Wilson.

Weller was initially successful as a stage actor, and stage acting is still his biggest passion.[6] He performed in Neil LaBute and David Mamet plays and films.[6] He appeared on Broadway in 2003 in the Tony award-winning play Take Me Out in which he appeared completely nude, and in 2014 in the Terrence McNally play Mothers and Sons. In 2018 he appeared on Broadway as Bob Ewell in Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird, an adaptation of Harper Lee's novel.[7]

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

Weller starred in the USA Network comedy-drama series In Plain Sight as Deputy U.S. Marshal Marshall Mann. He worked closely with Mary McCormack (Deputy U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon) during filming.

Personal lifeEdit

Weller married actress Ali Marsh on September 6, 2003.[1] They have a daughter Azalea, born in 2007, whose godmother is his In Plain Sight co-star Mary McCormack.[8]

He is a cousin of actor Peter Weller.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
1991 I'll Fly Away (TV series) Jimmy Yates episode: "I’ll Fly Away"
Bugsy (film) Architect Assistant uncredited
1993 Law & Order (TV series) Dan Garrett episode: "Promises to Keep" Season three, episode fourteen
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
(TV series)
Eliot Ness episode: "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues"
1993–1994 Missing Persons (TV series) Investigator Johnny Sandowski Main character (regular cast), all 17 episodes
1995 Stonewall (film) Matty Dean Main character
1996 Basquiat (film) Frank
1997 Hudson River Blues (film) Ron
Gold Coast (TV movie) Arnold Rapp
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month (film) Rickey
Dellaventura (TV series) Mark Matthews episode: "David & Goliath"
Harvest (film) Bucky Upton
Armageddon (film) NASA Tech
1999 Puppet (film) Rick Main character (co-star).
Puppet was never released to the general public[9]
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV movie) Nicholai Karvovsky Main character
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV movie) Brian Wilson
In the Beginning (TV movie) Jacob
2001 The Business of Strangers (film) Nick Harris Main character
2003 The Pink House (film) Young Pritchard
The Shape of Things (film) Philip Main character
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) Preston Bennett episode: "Tortured"
2004 When Will I Be Loved (film) Ford Welles Main character
The Jury (TV series) Holden Bradford episode: "Memories"
2004–2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) Dale Mullen/Simon Harper II 2 episodes
2005 Southern Belles (film) Tracy Hampton
Four Lane Highway (film) Sean
2006 Related (TV series) Lucas episode: "The Move"
Monk (TV series) Jay Bennett episodes: "Mr. Monk, Private Eye"
2008 Life in Flight (film) Kit
2008–2012 In Plain Sight (TV series) Marshall Mann Main character (co-star), all 61 episodes
2009 Streetcar (film) Darko
Wainy Days (TV series) Stosh 2 episodes
Buffalo Bushido (film) Wendyl
2010 The Good Wife (TV series) Wilk Hobson 2 episodes
2011 Blue Bloods (TV series) Jacob Krystal 3 episodes
2013 Alpha House (TV series) Digger Mancusi 1 episode
2014 Those Who Kill (US TV Series) Nathan Schaeffer 1 episode
2015 The Knick (TV series) Mr. Brockhurst 2 episodes
2016 The Fundamentals of Caring (film) Bob Richardson
Banshee (TV series) Declan Bode 4 episodes in 2016, the show's final season
Bull (TV Series) Pete Peters episode "The Necklace"
2018 Mosaic (Mobile app / TV series) Eric 6 episodes
BlacKkKlansman (film) Patrolman Andy Landers


Year Film
2009 Streetcar

Written worksEdit

Year Film
2009 Streetcar


  1. ^ a b c "Weddings/Celebrations; Ali Marsh, Frederick Weller". New York Times. September 7, 2003. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jesuit Alumni in the News". Jesuit High School. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Alumni Today". Carolina Alumni Review. UNC General Alumni Association. July–August 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  4. ^ Stevens, Alexander (July 9, 2008). "Broadway and TV actor Fred Weller comes to Boston for Shakespeare's sake". Gatehouse News Service.
  5. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  6. ^ a b c Biography for Frederick Weller.
  7. ^ Holdren, Sara (December 13, 2018). "Theater Review: Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Adaptation Walks the Walk". Vulture. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Gallagher, Brian (June 1, 2008). "Mary McCormack and Frederick Weller Dish on In Plain Sight". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "[T]hat summer [of 1996], I booked my first role, in an independent movie called Puppet. […] This film, which to this day I have never seen because I don't think it's possible to purchase a copy of it anywhere at any price, starred Rebecca Gayheart and Fred Weller […] I don't know anyone who has ever seen or even heard of Puppet. All I can say is that it was screened in a theater at least once, because my manager went to see it." Lange, Artie, with Anthony Bozza and Howard Stern (2009). Too Fat to Fish, Random House Digital, Inc, ISBN 9780385526579, p. 172)

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