Weller in April 2012
April 18, 1966
|Education||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)|
Juilliard School (GrDip)
Weller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of lawyers Carole and Francis Weller. He is a 1984 graduate of Jesuit High School, a Catholic all-boys high school in New Orleans. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. He then studied acting at The Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division's Group 21 (1988–1992).
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. He performed in Neil LaBute and David Mamet plays and films. 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.
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).
|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
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
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- "Jesuit Alumni in the News". Jesuit High School. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- "Alumni Today". Carolina Alumni Review. UNC General Alumni Association. July–August 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- Stevens, Alexander (July 9, 2008). "Broadway and TV actor Fred Weller comes to Boston for Shakespeare's sake". WickedLocal.com. Gatehouse News Service.
- "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- Biography for Frederick Weller. IMDB.com
- Holdren, Sara (December 13, 2018). "Theater Review: Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Adaptation Walks the Walk". Vulture. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- Gallagher, Brian (June 1, 2008). "Mary McCormack and Frederick Weller Dish on In Plain Sight". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- "[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)