Michael T. Weiss

Michael Terry Weiss (born February 2, 1962) is an American actor who is known for his role as Jarod in the television series The Pretender.

Michael T. Weiss
Michael Terry Weiss

(1962-02-02) February 2, 1962 (age 58)
Years active1980–present

Early lifeEdit

Weiss was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a steel industry executive and his mother was a homemaker.[1] He has a sister, Jamie Sue Weiss, who became a make-up artist for television and films. He went to Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Southern California.[2]


Weiss began acting when he was a child, where he appeared in local TV commercials in Chicago.

In 1980, at the age of 18, he had his first movie role as an extra in the movie Ordinary People. Shortly after his college graduation, he obtained his first major role as Mike Horton on Days of Our Lives. Weiss also starred in the NBC-TV prime time drama The Pretender for four seasons as the lead character Jarod. Weiss also had roles in the movie Jeffrey, the animated series The Legend of Tarzan, and a recurring role on Crossing Jordan. He voiced "The Nameless One", the protagonist of computer game Planescape: Torment.

In February 2006, Weiss attended a benefit with his former Pretender co-stars Andrea Parker and James Denton for Cure Autism Now.[3]

Weiss joined the cast of Impressionism, a play by Michael Jacobs and directed by Jack O'Brien.[4] It opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 12, 2009.

Weiss appeared in A Perfect Future, Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The production was directed by Wilson Milam.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Ordinary People Extra Uncredited
1988 Howling IV: The Original Nightmare Richard Adams
1988 Take My Daughters, Please Joe Blake Television movie
1990 The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Larry Television movie
1994 Angel 4: Undercover Ryan Gersh
1994 Jeffrey Steve Howard
1995 Remember Me Scott Covey Television movie
1996 Freeway Larry
1999 Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Drifter
2000 Dinosaur Creto
2001 The Pretender 2001 Jarod Television movie
2001 The Pretender: Island of the Haunted Jarod Television movie
2001 Net Worth Michael Winslow
2001 Bones Lupovich
2002 Tarzan & Jane Tarzan
2003 Written in Blood Matthew Ransom
2004 Until the Night Daniel
2004 Marmalade Peter
2005 Confessions of an Action Star Drug Lord
2005 Iowa Larry Clarkson
2006 Razor Sharp Dex Short film
2007 Fade Doctor McCabe
2010 Sex and the City 2 Handsome Man at Wedding
2017 Sunset Park Duane


Year Title Role Notes
1985-1990 Days of Our Lives Mike Horton 5 years
1987 The Twilight Zone Episode: "Voices In The Earth"
1991 Dark Shadows Joe Haskell/Peter Bradford (1791 Storyline) 11 episodes
1992 2000 Malibu Road Roger Tabor 6 episodes
1994 Red Shoe Diaries The New Man Episode: "The Game"
1996–2000 The Pretender Jarod 86 episodes
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (1998–99)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
1999-2000 Profiler Jarod 3 episodes
2000 Men in Black: The Series N/A Episode: "The Baby Kay Syndrome"
2001 The Zeta Project Dr. Winhelm Episode: "Absolute Zero"
2001–2003 The Legend of Tarzan Tarzan 39 episodes
2002 Jackie Chan Adventures Giles Episode: "Pleasure Calls"
2002–2005 Justice League Etrigan the Demon/Jason Blood 3 episodes
2003 The Mummy Nizam Toth 3 episodes
2003–2004 Crossing Jordan James Horton 4 episodes
2005 Clubhouse Jackie Tambler Episode: "Save Situation"
2005–2007 Higglytown Heroes Mountain Rescue Hero 3 episodes
2009–2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Adam Strange 2 episodes
2011 Blue Bloods Sonny Malevsky 4 episodes
2011 Burn Notice Holcomb Episode: "Army of One"
2012–2013 Young Justice Captain Atom 7 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Scarcity Herb Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
2009 Impressionism Douglas Finch
2010 The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Everett K. Olson
2011 A Perfect Future John Hudson

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Planescape: Torment The Nameless One
2003 Freelancer Orillion
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Dormammu


  1. ^ "Michael T. Weiss Biography (1962-)". www.filmreference.com.
  2. ^ "Michael T. Weiss pulls weight in 'Bones'". Jae-Ha Kim. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved January 22, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news/dec08/impressionism03dec08.htm
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 25, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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