Fritz Weaver

Actor
A celebrated and durable American stage actor whose TV and film appearances have not captured the commanding power he elicits in the theater, Fritz Weaver portrayed both sympathetic and calculatingly villainous ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

We'll Never Have Paris 2015 (Movie)

Phillipe (Actor)

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

John J. Pershing: The Iron General 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jimmy Doolittle: King of the Sky 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Little Big Horn: The Untold Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Unsung Heroes of World War II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rape of Nanking 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

John Reynolds (Actor)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1984 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1984 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1988, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1986 - 1988, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Floating Palaces 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Spring Awakening 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Pointman 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

My Name Is Bill W. 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Dinosaur Hunt 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

D.C. Cop 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Power 1986 (Movie)

Wallace Furman (Actor)

The City 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Maid in America 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Creepshow 1982 (Movie)

Dexter Stanley (Actor)

Children of Divorce 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Momma the Detective 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightkill 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Captains Courageous 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Holocaust -- The Story of the Family Weiss 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Jaws of Satan 1978 (Movie)

Father Farrow (Actor)

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

Oscar Procari Sr (Actor)

Black Sunday 1977 (Movie)

Corley (Actor)

Demon Seed 1977 (Movie)

Dr Alex Harris (Actor)

Marathon Man 1976 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Antigone 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunter 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Rx For the Defense 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day of the Dolphin 1973 (Movie)

Harold DeMilo (Actor)

The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Treasure 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Walk in the Spring Rain 1970 (Movie)

Roger Meredith (Actor)

Company of Killers 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The People Next Door 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

Colonel Cascio (Actor)

A Tale of Two Cities 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

A Death in California (TV Show)

Actor

A Touch of the Poet (TV Show)

Actor

Berlin Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Spot (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Trust (TV Show)

Actor

Children of Divorce (Movie)

(Actor)

Citizen Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Dream West (TV Show)

Actor

Heat of Anger (TV Show)

Actor

Ironclads (TV Show)

Actor

The Borgia Stick (TV Show)

Actor

The Guns of August (TV Show)

Voice

The Hunter (Movie)

Cirrak (Actor)

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Show)

Actor

The Martian Chronicles (Movie)

(Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Unsung Heroes (TV Show)

Narrator

Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

A celebrated and durable American stage actor whose TV and film appearances have not captured the commanding power he elicits in the theater, Fritz Weaver portrayed both sympathetic and calculatingly villainous characters, often demonstrating an upper-crust bearing made more plausible by the long, thin, pinched appearance of his trademark nose. He is perhaps best known worldwide for his portrayal of Dr. Josef Weiss, the doomed patriarch of a Berlin Jewish family, in the 1978 NBC miniseries "Holocaust".

Relationships

John Carson Weaver

Father

Elsa W Weaver

Mother

Lydia Charlotte Weaver

Daughter

Anthony Ballou Weaver

Son

Sylvia Short

Wife
married on February 7, 1953

EDUCATION

University of Chicago

Chicago , Illinois 1952

HB Studios

New York , New York 1955 - 1956

Milestones

2000

Co-starred in an Off-Broadway staging of Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell"

1997

Had featured role in the Showtime TV-movie "Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women"

1992

Cast as US Senator Everett Dirksen in the HBO biopic "Citizen Cohn"

1986

Last feature film role to date, "Power"

1978

Cast opposite Rosemary Harris as the patriarch Josef Weiss in the NBC miniseries "Holocaust"

1978

Starred in NBC miniseries, "Holocaust"

1969

Breakthrough stage role in the Broadway production of "Child's Play"; won Tony Award as Lead Actor in a Play

1967

TV-movie debut, "The Borgia Stick" (NBC)

1964

Film acting debut, "Fail Safe"

1964

Made first feature film appearance, "Fail Safe"

1958

Was "Hamlet" for the American Shakespeare Festival

1958

Had title role of "Hamlet" at the American Shakespeare Festival

1955

Narrated the film "The Crimson Curtain"

1955

Broadway debut, "The Chalk Garden"

1955

Early TV appearance on "Kraft Television Theatre"

1954

Off-Broadway debut, "The Way of the World"

1953

Joined the Group 20 Players in Wellesley, MA

1952

Stage acting debut with Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA

Was a member of the Phoenix Theatre Company in NYC

Featured in two Lanford Wilson plays at the Circle Repertory Company, "A Tale Told" (1981) and "Angels Fall" (1982-1983)

During the 1950s, appeared with the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, CT

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