Jake Weber

Actor
Equally at home onstage or in front of the camera, Jake Weber entered films with two wildly disparate 1989 pictures, writer-director Melvin Van Peebles little-seen farce "Identity Crisis" and Oliver Stone's "Born on the ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1964 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (43)

Hungry Hearts 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Bill (Actor)

Learning to Drive 2015 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Secrets & Lies 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tyrant 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hell on Wheels 2014 (Tv Show)

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Love Thy Neighbor 2014 (Movie)

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Summerhill 2014 (Movie)

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The Following 2014 (Tv Show)

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Chained 2013 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Agent Hope (Actor)

Medium 2004 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

From Within 2009 (Movie)

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The Haunting of Molly Hartley 2008 (Movie)

Robert Hartley (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Officer Powell (Actor)

Dawn of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Leo 2004 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Mind of the Married Man 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Wendigo 2002 (Movie)

George (Actor)

100 Mile Rule 2001 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

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Into My Heart 2000 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

FBI Agent Gordon Ramsey (Actor)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

Lieutenant Hirsch (Actor)

Cherry 1999 (Movie)

Dr Beverly Kirk (Actor)

In Too Deep 1999 (Movie)

Daniel Connelly (Actor)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

Barry Plotkin (Actor)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

King Henry (Actor)

Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

Drew (Actor)

Amistad 1997 (Movie)

Mr Wright (Actor)

For the People 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Something Wilder 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Cultivating Charlie 1994 (Movie)

Charles Thundertrunk (Actor)

Skin Art 1994 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Vanishing Son II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

Charles Morgan/(aka Garcia) (Actor)

A Stranger Among Us 1992 (Movie)

Yaakov (Actor)

Bed & Breakfast 1992 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Law & Order 1990 (Tv Show)

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Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Donna's Boyfriend (Actor)

What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Show)

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Biography

Equally at home onstage or in front of the camera, Jake Weber entered films with two wildly disparate 1989 pictures, writer-director Melvin Van Peebles little-seen farce "Identity Crisis" and Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July", but turned down roles in "Glory" (also 1989) and "Reversal of Fortune" (1990) to continue his graduate studies at Juilliard. He honed his classical chops in a number of Shakespeare in the Park productions, including "Richard III" (1990), "Othello" (1991) and "As You Like It" (1992), as well as acting in Off-Broadway productions of John Patrick Shanley's "The Big Funk" (1990) and the highly-acclaimed "Mad Forest" (1991). The blandly attractive blond actor made an auspicious Broadway debut playing five Italian brothers in Alan Ayckbourn's farcical "A Small Family Business" (1992). He had small roles as an ill-fated Hassid in Sidney Lumet's "A Stranger Among Us" (1992) and as a secret informant who puts his life on the line in Alan J. Pakula's "The Pelican Brief" (1993) before enjoying more screen time as a violent but likable pimp in the independent "Skin Art" (also 1993).

Relationships

Nora Ariffin Actor

Companion

Elizabeth Carey Production

Companion
Mother of his son Waylon

Tommy Weber

Father
Professional race car driver who also made rock documentaries sold various drugs and utilized both his sons in trafficking the drugs to various international destinations struggled with drug addiction until his death in 2006

Susan Weber

Mother
Was diagnosed with depression and LSD-induced schizophrenia died of a drug overdose in 1972, when Jake was 8 years old years later Weber learned that his mother committed suicide

Charley Weber

Brother

Diane Weber

Ex-Wife

Waylon Weber

Son
Born March 24, 2006 mother, Elizabeth Carey

EDUCATION

Middlebury College

Middlebury , Vermont
Graduated cum laude

Middlebury College

Middlebury , Vermont
Graduated cum laude

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1991
Attended on a scholarship

Moscow Art Theater

Milestones

2005

Cast as the husband of a woman (Patricia Arquette) plagued by psychic visions who uses her ability to help solve crimes in "Medium" (NBC, 2005–09; CBS, 2009-10)

2004

Starred in the remake of the 1978 horror film "Dawn of the Dead"

2002

Starred in the Off-Broadway play "Monster"

2001

Cast as one of the leads in the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man"

2001

Earned positive reviews as a man whose family comes under attack in the supernatural thriller "Wendigo"

2000

Cast as FBI agent in the supernatural thriller "The Cell"

2000

Portrayed one of the leaders of a mission to intercept a stranded German submarine in "U-571"

1999

Played John Cusack's sarcastic, opinionated best friend in "Pushing Tin"

1998

Offered a memorable role as the treacherous Drew in "Meet Joe Black"

1998

Essayed the role of French King Henry in "Dangerous Beauty"

1997

Appeared as snotty, rich brat in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "What the Deaf Man Heard" (CBS)

1997

Had small role in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"

1995

Appeared as a regular on the CBS supernatural drama "American Gothic"

1994

Portrayed a tobacco-chewing homicidal maniac in his TV-movie debut, "Vanishing Son II"

1994

Made series debut, opposite Gene Wilder, in NBC's "Something Wilder"

1993

Played a secret informant in the film adaption of the John Grisham novel "The Pelican Brief"

1993

Portrayed a violent pimp in the independent feature "Skin Art"

1992

Played a Hasidic Jew in Sidney Lumet's "A Stranger Among Us"

1992

Made Broadway debut in Alan Ayckbourn's farcical "A Small Family Business"

1992

Was part of the ensemble of the Off-Broadway production of "Mad Forest"

1989

Film acting debut, Melvin Van Peebles' "Identity Crisis" (film not released in the US)

1989

First released film, Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July"

1988

Made his New York stage debut in "Road"

Appeared in Shakespeare in the Park productions of "Richard III" and "Othello"

Bonus Trivia

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In an article in The Times (May, 20, 2010), Weber remembers that as an 8-year-old his "father used him as a drug mule to bring cocaine out for Mick and Bianca Jagger’s wedding."

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When Weber was 8 he was living at the Rolling Stones' Villa Nellcôte, Keith Richard's sprawling hippie hideout in the South of France, where recording sessions for their classic 1972 Exile on Main St. album took place.

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