Steven Weber (actor)
Weber in 2010
Steven Robert Weber|
March 4, 1961
Briarwood, Queens, New York, United States
Steven Robert Weber (born March 4, 1961) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian Hackett on the television show Wings which aired from April 1990 to May 1997 on NBC and as Sam Blue in Once and Again. He currently appears as Mayor Douglas Hamilton on NCIS: New Orleans in a recurring role.
Weber was born in Briarwood, Queens, New York. His mother, Fran, was a nightclub singer, and his father, Stuart Weber, was a nightclub performer and manager of Borscht Belt comedians. Weber embraces his Jewish heritage despite not having received a formal religious education. Weber graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts (1979) and the State University of New York at Purchase.
Weber started appearing in TV commercials while still in the third grade. After leaving college he became a member of the Mirror Repertory Company and appeared opposite legendary actress Geraldine Page in several productions before winning a role as Julianne Moore's ill-tempered and ill-fated boyfriend on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns in 1985–1986. He appeared in several motion pictures and TV mini-series, such as The Flamingo Kid, Hamburger Hill, and the acclaimed The Kennedys of Massachusetts (as the young John F. Kennedy).
His most well-known role is as Brian Hackett, a skirt-chasing airplane pilot on the sitcom Wings. Several years later, Weber starred in his own short-lived half-hour comedy Cursed, joined the cast of ABC's Once and Again as the tortured artist Sam Blue, and starred the next year in the acclaimed show The D.A. once again for ABC. Weber also had a lead role in the 1990s hit movie Single White Female.
Weber first appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and in 2001-2002 took over for Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of The Producers. In 2005, he appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in London at the Old Vic's production of National Anthems. Weber also wrote and produced 2003's Clubland, a Showtime movie in which he and Alan Alda played father and son talent agents in 1950s New York City (for which Alda was nominated for an Emmy). He appeared in three Stephen King adaptations: Desperation (2006), "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes (2006) mini-series, and in the television mini-series version of Stephen King's The Shining (1997), playing the alcoholic and murderous Jack Torrance. In 1998, he played the voice of wisecracking Alsatian Charlie B. Barkin in An All Dogs Christmas Carol, a role he earlier played in 1996 in All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series.
In 2008, Weber starred in Alliance Group Entertainment's feature film Farm House, where he played Samael, a mysterious vineyard owner. Weber also guest starred on the drama series Brothers and Sisters as Graham Finch, a business specialist. He also guest-starred on Psych as Jack Spencer, Shawn Spencer's uncle and Henry Spencer's brother. He also starred on Desperate Housewives in 2008. Weber appeared as a recurring guest on the 2008–2009 season of the CBS crime drama Without a Trace.
He was recently part of the cast of the now cancelled ABC show Happy Town and had a major role in the TV movie A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! in which he played the villain Hugh J. Magnate, Jr.
He stars occasionally in the live action comic Puddin' , alongside actor Eddie Pepitone.
He narrated an unabridged audio book of Stephen King's IT, which is available on Audible.com.
Weber was married to actress Finn Carter from 1985 to 1992. In 1995, he became engaged to Juliette Hohnen, then the Los Angeles bureau chief for MTV News, and they married on July 29 that year at Highclere Castle in Berkshire, UK, not far from her native London. She filed for divorce on February 6, 2013, after 17 years of marriage. The couple has two sons: John "Jack" Alexander Hohnen-Weber, born January 15, 2001, in Santa Monica, California, and Alfred "Alfie" James, born February 25, 2003.
|1984||The Flamingo Kid||Paul Hirsch|
|1985||Walls of Glass||N/A|
|1987||Hamburger Hill||Sergeant First Class Dennis Worcester|
|1987||The Little Fox||Adult Vic|| Voice only|
|1989||Kojak: Fatal Flaw||Conrad St. John||Television movie|
|1989||When We Were Young||Ben Kirkland||Television movie|
|1990||In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing||Matt Fisher||Television movie|
|1991||Deception: A Mother's Secret||Terry||Television movie|
|1992||Single White Female||Sam Rawson|
|1993||In the Company of Darkness||Kyle Timler||Television movie|
|1993||The Temp||Brad Montroe|
|1994||Betrayed by Love||Agent Jeff Avery||Television movie|
|1995||Take Out the Beast||Drummond||Short film|
|1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Marc Nussbaum|
|1995||Dracula: Dead and Loving It||Harker|
|1998||I Woke Up Early the Day I Died||Policeman in Alley|
|1998||Sour Grapes||Evan Maxwell|
|1998||Thanks of a Grateful Nation||Jared Gallimore||Television movie|
|1998||Break Up||Officer Andrew Ramsey|
|1998||An All Dogs Christmas Carol||Charlie B. Barkin|| Voice only|
|1999||At First Sight||Duncan Allanbrook|
|1999||Love Letters||Andrew Ladd||Television movie|
|1999||Late Last Night||Jeff||Television movie|
|2000||Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes||Hutch Rimes|
|2000||Common Ground||Gil Roberts||Television movie|
|2000||Joseph: King of Dreams||Simeon|
|2001||Club Land||Stuey Walters||Television movie|
|2004||The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve||Calvin Carter||Television movie|
|2005||Reefer Madness||Jack Stone||Television movie|
|2005||Sexual Life||David Wharton|
|2006||Stephen King's Desperation||Steve Ames||Television movie|
|2007||Choose Connor||Lawrence Connor|
|2007||More of Me||Rex||Television movie|
|2009||My One and Only||Wallace MacAllister|
|2010||Son of Mourning||Lt. Governor Fitch|
|2011||A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!||Hugh J. Magnate, Jr.||Television movie|
|2011||A Little Bit of Heaven||Rob Randolph|
|2016||Amateur Night||Dr. Kurtz|
|1984||American Playhouse||Tom Driscoll||Episode: "Pudd'nhead Wilson"|
|1985||As the World Turns||Kevin Gibson||Episode: "The Ceremony"|
|1987||Crime Story||Gary Holiday||Episode: "Little Girl Lost"|
|1990–1997||Wings||Brian Michael Hackett||172 episodes|
|1990||The Kennedys of Massachusetts||Pres. John F. Kennedy||3 episodes|
|1991||Tales from the Crypt||Dale Sweeney||Episode: "Mournin' Mess"|
|1993||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Colonel Day||Episode: "The Siege"|
|1995–1997||Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Brian Hackett||2 episodes|
|1996–1998||All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series||Charlie B. Barkin||19 episodes|
|1997||The Outer Limits||8x10 Man||Episode: "The Revelation of 'Becka Paulson"|
|1997||Extreme Ghostbusters||Francois Russo||Episode: "Dry Spells"|
|1997||The Shining||Jack Torrance|| 3 episodes|
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
|1998||The Simpsons||Neil||Episode: "King of Hill"|
|1998||The New Batman Adventures||J. Carroll Corcoran||Episode: "Judgement Day"|
|1999||Stark Raving Mad||Rod||Episode: "The Stalker"|
|2000–2001||Cursed||Jack Nagle||17 episodes|
|2000–2002||Once and Again||Sam Blue||10 episodes|
|2000–2002||Baby Blues||Dr. Gruber||2 episodes|
|2001||The Legend of Tarzan||Ed||Episode: "Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor"|
|2003||The Lyon's Den||Allen Forrester||Episode: "Trick or Treat"|
|2003||I'm with Her||Kyle Britton||Episode: "The Last Action Queero"|
|2004||The D.A.||Dist. Atty. David Franks||2 episodes|
|2004||Higglytown Heroes||Gardener Hero||Episode: "Twinkle Tooth"|
|2005||American Dad!||N/A||Episode: "Francine's Flashback"|
|2005||Masters of Horror||Frank Spivey||Episode: "Jenifer"|
|2005–2006||Will & Grace||Sam Truman||2 episodes|
|2006||Nightmares and Dreamscapes||Clark Rivingham||Episode: "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band"|
|2006–2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Jack Rudolph||18 episodes|
|2007||Monk||Max Hudson||Episode: "Mr. Monk Is on the Air"|
|2007||Side Order of Life||James Kendall||Episode: "Funeral for a Phone"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Matthew Braden||3 episodes|
|2007–2008||Brothers & Sisters||Graham Finch||8 episodes|
|2008||Psych||Uncle Jack||Episode: "The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Clark Medina||4 episodes|
|2008||Desperate Housewives||Lloyd||Episode: "City on Fire"|
|2009||Party Down||Ricky Sargulesh||Episode: "Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh"|
|2010||Happy Town||John Haplin||8 episodes|
|2010||In Plain Sight||Mike Faber||3 episodes|
|2011||Falling Skies||Dr. Michael Harris||3 episodes|
|2012–present||Ultimate Spider-Man|| Norman Osborn/Green Goblin/Iron Patriot/Goblin King|
Ultimate Green Goblin
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Kyle||2 episodes|
|2012–2016||2 Broke Girls||Martin Channing||3 episodes|
|2012||Malibu Country||Pete||Episode: "Bro Code"|
|2013||Eve of Destruction||Dr. Karl Cameron||2 episodes|
|2013–2014||Dallas||Governor Sam McConaughey||5 episodes|
|2013||Childrens Hospital||John Tandy||Episode: "Old Fashioned Day"|
|2014||Regular Show||Jumpin' Jim||Episode: "Rigby in the Sky with Burrito"|
|2014–2015||Chasing Life||Dr. George Carver||13 episodes|
|2014–2016||Murder in the First||Bill Wilkerson||10 episodes|
|2014||How to Get Away with Murder||Max St. Vincent||Episode: "It's All Her Fault"|
|2014–2015||NCIS: New Orleans||Councilman/Mayor Douglas Hamilton||5 episodes|
|2015||Helix||Brother Michael||8 episodes|
|2015||Sleepy Hollow||President Thomas Jefferson||Episode: "What Lies Beneath"|
|2015||Community||Detective Butcher||Episode: "Ladders"|
|2015||iZombie||Vaughn Du Clark||8 episodes|
|1984–1985||The Real Thing||Billy|
|1984||Come Back Little Sheba||Bruce|
|2002–2003||The Producers||Leo Bloom||
2005 "National Anthems" (play) The Old Vic
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Steven Weber.|
- Steven Weber at the Internet Movie Database
- Steven Weber at the Internet Broadway Database
- Steven Weber at Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Steven Weber's Huffington Post Blog