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Peter Weller Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Peter Weller, born on 24th June 1947 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA, is a stage, television, film actor, and director, but perhaps best known for his role as Officer Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop in “RoboCop” (1987). The Academy Award nominee has appeared in more than 70 movies and series including notable ones such as “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (1984) and “Naked Lunch” (1991). Weller’s career started in 1973.

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Weller is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Weller’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition, Weller is a TV director, which has added to his wealth.

Peter Weller Net Worth $8 Million

Peter Weller was a son of Dorothy Jean, a homemaker, and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge, a lawyer, and helicopter pilot for the US Army. Peter spent several years in Germany before his family moved to Texas where he went to The Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. Weller later studied at the North Texas State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.

Weller debuted in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV drama “The Man Without a Country” in 1973, starring Cliff Robertson, Beau Bridges, and Peter Strauss. He didn’t record a notable role until 1982, in the Golden Globe Award-nominated drama “Shoot the Moon” with Albert Finney and Diane Keaton. Peter continued with “Two Kinds of Love” (1982), “Of Unknown Origin” (1983), and then starred in “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (1984) alongside John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin and Christopher Lloyd. However, Weller’s biggest role came in 1987 when he played the lead role in Paul Verhoeven’s “RoboCop”. The movie received two Oscar nominations, and grossed over $60 million, also helping Weller to increase his net worth significantly.

Peter starred in “Leviathan” (1989) with Richard Crenna and Amanda Pays and then played in “RoboCop 2” (1990); although it wasn’t as successful as its predecessor, the movie earned over $45 million and added more money to Weller’s bank account. In 1991, he played a lead role in David Cronenberg’s drama called “Naked Lunch” with Judy Davis and Ian Holm. In the mid-90s, Weller had parts in Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning “Mighty Aphrodite” (1995) starring Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, and Pamela Blair, in “Beyond the Clouds” (1995), and in Christian Duguay’s “Screamers” (1995).

From 2002 to 2003, Weller starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV series “Odyssey 5”, even though it aired for only 19 episodes before being cancelled. Peter played a supporting role in “The Order” (2003) alongside Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, and Shannyn Sossamon, and later as Christopher Henderson in 11 episodes of the series “24” (2006). Most recently, he appeared in eight episodes of Golden Globe Award-winning series “Dexter” (2010), in J. J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), and in 11 episodes of “Sons of Anarchy” (2013-2014), which also contributed to his net worth. He lent his voice for “Yamasong: March of the Hollows” with Malcolm McDowell, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bruce Davison, and which is currently in post-production.

Weller has directed numerous episodes of several TV series, including “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1995-1996), “Odyssey 5” (2002-2003), “Monk” (2006), “House” (2012), and “Sons of Anarchy” (2011-2014). He also directed episodes of “The Strain” (2014), “Longmire” (2012-2015), “Hawaii Five-0” (2013-2016), and “The Last Ship” (2015-2016), adding further to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Peter Weller married longtime girlfriend and actress Sheri Stowe in Positano, Italy in 2006.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wilson's Heart2017Video Game filmingRobert Wilson
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare2016Video GameVice Admiral Caleb Thies (voice, uncredited)
Yamasong: March of the Hollows2016Brujt
Longmire2012-2015TV SeriesLucian Connally
Sons of Anarchy2013-2014TV SeriesCharles 'Charlie' Barosky
Skin Trade2014Costello
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff2014Video GameRoboCop (voice)
Star Trek Into Darkness2013Marcus
Hawaii Five-02013TV SeriesHookman / Curt Stoner
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 22013VideoBatman Bruce Wayne (voice)
Repentance2013/IMeyer
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 12012VideoBatman Bruce Wayne (voice)
Franklin & Bash2012TV SeriesBert Mazzani
House M.D.2012TV SeriesDr. Penza
Dragon Eyes2012Mister V
Forced to Fight2011Danny G
Psych2010TV SeriesYin / Professor Karl Rotmensen
Dexter2010TV SeriesStan Liddy
Once Fallen2010Eddie
Fringe2010TV SeriesAlistair Peck
Prey2007/ITom Newman
The Hard Easy2006Ed Koster
Monk2006TV SeriesActor Playing Stottlemeyer
242006TV SeriesChristopher Henderson
The Poseidon Adventure2005TV MovieCaptain Paul Gallico
Undiscovered2005Wick Treadway
Codename: Panzers, Phase Two2005Video GameJeffrey S. Wilson (voice)
Star Trek: Enterprise2005TV SeriesJohn Frederick Paxton
Man of God2005Rabbi
The Handler2003TV SeriesGerard
The Order2003Driscoll
Odyssey 52002-2003TV SeriesChuck Taggart
Styx2001VideoNelson
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula2000TV MovieFather Stefan
Ivansxtc2000Don West
Contaminated Man2000Joseph Müller
Falling Through2000Lou
Shadow Hours2000Stuart Chappell
Diplomatic Siege1999Steve Mitchell
The Sands of Time1998TV MovieJohn Shannon
End of Summer1997TV MovieTheo Remmington
Top of the World1997/IIRay Mercer
Present Tense, Past Perfect1995TV ShortCharles
Decoy1995Baxter
Screamers1995Joe Hendricksson
Al di là delle nuvole1995Husband
Mighty Aphrodite1995Jerry Bender
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee1994TV Movie uncredited
The New Age1994Peter Witner
The Substitute Wife1994TV MovieMartin Hightower
Partners1993TV ShortDoctor
Sunset Grill1993Ryder Hart
Fifty/Fifty1992Jake Wyer
Naked Lunch1991Bill Lee
Road to Ruin1991Jack Sloan
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction1990TV MovieHobie
Rainbow Drive1990TV MovieMike Gallagher
RoboCop 21990Robocop
Cat Chaser1989George Moran
Leviathan1989Steven Beck
Shakedown1988Roland Dalton
The Tunnel1988Juan Pablo Castel
Faerie Tale Theatre1987TV SeriesThe Soldier
RoboCop1987Officer Alex J. Murphy RoboCop
Apology1986TV MovieRad Hungate
A Killing Affair1986Baston Morris
Firstborn1984Sam
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984Buckaroo Banzai
Of Unknown Origin1983Bart Hughes
Two Kinds of Love1983TV MovieJoe Farley
Kentucky Woman1983TV MovieDeke Cullover
Shoot the Moon1982Frank Henderson
Just Tell Me What You Want1980Steven Routledge
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days1979Joe Le Fors
Mourning Becomes Electra1978TV Mini-SeriesPeter
Lou Grant1977TV SeriesDonald Stryker
The Silence1975TV MovieRed Sash
The Man Without a Country1973TV MovieLt. Fellows

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii Five-02013-2017TV Series 8 episodes
Salem2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
The Last Ship2015-2016TV Series 4 episodes
Tyrant2015-2016TV Series 3 episodes
Game of Silence2016TV Series 1 episode
Outsiders2016TV Series 1 episode
Rush Hour2016TV Series 1 episode
Sleepy Hollow2015TV Series 1 episode
Longmire2012-2015TV Series 4 episodes
Under the Dome2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Justified2015TV Series 1 episode
Sons of Anarchy2011-2014TV Series 11 episodes
The Strain2014TV Series 3 episodes
The Mob Doctor2012TV Series 1 episode
House M.D.2012TV Series 1 episode
Las Vegas2007TV Series 1 episode
Monk2006TV Series 1 episode
Odyssey 52002-2003TV Series 3 episodes
Michael Hayes1997TV Series 1 episode
Gold Coast1997TV Movie
Homicide: Life on the Street1995-1996TV Series 2 episodes
Partners1993TV Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Franklin & Bash2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984performer: "Since I Don't Have You" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Partners1993TV Short teleplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gold Coast1997TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining1993Video documentary
Naked Making Lunch1992DocumentaryHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHimself
Untitled 'Naked Lunch' Featurette1991ShortHimself
Into the Night1990TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tightrope Dancer1990DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Guide to Wine1990Video documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'RoboCop'1987TV Short documentaryHimself
Shooting 'RoboCop'1987Video documentary shortRoboCop / Himself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Greenwich Village: The Times They Are a-Changin'2016ShortHimself
A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Skin Trade: A Look at Director Ekachai Uekrongtham2015Video documentary shortHimself
Skin Trade: Behind the Action, Fighting You Can Believe2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Skin Trade'2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Tao of Buckaroo: An Interview with Peter Weller2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Strange Septembers: The Hill Abduction & the Exeter Encounter2011DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
RoboCop Speaks to Detroit2011ShortHimself
God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary2010DocumentaryHimself - Host
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within2010DocumentaryNarrator
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Engineering an Empire2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Egypt: Engineering an Empire2006TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Rome: Engineering an Empire2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Flesh + Steel: The Making of 'RoboCop'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Intimate Portrait1997-2000TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death Battle2014TV SeriesRoboCop
Robokop2004TV SeriesRobokop / RoboCop
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified2002Video documentary shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983Best ActorParis Film FestivalOf Unknown Origin (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)· Mark Valley
· Michael Emerson
· Ariel Winter
· David Selby
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Michael Jackson
· Maria Canals-Barrera
· Townsend Coleman
· Paget Brewster
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Michael McKean
· Gwendoline Yeo
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Rob Paulsen
2013BTVA Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest New Vocal Interpretation of an Established CharacterBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)· Ariel Winter
· David Selby
· Michael Jackson
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Maria Canals-Barrera
· Wade Williams
· Michael McKean
· Paget Brewster
· Richard Doyle
· Frank Welker
· Rob Paulsen
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Michael Emerson
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)· Jennifer Carpenter
· April L. Hernandez
· Michael C. Hall
· Desmond Harrington
· Maria Doyle Kennedy
· C.S. Lee
· Jonny Lee Miller
· James Remar
· Julia Stiles
· Lauren Luna Vélez
· David Zayas
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleIvansxtc (2000)
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Film, Live ActionPartners (1993)· Jana Sue Memel
1992GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleNaked Lunch (1991)
1988Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorRoboCop (1987)


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#Fact
1Speaks Italian fluently.
2Has English, French, German, Irish and Welsh ancestry.
3Parents are Frederick Bradford and Dorothy Jean Weller.
4On June 24, 2006, he married his longtime girlfriend Shari Stowe on his 59th birthday at the Santa Maria Assuna church in Positano, Italy. Among the wedding guests were Carrie Fisher and Marg Helgenberger.
5Biological father of Kate Linden - manager at Development Management Group.
6Turned down a role in King Kong Lives (1986) to star in RoboCop (1987).
7Has appeared in RoboCop (1987) alongside fellow Star Trek veterans Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer.
8During the filming of RoboCop (1987) and while wearing the prosthetics, Weller remained in character between takes, responding only to director Paul Verhoeven's when addressed as "Robo". Though Verhoeven found this too funny to take seriously, and this was dropped after a couple of weeks.
9He and his friend Jeff Goldblum have both appeared in films by Woody Allen (Annie Hall (1977) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995)) and David Cronenberg (The Fly (1986) and Naked Lunch (1991)).
10Cousin-in-law of Ali Marsh.
11Despite his vocal criticisms about the downhill direction the franchise was going in, as well as his physical discomfort wearing the suit, Weller admitted that he was willing to reprise the role of RoboCop in RoboCop 3 (1993) for the fans. However, he was already committed to doing Naked Lunch (1991), so he had to pass.
12Cousin of actor Frederick Weller (their fathers are brothers).
13Is a serious runner who finished the New York Marathon in 1986 in 3 hours and 40 minutes.
14Is a huge fan of the television series 24 (2001), in which he played Jack Bauer's nemesis Christopher Henderson.
15Was at one stage attached to appear in AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) in a cameo as John Yutani, the other half of the infamous "Weyland-Yutani" Company from the "Alien" films.
16Was considered for the role of Detective Nick Curran in Basic Instinct (1992), which went to Michael Douglas.
17Says that he has never seen RoboCop 3 (1993).
18In 2014, Dr. Peter Weller obtained his Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance Art History and Roman History, conferred by UCLA. He had previously obtained his Master's degree in the same subjects.
19He teaches a literature and fine arts class at Syracuse University and is one of Syracuse's most popular professors. He can be seen, in his capacity as an expert, on a History Channel documentary on the Roman era.
20Was chosen to play the lead role in RoboCop (1987) because of his slender build. The producers feared that having a large actor would require too big a suit that would look ridiculous, and insisted on a thinner actor. Weller found he sweated so much weight off in the suit that a fan had to be built into that.
21Was once engaged to actress Sela Ward.
22Is a huge fan of cigar smoking, which got him into a heavy argument once in an outdoor restaurant. Though he remains defensive about his right to smoke, he has since then either put out his cigar or gone elsewhere when asked to do so.
23Weller and RoboCop (1987) co-star Nancy Allen were both born on June 24th, three years apart (Weller was born in 1947, Allen was born in 1950).
24Received his Bachelor's degree in Theatre from the University of North Texas (1969).
25In a jazz band with actor Jeff Goldblum (they were also in a band together in the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)) - they perform at local clubs in Los Angeles, California.
26Attended and graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas (1965).

#Quote
1My career was always full of risks one way or another, and that's the way I like it.
2I don't care for horror and fantasy films. I never go to see them in the theater. I know I've played in many of them, but I didn't do them because of their genre -- I did them just because I loved their scripts. I can't say why I like them so much on paper and dislike this kind of film so much on the screen. When I go to the movies, I like romance, comedy and thrillers. I hate gore.
3[on an actor's responsibility to his audience] To inform. That's it, to inform and entertain. But then only to inform. That means to expand an audience's sense of humanity. That's all.
4The best reason to go to the movies is to be with other people. Eating the popcorn, being with other people you don't know. You see, when people are rubbin' up against other people like that, under the environs of being entertained or communicated with, humanity's better off. People expand themselves, they get out of themselves. Love. Television doesn't do that. Television is an isolating experience, sadly enough. I'm sorry to say it. But as good as it ever gets, it's still isolating. You sit in your home and visit with no one. You drink your beer, eat your popcorn and be alone, that's what you do. With movies, you gotta get out, man. You gotta get out and be with people. And that's the best thing and that's the responsibility. Once people are out and in a movie theater, then you can inform them about themselves.
5[on making the original RoboCop (1987)] When I was making it, I knew it was going to be a great thing, but you never know whether they are going to be successful or not. I knew we were making a fantastic social allegory, and, I don't want to sound pretentious, a spiritual one as well.
6[Furthermore on RoboCop (1987)] Aside from the action-adventure, the corruption, corporate machinery gone berserk and so on, the heart of all this is a morality tale. It's like "Beauty and the Beast", or the Tin Man of "The Wizard of Oz". It's a great little jewel of a human story.
7[on turning down RoboCop 3 (1993)] I have to say it didn't quite have the third great act that RoboCop (1987) had and, by the time I was into the second one, I knew I was tired of it, plus David Cronenberg had asked me to do Naked Lunch (1991) with him, so I was happy to do it, and was happy to be gone.
8[on RoboCop 2 (1990)] There was a couple of things that made the character more human that weren't used. I can't remember exactly what the scenes were, I just remember wondering why they weren't in.
9[on the enduring popularity of RoboCop (1987)] It was my contribution to cinema.

#Trademark
1Steely light blue eyes
2Deep resonant voice
3Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

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