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Bruce Weitz

Highest Rated:   57% The Dukes (2007)
Lowest Rated:   3% Half Past Dead (2002)
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A wiry, reliable character actor who first caught the attention of television audiences with his Emmy-winning role as Detective Mick Belker on Steven Bochco's gritty police drama Hill Street Blues, Bruce Weitz crafted a successful career in both low-budget features and small-screen dramas. The Norwalk, CT, native trained at both Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater and Louisville's Actors Theater after earning graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, and it wasn't long before he set his sights on Broadway. A successful debut opposite George C. Scott in a revival of Death of a Salesman was quickly followed by roles in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Norman, Is That You? Weitz also appeared in 13 New York Shakespeare festivals during the late '70s before moving on to television. Supporting roles in Quincy and Happy Days were followed by performances in such made-for-TV features as Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story and Every Stray Dog and Kid (both 1981). That same year, Weitz joined the cast of Hill Street Blues for the duration of the series and his popular character became a highlight of many episodes. The role propelled Weitz's TV career and the actor did not lack work for the rest of the decade. By the time the '80s gave way to the '90s, Weitz's small-screen feature career was still going strong, and, in 1991, he joined the cast of the popular sitcom Anything but Love for one season. He returned to work with old friend Bochco with short-lived series The Byrds of Paradise in 1994 and appeared as Robert Shapiro in 1995's made-for-TV feature The O.J. Simpson Story. Nurturing a growing feature film career in the late '90s and early 2000s, Weitz later enjoyed roles in such high-profile theatrical releases as Deep Impact (1998) and Half Past Dead (2002), enjoyed a multi-episode run on ER as Alderman John Bright, and graced the casts of features including El Cortez (2005) and The Dukes (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Quality Time (My Apocalypse)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Metrosexual
  • Actor
2007
57% The Dukes
  • Toulio
2007
No Score Yet Triloquist
  • Dummy
2007
29% El Cortez
  • Popcorn
2006
No Score Yet Dinocroc
  • Dr. Campbell
2003
3% Half Past Dead
  • Lester
2002
No Score Yet Joe and Max
  • Mike Jacobs
2002
No Score Yet Facing the Enemy
  • Lt. Carl Runyon
2002
No Score Yet Mach 2
  • Phil Jefferson
2001
No Score Yet Shot
  • Earl
2001
No Score Yet No Place like Home
  • Dalrymple
2001
No Score Yet Babe Ruth
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet One Hell of a Guy
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Landlady
  • Pepper McAllen
1998
48% Deep Impact
  • Stuart Caley
1998
No Score Yet Shattered Illusions
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Memorial Day
  • Jules / #1
1998
No Score Yet Velocity Trap
  • Captain Fenner
1997
No Score Yet Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story
  • Ron O'Brien
1997
No Score Yet Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie
  • Det. McAdams
1996
No Score Yet Coyote Summer
  • Snapper
1996
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Mixed Blessings'
  • Doctor
1995
No Score Yet Her Hidden Truth
  • Lt. Levine
1995
No Score Yet The O.J. Simpson Story
  • Robert Shapiro
1995
No Score Yet Prehysteria 3
  • Hal
1995
No Score Yet Molly & Gina
  • Paymer
1994
No Score Yet Windrunner
  • Coach
1994
No Score Yet The Liars' Club
  • Jack
1993
No Score Yet No Place to Hide
  • Norris
1993
No Score Yet Babe Ruth
  • Miller Huggins
1991
No Score Yet Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean
  • Joe Lubin
1990
No Score Yet Rainbow Drive
  • Dan Crawford
1990
No Score Yet A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story
  • Weinstein
1989
No Score Yet A Deadly Silence
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Baby M
  • Actor
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mr. Levangie
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Alderman Bright Alderman John Bright
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Agt. Moe Bocks
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Leo O'Sullivan
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Tobias Northrop
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Leon Slocomb
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Lenny Asher
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Senator
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Simon

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