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Fritz Weaver



Upon earning his BA degree from the University of Chicago, Fritz Weaver began his formal acting training at the H-B studios. Paying his dues with such regional stock companies as Virginia's Barter Theatre and Massachussett's Group 20 Players, Weaver made his first off-Broadway appearance in a 1954 production of The Way of the World. His inaugural Broadway effort was 1955's The Chalk Circle. Weaver went on to appear in such classic stage roles as Hamlet and Peer Gynt, and also amassed a remarkable list of film credits, including two Twilight Zone appearances. In 1964, he made his film debut as the unstable Colonel Caserio in the doomsday thriller Fail Safe. The following year, he starred on Broadway in Baker Street, a musicalization of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. In 1970, he won the Tony award for his work as Jerome Malley in Child's Play. Most often cast as aristocratic villains in films (his resemblance to William F. Buckley has not gone unnoticed by producers), Fritz Weaver made his biggest international impact in the sympathetic role of Josef Weiss in the TV miniseries Holocaust (1978). Weaver worked mostly in television for the rest of his career (save for a supporting role in 1999's The Thomas Crown Affair), with guest spots in shows like The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, Frasier and Law & Order. Weaver died in 2016, at age 90.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
33% The Congressman
  • Harlan Lantier
2016
No Score Yet The Guns Of August
  • Actor
2014
38% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
  • Hugo Black
2013
No Score Yet The Spanish-American War: Birth of a Superpower
  • Actor
2005
88% Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  • Actor
2004
70% The Thomas Crown Affair
  • John Reynolds
1999
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Women
  • Father Theas
1997
No Score Yet Confianza Perdida
  • Lional Nash
1995
No Score Yet United States Naval Academy - 150 Years in Annapolis
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Blind Spot
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn
  • Senator Everett Dirksen
1992
No Score Yet Ironclads
  • John Ericsson
1990
No Score Yet My Name Is Bill W.
  • Actor
1989
55% Power
  • Wallace Furman
1986
No Score Yet The Hearst and Davies Affair
  • Arthur
1985
69% Creepshow
  • Dexter Stanley
1982
No Score Yet Jaws of Satan
  • Father Tom Farrow
1981
No Score Yet Children of Divorce
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Big Fix
  • Oscar Procari Sr.
1978
No Score Yet The Jolly Corner
  • Spencer Brydon
1978
67% Demon Seed
  • Alex Harris
1977
71% Black Sunday
  • Sam Corley
1977
80% Marathon Man
  • Prof. Biesenthal
1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden
  • Andrew Borden
1975
No Score Yet A Touch of the Poet
  • Cornelius Melody
1974
No Score Yet Antigone
  • Actor
1974
43% The Day of the Dolphin
  • Harold DeMilo
1973
No Score Yet Heat of Anger
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Games
  • Kovanda
1970
No Score Yet A Walk in the Spring Rain
  • Roger Meredith
1970
No Score Yet The Maltese Bippy
  • Mr. Ravenswood
1969
No Score Yet Gentle Ben, V. 2
  • Actor
1968
95% Fail-Safe
  • Col. Cascio
1964
No Score Yet The Guns of August
  • Narrator
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Dr. Solano
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Sen. Sorenson Senator Sorenson
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • The Caterpillar
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lawrence Webber Nathan Fogg Patient's Father Philip Woodleigh
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Kovat
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Sir Trevor
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Chancellor William Sturka
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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