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Weller in Robocop.

About Peter Weller (1947 – )
American leading man born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Peter Weller traveled extensively as a child. Peter Weller's father, a career Army helicopter pilot, literally flew around the world. Before Peter was out of his teens, he had attended high schools in Heidelberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas, then enrolled at North Texas State University.

Peter Weller was attracted to the North Texas State University by the chance of playing trumpet in one of the college's celebrated jazz bands.

In Richard Lester's Butch And Sundance: The Early Days, in 1979, Peter Weller made his film debut.

In 1983, Peter Weller won the Best Actor Award at the Paris International Film Festival, for his performance in the film, Of Unknown Origin, fighting a giant rat.

In 1984, Peter Weller was in a jazz band with actor Jeff Goldblum. They were also in a band together in the movie, The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension.

If you were to ask Peter Weller who his favorite performer in any art form is and he'll say Miles Davis. Peter is a huge jazz fan.

Two weeks after graduating, Peter Weller made his first appearance on Broadway as David, in Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival production, of David Rabe's Sticks And Bones.

Peter Weller has been quoted as saying he earned his fame by portraying "a walking heap of scrap metal,"after being cast as the quick-triggered cyborg of Robocop in 1987.

Weller's Robocop co-star Nancy Allen and he share the same birthday. Both were born on June 24th, three years apart.

Appearing on and off Broadway, Peter Weller has been in such stage productions as William Inge's Summer Brave, Thomas Babe's Rebel Women and Full Circle, which was one of the last plays directed by Otto Preminger.

In 1993, Peter Weller directed and co-produced an Oscar-nominated short, Partners.

Peter Weller has also been seen in television work, including TV series: 24, Monk, Fringe, Dexter and Psych.

Weller's notable sci-fi film credits include:

Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Screamers (1995)

Peter Weller's notable movie credits include...

Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
Shoot The Moon (1982)
First Born (1984)
Shakedown (1988)
Robocop (1987)
A Killing Affair (1986)
Leviathan (1989)
Sunset Grill (1993)
Of Unknown Origin (1983)
Rainbow Drive (TV Movie) (1990)
Naked Lunch (1991)
The New Age (1994)
Decoy (1995)
Beyond The Clouds (1995)
Screamers (1995)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Top Of The World (1997)
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Shadow Hours (2000)
Falling Through (2000)
Contaminated Man (2000)
To Live And Die In Hollywood
Styx (2001)
The Order (2003)
The Hard Easy (2006)
Man Of God (2005)
Undiscovered (2005)
The Hard Easy (2006)
Prey (2007)
Dating Vietnam (2007)
Once Fallen (2010)
Forced To Fight (2011)

Peter Weller's television credits include...

Cat Chaser (1989)
Dark Prince: The True Story Of Dracula) (TV Movie) 2000
Apology (Cable TV) (1986)
Women & Men: Stories Of Seduction (1990)

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Peter Weller in Buckaroo Banzai (1984).

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Peter Weller in Robocop (1987).