Fred Webber (Wikipedia)
Fred Weller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of lawyers Carole and Francis Weller In 1966. He is a 1984 graduate of Jesuit High School, a Catholic all-boys high school in New Orleans. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. He then studied acting at The Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division’s Group 21 (1988–1992).
In 1993, Weller was one of the main regulars in the TV series Missing Persons. He has made guest appearances in episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Monk and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He has also appeared in several well-received films, such as Stonewall, The Business of Strangers, The Shape of Things, and the 2000 drama/miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family portraying the character Brian Wilson.
Weller was initially successful as a stage actor, and stage acting is still his biggest passion. He performed in Neil LaBute and David Mamet plays and films. He appeared on Broadway in 2003 in the Tony award-winning play Take Me Out in which he appeared completely nude, and in 2014 in the Terrence McNally play Mothers and Sons. In 2018 he appeared on Broadway as Bob Ewell in Aaron Sorkin‘s To Kill a Mockingbird, an adaptation of Harper Lee‘s novel.
Weller has also played lead roles in many successful independent films, including Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things (with Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol), James Toback’s When Will I Be Loved (opposite Neve Campbell) and The Business of Strangers (with Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles).
He is a cousin of actor Peter Weller.