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Fritz Weaver

Highest Rated:   95% Fail-Safe (1964)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Congressman (2016)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE 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 Pointman
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Blind Spot
  • Simon
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
50% Power
  • Wallace Furman
1986
No Score Yet The Hearst and Davies Affair
  • Arthur
1985
73% 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 Martian Chronicles
  • Father Peregrine
1980
86% The Big Fix
  • Oscar Procari Sr.
1978
No Score Yet The Jolly Corner
  • Spencer Brydon
1978
67% Demon Seed
  • Alex Harris
1977
69% 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
No Score Yet Give Me Liberty
  • Actor
1974
48% 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
95% Fail-Safe
  • Col. Cascio
1964
No Score Yet The Guns of August
  • Narrator
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lawrence Webber Nathan Fogg Patient's Father Philip Woodleigh
  • 2005
  • 1993
  • 1991
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Sir Trevor
  • Guest
  • 1998
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
  • Sen. Sorenson Senator Sorenson
  • 1996
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Kovat
  • 1994
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
1987-1990
  • Astaroth
  • 1989
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
  • James Hubert
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Judge Lambert Panassie Edwin Dupont
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Capt. J. Cooly
  • 1984
  • 1980
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • The Caterpillar
  • 1983
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Sen. William Pike
  • 1981
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Dr. Solano
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Whitlock
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Marshal Burt Masters
  • Guest
  • 1975
  • 1967
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
  • Hillquist
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
  • Mazi
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • George Berlinger Erik Hagar Imry Rogosh Emil Skarbeck
  • 1971
  • 1969
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Friedland
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Joe Tucker
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Railroad Boss Jonathan Damon
  • 1964
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • Vulcan
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Chancellor William Sturka
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
  • Mr. Princey

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