Peter Weller is an American actor and director who is most fondly known for his starring role in the first two RoboCop films, and among the younger generations, he is known for his character roles in several sci-fi films as well as his portrayal of Stan Liddy in the 5th seasons of the Showtime blockbuster series Dexter.
Peter Weller started his career with Broadway, moved to films and television series while continuing his stage career. He was nominated for an Academy Award as a Director for a short, Partner, in the year 1993. In his career, Peter has also been nominated for Saturn Award for Best Actor – RoboCop in 1988, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Naked Lunch in 1992 and Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male – Ivans XTC in 2002, among others. Presently, he is also a lecturer and hosts shows like the Engineering an Empire on History Channel. Right from the 1970s when Peter started his career with Full Circle and Picnic on Broadway through his leading role in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Mighty Aphrodite of Woody Allen to David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch, Peter has been a critically acclaimed actor whom the audience equally loved.
The list of films in which Peter starred or played a supporting role includes The Man Without a Country, The Silence, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, Just Tell Me What You Want, Shoot the Moon, Kentucky Woman, Two Kinds of Love, Of Unknown Origin, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Firstborn, A Killing Affair, Apology, RoboCop 1 & 2, The Tunnel, Shakedown, Leviathon, at Chaser, Women and Men: Stories of Seduction, Rainbow Drive, Road to Ruin, Naked Lunch, Fifty/Fifty, Partners, Sunset Grill, The Substitute Wife, The New Age, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, Present Tense Past Perfect, Beyond the Clouds, Screamers, Mighty Aphrodite, Decoy, End of Summer, Top of the World, The Sands of Time, Diplomatic Siege, Shadow Hours, Falling Through Lou, Contaminated Man, Ivans Xtc, Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula, Styx, The Order, Man of God, Undiscovered, The Poseidon Adventure, The Hard Easy, Prey, Dating Vietnam, Once Fallen, Dragon Eyes, The Dark Knight Returns and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Peter has appeared in many television shows and series including Lou Grant, Mourning Becomes Electra, Faerie Tale Theatre, Odyssey 6, The Handler, Star Trek: Enterprise, Engineering an Empire, 24, Monk, Fringe, Dexter, Psych, House, Longmire and Hawaii Five-0.
Showtime’s series “Dexter” is about a serial killer with a conscience. In the first season, we see Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, as a child when his father discovers Dexter’s proclivity of killing people. Dexter’s father, played by James Remar, is a Miami-Dade Metro cop. Viewers have their minds twisted when Dexter’s father does not punish Dexter for his desire … Read More »