Peter Weller - Updated Jun 2024

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Peter Weller

Peter Weller is a film and stage actor, television director, and art historian from the United Kingdom. Peter Weller is best known for his role as ‘Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop’ in the pirate action movie ‘RoboCop’.

Early Life

Peter Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States on 24th June 1947. He is 75 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Cancer. Weller holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Peter Weller

Caption: Peter Weller with his family source: Syracuse University.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Dorothy Jean (Mother), a housewife, and Frederick Bradford Weller (Father), a lawyer, federal judge, and career Army helicopter pilot. However, there is no detail about his siblings or other family members.


Speaking of his education, Weller attended primary school for a short while in Germany before moving to Texas with his family and enrolling at Alamo Heights High School.

Later, he studied at the University of North Texas for his undergraduate degree in theatre. He also attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to further his education.

Peter Weller – Net Worth 2023

Peter Weller has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His projected net worth is $8 million as of 2023. However, Weller hasn’t been a part of brand endorsement till now.

Career and Professional Life

Film Career

Talking about his career, In the 1970s, Peter Weller started his career as a theatre performer and made appearances on Broadway in a number of plays, including Otto Preminger’s “Full Circle,” William Inge’s “Summer Brave,” and “Picnic.”

In 1979’s “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days,” he made his screen debut playing “Joe Le Fors.” He later made appearances in movies like “Just Tell Me What You Want,” “Shoot the Moon,” and “Of Unknown Origin” before becoming well-known for his role in the drama “Firstborn” from 1984.

He played the iconic character “Buckaroo Banzai” in the sci-fi adventure movie “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” in 1984.

In the 1987 American cyberpunk action movie “RoboCop,” Weller played the title role. Weller’s roles as both “Officer Alex Murphy” and “RoboCop” took center stage, obscuring the former.

Along with Weller, notable characters in the movie included Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, and Miguel Ferrer. Weller reprised the role three years later in “RoboCop 2.”

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Caption: Peter Weller in the pirate action movie RoboCop source: Robocop.

Weller made an appearance in the critically acclaimed 1991 movie “Naked Lunch,” which was adapted from William S. Burrough’s book of the same name. He portrayed William “Bill” Lee in the movie, for which he received a Genie Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

In addition to these well-known roles, Weller has also played notable roles in movies like “The New Age,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and “Mighty Aphrodite.”

Television Career

Weller has also had a successful career in television. He made his acting debut as “Lt. Fellows” in the television film “The Man Without a Country” in 1973. He then starred in a few other TV movies before landing a role in ‘Partners,’ for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

Weller has appeared in shows such as ’24’ as ‘Christopher Henderson,’ ‘Dexter’ as ‘Stan Liddy,’ ‘Odyssey 5’ as ‘Chuck Taggart,’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ as ‘Charles Barosky’ over the years. He also hosted the History Channel’s ‘Engineering an Empire’.

A few episodes of The Mob Doctor, Longmire, The Strain, Under the Dome, Hawaii Five-0, Tyrant, and Shades of Blue are among the television shows he has directed.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Weller is currently married to an actress Shari Stowe. Weller and Shari had been together for a long time before they married in 2006.

The day was Weller’s 59th birthday, and guests at their wedding included Carrie Fisher and Marg Helgenberger. Together they were blessed with a son, Kate Linden Weller.

Peter Weller

Caption: Peter Weller with his wife Shari Stowe source: Dreamstime.

Body Measurements

Peter is very handsome and attractive undoubtedly. He has an excellent height of about 6 feet and 0 inches (1.83m/183 cm) and weighs around 75 kg (165 lbs). In addition, Weller has a blue pair of attractive eyes and light brown hair color.

Peter Weller – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @real_deal_dr_peter_weller with 1,426 followers. Besides that, Weller is not active on any other social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.