Bruce Weitz Biography (1943-)

Full name, Bruce Peter Weitz; born May 27, 1943, in Norwalk, CT; son of AlvinWeitz (a liquor store owner) and Sybil Weitz Rubel (a homemaker); married second wife, Cecilia Hart (an actress), c. 1973 (some sources cite 1971; divorced, 1980). Addresses: Agent: Badgley Connor Talent Agency, 9229 SunsetBlvd., Suite 311, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Birth Details
May 27, 1943
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ryan's Hope, ABC, beginning 1975
  • Detective Mick Belker, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981-87
  • Jake McCaskey, Mama's Boy, NBC, 1987-88
  • Mike Urbanek, Anything but Love, ABC, 1991-92
  • Dr. Murray Rubenstein, The Byrds of Paradise, ABC, 1994
  • Martin, a recurring role, Judging Amy, CBS, 2002-2003
  • Movies
  • Paul Snider, Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story, NBC, 1981
  • Bob Cousins, A Reason to Live, NBC, 1985
  • Martini, If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium, NBC, 1987
  • Rick Whitehead, Baby M, ABC, 1988
  • Burton Weinstein, A Cry for Help: The Tracy Thurman Story (also known as Under the Law: The Tracy Thurman Story), NBC, 1989
  • Detective James McCready, A Deadly Silence, ABC, 1989
  • Dan Crawford, Rainbow Drive (also known as City of Angels),Showtime, 1990
  • Joe Lubin, Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (also known as Queen of Mean), CBS, 1990
  • Miller Huggins, Babe Ruth (also known as The Sultan of Swat), NBC, 1991
  • Coach Woodhouse, Windrunner, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Dr. Alex Johnson, Mixed Blessings (also known as Danielle Steel's "Mixed Blessings"), NBC, 1995
  • Lieutenant Ricky Levine, Her Hidden Truth (also known as When Summer Comes), NBC, 1995
  • Robert Shapiro, The O. J. Simpson Story, Fox, 1995
  • Bill McLean, Legend of the Ruby Silver (also known as Ruby Silver), ABC, 1996
  • Detective Steve McAdams, Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie, NBC, 1996
  • Lieutenant Dominick Caroselli, Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of SchoolBus #17 (also known as The Miami School Bus Hijacking), ABC, 1996
  • Ron O'Brien, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, USA Network, 1997
  • Eddie, One Hell of a Guy, Cinemax, 1998
  • Mike Jacobs, Joe and Max, Starz!, 2002
  • Dr. Campbell, DinoCroc, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004
  • Specials
  • "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare," CBS Festival of Lively Artsfor Young People, CBS, 1977
  • NBC team captain, Battle of the Network Stars XII, ABC, 1980
  • NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XII, ABC, 1982
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1983
  • Celebrity Daredevils, ABC, 1983
  • The Chemical People (documentary), PBS, 1983
  • Host, Man and the Animals, PBS, 1987
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1987
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Stuntman Awards, syndicated, 1986
  • Episodic
  • Boyd, "The Hero Syndrome," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1977
  • Robert Clark, "Kid Stuff," Happy Days, ABC, 1978
  • Joe Kelly, "One of the Boys" (also known as "Just One of the Boys"), The White Shadow, CBS, 1979
  • "Burnout," Paris, CBS, 1979
  • (Uncredited) Sergeant Mick Belker, Saturday Night Live (also knownas NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1982
  • Lieutenant Jim Manning, "The Gambler," Matlock, NBC, 1987
  • "Hit and Run," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1988
  • Sergeant Ed Adderly, "Mercy Me," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989
  • Simon Foster, "The Mind of Simon Foster," The Twilight Zone, syndicated, 1989
  • Brock, "The Murderer," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1990
  • Bernard Ryman, "Watt, Me Worry?," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993
  • Martin Snell, "Church of Metropolis," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994
  • Tommy Sullivan, "The Fighter," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1994
  • Voices of Lock-Up and Lyle Bolton, "Lock-Up," Batman (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1994
  • Voice, "I, Duckman," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1994
  • "The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Parts 1 & 2," Dream On, HBO, 1994, also broadcast on Fox
  • Agent Moe Bocks, "Irresistible," The X-Files, Fox, 1995
  • Dr. Max Franklin, "Twice Dead," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995
  • Lawrence Curry, "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996
  • Officer Bert Coleman, "An Officer and a Thespian," Cybill, CBS, 1996
  • Pug Finnegan, "Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble," Sisters, NBC, 1996
  • Pug Finnegan, "Impersonators," Sisters, NBC, 1996
  • Pug Finnigan, "The Price," Sisters, NBC, 1996
  • Pug Finnegan, "Where There's Smoke ... ," Sisters, NBC, 1996
  • Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Fun and Games," Superman (animated), TheWB, 1996
  • Chief petty officer Paul Bauwer, "The Guardian," JAG, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Father's Day," Superman (animated), TheWB, 1997
  • Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Tools of the Trade," Superman (animated), The WB, 1997
  • Bill Porter, "Breaking Point," Profiler, NBC, 1998
  • Huck Bogart, "Dr. Longball," Due South (also known as Due South: The Series, Direction: Sud, and Tandem de choc), CTV andCBS, 1998
  • Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Apokolips ... Now!: Parts 1 & 2," Superman (animated), The WB, 1998
  • Arthur, "It's Not Personal," Bull, TNT, 2000
  • Arthur, "Who's Afraid of Chairman Al," Bull, TNT, 2000
  • Captain Ryder, "Deadly Situation," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2000
  • Edward Rufo, "How Green Is Your Mail?," Bull, TNT, 2000
  • Mr. Fineman, "$700 Salvation," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV,2000
  • Senate majority leader, "Mandatory Minimums," The West Wing, NBC,2000
  • Art Blankey, "... And Then Jack Forgot His Dream," Cursed (also known as The Weber Show), NBC, 2001
  • Arthur, "Blood, Flopsweat and Tears," Bull, TNT, 2001
  • Captain Patterson, "The Other End of the Telescope," Once and Again, ABC, 2001
  • Mr. Ed Straka, "The Divide," The Guardian, CBS, 2002
  • Uncle Mike, "Two Hundred and Thirty-Three Days," Third Watch, NBC,2002
  • Himself, Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera, TV Land, 2002
  • Alderman John Bright, "The Advocate" (also known as "Side Effects"), ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003
  • Alderman John Bright, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003
  • Alderman John Bright, "No Strings Attached," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003
  • Alderman John Bright, "A Saint in the City" (also known as "It's Hard toBe a Saint in the City"), ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003
  • District attorney Robert Webb, "Rape Shield," The Practice, ABC, 2003
  • Jake's father, "Let's Spend the Night Together," The Guardian, CBS, 2003
  • Wes Kenner, "The Mentor," Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (also known as Lip Service and Sue Thomas: I See You), PAX TV, 2004
  • Mr. Levangie, "If Tomorrow Never Comes," Grey's Anatomy (also known as Surgeons and Under the Knife), ABC, 2005
  • Appeared as Gunny, Doc, PAX TV; and as Duane Hargrove, Sweet Justice, NBC. Appeared in episodes of Lou Grant, CBS; and The Rockford Files, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Sergeant Mike Pirelli, Every Stray Dog and Kid, NBC, 1981
  • Mick Belker, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981
  • Dr. Matt Jennings, Catalina C-Lab, NBC, 1982
  • Joe Maples, Fair Game, NBC, 1989
  • Alex, Nick's Game, CBS, 1993
  • United States attorney, The Adversaries, NBC, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, American International Pictures, 1977
  • Captain Nelson Silva, No Place to Hide, Cannon, 1993
  • Jack, The Liars' Club, New Horizons Pictures, 1993
  • Paymer, Molly and Gina (also known as Burnhill), A-pix Entertainment, 1994
  • Uncle Hal MacGregor, Prehisteria! 3, Paramount Home Video, 1995
  • Cops n Roberts, 1995
  • Snapper, Coyote Summer, Warner Home Video, 1996
  • Captain "Turd" Fenner, Velocity Trap, Atlantic Releasing, 1997
  • Henry, Shattered Illusions, 1998
  • Jules, Memorial Day, 1998
  • Pepper McAllen, The Landlady, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Sheriff Matson, Fool's Gold, 1998
  • Stuart Caley, Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998
  • Gut Feeling, AKA Movies, 1999
  • Dalrymple, No Place Like Home, Desert Rock Films/Majestic Film Partners/Tag Entertainment, 2001
  • Earl, Focus (also known as Shot), Waterline Pictures, 2001
  • Lieutenant Carl Runyon, Facing the Enemy, World International Network, 2001
  • Phil Jefferson, Mach 2, New City Releasing, 2001
  • Lester, Half Past Dead (also known as Halb tot), Screen Gems, 2002
  • Xavier Felix, The Entrepreneurs (also known as Just One Look and The $cheme), Cargo Films/Artisan Entertainment, 2003
  • Jack Savage, Quality Time, Breakthrough Productions/Epic Artist Entertainment, 2004
  • Popcorn, El Cortez (also known as Three for the Devil), Three-Four Productions, 2005
  • Toulio, The Dukes, Doo Wop Productions, 2006
  • Film Work
  • Creative consultant, Mr. North, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988
  • Stage Appearances
  • Oh, What a Lovely War!, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1966
  • Polo Pope, A Hatful of Rain, Equity Library Theatre, Master Theatre, New York City, l970
  • In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Goodman Theatre Center, Chicago, IL, 1972
  • Roland, The Conditioning of Charlie One, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Sam, Creeps, Playhouse Two Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Understudy for Biff and Happy, Death of a Salesman, Circle in theSquare, New York City, 1975
  • Corporal Jackson Pierce and other roles, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Johnny, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Sidney Black, Light up the Sky, Roundabout Theatre, New York City,1990
  • Heaven Can Wait, Westport Country Playhouse, 2001
  • Also appeared in Norman, Is That You?, New York City. Appeared with Long Wharf Repertory Theatre, c. 1967; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis,MN, 1967-69; Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1971-72; Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1971-73; and in several productions of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1976-80.
  • Audiobooks
  • Rick Atkinson, The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West PointClass of 1966 (also known as The Long Gray Line), Audio Literature, 1990
  • Connie Fletcher, What Cops Know, Publishing Mills, 1992
  • Lawrence Block, By the Dawn's Early Light and Other Stories, Durkin Hayes, 1995

Further Reference


    • ETV, February, 1997, pp. 44-45

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