Fritz Weaver

Fritz Weaver

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1926-01-19 · Deathday: 2016-11-26 (90 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

41 Movies · 60 TV shows

Biography

Fritz William Weaver (January 19, 1926 − November 26, 2016) was an American actor in television, stage, and motion pictures. He portrayed Dr. Josef Weiss in the 1978 epic television drama, Holocaust. In cinema, he made his debut in the film Fail Safe (1964) and also appeared in Marathon Man (1976), Creepshow (1982) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Among many television roles, he performed in two seminal projects: the movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) and the mini-series Holocaust (1978), for which Weaver was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. He also worked in science fiction and fantasy, especially in television series and movies like The Twilight Zone, 'Way Out, Night Gallery, The X-Files, The Martian Chronicles and Demon Seed. Weaver also narrated educational TV programs.

Personal Life

Weaver's second marriage was to actress Rochelle Oliver in 1997. His first marriage ended in divorce. He died at his home in Manhattan on November 26, 2016.

Early Life

Weaver was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 19, 1926, the son of Elsa W. (née Stringaro) Weaver and John Carson Weaver. His mother was of Italian descent and his father was a social worker from Pittsburgh with deep American roots. His younger sister was art director Mary Dodson.Weaver attended the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School at the University of Pittsburgh as a child, followed by Peabody High School. He served in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II.

Movies & TV shows

2016.

1 Movie
The Congressman

The Congressman

2016
Charlie Winship had a bad day. He faces denunciation by the media for attacking one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America after being caught on video failing to stand and recite the pledg...

2013.

1 Movie
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

2013
The Supreme Court battle of Muhammad Ali was behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a cont...

2004.

1 Movie
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

2004
The subject of Hollywood's complicated relationship with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust is the subject of a 90-minute documentary. The questions it raises go right to the very nature of how film funct...

2001.

1 Movie
Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor

Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor

2001
Documentary of the little-known Americans who defended Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

1999.

1 Movie
The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

5.67
1999
A rich and successful playboy may have met his match in a seductive detective after stealing artwork.

1997.

1 Movie
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women

1997
The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.

1994.

1 Movie
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

1994
A blossoming romance between a pair of star-crossed lovers is interrupted by the failing economic fortunes of a small Nebraska town.

1993.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Frasier

Frasier

5.35
1993
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...
TV
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

5.67
1993
At Deep Space Nine, a space station located next to a wormhole in the vicinity of a liberated planet of Bajor, Commander Sisko and his crew welcome alien visitors, root out evildoers and solve all typ...
Blind Spot

Blind Spot

1993
When the congressman's son-in-law dies in a car accident, her pregnant daughter is thrown into a downward spiral. When she learns that her son-in-law was on cocaine at the time of the accident, things...

1992.

1 Movie
Citizen Cohn

Citizen Cohn

1992
As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

1991.

1 Movie
Ironclads

Ironclads

1991
Ironclads is a 1991 made-for-television movie produced by Ted Turner's TNT company about the events behind the creation of the CSS Virginia from the remains of the USS Merrimack and the battle between...

1990.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Against the Law

Against the Law

1990
Against the Law was a dramedy television series that aired on the Fox network from 1990 to 1991. The 17 hour-long episodes centered on the Boston lawyer, Simon MacHeath, who left his job at a prestigi...
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer

Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer

1990
A documentary about the life and work of a film director.

1989.

1 Movie
My Name Is Bill W.

My Name Is Bill W.

1989
It is based on the true story of Bill W. James Woods is a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. He formed a su...

1988.

1 TV show
TV
Monsters

Monsters

1988
Monsters is a syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1991 and reran on the Sci-Fi Channel during the 1990s. As of 2011, Monsters airs on NBC Universal's horror/suspense-t...

1987.

2 TV shows
TV
Friday the 13th: The Series

Friday the 13th: The Series

5.33
1987
Micki and Ryan with the help of their friend Jack attempt to recover cursed antiques so they can store them in safety inside the antique store's vault.
TV
I'll Take Manhattan

I'll Take Manhattan

1987
Judith Krantz's novel of the same name is the basis of I'll Take Manhattan. The story of the wealthy Amberville family, who run their own publishing company in New York, was shown on CBS. After the de...

1986.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
L.A. Law

L.A. Law

6
1986
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many o...
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...
Under Siege

Under Siege

1986
Terrorists launch an attack. A suicide squad blew up a truckload of explosives at an army base. The FBI believes that the attackers are Arabs. Subsequent attacks include an attack on a mall. The Presi...
Power

Power

1986
Pete St. John is a political consultant with clients all over the country. When his friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is quickly drafted to help with the campaig...

1985.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Hearst and Davies Affair

The Hearst and Davies Affair

1985
Dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and 1930s film personality.
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...
Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

1985
The '80s horror anthology TV series "Tales From The Darkside" can be found on the VHS market.
TV
A Death in California

A Death in California

1985
A Beverly Hills socialite has a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiancée and then raped and terrorized her, leading to a bizarre trial.

1984.

3 TV shows
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
TV
Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

1984
Hot Pursuit was a short-lived American television series that aired on NBC from September 22 to December 28, 1984. Kenneth Johnson is an executive producer.
TV
Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

5.38
1984
George A created Tales from the Darkside. Each episode had a plot twist. The series' episodes ranged from horror, science fiction, and fantasy to black comedy and more lighthearted themes.

1983.

1 Movie
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1983
As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as Big Bird and ...

1982.

1 Movie
Creepshow

Creepshow

5.48
1982
The E.C inspired it. George A wrote the comics of the 1950s. The film has five tales of terror.

1981.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
See China and Die

See China and Die

1981
A maid who reads detective stories is involved in a real life mystery involving her dead boss and a statue he brought back from China.
TV
Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest

1981
In the US, the CBS network aired nine seasons of Falcon Crest. The feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry are the focus of the series. Robert Foxwort...
Jaws of Satan

Jaws of Satan

1981
A preacher has fought his ancestors and Satan has taken the form of a snake.

1980.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Magnum, P.I.

Magnum, P.I.

5.61
1980
A private investigator who works when he wants, lives in a beachfront estate in Hawaii, runs up an unlimited tab at a swank bar, and charms attractive women in peril - that's the lifestyle of Thomas M...
Nightkill

Nightkill

1980
A web of intrigue and murder was created by the wife of a wealthy industrialist who was caught up in it. She is a victim of deception when she tries to escape.
TV
The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

1980
The exploration of Mars is the subject of a book.
Children of Divorce

Children of Divorce

1980
Drama centering on the lives of individuals affected by divorce.
Dan August: Once Is Never Enough

Dan August: Once Is Never Enough

1980
Lt. Dan August is a homicide detective in his hometown of Santa Luisa, California. In this reediting of two episodes of Burt Reynolds' "Dan August" TV series, August and his partner Wilentz investigat...

1979.

1 TV show
TV
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

1979
Tales of the Unexpected was a British television show from 1979 to 1988. The stories were often funny and sinister. Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You were written by the author o...

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Big Fix

The Big Fix

1978
Susan Anspach hired Richard Dreyfuss to investigate a political campaign. Moses is going to find out who is responsible.
TV
Holocaust

Holocaust

4
1978
Berlin, Germany, 1935. The day Karl Weiss, a Jewish painter, and Inga Helms, a Christian woman, marry, is the one in which both of them and the entire Weiss family are caught up in the maelstrom of th...

1977.

3 Movies
Black Sunday

Black Sunday

6
1977
An Israeli anti-terrorist agent has to stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet from cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl.
Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

1977
A spoiled little rich boy learns what life is really like after he falls overboard in the middle of the ocean and is picked up by a crusty old sea captain.
Demon Seed

Demon Seed

1977
A scientist creates Proteus, an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E.

5.85
1976
Quincy, M.E. Several of the later episodes of the American television series are from Universal Studios.
Marathon Man

Marathon Man

6.67
1976
A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

1975.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

8
1975
She is Wonder Woman because of the strength of Hercules, the wisdom of Athena, the speed of Mercury and the beauty of Aphrodite. Wonder Woman is an assistant to a handsome but trouble-prone Major Stev...
The Legend of Lizzie Borden

The Legend of Lizzie Borden

1975
A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

1974.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
A Touch of the Poet

A Touch of the Poet

1974
A decorated officer in the British army during the Napoleonic wars and an Irish tavern keeper in New England are two things that have in common. He plans to make money by manipulating the love of his ...
TV
Petrocelli

Petrocelli

4.5
1974
Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. While wait...

1973.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Day of the Dolphin

The Day of the Dolphin

1973
Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary...
TV
Barnaby Jones

Barnaby Jones

4.75
1973
A father and daughter-in-law run a private investigation firm. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973, to April 3, 1980, and was a replacement show. William Conrad reprised his role as Frank Cannon...

1972.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Heat of Anger

Heat of Anger

1972
A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor accused of murdering an ironworker who was having an affair with the contractor's daughter.
TV
Banyon

Banyon

1972
The adventures of a private eye.
TV
The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

6.86
1972
Two police officers. Murders and other serious crimes are investigated by Inspector Keller and Stone. Stone was a second father to Keller as he learned the ins and outs of detective work.
TV
Kung Fu

Kung Fu

7.14
1972
The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his martial arts skills.

1971.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Company of Killers

Company of Killers

1971
After a cop is murdered, a man working for a crime ring is hunted by both the police and his employers.
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...
TV
Cannon

Cannon

6
1971
Cannon was on CBS from 1971 to 1976. Frank Cannon is a private detective. Cannon is being aired on a different network. The Return of Frank Cannon was a television film that aired in 1980. There were ...

1970.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Berlin Affair

Berlin Affair

1970
Spy suspense drama set in 1960's Berlin. Intrigue and double-cross lead Killian on a twisting path through love and loss.
TV
Night Gallery

Night Gallery

1970
An anthology of fantasy, horror and sci-fi stories was narrated by Rod Serling. The stories are connected by a chilling work of art.
A Walk in the Spring Rain

A Walk in the Spring Rain

1970
A sophisticated, middle-aged grandmother wed to a New York law professor and fell in love with a down-to-earth Tennessee farmer.

1969.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Room 222

Room 222

6
1969
Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969 until January 11, 1974. The show was br...
The Maltese Bippy

The Maltese Bippy

1969
A man buys a house and believes that the house is haunted by a family of vampire's next door.

1968.

3 TV shows
TV
Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O

5.45
1968
Hawaii Five-O is a police procedural drama. The show aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force whi...
TV
The Outcasts

The Outcasts

1968
The Outcasts was on ABC in the 1968-69 season. Don Murray and Otis Young are in the series. It is the first television Western with an African American co-star.
TV
The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad

6
1968
The Mod Squad ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It had Michael Cole as Pete Cochren, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer. The counter-cultu...

1967.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Mannix

Mannix

6.38
1967
Mannix ran on CBS from 1967 to 1975. The title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by a man. Desilu Production's last series was Mannix.
TV
Ironside

Ironside

6
1967
Ironside ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. Raymond Burr was a paraplegic Chief of Detectives on the show. Ironside. The character appeared in a TV movie. The show was originally ...
The Crucible

The Crucible

1967
Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.
TV
The Invaders

The Invaders

6
1967
alien beings from a dying planet Their destination is the Earth. Their purpose is to make their world. It began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. The...
The Borgia Stick

The Borgia Stick

1967
A couple learns that they are pawns for a crime syndicate. The syndicate doesn't want them to give up so easily, so they try to break away and go legit.

1966.

3 TV shows
TV
CBS Playhouse

CBS Playhouse

1966
There was an American anthology drama series on CBS from 1966 to 1970. The series was nominated for a number of awards and featured many noteworthy actors and playwrights.
TV
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

6.33
1966
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible M...
TV
Felony Squad

Felony Squad

1966
From 1966 to 1969 there were 73 episodes of Felony Squad on the ABC network.

1965.

2 TV shows
TV
The F.B.I.

The F.B.I.

1965
The F.B.I was founded. The series was broadcast on ABC from 1966 to 1974. The characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series, which was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Only Season One...
TV
The Big Valley

The Big Valley

6.2
1965
The Big Valley ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. Barbara Stanwyck plays the widow of a wealthy California rancher. A.I created it. Bezzerides and Louis F. Four Star Television is ow...

1964.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
To Trap a Spy

To Trap a Spy

1964
The men are from the U.N.C.L.E. They are going to Africa to stop the killing of a president.
Fail Safe

Fail Safe

5.53
1964
The destruction of Moscow was ordered by an American bomber team. There isn't much time for the President of the United States to act.
TV
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

6
1964
The man is from the U.N.C.L.E. The series was broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964 to January 15, 1968. It follows the exploits of two secret agents, played by Robert and David, who work for a fak...
The Guns of August

The Guns of August

1964
Traces the origins and actions of World War I, from the funeral of Britain's King Edward VII to the Versailles Treaty.

1963.

2 TV shows
TV
The Fugitive

The Fugitive

4.75
1963
The Fugitive was an American drama series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen plays Richard Kimble, a doctor who was wrongly convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to death. Kimbl...
TV
The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

1963
The Great Adventure is a historical anthology series that appeared on CBS for the 1963-1964 television season. The series, narrated each week by Van Heflin, and featuring theme music by Richard Rodger...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
Combat!

Combat!

6
1962
Combat! was aired by ABC from 1962 to 1967. A group of American soldiers were fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The platoon leader in the program was Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley.

1961.

5 TV shows
TV
The Defenders

The Defenders

1961
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series . It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as ne...
TV
Cain's Hundred

Cain's Hundred

1961
A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.
TV
Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

6
1961
The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal...
TV
The New Breed

The New Breed

1961
The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from October 3, 1961 to June 5, 1962, with thirty-six episodes.

1959.

2 TV shows
TV
Rawhide

Rawhide

4
1959
Rawhide is an American Western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before movin...
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

5.6
1959
A series of unrelated stories can include drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror.

1957.

1 TV show
TV
DuPont Show of the Month

DuPont Show of the Month

1957
DuPont Show of the Month is an acclaimed 90-minute television anthology series that aired monthly on CBS from 1957 to 1961. The DuPont Company also sponsored a weekly half-hour anthology drama series ...

1956.

1 TV show
TV
Tony Awards

Tony Awards

1956
The Tony Award for excellence in theatre is an award that recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The Broadway League presented the awards. There are awards for regional theatre and Broadway ...

1955.

1 TV show
TV
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

6
1955
Gunsmoke is a Western drama series created by Norman MacDonnell and John Meston. The settlement of the American West took place in Dodge City, Kansas. William Conrad is on radio and James Arness is on...

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Omnibus

Omnibus

1952
Omnibus is an educational television series.

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

1950.

1 TV show
TV
Armstrong Circle Theatre

Armstrong Circle Theatre

1950
Armstrong Circle Theatre is an American anthology drama television series which ran from 1950 to 1957 on NBC, and then until 1963 on CBS. It alternated weekly with The U.S. Steel Hour.

1948.

1 TV show
TV
Studio One

Studio One

1948
An American radio–television anthology series was created in 1947.
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