Fritz Weaver

Fritz Weaver

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Fritz Weaver

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.

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Full name at birth
Francis William Weaver
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Claim to fame
Marathon Man
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Date of birth
19 January 1926
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Place of birth
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Date of death
26 November 2016
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Age
90 (age at death)
Place of death
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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Cause of death
Natural causes
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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Occupation
Actor, Narrator, Voice Artist
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6' 4" (193 cm)
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  • Tall stature
  • Mole on left cheek
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High school
Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA
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University
  • BA Physics, University of Chicago (1950)
  • HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City
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  • A tall man -- Fritz stood 6-foot-3 -- who was blessed with a deep, resonant voice. Fritz found parts in every medium, often cast as the aristocratic villain. Weaver, a Tony Award-winning character actor, who played Sherlock Holmes and Shakespearian kings on Broadway while he created memorable roles on television and film from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" to "Marathon Man".
  • Has made guest appearances on both The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Twilight Zone (1985).

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