STEVEN WEBER Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Mention the name Steven Weber to any television fanatic, and odds are their eyes will soon gloss over with fond memories of the popular early-’90s sitcom Wings. Despite the popularity of his small-screen past, though, the handsome actor has gone on to prove his versatility in a number of features, both made-for-television and otherwise. Born in Queens, NY, to a nightclub singer and a comic manager, Weber discovered his love of acting around the age of three while appearing in a series of television commercials. He followed up a stint at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts with an education at New York’s prestigious State University, and after working a series of odd jobs, Weber made his film debut in the 1984 Matt Dillon comedy The Flamingo Kid.


A role on the enduring daytime soap opera As the World Turns introduced Weber to his first wife, Finn Carter, a few short years later. After appearing as a rock star in Los Angeles and as John F. Kennedy in The Kennedys of Massachusetts (both 1990), Weber was more than ready to take the lead in his own sitcom. Cast as the half-owner, along with brother Joe (Timothy Daly), of a Nantucket-based airline, Weber’s charisma and comic talents went a long way in supporting the show over the course of its enduring seven-year run.


Of course, Weber wasn’t content to simply sit back and enjoy the success of Wings; in addition to the popular show, the actor turned up in supporting roles in numerous features including Single White Female (1992), Jeffrey (1995), and Leaving Las Vegas (also 1995). By the time the show came to an end in 1997, Weber had divorced Finn Carter and married actress Juliette Hohnen, and was ready to find out what else he had to offer to the worlds of film and television. Though a role in the made-for-television adaptation of The Shining failed to erase the memory of Jack Nicholson’s terrifying interpretation of the role, Weber did prove memorable in Seinfeld creator Larry David’s bitter-flavored comedy Sour Grapes (1998). The following few years would find Weber playing things relatively low-key onscreen; he returned to the small screen to moving effect with the 1999 made-for-television drama Love Letters. In 2000, Weber essayed a supporting role in director Mike Figgis’ experimental comedy drama Timecode, and that same year he would return to sitcom territory with the short-lived Cursed.