Fritz Weaver

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Fritz Weaver

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1/19/1926, Pittsburgh, PA

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Fritz Weaver was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He was a drama student at New York City's HB Studio in Greenwich Village. He is an American actor known for his deep voice, breaking into the acting business in the 1950s and making his debut on…more

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  • Veteran character actor Fritz Weaver has done it all, from Broadway to Soap Operas. Definitely a man for all seasons!

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    Whoa, how did TVAddict77 beat me to a FW review? Just goes to show that we both have very good taste.



    Fritz Weaver can do about anything, whether playing Sherlock Holmes in the musical "Baker Street" on Broadway (and he does NOT sing, by the way) or playing some dude's father on "All My Children" - I think. I don't "do" soaps anymore since moving back from Europe (where they were my lifeline), but I do know FW was featured in a recurring role. Somehow, one always believes the parts he's playing at the moment. Decades ago, he was a star in a PBS production of "The Crucible" and he was downright scary. Having said that, he's done some horror flicks, too, which I never saw because I didn't care, but I heard he was pretty convincing in that genre as well. Fritz Weaver has read audiobooks, one of which ("Gallileo's Daughter" - spelling!) and his distinctive voice lends a touch of class to anything he narrates. If you've watched any PBS (or other) documentary, you have probably heard his voice but didn't realize it.



    I met Mr. Weaver in 1966 backstage at a revival of "My Fair Lady" and it was, at that time (I was 14), the high point of my life. Chances are, if you catch some late-night rerun, you'll bump into Fritz Weaver. Sit back and enjoy.moreless
  • A very versatile and gifted actor, Fritz Weaver has appeared on Broadway, in films and on television. His distinctive voice can be heard on audiobooks and as a voice-over narrator for many documentaries.moreless

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    Fritz Weaver doesn't get around much anymore, but back in The Day, he played all sorts of guest parts in diverse shows as Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, Combat!, and Twelve O'Clock High, to name but a few. When I lived in New York, I got to see him on stage in "Child's Play," for which he won a Tony award. I also saw him as Macbeth in a Shakespeare Festival. His first film appearance was in "Fail-Safe" in 1964, which I was too young to see when it first came out. I like Fritz Weaver's acting on film, especially when there are close-ups, as he has a very expressive face and no one suffers like he does. I'll bet many members here remember him from two parts he played on "Twilight Zone," my favorite being Third from the Sun. If there's some old rerun that features Fritz Weaver, I try to watch it or record it for later viewing.moreless