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 Broadway in 1955. That Broadway debut, The Chalk Garden, netted him five Tony Award nominations. In 1957, Fritz had his first television role, in Studio One in Hollywood's episode "The Playwright and the Stars". He is best known for the role in the 1978 TV mini-series Holocaust, as Dr. Josef Weiss. For that role, he was nominated for an Emmy. Ironically, he appeared in the 1959 Twilight Zone and the 1985 The Twilight Zone. Fritz became a conscientious objector of World War II in his life. He has been married to Sylvia Short and Rochelle Oliver and has two children. Today, he does mainly voice work for the History Channel television specials.