Jake Weber

Jake Weber

Born: March 12, 1963
Age: 55
Birthplace: London, England
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Biography

Jake Weber (born 12 March 1963) is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and for his role as Drew in Meet Joe Black. In television, he is known for playing Joe DuBois, husband of psychic Allison DuBois, in the long running drama series Medium.

In 2001 and 2002, Weber was a series regular in HBO's The Mind of the Married Man and made guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue. As of autumn 2016, Weber joined the cast, in a recurring role, of ABC's Secrets and Lies in its second season. After a recurring role on Fox's The Following, Weber has had series regular roles on Hell on Wheels and Homeland.

Weber was born in London, to Susan Ann Caroline (née Coriat), a British socialite, and Thomas Evelyn "Tommy" Weber (originally Thomas Ejnar Arkner), a race car driver who also came from a wealthy family.[2][3] His father was born in Denmark, of Danish and English descent.[4] His mother is of half Sephardic Jewish (from Morocco) and half British Isles ancestry.[5] Weber has one sibling, his brother Charley. Through his English maternal grandmother, Weber is a great-grandson of politician Archibald Weigall and a great-great-grandson of business magnate Sir John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet.[4]

Weber's mother, Susan, was diagnosed with depression and LSD-induced schizophrenia and died of a drug overdose when Jake was 8 years old and living at the Rolling Stones' Villa Nellcôte. His father, who sold various drugs and utilized both his sons in trafficking the drugs to various international destinations, struggled with drug addiction until his death in 2006.[6]

In an article in The Times of 20 May 2010, Weber recalled that when he was eight years old, his "father used him as a drug mule to bring cocaine out for Mick and Bianca Jagger's wedding."[7]

Weber attended Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk. Later, he went to the United States to study at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he sang a cappella with the Dissipated Eight and majored in English literature and political science, graduating cum laude with a B.A. degree in 1986.[8] He attended The Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 19 (1986-1990), which also included Laura Linney and Jeanne Tripplehorn.[9] He also studied at Russia's famed Moscow Art Theatre.[citation needed]

At the 2010 Cannes film festival, as part of the Directors' Fortnight at the launching of the rock 'n roll documentary, Stones in Exile, singer Mick Jagger spoke to the crowd about the months of drug-fueled recording sessions that produced the Stones' classic 1972 album Exile on Main Street. Jagger joked about the rarely seen original footage that reveals eight-year-old Weber rolling marijuana joints for them. Weber has reportedly stated that his drug-dealing father brought him to Keith Richards's rented French villa, Nellcôte, in the seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer near Nice, where the Stones were recording the album.[10]

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Career

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Weber's roles were often bit parts in A-list films, beginning with that of Kyra Sedgwick's character's unnamed boyfriend in the Oliver Stone-directed period saga Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and continuing with work for such directors as Sidney Lumet (A Stranger Among Us, 1992), Alan J. Pakula (The Pelican Brief, 1993) and Martin Brest (Meet Joe Black, 1998). Weber scored one of his premier leads as Dr. Matt Crower, a kindly physician who takes charge of a young boy and protects him from a possessed sheriff in actor-turned-producer Shaun Cassidy's short-lived, but well received, supernatural drama series American Gothic (1995) on CBS. That programme did not last long; and neither did the Mike Binder sitcom The Mind of the Married Man (2001), in which Weber signed on as one of the leads, Chicago newspaper employee Jake Berman.

After his prominent role in the 2004 remake of horror film Dawn of the Dead, Weber won the role of Joe Dubois on Medium as the husband of a woman (Patricia Arquette) plagued by psychic visions who uses her ability to help solve crimes.[citation needed]

As of autumn 2016, Weber is a recurring guest-star as the psychotherapist husband of Detective Andrea Cornell (played by series lead Juliette Lewis) on the second season of the ABC murder mystery, Secrets and Lies.[citation needed] The series was picked up for a full second season by ABC after a successful limited run last spring as a midseason replacement. Weber had a recurring part on the Fox series, The Following, and improvised on the Netflix series Easy. Weber can currently be seen as a series regular on the Showtime hit Homeland.[citation needed]

He has performed on Broadway[11] and off-Broadway, as well.[12]

Personal life

Weber was married to actress Diane Oreiro Weber from 2000-02. In 2017, Weber married his longtime partner, Korri Culbertson Weber.[13] Weber also has a son, Waylon.[citation needed]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Donna's boyfriend
1991 Bed & Breakfast Bobby
1992 A Stranger Among Us Yaakov Klausman
1993 Skin Art Richard
1993 The Pelican Brief Curtis Morgan
1994 Cultivating Charlie Charles Thundertrunk
1994 Vanishing Son II Bo Television movie
1994 Vanishing Son IV Bo Television movie
1997 What the Deaf Man Heard Tolliver Tynan
1997 Amistad Mr. Wright
1998 Dangerous Beauty King Henry III
1998 Into My Heart Adam
1998 Meet Joe Black Drew
1999 Pushing Tin Barry Plotkin
1999 In Too Deep Daniel Connelly
1999 Cherry Dr. Beverly Kirk
2000 U-571 Lt. Hirsch, USNR
2000 The Cell FBI Special Agent Gordon Ramsey
2001 Wendigo George
2002 Love Thy Neighbor Man in Adult Section
2002 Leo Ben Bloom
2002 100 Mile Rule Bobby Davis
2004 The Warrior Class Phil Anwar
2004 Dawn of the Dead Michael
2004 Haven Officer Powell
2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Mr. Hartley
2012 Chained Brad Fittler
2013 White House Down Secret Service Agent Ted Hope
2014 Hungry Hearts Dr. Bill
2014 Learning to Drive Ted

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Law & Order Wesley Parker Episode 8: "Poison Ivy"
1994-95 Something Wilder Richie Wainwright 15 episodes
1995-96 American Gothic Dr. Matt Crower 15 episodes
1996 NYPD Blue Bill Walsh[14] Episode: "Girl Talk"
1997 Liberty! The American Revolution Virginia Officer 5 episodes
2001 The $treet Peter Dearborn 2 episodes
2001-02 The Mind of the Married Man Jake Berman 20 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carl Atwood Episode: "One"
2005-11 Medium Joe Dubois 130 episodes
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Drama
2011 Human Target Bill Fickner Episode: "Marshal Pucci"
2012 Royal Pains Gabe Gleason Episode: "Bottoms Up"
2012 House Joe Reese Episode: "Man of the House"
2013 Elementary Geoffrey Silver Episode: "Dirty Laundry"
2014 The Following Micah 3 episodes
2014-16 Hell on Wheels John Allen Campbell 15 episodes
2015 Tyrant Jimmy Timmons 8 episodes
2015 The Blacklist Raymond Reddington/Gregory Devry 1 episode
2016 Easy Wally 1 episode
2016 Secrets and Lies Ethan 1 episode
2017-present Homeland Brett O’Keefe Recurring Season 6, Starring Season 7
2018 13 Reasons Why Barry Walker Recurring Season 2

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