Weitz, Bruce 1943–

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WEITZ, Bruce 1943–


Full name, Bruce Peter Weitz; born May 27, 1943, in Norwalk, CT; son of Alvin Weitz (a liquor store owner) and Sybil Weitz Rubel (a homemaker); married second wife, Cecilia Hart (an actress), c. 1973 (some sources cite 1971; divorced, 1980). Education: Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), B.A., 1964, M.F.A., 1966. Avocational Interests: Golf, racquetball, tennis, scuba diving, fishing.

Addresses: Agent—Badgley Connor Talent Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 311, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Restaurant manager on the Spanish island of Formentera, 1966; worked as a delivery person. Bruce Weitz-TransStar Celebrity Golf Invitational, Tampa, FL, host; National Parent Teacher Association, chairman of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, c. 1980s. Military service: U.S. Army, served in the 1960s.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986, Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1984, Q Award, best supporting actor in a quality drama series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1985, and Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1985 and 1986, all for Hill Street Blues; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1988, for Baby M; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1990, for "Mercy Me," Midnight Caller; named honorary mayor of Reseda, CA, 2001.


Television Appearances; Series:

Ryan's Hope, ABC, beginning 1975.

Detective Mick Belker, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981–87.

Jake McCaskey, Mama's Boy, NBC, 1987–88.

Mike Urbanek, Anything but Love, ABC, 1991–92.

Dr. Murray Rubenstein, The Byrds of Paradise, ABC, 1994.

Martin, a recurring role, Judging Amy, CBS, 2002–2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Paul Snider, Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story, NBC, 1981.

Bob Cousins, A Reason to Live, NBC, 1985.

Martini, If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium, NBC, 1987.

Rick Whitehead, Baby M, ABC, 1988.

Burton Weinstein, A Cry for Help: The Tracy Thurman Story (also known as Under the Law: The Tracy Thurman Story), NBC, 1989.

Detective James McCready, A Deadly Silence, ABC, 1989.

Dan Crawford, Rainbow Drive (also known as City of Angels), Showtime, 1990.

Joe Lubin, Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (also known as Queen of Mean), CBS, 1990.

Miller Huggins, Babe Ruth (also known as The Sultan of Swat), NBC, 1991.

Coach Woodhouse, Windrunner, The Disney Channel, 1994.

Dr. Alex Johnson, Mixed Blessings (also known as Danielle Steel's "Mixed Blessings"), NBC, 1995.

Lieutenant Ricky Levine, Her Hidden Truth (also known as When Summer Comes), NBC, 1995.

Robert Shapiro, The O. J. Simpson Story, Fox, 1995.

Bill McLean, Legend of the Ruby Silver (also known as Ruby Silver), ABC, 1996.

Detective Steve McAdams, Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie, NBC, 1996.

Lieutenant Dominick Caroselli, Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 (also known as The Miami School Bus Hijacking), ABC, 1996.

Ron O'Brien, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, USA Network, 1997.

Eddie, One Hell of a Guy, Cinemax, 1998.

Mike Jacobs, Joe and Max, Starz!, 2002.

Dr. Campbell, DinoCroc, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare," CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People, CBS, 1977.

NBC team captain, Battle of the Network Stars XII, ABC, 1980.

NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XII, ABC, 1982.

Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1983.

Celebrity Daredevils, ABC, 1983.

The Chemical People (documentary), PBS, 1983.

Host, Man and the Animals, PBS, 1987.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1987.

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Stuntman Awards, syndicated, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Boyd, "The Hero Syndrome," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1977.

Robert Clark, "Kid Stuff," Happy Days, ABC, 1978.

Joe Kelly, "One of the Boys" (also known as "Just One of the Boys"), The White Shadow, CBS, 1979.

"Burnout," Paris, CBS, 1979.

(Uncredited) Sergeant Mick Belker, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1982.

Lieutenant Jim Manning, "The Gambler," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

"Hit and Run," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1988.

Sergeant Ed Adderly, "Mercy Me," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989.

Simon Foster, "The Mind of Simon Foster," The Twilight Zone, syndicated, 1989.

Brock, "The Murderer," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1990.

Bernard Ryman, "Watt, Me Worry?," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Martin Snell, "Church of Metropolis," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Tommy Sullivan, "The Fighter," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1994.

Voices of Lock-Up and Lyle Bolton, "Lock-Up," Batman (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1994.

Voice, "I, Duckman," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1994.

"The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Parts 1 & 2," Dream On, HBO, 1994, also broadcast on Fox.

Agent Moe Bocks, "Irresistible," The X-Files, Fox, 1995.

Dr. Max Franklin, "Twice Dead," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Lawrence Curry, "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Officer Bert Coleman, "An Officer and a Thespian," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Pug Finnegan, "Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble," Sisters, NBC, 1996.

Pug Finnegan, "Impersonators," Sisters, NBC, 1996.

Pug Finnigan, "The Price," Sisters, NBC, 1996.

Pug Finnegan, "Where There's Smoke …," Sisters, NBC, 1996.

Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Fun and Games," Superman (animated), The WB, 1996.

Chief petty officer Paul Bauwer, "The Guardian," JAG, CBS, 1997.

Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Father's Day," Superman (animated), The WB, 1997.

Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Tools of the Trade," Superman (animated), The WB, 1997.

Bill Porter, "Breaking Point," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Huck Bogart, "Dr. Longball," Due South (also known as Due South: The Series, Direction: Sud, and Tandem de choc), CTV and CBS, 1998.

Voice of Bruno Mannheim, "Apokolips … Now!: Parts 1 & 2," Superman (animated), The WB, 1998.

Arthur, "It's Not Personal," Bull, TNT, 2000.

Arthur, "Who's Afraid of Chairman Al," Bull, TNT, 2000.

Captain Ryder, "Deadly Situation," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2000.

Edward Rufo, "How Green Is Your Mail?," Bull, TNT, 2000.

Mr. Fineman, "$700 Salvation," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 2000.

Senate majority leader, "Mandatory Minimums," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Art Blankey, "… And Then Jack Forgot His Dream," Cursed (also known as The Weber Show), NBC, 2001.

Arthur, "Blood, Flopsweat and Tears," Bull, TNT, 2001.

Captain Patterson, "The Other End of the Telescope," Once and Again, ABC, 2001.

Mr. Ed Straka, "The Divide," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Uncle Mike, "Two Hundred and Thirty-Three Days," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Himself, Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera, TV Land, 2002.

Alderman John Bright, "The Advocate" (also known as "Side Effects"), ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003.

Alderman John Bright, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003.

Alderman John Bright, "No Strings Attached," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003.

Alderman John Bright, "A Saint in the City" (also known as "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"), ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003.

District attorney Robert Webb, "Rape Shield," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Jake's father, "Let's Spend the Night Together," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.

Wes Kenner, "The Mentor," Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (also known as Lip Service and Sue Thomas: I See You), PAX TV, 2004.

Mr. Levangie, "If Tomorrow Never Comes," Grey's Anatomy (also known as Surgeons and Under the Knife), ABC, 2005.

Appeared as Gunny, Doc, PAX TV; and as Duane Hargrove, Sweet Justice, NBC. Appeared in episodes of Lou Grant, CBS; and The Rockford Files, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sergeant Mike Pirelli, Every Stray Dog and Kid, NBC, 1981.

Mick Belker, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Dr. Matt Jennings, Catalina C-Lab, NBC, 1982.

Joe Maples, Fair Game, NBC, 1989.

Alex, Nick's Game, CBS, 1993.

United States attorney, The Adversaries, NBC, 1998.

Film Appearances:

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, American International Pictures, 1977.

Captain Nelson Silva, No Place to Hide, Cannon, 1993.

Jack, The Liars' Club, New Horizons Pictures, 1993.

Paymer, Molly and Gina (also known as Burnhill), A-pix Entertainment, 1994.

Uncle Hal MacGregor, Prehisteria! 3, Paramount Home Video, 1995.

Cops n Roberts, 1995.

Snapper, Coyote Summer, Warner Home Video, 1996.

Captain "Turd" Fenner, Velocity Trap, Atlantic Releasing, 1997.

Henry, Shattered Illusions, 1998.

Jules, Memorial Day, 1998.

Pepper McAllen, The Landlady, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Sheriff Matson, Fool's Gold, 1998.

Stuart Caley, Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998.

Gut Feeling, AKA Movies, 1999.

Dalrymple, No Place Like Home, Desert Rock Films/Majestic Film Partners/Tag Entertainment, 2001.

Earl, Focus (also known as Shot), Waterline Pictures, 2001.

Lieutenant Carl Runyon, Facing the Enemy, World International Network, 2001.

Phil Jefferson, Mach 2, New City Releasing, 2001.

Lester, Half Past Dead (also known as Halb tot), Screen Gems, 2002.

Xavier Felix, The Entrepreneurs (also known as Just One Look and The $cheme), Cargo Films/Artisan Entertainment, 2003.

Jack Savage, Quality Time, Breakthrough Productions/Epic Artist Entertainment, 2004.

Popcorn, El Cortez (also known as Three for the Devil), Three-Four Productions, 2005.

Toulio, The Dukes, Doo Wop Productions, 2006.

Film Work:

Creative consultant, Mr. North, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988.

Stage Appearances:

Oh, What a Lovely War!, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1966.

Polo Pope, A Hatful of Rain, Equity Library Theatre, Master Theatre, New York City, l970.

In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Goodman Theatre Center, Chicago, IL, 1972.

Roland, The Conditioning of Charlie One, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Sam, Creeps, Playhouse Two Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Understudy for Biff and Happy, Death of a Salesman, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1975.

Corporal Jackson Pierce and other roles, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Johnny, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Sidney Black, Light up the Sky, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Heaven Can Wait, Westport Country Playhouse, 2001.

Also appeared in Norman, Is That You?, New York City. Appeared with Long Wharf Repertory Theatre, c. 1967; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1967–69; Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1971–72; Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1971–73; and in several productions of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1976–80.



Rick Atkinson, The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point Class of 1966 (also known as The Long Gray Line), Audio Literature, 1990.

Connie Fletcher, What Cops Know, Publishing Mills, 1992.

Lawrence Block, By the Dawn's Early Light and Other Stories, Durkin Hayes, 1995.



ETV, February, 1997, pp. 44-45.