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* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Weller's roles offered to him are peppered with villainous and HateSink roles, such as ''Shoot the Moon'' and ''Firstborn'' as the BastardBoyfriend and most recently ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Only his notable roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=] as well several other obscure roles are upstanding and noble heroes in his acting resume.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Weller's roles offered to him are peppered with villainous and HateSink roles, such as ''Shoot the Moon'' and ''Firstborn'' as the BastardBoyfriend DomesticAbuser and most recently ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Only his notable roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=] as well several other obscure roles are upstanding and noble heroes in his acting resume.


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!!Filmography (as actor)

!!!Film
* ''Film/OfUnknownOrigin'' (1983) as Bart Hughes
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEightDimension'' (1984) as Buckaroo Banzai
* ''Film/{{Robocop}}'' (1987) as Alex Murphy / Robocop
** * ''Film/Robocop2'' (1990)
* ''Film/{{Leviathan}}'' (1989) as Steven Beck
* ''Film/NakedLunch'' (1991) as Bill Lee
* ''Film/{{Screamers}}'' (1995) as Commander Joseph A. Hendrickson
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' (2012-2013) as Bruce Wayne / Batman
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013) as Admiral Alexander Marcus
* ''Film/SkinTrade'' (2015) as Captain Costello
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!!!Television
* ''Series/LouGrant'' (1977) as Donald Stryker
* ''Series/OdysseyFive'' (2002-2003) as Chuck Taggart
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' (2005) as John Frederick Paxton
* ''Series/TwentyFour'' (2006) as Christopher Henderson
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' (2010) as Alistair Peck
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' (2010) as Mr. Yin
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' (2010) as Stan Liddy
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' (2013-2014) as Charlie Barosky
* ''Series/{{Longmire}}'' (2012-2017) as Lucian Connelly
* ''Series/TheLastShip'' (2015-2018) as Paul Vellek
* ''Series/MacGyver2016'' (2018-2021) as Elliott Mason

!!Filmography (as director)
* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' (two episodes)
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' (1 episode)
* ''Series/LasVegas'' (2007)
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' (15 episodes)
* ''Series/TheStrain'' (3 episodes)


Aside from starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi films in all of history, he's also known for roles on stage and television. He often plays {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and villains, such as [[FantasticRacism Paxton]] in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[DirtyCop Stan Liddy]] in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', ''[[TheSociopath Mr. Yin]] in Series/{{Psych}}'' and [[EvilMentor Christopher Henderson]] in ''Series/TwentyFour''. Of course, he's also played sympathetic characters such as [[TheWoobie Alistair Peck]] in Fringe and William Lee, the lead character in Creator/DavidCronenberg's ''Film/NakedLunch''. He's also the voice of Batman in the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. He also starred in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' as Admiral Marcus. He has worked a lot as a director in television, as well as directing the short film ''Film/Partners1993''.

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Aside from starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi films in all of history, he's also known for roles on stage and television. He often plays {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and villains, such as [[FantasticRacism Paxton]] in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[DirtyCop Stan Liddy]] in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', ''[[TheSociopath [[TheSociopath Mr. Yin]] in Series/{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' and [[EvilMentor Christopher Henderson]] in ''Series/TwentyFour''. Of course, he's also played sympathetic characters such as [[TheWoobie Alistair Peck]] in Fringe and William Lee, the lead character in Creator/DavidCronenberg's ''Film/NakedLunch''. He's also the voice of Batman in the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. He also starred in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' as Admiral Marcus. He has worked a lot as a director in television, as well as directing the short film ''Film/Partners1993''.


Aside from starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi films in all of history, he's also known for roles on stage and television. He often plays {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and villains, such as [[FantasticRacism Paxton]] in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[DirtyCop Stan Liddy]] in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', and [[EvilMentor Christopher Henderson]] in ''Series/TwentyFour''. Of course, he's also played sympathetic characters such as [[TheWoobie Alistair Peck]] in Fringe and William Lee, the lead character in Creator/DavidCronenberg's ''Film/NakedLunch''. He's also the voice of Batman in the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. He also starred in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' as Admiral Marcus. He has worked a lot as a director in television, as well as directing the short film ''Film/Partners1993''.

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Aside from starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi films in all of history, he's also known for roles on stage and television. He often plays {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and villains, such as [[FantasticRacism Paxton]] in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[DirtyCop Stan Liddy]] in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', ''[[TheSociopath Mr. Yin]] in Series/{{Psych}}'' and [[EvilMentor Christopher Henderson]] in ''Series/TwentyFour''. Of course, he's also played sympathetic characters such as [[TheWoobie Alistair Peck]] in Fringe and William Lee, the lead character in Creator/DavidCronenberg's ''Film/NakedLunch''. He's also the voice of Batman in the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. He also starred in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' as Admiral Marcus. He has worked a lot as a director in television, as well as directing the short film ''Film/Partners1993''.


* CreatorBacklash: He was not happy with ''Film/RoboCop2''. He criticized the script, saying it lacked the spine and the soul of the original. Weller tried to convince Frank Miller, Irvin Kershner and the film's producers that the third act needed a morality angle instead of being just a shoot 'em up, but the producers felt the battle between [=RobocCop=] and Cain was sufficient. This, along with the [[TooBleakStoppedCaring overly dark tone]] and how uncomfortable of the [=RoboCop=] suit was prompted him to not return for [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie.]] Despite this, he did enjoy the experience of making the film and liked working with Irvin Kershner.

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* CreatorBacklash: He was not happy with ''Film/RoboCop2''. He criticized the script, saying it lacked the spine and the soul of the original. Weller tried to convince Frank Miller, Creator/FrankMiller, Irvin Kershner and the film's producers that the third act needed a morality angle instead of being just a shoot 'em up, but the producers felt the battle between [=RobocCop=] and Cain was sufficient. This, along with the [[TooBleakStoppedCaring overly dark tone]] and how uncomfortable of the [=RoboCop=] suit was prompted him to not return for [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie.]] Despite this, he did enjoy the experience of making the film and liked working with Irvin Kershner.

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Not to be confused with Paul Weller of Music/TheJam.


* CreatorBacklash: He was not happy with ''Film/RoboCop2''. He criticized the script, saying it lacked the spine and the soul of the original. Weller tried to convince Frank Miller, Irvin Kershner and the film's producers that the third act needed a morality angle instead of being just a shoot 'em up, but the producers felt the battle between [=RobocCop=] and Cain was sufficient. This, along with the [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy overly dark tone]] and how uncomfortable of the [=RoboCop=] suit was prompted him to not return for [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie.]] Despite this, he did enjoy the experience of making the film and liked working with Irvin Kershner.

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* CreatorBacklash: He was not happy with ''Film/RoboCop2''. He criticized the script, saying it lacked the spine and the soul of the original. Weller tried to convince Frank Miller, Irvin Kershner and the film's producers that the third act needed a morality angle instead of being just a shoot 'em up, but the producers felt the battle between [=RobocCop=] and Cain was sufficient. This, along with the [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy [[TooBleakStoppedCaring overly dark tone]] and how uncomfortable of the [=RoboCop=] suit was prompted him to not return for [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie.]] Despite this, he did enjoy the experience of making the film and liked working with Irvin Kershner.


Aside from starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi films in all of history, he's also known for roles on stage and television. He often plays {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and villains, such as [[FantasticRacism Paxton]] in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[DirtyCop Stan Liddy]] in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', and [[EvilMentor Christopher Henderson]] in ''Series/TwentyFour''. Of course, he's also played sympathetic characters such as [[TheWoobie Alistair Peck]] in Fringe and William Lee, the lead character in Creator/DavidCronenberg's ''Film/NakedLunch''. He's also the voice of Batman in the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. He also starred in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' as Admiral Marcus. He has worked a lot as a director in television, as well as directing the short film ''Film/{{Partners}}''.

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Aside from starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi films in all of history, he's also known for roles on stage and television. He often plays {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and villains, such as [[FantasticRacism Paxton]] in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[DirtyCop Stan Liddy]] in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', and [[EvilMentor Christopher Henderson]] in ''Series/TwentyFour''. Of course, he's also played sympathetic characters such as [[TheWoobie Alistair Peck]] in Fringe and William Lee, the lead character in Creator/DavidCronenberg's ''Film/NakedLunch''. He's also the voice of Batman in the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. He also starred in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' as Admiral Marcus. He has worked a lot as a director in television, as well as directing the short film ''Film/{{Partners}}''.
''Film/Partners1993''.


* HostilityOnTheSet: As noted below, his MethodActing can result in this. Case in point, his attempt at MethodActing in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', insisting he be called "Murphy" or "Robo" on set, depending on the scene, collectively pissed off director Creator/PaulVerhoeven and co-stars Creator/KurtwoodSmith (Clarence Boddicker) and Creator/MiguelFerrer (Bob Morton). Verhoeven found it silly and told Weller he couldn't bring himself to do it and Smith chose to ignore him for the first few weeks, but the most active is expressing his contempt for the idea was Ferrer, who intentionally ignored it and called Weller by his real name.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: As noted below, his MethodActing can result in this. Case in point, his attempt at MethodActing in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', insisting he be called "Murphy" or "Robo" on set, depending on the scene, collectively pissed off director Creator/PaulVerhoeven and co-stars Creator/KurtwoodSmith (Clarence Boddicker) and Creator/MiguelFerrer (Bob Morton). Verhoeven found it silly and told Weller he couldn't bring himself to do it and Smith chose to ignore him for the first few weeks, but the most active is in expressing his contempt for the idea was Ferrer, who intentionally ignored it and called Weller by his real name.


Dr. Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) is an American actor, director, lecturer and acting heavyweight. If you see him in a film or television show, just know that the quality of whatever you're watching has just gone up. He's undoubtedly known best for his role as Alex J. Murphy, better known as ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (who he played in the first - and best - two films of the series) and loved best for his role as Buckaroo Banzai in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.

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Dr. Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) 1947) is an American actor, director, lecturer and acting heavyweight. If you see him in a film or television show, just know that the quality of whatever you're watching has just gone up. He's undoubtedly known best for his role as Alex J. Murphy, better known as ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (who he played in the first - and best - two films of the series) and loved best for his role as Buckaroo Banzai in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.


* HostilityOnTheSet: As noted below, his MethodActing can result in this. Case in point, his attempt at MethodActing in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', insisting he be called "Murphy" or "Robo" on set, depending on the scene, collectively pissed off director Creator/PaulVerhoeven and co-stars Creator/KurtwoodSmith (Clarence Boddicker) and Creator/MiguelFerrer (Bob Morton). Verhoeven found it silly and told Weller he couldn't bring himself to do it and Smith chose to ignore him the first few weeks, but the most active is expressing his contempt for the idea was Ferrer, who intentionally ignored it and called Weller by his real name.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: As noted below, his MethodActing can result in this. Case in point, his attempt at MethodActing in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', insisting he be called "Murphy" or "Robo" on set, depending on the scene, collectively pissed off director Creator/PaulVerhoeven and co-stars Creator/KurtwoodSmith (Clarence Boddicker) and Creator/MiguelFerrer (Bob Morton). Verhoeven found it silly and told Weller he couldn't bring himself to do it and Smith chose to ignore him for the first few weeks, but the most active is expressing his contempt for the idea was Ferrer, who intentionally ignored it and called Weller by his real name.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: As noted below, his MethodActing can result in this. Case in point, his attempt at MethodActing in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', insisting he be called "Murphy" or "Robo" on set, depending on the scene, collectively pissed off director Creator/PaulVerhoeven and co-stars Creator/KurtwoodSmith (Clarence Boddicker) and Creator/MiguelFerrer (Bob Morton). Verhoeven found it silly and told Weller he couldn't bring himself to do it and Smith chose to ignore him the first few weeks, but the most active is expressing his contempt for the idea was Ferrer, who intentionally ignored it and called Weller by his real name.

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