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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.


* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Thanks to his TheEveryman BoyNextDoor appearance and mundane approach to his acting, most if not all of the villains he plays tends to be this automatically.

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Thanks to his TheEveryman BoyNextDoor appearance and mundane approach to his acting, most if not all of the villains he plays tends to be this automatically.automatically, especially back when he was young.


* TheEveryman: With his lithe physique and clean cut ideal average appearance, he can play these roles outside of his antagonist roles. Even his well-known roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=]'s human identity Murphy can both qualify, to a point they can be shining examples of MundaneMadeAwesome.

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* TheEveryman: With his lithe physique and clean cut ideal average BoyNextDoor appearance, he can play these roles outside of his antagonist roles. Even his well-known roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=]'s human identity Murphy can both qualify, to a point they can be shining examples of MundaneMadeAwesome.


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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Thanks to his TheEveryman BoyNextDoor appearance and mundane approach to his acting, most if not all of the villains he plays tends to be this automatically.


* TheEveryman: With his lithe physique and clean cut ideal average appearance, he can play role outside of his antagonist roles. Even his well-known roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=]'s human identity Murphy can both qualify, to a point they can be shining examples of MundaneMadeAwesome.

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* TheEveryman: With his lithe physique and clean cut ideal average appearance, he can play role these roles outside of his antagonist roles. Even his well-known roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=]'s human identity Murphy can both qualify, to a point they can be shining examples of MundaneMadeAwesome.

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* TheEveryman: With his lithe physique and clean cut ideal average appearance, he can play role outside of his antagonist roles. Even his well-known roles as Buckaroo Banzai and [=RoboCop=]'s human identity Murphy can both qualify, to a point they can be shining examples of MundaneMadeAwesome.


* 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 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 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.


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


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


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


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* SmokingIsCool: Weller certainly thinks so, to a point he's a Cuban CigarChomper.


* MethodActing: His specialty. To point it makes him prone to HostilityOnTheSet between him and the cast and crew who could not stand it on several productions.

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* MethodActing: His specialty. To specialty, to a point it makes him prone to HostilityOnTheSet between him and the cast and crew who could not stand it on several productions.

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* MethodActing: His specialty. To point it makes him prone to HostilityOnTheSet between him and the cast and crew who could not stand it on several productions.


Dr. Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 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''.

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Dr. Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) 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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