All's Fair in Love and Advertising

Steven Weber

Tom Burns

The son of a nightclub singer and a borscht belt talent agent, it’s not surprising that Steven Weber’s own love for the limelight emerged at an early age. By the time he was in third grade, the New York City-born Weber was appearing in television commercials. Pursuit of an acting career brought his film debut in “The Flamingo Kid” and a role on the soap opera “As the World Turns.” He appeared in the acclaimed war film “Hamburger Hill” and made his Broadway debut in The Real Thing. But it was the NBC sitcom “Wings” where Weber soared to national attention, as he and Tim Daly starred for seven seasons as brothers running a one-plane airline in Nantucket. 

Weber’s acting career has been as eclectic as it is accomplished – whether starring in the television version of Stephen King’s horror story The Shining on ABC or appearing years earlier on the same network as JFK in “The Kennedys of Massachusetts.” His films also demonstrate his wide range, with roles in thrillers “Single White Female” and “The Temp,” as the title in the gay romantic comedy, “Jeffrey” and as a sleazy 1930s pimp in Showtime’s comic musical “Reefer Madness.” 

Returning to the stage, Weber has played the lead in the hit Broadway musical The Producers, appeared with Kevin Spacey and Mary Stuart Masterson in the London production of National Anthems, and again on Broadway in The Philanthropist. 

Most recently, Weber starred in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original “Duke” and wrapped guest starring roles on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” the new TNT original series, “Falling Skies,” produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Noah Wyle and as Lauren Graham's potential love interest on “Parenthood.” Weber will play Hugh J. Magnate, Jr. in the live action/CG adaption of the hit Nickelodeon animated series, “The Fairly OddParents,” entitled “A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!” 

Weber, a NYC native from Queens, studied at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts and is a graduate of the theatre program at the State University of New York at Purchase.

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