'Sons of Anarchy' to get 90-minute season premiere

'Sons of Anarchy' to get 90-minute season premiere

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- The Season 6 premiere of the California motorcycle gang drama "Sons of Anarchy" will run 90 minutes, FX announced.

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1970s 'Five-0' episode set for remake

1970s 'Five-0' episode set for remake

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Peter Weller is to direct and act in an updated version of an episode from the original "Hawaii Five-0" series, CBS announced.
Michael Keaton ropes 'RoboCop' role

Michael Keaton ropes 'RoboCop' role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Michael Keaton has signed on for a supporting role in the Hollywood remake of the science-fiction classic "RoboCop," director Jose Padilha announced.

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Weller, History Channel join for 'Empire'

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood film actor Peter Weller is set to take to the smaller screen with the upcoming History Channel series, "Engineering an Empire." The 59-year-old actor, best known for his title role in a pair of "Robocop" films, will serve as the host of the new

Robocop ties the knot

POSITANO, Italy, June 30 (UPI) -- Peter Weller, who played the cyborg detective in the first two "Robocop" films, recently married longtime girlfriend Sherri Stowe.

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Broadway vets added to '24' cast

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The cast for the upcoming season of Fox TV's "24" will include two of Broadway's biggest stars. Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella and two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson, who is currently in the film "Syriana," will join the growing list of new

More cast added to Fox's '24'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Actors JoBeth Williams, Julian Sands and Peter Weller will appear during the fifth season of Fox TV's "24," it was announced Friday.

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Dueling 'Poseidon Adventure' projects

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- A battle is shaping up in Hollywood between two remakes of the 1972 disaster epic "The Poseidon Adventure."

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Peter Weller
Actor Peter Weller host of new tv show "Enginering and Empire" meets the New York media at the April 18, 2006 A&E Network upfronts for fall 2006 season. (UPI Photos/Ezio Petersen)

Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, director and lecturer.

He is best known for his roles as the title character in the first two RoboCop films and Buckaroo Banzai in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He received an Academy Award nomination for his direction for the 1993 short Partners, in which he also acted. He also hosted the show Engineering an Empire on the History channel. He played Stan Liddy in the 5th Season of the Showtime original series, Dexter.

Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the son of Dorothy Jean (née Davidson), a homemaker, and Frederick Bradford Weller, a lawyer, federal judge, and career helicopter pilot for the Army. Weller had a "middle-class Catholic" upbringing. As a result of his father's army work, Weller spent many years abroad during his childhood. His family lived in Germany for several years before eventually moving to Texas, where he attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. While enrolled at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas), he played trumpet in one of the campus bands. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 1969, and began his acting career after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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