Jake Weber has worked in film, theatre and television for 30 years. His film credits include Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive, Zach Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, Martin Brest’s Meet Joe Black, Jonathan Mostow’s U-571, Mike Newell’s Pushing Tin, Tarsem Singh’s The Cell, Marshall Herskovitz’s Dangerous Beauty, Alan J. Pakula’s The Pelican Brief, Sidney Lumet’s A Stranger Among Us, and Larry Fessendon’s Wendigo. His first job was in Oliver Stone’s Born on the 4th of July.
On television, he was a series regular on Hell on Wheels (AMC), Medium (CBS & NBC), Mind of the Married Man (HBO), American Gothic (CBS), and Something Wilder, starring Gene Wilder (CBS).
A theatre veteran, he has appeared on and off- broadway in original U.S. productions of plays by John Patrick Shanley, David Lindsay Abaire, Carol Churchhill, Jim Cartright, Arthur Laurents, Alan Ayckbourn, Simon Grey, and others. He has appeared in several Shakespeare in the park productions for The Public Theatre. Regionally, he has worked at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, and Huntington Theatre Company.
He graduated from Juilliard, A.S. Neil’s Summerhill School, and Middlebury College, where he majored in English and Political Science.
He studied at The Moscow Art Theatre in the then Soviet Union.
He was born in London.