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  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 19/03/1964

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Jake Weber (1964)

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Jake Weber is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and for his role as Drew in Meet Joe Black. In television, he is known for his role as Joe DuBois, the husband of medium/psychic Allison DuBois, in the drama series Medium.

In 2001 and 2002, Weber was a series regular in HBO's The Mind of the Married Man and made guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue.

  Biography  

 early years
Weber was born in London, the son of Susan Ann Caroline (née Coriat), a British socialite, and Thomas Evelyn "Tommy" Weber, a race car driver who also came from a wealthy family. His father, whose name was originally Thomas Ejnar Arkner, was born in Denmark to a Danish father and English mother . Jake Weber's maternal grandfather was born in Mogador, Morocco to a Sephardic Jewish family. Weber's maternal grandmother, Priscilla, was English; she was the daughter of politician Archibald Weigall and the granddaughter of business magnate Sir John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet .

Weber attended Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk. Later he went to the United States to study at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he sang a cappella with the Dissipated Eight and majored in English literature and political science, graduating cum laude with a BA. He also attended Juilliard, from which he graduated in 1991. Weber studied at Russia's famed Moscow Art Theatre.

Weber was interviewed in the 2010 rock 'n roll documentary, Stones in Exile, where he said his main role was rolling marijuana joints for the Rolling Stones and other musicians. Weber has reportedly stated that his drug-dealing father brought him to Keith Richards’s rented French villa, Nellcôte, in the seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer near Nice, where the Stones were recording Exile on Main Street.

Much of Stones in Exile comes from more than 20 hours of outtakes from Robert Frank’s rarely seen Stones documentary Cocksucker Blues, which was never formally released to the public.

At the 2010 Cannes film festival, as part of the Directors' Fortnight at the launching of Stones in Exile, Stones lead singer Mick Jagger spoke to the crowd about the months of drug-fueled recording sessions that produced the Stones' classic 1972 album Exile on Main Street. Jagger joked about the rarely-seen original footage that reveals eight-year-old Weber rolling marijuana joints for them: "It didn't do him any harm being a drug smuggler," but added: "It's not a recommended vocation for an eight-year-old."

 career
Weber's roles were often bit parts in A-list films, beginning with that of Kyra Sedgwick's unnamed boyfriend in the Oliver Stone-directed period saga Born on the Fourth of July and continuing with work for directors including Sidney Lumet , Alan J. Pakula and Martin Brest . Weber scored one of his premier leads as Dr. Matt Crower, a kindly physician who takes charge of a young boy and protects him from a possessed sheriff in actor-turned-producer Shaun Cassidy's short-lived, but well received, supernatural drama series American Gothic on CBS.

That program did not last long, and neither did the Mike Binder sitcom The Mind of the Married Man , in which Weber signed on as one of the leads, Chicago newspaper employee Jake Berman. After his prominent role in the 2004 remake of horror film Dawn of the Dead, Weber won the role of Joe Dubois on Medium playing the husband of a woman plagued by psychic visions who uses her ability to help solve crimes.

He has performed on Broadway and off-Broadway.

 personal life
Weber's mother, Susan, was diagnosed with depression and LSD-induced schizophrenia and died of a drug overdose when Jake was 8 years old and living at the Rolling Stones' Villa Nellcôte. His father, who sold various drugs and utilized both his sons in trafficking the drugs to various international destinations, struggled with drug addiction until his death in 2006. He has one sibling, a brother, Charley.

Jake Weber was married to his wife Diane from 1995 until their divorce in 2002. He and his girlfriend Elizabeth Carey have a son.


In an article in The Times of 20 May 2010, Weber recalled
that when he was 8 years old, his "father used him as a drug mule to bring cocaine out for Mick and Bianca Jagger's wedding."

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