Fritz Weaver, American actor, Died at 90


Fritz William Weaver was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died on November 26, 2016.

He was an American actor in television, stage, and motion pictures.

On the big screen, Fritz was best recognized from his debut film Fail Safe (1964), as well as Marathon Man (1976), Creepshow (1982) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999).

Among many television roles, Fritz Weaver performed in two seminal projects: the movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) and the mini-series Holocaust (1978), for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Fritz Weaver was further known for his work in science fiction and fantasy, especially in television series and movies like The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The X-Files, The Martian Chronicles and Demon Seed, and also narrated educational TV programs.

Fritz Weaver was the son of Elsa W. (née Stringaro) Weaver and John Carson Weaver.

Weaver’s mother was of Italian descent and his father was a social worker from Pittsburgh with deep American roots.

Weaver’s younger sister was art director Mary Dodson.

Weaver attended the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School at the University of Pittsburgh as a child, followed by Peabody High School.

Weaver served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II.

He was married to actress Rochelle Oliver in 1997.

Weaver died at his home in Manhattan.

Weaver left behind his wife, his daughter Lydia Weaver, his son Anthony, and a grandson.

Fritz Weaver passed away at 90 years old.