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Born: February 2, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, playwright, personal trainer

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The darkly handsome, square-jawed Michael T. Weiss found small screen fame as the star of "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000), playing Jarod, a character who takes on the guise of various professionals as a vigilante for justice. A native of Chicago who studied at the Second City workshop while in high school, he first found success landing the role of Dr. Mike Horton on the long-running NBC soap "Days of Our Lives" soon after his 1984 graduation from USC. While appearing on the daytime drama, Weiss moonlighted in primetime as a potential son-in-law hand-picked by Rue McClanahan in "Take My Daughters, Please" (NBC, 1988). After nearly six years on "Days," Weiss left to pursue other options and landed a role in the NBC miniseries "The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake" (NBC, 1990), before joining the series remake of "Dark Shadows" (NBC, 1991) in the role of Joe Haskell. Weiss then appeared on the short-lived summer series "2000 Malibu Road" (CBS, 1992), as a high school friend of Jennifer Beals who finds himself accused of rape.In features, the actor debuted in the direct-to-video release "Howling IV: The Original Nightmare" (1988). His most spotlighted film role to-date has been as Steve, the...

The darkly handsome, square-jawed Michael T. Weiss found small screen fame as the star of "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000), playing Jarod, a character who takes on the guise of various professionals as a vigilante for justice. A native of Chicago who studied at the Second City workshop while in high school, he first found success landing the role of Dr. Mike Horton on the long-running NBC soap "Days of Our Lives" soon after his 1984 graduation from USC. While appearing on the daytime drama, Weiss moonlighted in primetime as a potential son-in-law hand-picked by Rue McClanahan in "Take My Daughters, Please" (NBC, 1988). After nearly six years on "Days," Weiss left to pursue other options and landed a role in the NBC miniseries "The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake" (NBC, 1990), before joining the series remake of "Dark Shadows" (NBC, 1991) in the role of Joe Haskell. Weiss then appeared on the short-lived summer series "2000 Malibu Road" (CBS, 1992), as a high school friend of Jennifer Beals who finds himself accused of rape.

In features, the actor debuted in the direct-to-video release "Howling IV: The Original Nightmare" (1988). His most spotlighted film role to-date has been as Steve, the HIV-positive man who wants to have a relationship with Steven Weber's celibate "Jeffrey" (1995). Weiss also delivered a strong turn as the drug-addicted stepfather of Reese Witherspoon in "Freeway" (1996), a B-movie version of "Little Red Riding Hood."

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 Fade (2008)
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 Iowa (2005)
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 Written in Blood (2005) Matthew Ransom
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 Marmalade (2004)
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 Bones (2001)
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 Pretender 2001, The (2001) Jarod
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 Freeway 2 (1999) Drifter
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 Freeway (1996)
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1988:
Feature film debut in the direct-to-video release "Howling IV . . . The Original Nightmare"
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Appeared as Dr. Mike Horton on the NBC soap "Days of Our Lives"
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Cast in the title role of the NBC drama series "The Pretender"; played Jarod, a man who could assume numerous identities
1991:
Co-starred in the NBC remake of "Dark Shadows"
1996:
Co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Keifer Sutherland in "Freeway"
1992:
Had featured role as a man accused of rape in the short-lived CBS drama series "2000 Malibu Road"
2001:
Had supporting role as a corrupt cop in the horror film "Bones"
1995:
Played an HIV-positive gay man in the screen comedy "Jeffrey"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles, California - 1984

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