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December 16, 1988 - Image 71

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-16

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think people think of me in
those terms. I don't go after
such parts, but they do seem
to come to me."

Weitz, good-looking and
well-built, is wired into suc-
cess right now But then there
is nothing he is now earning
for which he hasn't worked.
One of five boys from a sup-
portive Jewish family from
Norwalk, Conn., Weitz aban-
doned the sports field —
where he was a high school
All-American in baseball and
football — for the field of ac-
ting. "I put athletics away
when I was about 17," says
Weitz, 44.
He had a more sporting
chance in drama, he reason-
ed. As for pursuing athletics
as an adult, Weitz says with
a sly grin, "That's why they
call them the boys of sum-
mer."
Now that he's a seasoned
actor, Weitz can look back on
early influences and give
credit where credit is due. He
has always been grateful, he
says, for the direction given
him by his high school
English teacher, Dan
Bowden. Bowden, says Weitz
fondly, recently visited him
backstage.
After graduating from
Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh,
where he earned B.A. and
MFA degrees, Weitz packed
up his diploma and headed to
New Haven, Conn., where he
spent a season with the Long
Wharf Repertory Theater. It
was then onto Minneapolis
for work with the Tyrone
Guthrie Theater.
Subsequent stops along the
path to popular success in-
cluded the Arena Stage in
Washington, D.C., and Joseph
Papp's Public Theater
Shakespeare in New York's
Central Park. Weitz also ap-
peared on Broadway in
Thieves and The Basic Train-
ing of Pavlo Hummel. The
basic training of Bruce Weitz
. . . In 1978, he segued to
Hollywood, landing parts in
such television hits as "Quin-
cy," "Kojak," "Lou Grant" and
"The White Shadow."

It was his first big role,
however, that still casts a
large shadow everywhere
that Weitz goes. As the grum-
py, growling Mick Belker,
Weitz seized the public by the
lapels. Here was an under-
cover cop under siege. He pun-
ched, pinched and plugged
away at criminals, earning
collars and copping a viewing
audience's adoring attention.
"Playing that character on
that show gave me my whole
career," says Weitz, who readi-
ly admits that it didn't hurt
that the show's creator and

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