Weber was born in Briarwood, Queens, New York. His mother, Fran, was a nightclub singer, and his father, Stuart Weber, was a nightclub performer and manager of Borscht Belt comedians. His family was Jewish. Weber graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts (1979) and the State University of New York at Purchase.
Weber started appearing in TV commercials while still in the third grade. After leaving college he became a member of the Mirror Repertory Company and appeared opposite legendary actress Geraldine Page in several productions before winning a role as Julianne Moore's ill-tempered and ill-fated boyfriend on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns in 1985–1986. He appeared in several motion pictures and TV mini-series, such as The Flamingo Kid, Hamburger Hill, and the acclaimed The Kennedys of Massachusetts (as the young John F. Kennedy).
His most well-known role is as Brian Hackett, a skirt-chasing airplane pilot on the sitcom Wings. Several years later, Weber starred in his own short-lived half-hour comedy Cursed, joined the cast of ABC's Once and Again as the tortured artist Sam Blue, and starred the next year in the acclaimed show The D.A. once again for ABC. Weber also had a lead role in the 1990s hit movie Single White Female.
Weber first appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and in 2001-2002 took over for Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of The Producers. In 2005, he appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in London at the Old Vic's production of National Anthems. Weber also wrote and produced 2003's Clubland, a Showtime movie in which he and Alan Alda played father and son talent agents in 1950s New York City (for which Alda was nominated for an Emmy). He appeared in three Stephen King adaptations: Desperation (2006), "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes (2006) mini-series, and in the television mini-series version of Stephen King's The Shining (1997), playing the alcoholic, murderous Jack Torrance. In 1998, he played the voice of wisecracking Alsatian Charlie B. Barkin in An All Dogs Christmas Carol, a role he earlier played in 1996 in All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series.
In 2006, he rejoined former Wings co-star Tony Shalhoub in a guest role on Monk. The same year, Weber played the role of network boss Jack Rudolph in the NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
In 2008, Weber starred in Alliance Group Entertainment's feature film Farm House, where he played Samael, a mysterious vineyard owner. Weber also guest starred on the drama series Brothers and Sisters as Graham Finch, a business specialist. He also guest-starred on Psych as Jack Spencer, Shawn Spencer's uncle and Henry Spencer's brother. He also starred on Desperate Housewives in 2008. Weber appeared as a recurring guest on the 2008–2009 season of the CBS crime drama Without a Trace.
He was recently part of the cast of the now cancelled ABC show Happy Town and had a major role in the TV movie A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! in which he played the villain Hugh J. Magnate, Jr. He stars occasionally in the live action comic Puddin' , alongside actor Eddie Pepitone. Since 2012, Weber has provided the voices of several characters on the Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. In 2014, Weber rejoined former Wings star Rebecca Schull in Chasing Life. They are both recurring characters.
Weber was married to actress Finn Carter from 1985 to 1992. In 1995, he became engaged to Juliette Hohnen, then the Los Angeles bureau chief for MTV News, and they married on July 29 that year at Highclere Castle in Berkshire, UK, not far from her native London. She filed for divorce on February 6, 2013, after 17 years of marriage. The couple has two sons: John "Jack" Alexander Hohnen-Weber, born January 15, 2001, in Santa Monica, California, and Alfred "Alfie" James, born February 25, 2003.
- Graduate of the prestigious State University of New York, Purchase. Other SUNY Purchase
- Son Alfie James born on February 25, 2003.
- Wife Juliette Hohnen is an interior decorator and a former L.A. Bureau chief for MTV.
- Met ex-wife Finn Carter on the set of the soap As the World Turns (1956).
- Mom was a nightclub singer; Dad was a manager of Borscht Belt comedians.
- Began acting in commercials in the third grade.
- First child, Jack Alexander Hohnen-Weber, was born on 15 January 2001, weighing 7lbs 1oz
- In May 2007 he sold his 1,400-square-foot home on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., for $3,820,000. He originally paid $2,849,000 for the house in April 2006.
- Owns a six-bedroom, 5,200-square-foot house on 2.57 acres in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood. He purchased the house in late 2003 for an undisclosed amount.
- Ex-son-in-law of Hodding Carter.
- Williamstown, MA, USA: Appearing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the play "Three Hotels", costarring Maura Tierney. [June 2011]
- In the "Wings" episode "Terminal Jealousy" (1993), Steven Weber dons a pair of dark sunglasses and does a Jack Nicholson impression at the end of the episode. Weber would go on to play Jack Torrance in the 1997 TV version of "The Shining", an iconic role originally associated with Nicholson in the 1980 movie adaptation.
|"This Is War"||"The Kindred"||"Root of All Evil"||"Go Where I Send Thee..."||"The Weeping Lady"|
|"And the Abyss Gazes Back"||"Deliverance"||"Heartless"||"Mama"||"Magnum Opus"|
|"The Akeda"||"Paradise Lost"||"Pittura Infamante"||"Kali Yuga"||"Spellcaster"|
|"What Lies Beneath"||"Awakening"||"Tempus Fugit"|