Bruce Weitz
Weitz at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, 2009
Bruce Peter Weitz

(1943-05-27) May 27, 1943 (age 81)
Years active1976–present
Known forSgt. Michael Belker – Hill Street Blues
  • (m. 1971; div. 1980)
  • Vivian Davis
    (m. 1986)

Bruce Peter Weitz (born May 27, 1943) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Sgt. Michael "Mick" Belker in the TV series Hill Street Blues, which ran from 1981 until 1987.[1] For his role in the series, he received six nominations for Emmy Awards and two for Golden Globe Awards, winning the 1984 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.


Early life

Weitz was born on May 27, 1943, in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of Sybil (née Rubel), a homemaker, and Joseph Weitz, who owned a liquor store.[2][3]


Weitz appeared in the films Deep Impact,[1] Half Past Dead[1] and El Cortez.[1] His guest appearances on television include NYPD Blue, Quincy, Midnight Caller, Sisters, Superman: The Animated Series as Bruno Mannheim, JAG, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Highlander: The Series. Weitz portrayed Anthony Zacchara on General Hospital from 2007 to 2012.[citation needed]

Personal life

Weitz married actress Cecilia Hart in 1971; they divorced in 1980.[4] Weitz has been married to Vivian Davis since 1986; they have one son. In 2001, Weitz was named honorary mayor of Reseda, Los Angeles.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b c d Jason Buchanan (2014). "Bruce Weitz". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2014-05-14.
  2. ^ Contemporary Newsmakers: Cumulation. Gale. 1985. p. 389. ISBN 9780810322011. Full name, Bruce Peter Weitz; born May 27, 1943, in Norwalk, Conn.
  3. ^ "Happy birthday to Norwalk's Bruce Weitz". The Daily Voice. 27 May 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  4. ^ TV Guide (1983)