Michael Weston

Active - 1999 - Present  |   Born - Oct 25, 1973 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama

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Fans of Zach Braff's comedy Garden State (2004) will invariably be able to identify actor Michael Weston from his participation in that film; he played Kenny, the loudmouthed (and profane) cokehead-turned-cop who turns up to read Braff's character the riot act for speeding. The impression made here was not unique; Weston first bowed onscreen during the very late '90s and developed and honed a reputation for memorable one- and two-scene performances over the course of many Hollywood projects. Credits included the slick urban comedy Coyote Ugly (2000), the light crime comedy Lucky Numbers (2000), and the war drama Hart's War (2002). With his performance as hayseed deputy Enos Strate in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Weston ascended to supporting billing; he subsequently joined the cast of the Jason Biggs comedy Wedding Daze (2006) and Marc Schoelermann's medical thriller Pathology (2008).

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  • Originally aspired to be a baseball player while growing up, but had to stop after his arm was injured during a game.
  • Following college, lived with his grandmother in Paris while working as a bartender.
  • Performed in stage productions of Johnny on a Spot, Misha's Party  and Dead End at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1997.
  • Played the role of Young Man in an off-Broadway production of Snakebit in 1998.
  • In 2000, changed his surname from Rubinstein to Weston because there was already a Michael Rubinstein in the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Performed the role of Daniel Reed in Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery at Pasadena Playhouse in 2002.
  • In 2010, performed in the off-Broadway production Extinction opposite James Roday.
  • Is a longtime friend of Zach Braff, who has cast him in several of his projects, including Garden State and The Last Kiss.