Michael Weston | Biography
Michael Rubinstein, popularly known by his stage name Michael Weston is an American actor for the television and film and writer. He was born in the year 1973 and celebrates his birthday on October 25 every year. His is best known as the private detective Lucas Douglas on the series House. His other famous roles are that of the homicidal meth addict Jake in the HBO drama Six Feet Under and Pvt. Dancer on Scrubs.
He is a native of in New York City, New York, United States of America as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He was welcomed to the family as the son of actors John Rubinstein and Judi West. His father has half Polish Jewish and half Polish Catholic background. He is the grandson of the renowned piano virtuoso Arthur Rubinstein and the great-grandson of Emil M?ynarski, who was the founding conductor of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor of the Scottish Orchestra. As a young boy, he wanted to become a professional baseball player. His dream shattered as he injured his arm while playing baseball. After that, he shifted his focus to acting. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a degree in Theater and Arts. After he graduated from college, he lived in Paris for a year and half with his grandmother and worked as a bartender. n 2000, he changed his surname to "Weston" as there was already a "Michael Rubinstein" in the Screen Actors Guild.
Weston started his professional acting career in the year 1998. In the fifth season of House, Weston appeared as a private investigator named Lucas Douglas hired by Dr. Gregory House and reappeared in season six. David Shore, the creator of the series planned a spin-off show with Weston's character as the lead in 2008, but unfortunately, the show never aired. In 2009, he appeared in the Gerard Butler action film Gamer. He also had a guest appearance on Burn Notice. In 2012, he starred in the A&E television movie, Coma. Weston is a good friend of actor Zach Braff and has appeared in two features with him, Garden State and The Last Kiss. He has even appeared on Braff's television show, Scrubs as a guest star. He played the role of Simon Marsden, Olivia Benson's half-brother on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Weston is among those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal lives away from the scrutiny of media and people. However, we do know that he is a married man. His wife is the singer Priscilla Ahn. The couple is said to have dated for some time before tying the knot in May 2010. When it comes to his private life he likes to stay tight lipped about it and besides that, not much is known. He seems to be enjoying his married life to the fullest and from the looks of it, divorce is certainly out of the picture for many more years to come.
Weston has a charming personality and has a good height. Within a decade and a half of his career, he has accumulated a good amount of net worth and has a handsome salary. The exact amount has not been revealed yet by any major sites. For his outstanding work along the years, he has garnered numerous fans and followers all over the world. He is an active user of his Twitter account and keeps updating it regularly with recent news and events. His fan following has also created many fan sites and accounts in his name and would love to see more of him. More information on him is available in his recent and detailed biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.