Who is Scott Weinger?
Scott Weinger was born in New York City, USA, on 5 October 1975 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer and producer, who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Steve Hale in the family comedy series “Fuller House” created by Jeff Franklin, and which starred Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and Candace Cameron Bure. It aired from 2016 to 2020, and is a sequel to the series “Full House”, focusing on a mother of three who’s living with her children, her sister, her sister’s best friend Kimmy, and Kimmy’s daughter, all in the same house. The series won eight of the 29 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Scott played the same character in the original “Full House” from 1991 to 1995, and it was also a hit, winning 16 of the 36 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Scott was raised alongside his sister and two brothers in New York. by their father Elliott Weinger who was an orthopedic surgeon, and their mother Babs Weinger who was a teacher. The family moved to Florida before Scott enrolled at elementary school.
He was nine years old when he became interested in acting, and was 10 when his parents hired an agent for him. Scott then appeared in a commercial for Ideal Toys, and in 1988 aged 12, made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of Shark Attack Kid in the crime comedy movie “Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach”, which was nominated for a Kid’s Choice Blimp Award for Favorite Movie.
Scott made his debut TV series appearance in the same year, with his portrayal of Patrick Hemingway in four episodes of the biographical mini-series “Hemingway”; he then played Steve Smith in two episodes of the drama series “Life Goes On”, and Eddie in the episode “ATM with a Heart of Gold” of the adventure comedy series “Eerie, Indiana”.
Scott still decided to focus on his education, and upon matriculating in 1994, he enrolled at Harvard University from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1998, with a degree in English and American literature.
Roles in TV series
In 1990, Scott was cast to play Steve Taylor, one of the lead characters in the comedy “The Family Man”, created by Michael Warren and William Bickley, and which also starred Gregory Harrison and John Buchanan.
The series follows a widowed father of four, who’s raising his children with the help of his father-in-law; it was nominated for three awards.
In 1994, Scott was cast to voice the lead character Aladdin in the eponymous animated action adventure, which won five of the 12 awards for which it was nominated. The following years saw him make a guest appearance or voice performance in an episode or two of various series, such as the animated action adventure “Hercules” (voice role), the action crime adventure “Walker, Texas Ranger”, and the animated family comedy “House of Mouse” (voice role). The year 2006 saw him play the supporting character Officer Rubin in the comedy “What I Like About You”, and he was then cast to appear in an episode of both the comedy drama “Scrubs”, and the romantic thriller drama “Mistresses”.
Two of his most recent roles in TV series besides “Fuller House” have been in the 2014 episode “There Goes the Neighbors’ Hood” of the romantic family comedy “The Neighbors”, and the 2018 episode “Jasmine “Cat Nap”” of the animated comedy “Disney Comics in Motion”.
Roles in movies
Scott’s probably known best for having provided the voice of Aladdin for the eponymous 1992 animated adventure comedy, written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and which also starred the late Robin Williams and Linda Larkin. The movie follows a poor boy who has found a magic lamp, and was a huge hit winning 33 awards including two Oscars, while it was nominated for 22 other awards.
— Scott Weinger (@ScottWeinger) May 21, 2017
Following this, Scott was invited to both play and voice Aladdin in various short videos such as “Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me”, “The Return of Jafar”, and “The Greatest Treasure”. In 1994, he starred as Wilbert ‘Wilby’ Joseph Daniels in the family fantasy comedy “The Shaggy Dog”, and in 2001, he voiced Atlas in the critically acclaimed animated adventure “Metropolis”. A couple of Scott’s following roles were in the horror comedy “Shredder” and the animated family comedy “Mickey’s House of Villains” (voice role) both in 2001, and the 2006 comedy “Farce of the Penguins”.
Since then, Scott’s mostly been focused on voicing characters in video games – Aladdin in the 2014 “Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes”, the 2015 “Disney Infinity 3.0”, and the 2019 “Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King”.
Writing and producing credits
He made his producing debut in 2002 with the short film “The Cricket Player”, and Scott then wrote 45 episodes of the series “90210”, 22 episodes of the series “The Neighbors” and 15 of the series “Black-ish”.
He has worked on various other popular series too, including “Galavant”, “The Muppets” and “The Hookup Plan”.
Scott made his writing debut in 2003 with the series “Like Family”, and he then wrote several episodes of “Privileged”, “90210” and “The Neighbors”. He also wrote the same episodes which he produced, mentioned above.
Scott sang two songs in two episodes of the series “Fuller House”: “Unchained Melody” in the 2016 episode “Save the Dates”, and “Summer Nights” in the 2017 episode “Say Yes to the Dress”.
He has received special thanks for the 2015 movie “Black-ish: Bloopish”, and the 2017 documentary film “Gilbert”.
Scott has been featured in a couple of talk-shows, including “Good Morning America”, “The View” and “Rachael Ray”.
Awards and nominations
Scott has been nominated for three awards, winning one: a 1993 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, for “Aladdin”. He was nominated for two Young Artist Awards in 1991 and 1992, for his performance in the comedy series “The Family Man”.
Love life and wife
Scott’s quiet open when it comes to talking about his love life, and it’s known that he’s today a married man. He hasn’t spoken of how and when he met his future wife Rina Mimoun, but as she’s also a film writer and producer, it’s believed that they met at a red carpet event. The two dated for just over a year before exchanging vows in a private ceremony in 2008, attended by their closest friends and family members.
In the following year, Rina gave birth to their son, and as of May 2021, the family of three seems to be leading a happy life together.
Rina has 18 writing and 15 producing credits, and is probably known best for having written episodes of the series “Jack & Jill”, “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” and “Mistresses”.
Neither Scott nor Rina have mentioned any other people whom they had perhaps been with before meeting each other.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Scott loves to travel, and has been to various US states as well as many European countries. His dream travel destination is Paris in France, where he once lived, and is today fluent in French.
Scott and the famous British actress Kate Winslet were born on the same day.
He’s interested in politics, and used his fanbase of over 630,000 people on Instagram to urge people to vote in the 2020 presidential election; it’s widely believed that Scott voted for Joe Biden.
He’s a dog-lover, and has a pet dog which can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.
Scott has his own favorite actor and actresses, some of whom are Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Amanda Seyfried; a couple of his favorite movies are “Grown Ups”, “Just Go With It” and “Letters to Juliette”.
Age, height and net worth
Scott’s age is 45. He has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $6 million.