mysterymeat69: It’s briefly mentioned in the Wikipedia entry, but he would regularly appear on History Channel documentaries for a while. Was weird as hell the first time I was watching some random HC show about renaissance art and RoboCop showed up with real information.
joculator: That’s Buckaroo Banzai.
StarkRavingNormal: His hosting of ‘Engineering* an Empire’ on the History Channel was pretty solid.
NinjaBullets: He was great in Longmire
bdog2g2: He’s in the latest season if The Last Ship and is basically playing himself. He has the hippy vibe going strong
Ce11arDoor: Also in a great movie called Naked Lunch.
cdnpaul: Dead or alive, I have a PhD.
Trityler: [He was also in the best Closing Credits reel the 80’s has to offer](https://youtu.be/8MqJ3iGBdOo?t=27s) (Come for the Peter Weller, stay for the Jeff Goldblum in a cowboy outfit.)
THcB: From robo cop, to renaissance man.
ninjaplease26: Me need see Buck’roo Ban-Zai!!!!
toan55: I’ll buy that for a dollar.
ModulusNews: Screamers was awesome too!
Ray_Band: I thought the Italian Renaissance was longer ago.
EsplainingThings: Don’t you mean “Buckaroo Banzai!”?
ChronoTraveler: Never forget Odyssey 5…
KOB4LT: Holy shit… I’m re-watching Dexter… Its Liddy! My mind blown. Never made the connection that he was Robocop.
biffbobfred: One of the cooler thins he’s done is talk about Zero. Which was a dangerous concept back for the ancient Greeks. They had a philosophy that basically aid the world is predictable like these Platonic solids are predictable. Then what’s a zero sided solid. Messed with them so much some of them just gave up and became hermits.
CandleBra: I, too, attempted the unimaginable, and I succeeded. I crossed into another universe, and took a son that wasn’t mine. And since then, not a day has passed without me feeling the burden of that act. I’m going to tell you something that I have never told another soul. Until I took my son from the other side, I had never believed in God. But it occurred to me… that my actions had betrayed him and that everything that had happened to me since was God punishing me. So now I’m looking for a sign of forgiveness. I’ve asked God for a sign of forgiveness. A specific one, a white tulip.
deadpool101: Of course he does, he’s [Buckaroo Banzai](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdanCNK4ayo)
iamnotbillyjoel: so… no backup plan then.
deville66: Awesome! He could have told Caravaggio “Your move, creep.” after he murdered that guy.
nerdmania: On one of the History Channel documentaries he hosted, he talked about being a professor at Syracuse U and students taking his class thinking it would be easy, because “Professor RoboCop”. He said his class was not easy, and he seemed pretty gleeful about it. 🙂
cheesesauceboss: The Italian renaissance did not happen in 2014.
Punchee: TIL the admiral dude in Star Trek Into Darkness was RoboCop.
SimonButcher: RoboCop? Nah, Chuck Taggart from the brilliant but short lived Odyssey 5!
StDeadpool: “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me…so I can teach you art history!”
– Robocop, probably
MyHerpesItch: Murphy…it’s you.
Phrankespo: FYI he also does the voice of batman in the dark knight returns.
kukienboks: Well this is embarrassing. TIL RoboCop wasn’t played by Ed Harris.
Thunderp: Is this TIL in any way affiliated with AVGN??
fuminator: Also the voice of Batman in the Dark Knight returns series.
pazdemy: I had to look up who did the voice of Batman/Bruce for the Dark Knight Returns movies. I can’t think of anyone doing a better old bulky Batman; even Kevin Conroy.
jbronin: I wanna take this moment to say he was awesome in Longmire as Lucian Connelly. I wish they would make a spin-off staring him (preferably a prequel, to when he was a sheriff).
S_ctrnsitgloriamundi: Dead or alive you are coming with me to learn about the Italian Renaissance.
peterfonda2: Come quietly or there will be…Picasso!
daveequalscool: i thought he [was awesome](https://youtu.be/7kyYfKnrTDA) in Dexter
frag87: Aside from RoboCop, I recently discovered Peter Weller acting like a badass as Lucian Connally in Longmire. He’s always an awesome presence on screen.
wadeishere: Just like Dr. Zoidburg
Brostoyevskii: Scrolling through reddit my heart dropped because I thought this might have been a rip robocop thread when I seen his pic. Whew (:
tinhtinh: Makes sense after his 2010 contribution of the White Tulip.
Too-Far-Frame: He was fun in Dexter
YellowSnowYeti: Well, give the man a hand!
Isaacvithurston: scientists replace skin of child with rare disease
denzilly: That’s it. I am officially done procrastinating my thesis.
-igMac-: I once saw a doccumentary of Egipt’s piramids and it was hosted by him
LVTonyV: Whatever handsome jack
Veritas-Veritas: He did some excellent documentaries and starred in the most critically acclaimed episode of Fringe.
blornyquandofloon: Excuse me he’s most famous for being Buckaroo Banzai, the physicist/neurosurgeon/test pilot/rock star.
badmotivator11: He’s not a rapist? Ok, cool. Just checking…
Well, you never know these days!!
mansamus: Any other Englishmen out there read his name as Paul Weller like I did & get a bit confused/astounded for brief second? How cool would that be if the Robocop guy had played in The Jam? I’d never known who had played the original robocop til now