Peter Weck (12 August 1930) is an Austrian film director and actor. In addition to his about 130 film and television acting credits between 1954 and 2015, he worked as a director on more than 50 productions between 1969 and 2007. Weck studied acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Max Reinhardt Seminar. He made his film debut in 1954 and became well-known for his supporting role as Karl Ludwig of Austria in the 1955 historical drama Sissi (1955) with Romy Schneider. Weck found himself typecast in comedic and romantic roles in light entertainment films. He also appeared in a number of international film productions, as choir conductor Max Heller in the music film Almost Angels (1962) and as Romy Schneider's brother in Otto Premingers monumental drama The Cardinal (1963). In the 1980s, Weck achieved his greatest popularity with his leading role as the family father in the German television sitcom Ich heirate eine Familie. Starting with the comedy film Help, I Love Twins, Weck also regularly worked as a film and television director until the 2000s. He directed his own sitcom Ich heirate eine Familie and a number of Tatort episodes. He was also successful as a stage director for a number of theatres which work together in the organization Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, co-founded by Weck in 1987. As a Theater manager in Vienna during the 1980s, he was responsible for the German-language premieres of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. He also produced the original production of Elisabeth in 1992.