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Leonard Frey (1938–1988)


Leonard Frey originally wanted to become an artist, but in college he became interested in acting. He made his stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine" and his film debut as a celebrant in Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966), but he first rose to prominence in the role of Harold, the self-proclaimed "Jew ... See full bio »

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(age 49) in New York, USA

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Known For

Fiddler on the Roof
(1971)
Where the Buffalo Roam
(1980)
The Boys in the Band
(1970)
Tattoo
Tattoo Halsey
(1981)

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 1985-1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Skyler Cantrell (Bloopers) / Skyler Cantrell
- The Straight Poop (1987) ... Skyler Cantrell (Bloopers) (uncredited)
- Next Stop Murder (1985) ... Skyler Cantrell
 1986 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Prof. Leon Walters
- Take My Ex-Wife Please! (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Great Expectations (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Leftwich in Love (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Fear of Falling (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Too Many Cooks (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie)
Jayza
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Derrick Peters
- The Object of My Affliction (1982) ... Derrick Peters
 1981-1982 Best of the West (TV Series)
Parker Tillman
- The Funeral (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- Sam's Life Is Threatened (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- Elvira's Old Beau (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- The Pretty Prisoner (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- Daniel Fights a Bully (1982) ... Parker Tillman
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Philip
 1975-1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Alfred Royce / Roland Gusik
- Vanished: Part 2 (1980) ... Alfred Royce
- Escape Artist (1975) ... Roland Gusik
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Roger Winslow
- Color Jennifer Dead (1980) ... Roger Winslow
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Frank Bristol
- Double Death (1978) ... Frank Bristol
 1978 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Author, Author! (1978)
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
David Paxton
 1976 Phillip and Barbara (TV Movie)
George
 1975 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
The Student
- Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School (1975) ... The Student
 1974 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Joshua
- Girl from Bedlam (1974) ... Joshua
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Kyle Bruckner
- The Killing (1973) ... Kyle Bruckner
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
Jerry Axelrod
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Burke
- Mindbend (1971) ... Dr. Thomas Burke
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Moss
- No Day Trippers Need Apply (1969) ... Moss
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In 1974 he was the only actor from the 1973 TV movie Shirts/Skins (1973) who reprised his role in the similarly titled unsold sitcom pilot. The pilot was never aired. See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on playing the role of Motel, the Tailor, in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)] I'm grateful to The Boys in the Band (1970) but I started to get paranoid that I'd reach old age with people still thinking of me only as Harold - if they thought of me at all. Since 'Fiddler,' I've stopped worrying." See more »

Trivia:

Though known for his portrayal of "Motel" in Fiddler on the Roof (1971), he originally played "Mendel", the rabbi's son, in the 1964 Broadway show. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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