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Born in Gadsden, Alabama, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Chubby and engaging character actor Britt Leach was born on July 18, 1938 in Gadsden, Alabama. Leach was often cast as no-nonsense police officers, scruffy everyday blue collar working class types, and crude hillbillies in both movies and TV shows alike. Britt graduated from the McCallie prep school in 1956. He was active in college theater. Leach graduated from Birmingham Southern College in the mid 60s. He attended Northwestern University for a short spell, but eventually dropped out and briefly worked in Army intelligence. His film and television career started in the early 70s. Leach's most memorable movie roles include boorish hick bartender Dan Oldum in the terrific "Jackson County Jail," hard-nosed detective Sergeant Cook in "Night Warning," cranky toy store manager Mr. Sims in the notorious sicko Santa slasher horror flick "Silent Night, Deadly Night," trailer park resident Mr. Potter in the charming "The Last Starfighter," Anthony Michael Hall's plumber father in the hilariously raucous "Weird Science," and redneck hunter Reg in "The Great Outdoors." Among the many TV shows Britt has made guest appearances on are "Quantom Leap," "Coach," "Murder, She Wrote," "L.A. Law," "Tales from the Crypt," "Amazing Stories," "St. Elsewhere," "Fame," "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Hill Street Blues," "Dallas," "M.A.S.H.," "The Waltons," "Wonder Woman," "The Love Boat," "Sanford and Son," "Happy Days," "Mission: Impossible," "Bonanza," "The Partridge Family," and "The Brady Bunch." Leach called it a day as an actor in the early 90s. From 1992 to 1999 Britt was the co-editor and publisher of "Country Connections," an award-winning bi-monthly magazine which covered environmental and progressive social issues. Leach has also written poems. Britt Leach resides in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife Catherine Roberts Leach.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

Catherine Roberts Leach (? - present)

Trivia (9)

Mid-1960s alumnus of Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
Active in college theater.
Most memorable role was Officer Dogberry in a 1920s silent movie style version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
He dropped out of Northwestern University.
Worked briefly in Army intelligence.
He graduated from McCallie, a college prep school near Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1956.
For seven years beginning in 1991, he published "Country Connections", a bi-monthly journal that stressed the ecology, animal rights, and "progressive politics". The journal folded in 1999, but some archival material can still be found on the web at http://www.countryink.com
Shared an apartment with Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison of The Doors.
His wife Catherine Roberts Leach is a successful self-taught fine art photographer.

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