|Date of Birth||2 January 1967, Pasadena, California, USA|
|Height||6' 3" (1.91 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Brian Leckner is an American actor. He was born in Pasadena, CA, on January 2nd, 1967. Brian was raised in Hermosa Beach, CA. The week after graduating from Mira Costa High School Brian took off for NYC. While studying acting with the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler,Brian supported himself working at the famed "21" & " Joe Allen" as a Bartender. Living in New York City for five years made Brian toughen up & get street wise, Stella Adler instilled the mantra in her students that in order to thrive in Show Biz actors must " Maintain the soul of a rose- with the hide of a Rhino" how true that would be.
In 1991 Brian met the acting teacher Larry Moss and it would change his career. Having relocated back to Los Angeles to study with Larry Moss Brian found himself in the lead for a revival of the iconic television series'' Bonanza''. Playing the bastard son of Hoss Cartwright was a thrill for the wanna be cowboy. Acting opposite such legends as Ben Johnson, Jack Elam, Richard Roundtree & Leonard Nimoy( all on the same set !) would teach Brian invaluable lessons on how to succeed on the set and in life. Bye the age of 24 Brian had starred in a series of Bonanza MOW's for NBC however his dream job was just around the corner.
Sgt Bilko was another iconic TV show being brought to the big screen in 90s by IMAGINE/ UNIVERSAL. Steve Martin, Dan Ackroyd & the late great Phil Hartman would star. ''Talk about a dream job" Leckner was quoted to say in People Magazine in 1995. Brian played Sam Fender a main member of Bilkos's platoon.Working with these comedy icons was a childhood dream come true. Brian would forge a friendship with Phil Hartman that would include fun times on Catalina or down to Baja for some sport fishing. Both SoCal natives bonded over their love of the sea.
Has appeared in numerous Commercials& Episodic's over the years from Seinfeld,House, X-Files,Charmed,The Mentalist,Knight Rider,E.R. & L.A. Firefighters. During summer hiatus Brian can be found on the steppes of Mongolia, his wife's home country and now his favorite place to be.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rolo Tomasi