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Phil Leeds (1916–1998)


Phil Leeds is one of those for whom the phrase "character actor" was invented. A slight, wizened man with a rubbery face, bulging eyes and a Jimmy Durante-like nose, he excelled at playing weaselly little snitches, con artists, or just a neighborhood eccentric who always had something up his sleeve. Born in New York, his entrance into the "... See full bio »

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 1999/I Lost & Found
Mr. Elderly Couple
 1997-1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle
- Happy Trails (1998) ... Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle
- These Are the Days (1998) ... Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle
- Once in a Lifetime (1998) ... Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle
- One Hundred Tears Away (1997) ... Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle
- Compromising Positions (1997) ... Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Old Man
- Bride and Prejudice (1998) ... Old Man
 1996-1998 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Uncle Mel
- The Wedding: Part 2 (1998) ... Uncle Mel
- Mia Famiglia (1998) ... Uncle Mel
- Anniversary (1997) ... Uncle Mel
- Turkey or Fish (1996) ... Uncle Mel
 1997-1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Wizened Man / Old Man
- Never Can Say Goodbye: Part 1 (1998) ... Wizened Man
- Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow (1997) ... Old Man
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Comedian
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Comedian
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Vince
- Veronica's Mole (1998) ... Vince
 1998 The Closer (TV Series)
Ned
- Honor Thy Jack (1998) ... Ned
 1998 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Chen
- The Big Shalom (1998) ... Chen
 1996-1997 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Phil / Milton
- How to Succeed in Business (1997) ... Phil
- Quiz Show (1997) ... Milton
- You Can Go Home Again (1996) ... Phil
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Marty
- In Your Dreams (1997) ... Marty
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Walter
- Caroline and the New Neighbor (1997) ... Walter
 1996 Wings (TV Series)
Lou
- All About Christmas Eve (1996) ... Lou
- The Lyin' King (1996) ... Lou
 1996 Ink (TV Series)
Harry
- United We Fall (1996) ... Harry
 1993-1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Grandmama Lily / Jeffrey
- Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti (1996) ... Grandmama Lily
- Satan, Darling (1996)
- Tooth or Consequences (1993) ... Jeffrey
 1993-1996 Dave's World (TV Series)
Irv Stein
- Based on a True Story (1996) ... Irv Stein
- Writing Wrongs (1995) ... Irv Stein
 1996 Local Heroes (TV Series)
Dances With Difficulty
- Not the Booth Who Shot Lincoln (1996) ... Dances With Difficulty
 1995 Two Much
The Lincoln Brigade
 1995 Misery Loves Company (TV Series)
Jackie
- Pilot (1995) ... Jackie
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Husband
- What Life? (1995) ... Husband
 1994-1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Sid Bessell / Sid Bessel
- Hank's Sex Tape (1995) ... Sid Bessell
- Next Stop Bottom (1994) ... Sid Bessel
- Like No Business I Know (1994) ... Sid Bessell
 1995 Double Rush (TV Series)
The Kid
- Crimes and Ms. Demotto (1995) ... The Kid
- The Documentary (1995) ... The Kid
- Slamming Into a Car Isn't Good (1995) ... The Kid
- Love Letters (1995) ... The Kid
- Hell's Angel (1995) ... The Kid
 1994 Clean Slate
Landlord
 1994 The Second Half (TV Series)
Manny
- Ten (1994) ... Manny
 1994 Phenom (TV Series)
Phil
- What's in a Vow? (1994) ... Phil
 1992-1994 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Milt / Bunky
- The Ballad of Shady Pines (1994) ... Milt
- The Mismatchmaker (1992) ... Bunky
 1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Marty Willis
- The Last Laugh (1993) ... Marty Willis
 1993 The Jackie Thomas Show (TV Series)
Abe
- Strike (1993) ... Abe
 1992 Love & War (TV Series)
Al
- For John (1992) ... Al
 1992 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Yosef Gersh
- I'm Your Dummy (1992) ... Yosef Gersh
 1992 Mad About You (TV Series)
Vacky
- I'm Just So Happy for You (1992) ... Vacky
 1984-1992 Night Court (TV Series)
Norm / God No. 2 / Arnold Koppelson / ...
- Day Court (1990) ... Norm
- A Day in the Life (1987) ... God No. 2
- An Old Flame (1985) ... Arnold Koppelson
- Death Threat (1984) ... God
 1992 Sibs (TV Series)
 1991 Charlie Hoover (TV Series)
Dr. Gladstone
- Two for the Road (1991) ... Dr. Gladstone
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Guido
- Ro$e Love$ Mile$ (1991) ... Guido
 1991 All I Want for Christmas
Mr. Feld
 1991 Frankie and Johnny
Mr. DeLeon
 1991 Soapdish
Old Man
 1991 thirtysomething (TV Series)
Phill - Insurance Agent
- Closing the Circle (1991) ... Phill - Insurance Agent
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Schlactman
- First Date (1991) ... Schlactman
 1990 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Lou Farkas
- Night of the Inguinal (1990) ... Lou Farkas
 1990 Ghost
Emergency Room Ghost
 1990 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
 1990 ALF (TV Series)
Jack
- When I'm 64 (1990) ... Jack
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story
Pesheles
 1989 Cat Chaser
Jerry Shea
 1988 Beaches
Sammy Pinkers
 1982-1987 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Ray Hansen / Hughes
- Divine Couriers (1987) ... Ray Hansen
- Pop Used to Work Chinatown (1982) ... Hughes
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Dr. Barnes
- Henry and Matt Get Sick (1986) ... Dr. Barnes
 1984-1985 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Mr. Galotta / Security Guard / Night School Student
- Nell's Gifted Child (1985) ... Mr. Galotta
- The Answering Machine (1985) ... Security Guard
 1984 Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie
Banker Schlockmocker
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Brownstein
- Wings (1983) ... Brownstein
 1982 King's Crossing (TV Series)
Max
- Confusion by Cupid (1982) ... Max
 1975-1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Brent LaMear / Louis Nash / Gilbert Letier / ...
- Stress Analyzer (1981) ... Brent LaMear
- The Delegate (1980) ... Louis Nash
- The Photographer (1979) ... Gilbert Letier
- The Indian (1979) ... Horace Chandler
- Atomic Bomb (1977) ... Harry Kruger
 1981 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Uncle Max
- The Haunting of Harrington House (1981) ... Uncle Max
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition
 1981 Sanford (TV Series)
Husband
- Here Comes the Bride: Part 2 (1981) ... Husband
 1980 Good Time Harry (TV Series)
Sid
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Ozzie Dumbarton
- Texas Bob and The Consumer Ranch Gang (1980) ... Ozzie Dumbarton
 1980 Alice (TV Series)
Cabbie
- Carrie's Wedding (1980) ... Cabbie
 1979 Three's Company (TV Series)
Lyle Wormold
- The Life Saver (1979) ... Lyle Wormold
 1979 A New Kind of Family (TV Series)
Principal 'Apple Plop' Aplanap
- The Hero (1979) ... Principal 'Apple Plop' Aplanap
 1979 Featherstone's Nest (TV Movie)
Everett Buhl
 1979 Murder by Natural Causes (TV Movie)
Eddie, Private Detective
 1976-1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Mr. Stanley / Sol Kleeger
- End in Sight (1978) ... Mr. Stanley
- Mr. Edith Bunker (1976) ... Sol Kleeger
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Sammy
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... Sammy
 1978 In the Beginning (TV Series)
Shark
- The Poker Game (1978) ... Shark
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Fishman
- Holding Pattern (1977) ... Fishman
 1975-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Salesman
- Guns (1977)
- Blaze of Glory (1975) ... Salesman
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Ziggy
- Ms. Bluebeard (1977) ... Ziggy
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Guybo
- The Vampire (1976) ... Guybo
 1976 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Ralph Martin
- Case: The Snow White Affair (1976) ... Ralph Martin
 1976 All's Fair (TV Series)
Stanley
- A Perfect Evening (1976) ... Stanley
 1976 Ivan the Terrible (TV Series)
Vladimir
- Ivan's Out of Work (1976) ... Vladimir
 1976 Silent Movie
Waiter (uncredited)
 1973-1976 Maude (TV Series)
Charlie / Mr. Joe / Waiter Phillipe / ...
- Tuckahoe Bicentennial (1976) ... Charlie
- Poor Albert (1975) ... Mr. Joe
- Music Hath Charms (1973) ... Waiter Phillipe
- Maude's Musical (1973) ... Principal Fishman
 1976 Mastermind
Israeli Agent #2
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Druggist
 1975 Doc (TV Series)
Harris
- Dog vs. Doc (1975) ... Harris
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
Keek
- Where Did Everybody Go? (1975) ... Keek
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
J. Jackie Silver
- Goin' to Chicago (1975) ... J. Jackie Silver
 1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie)
MIT Technician
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series)
Ronald Shelburne
- Millie's Beau (1975) ... Ronald Shelburne
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mr. Perl
- Guilt by Association (1974) ... Mr. Perl
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Howard Gough
- They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... (1974) ... Howard Gough
 1971-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Man / Mr. Katleman / Salty
- The Moonlighter (1974) ... Man
- The Pen Is Mightier Than the Pencil (1972) ... Mr. Katleman
 1972 Dig (Short)
Pre-Cambrian Rocks (voice)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Uncle George (segment "Love and the Tuba")
 1969 Don't Drink the Water
Sam Blackwell
 1968 Rosemary's Baby
Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Irving
- Just Pay the Two Dollars (1967) ... Irving
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Professor Wilson
- Warning: Live Blueberries (1967) ... Professor Wilson
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Bernie
- I've Got a Little Song Here (1966) ... Bernie
 1966 The Hero (TV Series)
Art
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
McIlvaney
- The Trouble with Archie (1965) ... McIlvaney
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
The Proprietor
- Between Candor and Shame (1965) ... The Proprietor
 1964-1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Danny / Mr. Pell
- Patty Pits Wits, Two Brits Hits (1965) ... Danny
- The Perfect Teenager (1964) ... Mr. Pell
 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Crimebusters Writer / Julius the Beautician
- I've Been Here Before (1963) ... Crimebusters Writer (uncredited)
- I Love Lucille (1962) ... Julius the Beautician
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Blackie Sorrell
- Hustling the Hustler (1962) ... Blackie Sorrell
 1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Bank Robber
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Bank Robber
 1960 Rosie (TV Movie)
Rosie
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie
- Julie (1951) ... Eddie
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Ask Me Another (1951) ... (as Philip Leeds)
 1949 Front Row Center (TV Series)
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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A stand-up comedian for years, he was the opening act for such stars as Barbra Streisand, Harry Belafonte, and the team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. See more »

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Aries

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