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Leigh McCloskey

Born on June 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, Leigh McCloskey was classically trained as an actor at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York. He began his professional acting career playing Billy Abbott in the original miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) starring Nick Nolte and Peter Strauss. He went on to star in three nighttime ... See full bio »
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Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Ethan Asher / Dr. Zach Kelton
General Hospital
General Hospital Damian Smith
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Drake Faraday (2000)
Inferno Mark Elliot


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 2014 Before Your Eyes (Short)
 2011 Bones (TV Series)
Lee Coleman
- The Truth in the Myth (2011) ... Lee Coleman (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 2009 An Elaborate Plan (Short)
Donald Cavanaugh
 2005 Gone But Not Forgotten (TV Movie)
Detective Ross Barrow (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 2000 Brutally Normal (TV Series)
- Stretching Ethics (2000) ... Corey
 1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
- Fortune Cookie (1999) ... Bigelow (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Joran Belar
- Field of Fire (1999) ... Joran Belar (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
Dan Lander
- War Stories (1999) ... Dan Lander (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1998 I Might Even Love You
Hank Price
 1998 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
- Phoenix Rising (1998) ... Thomas (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- A Tragedy of Telepaths (1998) ... Thomas (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1997 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
- The Laws (1997) ... Tommy (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
- Tricky Dick (1997) ... Matthew (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
- Warlord (1996) ... Tieran (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1995 Terror in the Shadows (TV Movie)
Alex Williams (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Soap Doctor
- Death Be Proud (1994) ... Soap Doctor (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1994 Accidental Meeting (TV Movie)
Richard (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (TV Movie)
Frank Mather (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1993 Raven (TV Series)
Randall / Pirate
- Rip-Off (1993) ... Randall
- Bloody Beach (1993) ... Pirate
 1992 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Phillip Jorgens
- The Whole Truth (1992) ... Phillip Jorgens (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1987-1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Hank Goldman / Glen Latimer
- Nightmare (1992) ... Hank Goldman (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- The Man I Love (1987) ... Glen Latimer
 1990 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Dr. Ernest Lindstrom
- The Teacher from Hell (1990) ... Dr. Ernest Lindstrom
 1988-1990 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Ethan Asher / Dr. Zach Kelton
- Episode #1.1507 (1990) ... Ethan Asher (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Episode #1.1499 (1990) ... Ethan Asher (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Episode #1.1494 (1990) ... Ethan Asher (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Episode #1.1490 (1990) ... Ethan Asher (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Episode #1.1489 (1990) ... Ethan Asher (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1988 Lucky Stiff
Eric West
 1988 Double Revenge
Mick Taylor
 1988 Cameron's Closet
Pete Groom
 1988 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
Dick Darling
- Wizard of Odds (1988) ... Dick Darling
 1987 Dirty Laundry
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- The Duke Is Dead (1986)
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
Paul Thompson
- The Revenge of the Esperanza (1986) ... Paul Thompson
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Joel Shubert / Lou Valentine / Hank Miller
- Scapegoats (1986) ... Joel Shubert
- Passports (1985) ... Lou Valentine
- Secrets (1983) ... Hank Miller
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Todd Amberson
- Murder by Appointment Only (1986) ... Todd Amberson
 1985 Fraternity Vacation
Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Travis Burke
- White Lies (1984) ... Travis Burke
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Casey Quinn
- Murder in the Museum (1984) ... Casey Quinn
 1984 Velvet (TV Movie)
James Barstow
 1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Paul Spenser
- Sing Melancholy Baby/The Last Dogfight (1984) ... Paul Spenser
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
- Vickie's Song (1984)
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Webb Covington Jr.
- Pirates of Nashville (1983) ... Webb Covington Jr.
 1983 Hearts and Armour
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Vernon Casper
- Hartland Express (1981) ... Vernon Casper
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Jalor Davin
- Cruise Ship to the Stars (1979) ... Jalor Davin
 1979 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Paul Chandler
- The Man in the Chair (1979) ... Paul Chandler
 1978 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Movie)
 1978 The Bermuda Depths (TV Movie)
Magnus Dens
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Ted Bonner
- Tsunami (1977) ... Ted Bonner
 1976-1977 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Brian Walling
- Re: Passionate Journey (1977) ... Brian Walling (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Re: The Rules of Seduction (1977) ... Brian Walling (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Re: The Woman Inside (1977) ... Brian Walling (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
- Re: Kin Less Than Kind (1977) ... Brian Walling (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1976 Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (TV Movie)
Alexander Duncan (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Blind Sunday (1976) ... Jeff
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
- Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976) ... Billy
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Mihail Zankov
- A Very Private War (1976) ... Mihail Zankov
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
- Most Likely to Succeed (1975) ... Gil
 1975 Isis (TV Series)
Bill Cady
- The Sound of Silence (1975) ... Bill Cady
 1975 Phyllis (TV Series)
Donald Ralston
- Bess, Is You a Woman Now? (1975) ... Donald Ralston
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Drake Faraday (2000)
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Leigh J. McCloskey


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Had to perform the stunt work for the explosive finale of the horror film Inferno (1980). In interviews, he said it was an intense experience as the rest of the crew and equipment were protected by multiple layers of Plexiglas while he had to run without protection through the sets rigged to explode and burn. He said "When you feel glass flying by you like a Harrier jet, you never forget it!". See more »


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