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Leonard L. Thomas

It was the casting of Spike Lee's "School Daze" when Leonard answered the call of duty in the role of "Big Brother General Patton"! Landing this role created a whirlwind of success, with the garnering of seven additional starring roles in a series of Spike Lee Joints! Continuing in this vein, Mr. Thomas has appeared in over forty films - including ... See full bio »
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xXx NSA Agent
Do the Right Thing
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 2016 The Sin Within (TV Mini-Series)
Deacon Eggerton
- Revelations in Real Time (2016) ... Deacon Eggerton
- If You Build It, They Will Come (2016) ... Deacon Eggerton
- Layers and Players (2016) ... Deacon Eggerton
- In the Beginning ... Deacon Eggerton
 2014 The Flip Side (TV Movie)
Bernard Jones in Sink or Spin (as Leonard Thomas)
 2012 Prom Night (Short)
Basketball Player 4
 2011 Threading Needles
Man at Bathroom Door (as Leonard Thomas)
 2010 Consinsual
Detective Edwards
 2008 Gemini Division (TV Series)
Dr. Bauer
 2008 The Man Who Came Back
 2007 Vile (Short)
Leonard DuSard
 2006 Black Snake Moan
Deke Woods
 2006 The Shaggy Dog
 2006 Freedomland
Desk Sergeant (as Leonard Thomas)
 2006 Papa Joe (Short)
 2005 The Man
Mark (as Leonard Thomas)
 2005 Coach Carter
Preseason Game Referee
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Out of Control (2004) ... Security Guard
 2004/I Twisted
Mills' Aide (as Leonard Thomas)
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series)
- Something Nervy (2003) ... Bailiff (as Leonard Thomas)
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Officer Lennox (uncredited)
 2002 xXx
NSA Agent (as Leonard Thomas)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Roth-Del Masona - Arena Jedi (uncredited)
 2002 Changing Lanes
Newsroom Reporter (as Leonard Thomas)
 2002 The Comeback (Short) (as Leonard Thomas)
 1992-2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
CSU Technician / Lucas
- Swept Away - A Very Special Episode (2001) ... CSU Technician
- Cradle to Grave (1992) ... Lucas (as Leonard Thomas)
 2001 The Caveman's Valentine
Shaker / Greater No Face (as Leonard Thomas)
 1998 The Negotiator
Allen (as Leonard Thomas)
 1997 Eve's Bayou
 1997 One Eight Seven
New York Assistant Principal
 1996 A Time to Kill
Man in Lumberyard (as Leonard Thomas)
 1996 Girl 6
Co-Agent (as Leonard Thomas)
 1995 Clockers
Onion, Bar Patron (as Leonard Thomas)
 1995 Major Payne
Bleeding Soldier
 1994 Drop Squad
 1994 The Cowboy Way
Train Conductor
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Movie)
Hospital Reporter
 1993 Dangerous Game
Prop Guy
 1992 Malcolm X
Leon Davis (as Leonard Thomas)
 1992 Bad Lieutenant
Cop #2 (as Leonard Thomas)
 1991 At the Bus Stop
 1990 The Return of Superfly
Joey Maxwell (as Leonard Thomas)
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
 1990 King of New York
Blood (as Leonard Lee Thomas)
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Punchy (as Leonard Thomas)
 1988 The Laser Man
Sergeant Williams
 1988 School Daze
Big Brother General George Patton (as Leonard Thomas)
 1985 Deathly Realities (Short)
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Leonard Lee Thomas | Leonard Thomas


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Often credited as Samuel L. Jackson's assistant, he has been involved in over 20 productions with him, more than half of these as an actor in a small role.

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